Outdoor Vitals, the Utah-based performance outdoor apparel and gear brand, today set a new benchmark in breathable insulation with the release of its Vario Jacket. The Vario is a versatile, 9 oz. jacket with breathable insulation and body-mapped ventilation designed for active performance.
Outdoor Vitals utilized innovative technology to make the Vario one of the more dynamic jackets available. Both the 3DeFX insulation and durable ripstop nylon fabric of the jacket stretch while the user is moving; that stretching causes tiny coils, much like trampoline springs, to expand, allowing more heat to escape. When the fabric and insulation are not being stretched with motion, the coils contract, making the jacket insulate more.
The 3DeFX insulation performs well when damp and has a fantastic warmth-to-weight ratio. Outdoor Vitals was able to ensure that 50 percent of the premium insulating material is recycled, reducing the jacket’s environmental impact without sacrificing durability or performance.
“After our success with the Ventus Hoodie, we set out to make a jacket that utilizes the same innovative materials but with more insulation, pockets, and a full-length zipper,” said Tayson Whittaker, founder of Outdoor Vitals. “Those additions make the Vario a highly versatile piece that is perfect for a broad range of active pursuits in cold weather and provides an abundance of warmth in a lightweight package.”
Perforated underarm vents help to shed heat buildup when the heart rate rises, while an unobtrusive insulated hood and lightweight coating on the exterior provide protection from the elements. The ultralight jacket is highly compressible, packing down to the size of a grapefruit, making it a great option for any adventure, from backpacking trips to international travel. Available in men’s and women’s versions, this exciting new offering is available for $209.97.
To learn more about the Vario Jacket, visit www.outdoorvitals.com.
About Outdoor Vitals
Unencumbered by price points or corporate strategies, Outdoor Vitals is passionate about helping others to live ultralight, and its sole mission is to provide gear that makes backcountry travel easier. Outdoor Vitals is committed to designing innovative products that make the outdoors more comfortable, cutting out everything that is unnecessary without impeding function or durability. The result is a line of carefully constructed products that are ideal for backcountry travel. Today, Outdoor Vitals offers a wide array of unique products, including backpacks, jackets, tents, pants, baselayers, sleep systems, and more.