From ski touring to mountaineering to freeriding, the Ortovox Ortler Jacket will keep you warm, dry, and energized across every flavor of alpine activity. Unlike their more insulated skiers-only outerwear lines, Ortovox’s Ortler apparel uses merino wool only in selected areas where comfort is a must. The result is an insanely lightweight shell that simply has no competition for waterproofing and breathability.
Ortovox’s engineers have heard of Gore-Tex -- they just know there’s a bigger bully on the block when it comes to high-test waterproofing that maintains breathability. The Ortovox Ortler Jacket uses Toray DERMIZAX EV in the stylish, sleek outer membrane. It’s a thin polyurethane film that uses chemistry to send H2O scurrying away. This makes it as or more waterproof than Teflon-based Gore-Tex -- while also delivering clearly superior breathability, because instead of cloggable micropores to let air out Dermizax expels condensation through the same molecular engineering that terrifies rain and snow.
Sorry, too much science? Here’s the bottom line: The Ortovox Ortler jacket will never get that sweat-dampened inner feeling that dogs even the best Gore-Tex jacket. Add in the same sleek, stylish, and functional design you expect from any premium ski garment and Ortovox’s jackets are simply a cut above the competition.
- Waterproof, windproof, and breathable
- Weight: 445g (1lb)
- Materials: Toray DERMIZAX EV membrane, merino wool
- Underarm vent zippers
- Dual-adjustable storm hood
- Spacious single chest pocket
- Slim upper-arm pocket