Aysen Men’s GORE-TEX Jacket
Aysen Men’s GORE-TEX Jacket is rated out of 5 by 5.
True hiking gear
When you reach above the treeline you’ll want durable, four season gear that performs. Pack our lightweight, breathable Aysen Men’s GORE-TEX Jacket for challenging multiday hikes. New PacLite Plus tech offers lightweight comfort so you can easily adapt to changeable trekking conditions.
Part of our most technical hiking gear – the Aysen Collection.
Size M 420 g
- GORE-TEX® PacLite® Plus – an unlined 2-layer fabric that’s strong, enduringly waterproof and windproof with lightweight comfort
- Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish – which encourages water to bead off the fabric’s surface
- Fully seam sealed
- Adjustable hood with a peak that will move with you
- Two-way front zip – access from either end giving you ease of movement
- Pit zips under the arms to help keep you ventilated
- Articulated fit – giving you a full range of movement with adjustable hem and cuffs
- Two pack-friendly chest pockets – hidden behind the flap to help keep water out
- Internal chest pocket with a cord port for your headphones
Rated 3 out of 5 by Muffla from Expected more I purchased this jacket late last year and have since completed several Te Araroa walks in not so favorable weather. Within a few walks I found I was having issues with the waterproofing of the fabric and had to re-apply a waterproofing agent. Jurying heavy going I sweat like a hippy with a mortgage and found the jacket could not breath well enough to cope, this may have also contributed to the quick demise of the weathertightness. I find the main zip is a mongrel to get started, this tends to kick off the sweating because everyone is standing around waiting for me. On the plus side, I like the fit, the large chest pockets, weight and packability of the garment.
Date published: 2021-04-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by GrahameR from Disappointing! Have had other 'breathable-waterproof' jackets (about $300 full price). None have been adequate. Moved up to Goretex thinking that a (full price) $600 jacket should be far better. First use - in steady rain with some activity - and my shirt was soon wet. Some of that was probably sweat but I think the 'guaranteed to keep you dry' is just plain wrong. While I can understand that the breathability is dependent on external v internal humidity I do expect a $600 jacket to be waterproof. I'm thinking of returning this to get something much cheaper (and equally limited). From looking at forums it seems many hikers think Goretex is a bit of a con - unless the circumstances (activity, rain duration, temp, humidity) are just right. As such I accept the jacket is sufficiently breathable in some circumstances but I am exceptionally disappointed it is not waterproof - esp on the first outing. And of course as the DWR fades then it'll only get wetter. I gave it two stars only because I like the jacket's features, weight and esp the pit vents - which I find critical in reducing the internal humidity.
Date published: 2021-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Officeworker123 from My usual jacket Wear it often at home. Easy to keep warm and tidy. Plus it has been a durable jacket for me.
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by PK80 from Lightweight roomy Brought 2 weeks ago, 2 days latter heavy rain all day absolutely did the job I hoped ,Dry warm , Best Buy I’ve made with waterproof jackets ever.The sun came out momentarily so opened up the underarm zip vents which cooled me down, very happy with how it performed and felt whilst wearing.
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dan23 from Waterproof, windproof & durable Took this on an extended trip to SW Tassie and in rough wether this jacket performed well. Stayed fully dry and kept the wind at bay. Tracks were rough and overgrown and the jacket held up well without any damage ( unlike a different brand rain pants that developed multiple tears and scuffs). Pit vents also a nice feature so you can keep the jacket on between showers without overheating and sweating.
Date published: 2020-07-11
what is the breathability rating figure for this jacket, please
< 9 m²Pa/W which equals Very Breathable on the RET scale that Gore-Tex use for their ratings.
Date published: 2020-11-13
what is different AYSEN from BEALEY please? AYSEN is more expensive, must be something very different!
The Aysen is part of our Technical hiking Range. So it has more features that are handy when hiking, for example the fact that this jacket has Pit Zips is a huge advantage when Hiking for a long period of time. The Aysen also has it's pockets positioned so that you can still access them while carrying your Hiking Pack, another great feature when out on the tracks. While both jackets are made from Gore-Tex, so they both have the highest waterproof rating that we have which is 28,000m/m, the Bealey is a more basic Jacket in terms of features eg pockets etc. If you are wanting this jacket for urban everyday use to keep you dry as a bone then I would recommend the Bealey. If you are wanting a jacket to take on single or multi day hikes then I would recommend the Aysen. I hope this helps with your choice!
Date published: 2020-12-02
Does the hood pack away or is it always there
This jacket features a permanent hood, so it is always there.
Date published: 2020-12-02