Alpkit Balance Product News

The classic breathable waterproof jacket if you want one shell for all your outdoor activities, to keep you comfortable and dry without weighing you down. Just the features you need and none of the ones you don’t.

Balance uses a 3L fabric with special wicking knit backer to make it more comfortable next to the skin, a PU membrane for high waterproof breathable performance, and a durable nylon face fabric. It gives a good balance of weight, durability and performance.

Whats very special about this jacket is the technical performance of the fabric. The waterproof capability of our fabric measures 25,000 HH and the breathability scores 35,000 g/sqm/24hrs MVTR. Check out how the breathability and waterproof capability of our fabrics compares with other brands and you will see just how good our fabrics are.

So you get two map sized hand pockets (positioned out of the way of your rucksack hip belt or harness waistband) which double as vents for your core with their part mesh lining. A fully adjustable hood and hem, water resistant zips and internal zip flap and chin guard allow you to batten down the hatches when it’s foul out. The cuffs are designed to be super comfortable with a combination of velcro and elastic, which make them glove friendly but also easy to push up your arms to cool off if need be. We’ve been disciplined about the features, in order to maintain a respectably light weight but durable jacket that gives you what you need and nothing you don’t.

The breathable waterproof you’ll want to wear for all your activities, whether it’s hiking, biking, scrambling or paddling. Designed with selected features and fabric to balance weight, durability and breathability, with a special wicking backer to keep you comfortable all day long.

Alpkit Balance  © Alpkit
Alpkit Balance
© Alpkit


  • Fully adjustable hood with stiffened and wired peak
  • 2 map sized hand pockets (positioned above harness/ waist belt)
  • Part mesh-lining in pockets allows them to double as vents
  • YKK Aquaguard water resistant zips
  • Internal storm flap and chin guard
  • Velcro and elasticated cuffs for ease of use over gloves, or for pushing up arms to ventilate
  • Cuff shaped over the back of the hand for extra protection
  • Minimal visible stitching, to reduce snag and wear points
  • Bonded hem construction, fully adjustable hem
  • Internal storm flap and chin guard

Vital Stats

  • Mid-weight (92 gsm) 3 layer fabric, with nylon ripstop face
  • PU membrane and bi-component knit backer with permanent wicking function
  • Hydrostatic head: 25,000 mm
  • MVTR: 35,000 g/sqm/24hrs
  • 100% windproof
  • Weight: 300 g in size medium
  • YKK Aquaguard zips
  • Origin: China

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18 Jul, 2016
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18 Jul, 2016
Weight? Helmet hood?
19 Jul, 2016
Weight: 300 g in size medium

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