MEC Obsession Hoodie with Polartec


Astonishingly breathable and packable, the MEC Obsession uses breakthrough Polartec Alpha for warmth with air permeability that won’t shut down your ability to move. Most insulated jackets require a tightly woven outer layer, which limits their overall breathability. This hoodie uses light soft shell to cover the insulation, and fleece panels in the back and under arms where you need venting. The outer is DWR-treated to add water resistance when worn as an outer layer. And the cut is compact and streamlined, so it works as a mid-layer for alpine forays and ski days.

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  • Front core and arms are insulated with Polartec High Pile Alpha that remains warm and breathable in damp conditions.
  • Face fabric over insulation is light nylon soft shell that provides wind resistance and breathability.
  • Lined with ripstop nylon with high air permeability.
  • Outer surfaces are DWR-treated for protection when used alone.
  • Back, underarms, cuffs and hood are polyester, spandex fleece, brushed on the inside with a smooth outer.
  • Snug, scuba-style hood slips under a helmet.
  • Internal stormflap covers zipper and a foldover chinguard protects your skin.
  • Raglan style sleeves are comfortable under pack straps and have thumb loops to keep out drafts.
  • Exterior chest pocket holds a map or energy bar.
  • Bottom hem adjusts with drawcord to seal warmth in and weather out.