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  • Katabatic [Womens] [2021]
  • Katabatic [Womens] [2021]
  • Katabatic [Womens] [2021]
  • Katabatic [Womens] [2021]
  • Katabatic [Womens] [2021]
  • Katabatic [Womens] [2021]

Katabatic [2021]

Primaloft® gold active jacket


Breathable PrimaLoft® Gold Active insulated jacket. Keeps you warm and comfortable on the move, as an outer or midlayer
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The Katabatic combines PrimaLoft® Gold Active with a breathable and wind-resistant fabric to keep you warm and comfortable for everything from hillwalking in the Lake District to climbing Alpine icefalls.


  • Breathable fabric and Gold Active keeps you comfortable on the move
  • Highest quality synthetic insulation for an excellent warmth-weight-ratio
  • Can be worn as a wind-resistant outer jacket or a super warm midlayer

Highest Quality Synthetic Insulation

We've used compressible 60gsm PrimaLoft® Gold Active insulation, the highest quality synthetic insulation available with a high warmth-to-weight ratio for cold conditions. PrimaLoft® is the ideal insulation for damp or changeable conditions. Its fibres don't absorb water and are treated with a special water repellent, keeping their insulating ability even when wet.

Breathable Warmth on the Move

We've combined this insulation with a breathable and wind-resistant outer fabric. This means you can wear the Katabatic as either an outer layer (like a fleece and softshell combo) or as a super warm midlayer under your waterproof. The air permeable outer fabric lets out excess heat and sweat out to keep you comfortable even when you're working hard – no boil-in-a-bag feeling here.

Designed for Activity

The Katabatic is so versatile, that we couldn’t possibly mention all the activities it’s been used for without writing a novel – it's even been used for arctic fat biking! The active cut with articulated arms is designed to give you full freedom of movement. And the close-fitting hood can be worn under helmets.


Key Features

  • PrimaLoft® Gold Active and breathable fabrics allow sweat and excess heat to escape
  • Water repellent insulation keeps its thermal properties when damp
  • Highest quality synthetic insulation available for a high warmth-to-weight ratio
  • Wind-resistant fabric for wearing as an outer jacket
  • Active cut with articulated arms for movement
  • Compressible insulation and lightweight fabric packs down small
  • Simple insulated hood fits under helmets
Sustainability and Product Care


How It Is Made

PrimaLoft® Gold Active 

PrimaLoft® Gold Active is designed to work with more breathable fabrics, so we use it to make insulated garments that you can be active in. The synthetic fibres have a water repellent coating which lets them retain thermal qualities when wet and are made from 45% recycled materials (like plastic bottles). Winner!

PFC-free DWR 

The Katabatic 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.

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.

All our factories sign up to our Code of Conduct. Find out where we make our product by visiting our Factories of Alpkit factory zone.

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.

Women's synthetic jacket size guide

Size chart (inches)
UK 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Chest 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 45
Waist 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 38
Hips 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 48
Sleeve 27.5 28.25 29.25 30 30.75 31.5 32.25 33.5
EU 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
US 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46

Size chart (cm)
UK 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Chest 76 81 86 91 97 102 107 114
Waist 59 64 69 74 79 84 89 96
Hips 84 89 94 99 104 109 114 122
Sleeve 70 72 74 76 78 80 82 85
EU 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
US 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46

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.


Standing with your feet together, measure around your hips at the widest part.


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


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.