Description

Lightweight waterproof jacket for fast-paced running, riding and racing: a barely-there-barrier for ultimate wet weather freedom.

Highlights

  • Lightweight 3-layer construction with a 10 denier recycled outer fabric for a balance of weight and durability
  • Highly breathable and waterproof fabric for working hard in wet weather
  • Protective hood designed to stay secure in high winds and roll away when the weather’s calm

Lightweight. Heavy Duty.

The Gravitas has a lightweight 3-layer construction, giving it next level comfort. It’s teeny-tiny and packs away into its own pocket-sized stuff sack. The 10D outer fabric is made from 100% recycled nylon. With 30K MVTR breathability and 20K HH waterproofing, the Gravitas is a high-performance jacket for fast and light activities in hostile weather.

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A Hood for High Winds

The Gravitas has a hood with a stiffened wire peak. It has a simple rear adjuster and semi-elasticated opening so you can yank it on in sudden downpours. It also has a hood stow tab so you can roll it out of the way and use it as a collar.

Designed for Comfort

The cuffs are cut to protect the backs of your hands and feature semi-elasticated openings for comfort. The Gravitas has also been designed with minimal seams and no visible stitching throughout to reduce snag and wear points, including on the ample-sized hidden chest pocket. The soft tricot knit backer eliminates clamminess next to your skin.

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Features

Key Features

  • Lightweight 3-layer construction packs up small into its own stuff sack
  • Highly breathable and waterproof fabric (30K MVTR and 20K HH respectively) for fast and light activities
  • Protective hood has a wired peak and a rear adjuster to stay secure in winds, plus an elasticated opening to pull on and off easily
  • Hood stow tab allows you to roll the hood away and use as a collar
  • Tricot knit backer is comfortable next to the skin and the supple 60gsm fabric is quiet and easy to move in
  • Semi elasticated cuffs are cut to protect the back of your hands and the hem is secured by two adjusters
  • Minimal seams reduce seam taping and lack of visible stitching reduces snag and wear points
  • A hidden chest pocket is large enough to fits hats, gloves and snacks
  • Water-repellent YKK calendared front zip, protected by a minimal storm flap
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats

Fit

Slim

Performance

Hydrostatic head: 20,000mm
MVTR: 30,000g/sqm/24hrs (minimum)

Construction

60 gsm 3 layer fabric
Outer Fabric: 10d nylon
Membrane: PU membrane
Inner Fabric: 7d nylon tricot
Seams: Taped seams (FRA approved)
DWR: PFC Free C0

Weight

M: 200g

Origin: China

Sustainability & Care

Product Care Information

Caring For Your DWR
To keep your jacket’s durable water repellent (DWR) treatment in tip-top condition, wash it 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 jacket's wicking ability.

Washing Instructions
Wash on a delicate cycle at 30˚C or hand wash with lukewarm water. Use a technical wash product (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. You can also use a cool iron to reactivate the DWR.

Sustainability

PFC-free: The Gravitas 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 so we’ve been working hard to get rid of them.
Recycled content: The Gravitas face fabric is made from 100% recycled nylon so we’re giving plastic another life.

Size Guide
Men's Waterproof Jacket Sizing
UK S M L XL XXL
Chest
Inches
CMs

37"
94

40"
102

43"
109

46"
117

49"
124
Waist
Inches
CMs

30"
76

32"
81

34"
86

36"
91

38"
97
Sleeve
Inches
CMs

33"
84

34"
86.5

35"
89

36"
91.5

36.5"
92.5
EU
USA
46
36
48
38
50
40
52
42
54
44

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:
Chest - measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms, and be level from front to back.
Waist - measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Sleeve - 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.

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:
Chest - measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms, and be level from front to back.
Waist - measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Sleeve - 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.
Fit Guide
Tight Slim Regular Relaxed
Close fitting designed to conform to your body shape. 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.
Fit Guide
Tight Slim
Close fitting designed to conform to your body shape. Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting.
Regular Relaxed
A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose. A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.
Kudos
Aleks Wears Gravitas Across Europe

Travelling light and fast and putting a waterproof through plenty of miles

Gravitas awarded Wanderlust Best Buy

Super light, super waterproof, super breathable.

Gravitas First Impressions

despite the super competitive £120 price-tag, this is anything but a budget effort

Gravitas Full Review

Gravitas is light without feeling flimsy, has good levels of breathability and waterproofing and has been nicely put together from an impressively light three-layer fabric and its hood is quietly brilliant

Grit.cx checks out Gravitas

Alpkit have added a range of waterproofs to their direct-to-consumer website. All are good value ..... Gravitas jacket is their super lightweight option though. It is not a bike-specific jacket, but ticks the boxes that I’m looking for. It comes with a fully featured hood, which will fit over a climbing (or riding) helmet, three layer breathable waterproof fabric, a chest pocket, a little mesh stuff sack… and little else

Nicky Spinks reviews the Laika and Gravitas

it is never out of that wash / dry / wear / repeat cycle

Off-road.cc Review the Gravitas

as perfectly suited for being stowed for emergencies or used frequently as a minimalist jacket for fast moving days.

OM Gravitas Review

the Gravitas is simply a really, really good lightweight waterproof shell full stop

Outdoors Magic Gravitas Review

The Alpkit Gravitas is not only great value for money, it’s one of the best lightweight jackets on the market

UKH/UKC Gravitas Review

Super-light and very breathable, the Gravitas manages to balance minimalism with functionality

Reviews

Gravitas in action