Combining the breathability of fleece with the wind-resistance of softshell, the Morphosis Vest traps the perfect amount of core body heat when you’re just on the edge of a shiver.
The Morphosis Vest excels on breezy summer summits or hard winter trail runs – situations where a full windproof would be too sweaty and an extra fleece too warm. The outer fabric is highly wind resistant and treated with an environmentally friendly PFC-free water repellent. This fabric cuts out all but the strongest of winds but is significantly more breathable than a classic windproof. The 6CFM air flow rating stops you getting stuffy and sweaty, making it perfect for high effort activities.
Made for moving in, the Morphosis Vest focuses the lightweight grid fleece around your core, leaving your under-arms and sides uninsulated. This keeps your core warm without losing wind protection, allowing you dump excess heat and moisture (aka sweat vapour – tasty!) when your heart rate is high. The full-length zip gives you extra venting capability, should you need it.
The vest’s slim fit means it can be worn straight over your base layer or over a thin fleece. This boosts your existing layers without having to reach for a full extra layer that would restrict your mobility. With a lightweight construction, the Morphosis Vest rolls up to around the size of a can of beans, fitting into small daypacks or roomier cycling jersey pockets.
The Morphosis fabric combination just works so well at regulating temperature that it is rarely over-powered. But for those situations when the sleeves are just that little bit too much the vest version fits the bill perfectly.
Outer Fabric: 20D nylon (6 CFM air permeability)
Inner Fabric: Polyester gridded microfleece (155gsm)
Elasticated arm holes, hem drawcord with double adjustors
Caring For Your DWR
Your Morphosis Vest uses a water repellent treatment (DWR) to fend off light showers. To keep your DWR in top condition, wash your vest regularly in pure soap or a specialist cleaner. You may also need to refresh the treatment about once or twice a year (depending on usage) using a reproofer. Using a spray-on reproofer maintains your vest’s wicking ability.
Wash on a delicate cycle at 30˚C or hand wash with lukewarm water. Use a technical wash product cleaner (like Nikwax Tech Wash or Grangers Performance Wash) or pure soap. DO NOT use detergent, fabric conditioners or softeners. Rinse thoroughly in clean water. Line dry or tumble dry on low heat. Use a cool iron to reactivate the DWR.
We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.
If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.
How It Is Made
The Morphosis uses a completely PFC-free DWR treatment on its outer fabric. PFCs are potentially harmful and have been found to build up in the environment. We don't like the sound of that which is why we're one of the first outdoor brands to eliminate them from our entire range.
Where It Is Made
Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.
Reducing our carbon footprint
We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.
We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.
End of life
When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.