APEX™ Thermal Cycling Vest
Our APEX™ Thermal Vest is the peak of comfort and performance in outerwear, made from our top-of-the-line insulation fabric––280gsm Windtex Citadel™. This fabric does it all; it’s a breathable insulator, with non-hindering 4-way elasticity, plus is totally windproof and waterproof to boot! And added to this are a litany of perks: a flip-up Climate Control™ Collar with Climate Shield™ full internal zipper guard and zipper cover, a cinch-able drawstring waistband, internal & external breast pockets and external front pockets all with zipper closures, as well as three rear pockets + Dry Guard HD™ hidden bonus pocket, with HV™ Reflective Tag underneath & HV™ Reflective Binding on top.
- 3 Rear Pockets
- High 2-piece collar for extra protection from the elements
- Elite YKK invisible zipper that doesn’t interfere with graphics
- Durable double stitched seams
- Printed with our Vibrant Color Architecture™ process
- Our exclusive 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
- Built with 280gsm Windtex Citadel™ fabric providing TRUE wind and water proof protection without losing its remarkable breath-ability that delivers amazing comfort
- Advanced membrane technology for TRUE wind and water proof protection
- Dry Guard™ 4th rear zipper pocket for sweat and rain proof protection of valuables!
- Grip Lite™ silicone waist gripper to keep it in place and comfortable at all times
- HV™ Reflective Tag to increase visibility and safety
- Pro Zipper Cover to eliminate discomfort and irritation on the neck
FABRICS & COMPONENTS
Italian made with Italian sport-car-like performance, Windtex Citadel™ is a miracle work that at the nanoscale! The Ferrari of thermal fabrics, Citadel™ offers true wind- and waterproof performance without sacrificing performance in other key areas. The secret is its nanomembrane technology. Citadel’s™ nanomembrane allows the fabric to still be breathable and deliver ironclad windproof and waterproof protection while still allowing for 4-way stretch for maximum range of motion and freedom.
What does this 4-way stretch mean for you? It means that Windtex Citadel™ meets the seemingly impossible goal of outstanding weather protection without sacrificing other areas of garment performance. Normally with a thicker heavier garment, you lose critical performance areas like range of motion and efficiency. This translates to you working harder and fatiguing faster. With Citadel™ you retain breakthrough fluidity and elasticity and reduce garment-related resistance.
With the use of a nanomembrane for wind and water proof performance, Windtex Citadel™ brings true long term protection without the unpleasant side effects that traditional wind and water proof fabrics deliver. Traditional wind and water proof fabrics without membrane technology lock your body’s heat and sweat in. The effect is the same as creating your own personal green house! Not a good result. But with Citadel™ the fabric remains breathable, allowing for great comfort and moisture-management while still maintaining windproof and waterproof protection.