Blustery weather? The Yakutian laughs in the face of such fleece-menacing breeze, trapping warmth even when you take off your shell.
The smooth, dense-knit outer face provides a much greater level of wind-resistance than your average fleece (roughly four times more), making the Yakutian versatile enough to wear as a stand-alone layer. This exterior knit is also harder wearing to stand up to the scuffs and scrapes of scrambling and climbing.
The Yakutian might act all big and tough on the outside, but it’s a real softy at heart. Thanks to the clever double-knit construction, the inside is still lined with soft and warm brushed fleece. Fleece is hard to beat as a mid-layer: it’s highly breathable, wicking and fast drying, with a great warmth to weight ratio, even in damp conditions.
Comfortable for a range of dynamic activities, the Yakutian moves with you even when you’re throwing your most elaborate shapes. A slim fit reduces excess fabric and the inclusion of 8% spandex provides the material with exceptional stretch and recovery.
A half-zip allows you to vent well when you’re working up a sweat, and thumb-loops and a longer hem lock out draughts. The small chest pocket is placed for easy-access and is the perfect size for a phone or compass. Flat-lock seams are comfortable underneath rucksack and harness straps.
Fabric: 92% Polyester, 8% Spandex, 225 gsm
Wash on normal cycle at 40°C or handwash with lukewarm water. Use a non-biological detergent or pure soap. DO NOT use fabric conditioners or softeners. Rinse thoroughly in clean water. Line dry and use a cool iron.
Top tip: Treat your Yakutian to a first wash early in its life. This reduces the chance of pills forming on the surface.
We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.
If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.
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.
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.