The Akita is a highly breathable outer layer for fast-paced activities like mountain biking and trail running on frosty mornings and autumn days.
- Lightweight, fast-drying and breathable fleece
- Streamlined active fit for fast-paced activities
- Soft brushed inside and durable wind-resistant outer
A super versatile lightweight fleece, the Akita combines a soft, brushed interior with a durable, smooth-face outer. This densely woven outer blocks out wind more effectively than traditional fleece fabrics, making it more suitable for wearing as an outer layer. We’ve chosen an athletic fit and a stretch fabric that moves with you, providing full mobility without the jacket flapping or getting in your way.
The stretch fabric and streamlined fit mean the Akita could easily be used for climbing and scrambling. And its smooth-feel outer and low-profile elasticated cuffs make it useful as a lightweight mid-layer for slower-paced activities like hillwalking.
The full-length zip means you can vent right down to your base layer to cool down. The Akita has two zipped handwarmer pockets which double up as spacious internal dump pockets for stuffing your hat and gloves mid-activity. Minimal, low-profile seams layer neatly and are comfortable under rucksack straps.
- Lightweight fleece fabric with a soft, brushed inner and smooth face outer
- Highly breathable and fast-drying for high intensity activities
- Active fit with low profile elasticated cuffs for fast-paced activities
- Full length front zip for quick and easy venting when you overheat
- Dense knit outer face is slightly wind-resistant for use as an outer layer
- Zipped handwarmer pockets which double up as roomy internal dump pockets
- Stretch fabric moves with you for more dynamic activities
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
Fabric: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex
249gsm smooth face fleece fabric
Sustainability and Product Care
How It Is Made
We always choose the most environmentally preferable materials and are moving our entire range to recylced wherever possible.
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.
Delivery to France, Germany and Ireland is free over €80.
All duties and import charges are covered by Alpkit.
Men's midlayers size guide
|Size chart (inches)
|Size chart (cm)
How to measure
This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below and use the size chart to find your size.
Measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms and be level from front to back.
Measure around your waist at the narrowest point.
With your arms relaxed by your side, tilt your head down and ask a friend to measure from the bone at the base of your neck, over your shoulder and down your arm to the fold at your wrist.
Close fitting designed to conform to your body.
Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting.
A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose.
A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.