Raidlight Activ MP Jacket
A comfortable, stretch waterproof jacket that is suitable for trail running and general outdoor use. The Activ MP+ jacket will give you protection from the elements when you need it.
Designed to be both breathable and waterproof, the Raidlight Activ MP Jacket has been constructed using their signature MP+ membrane fabric. For nearly 20 years the MP+ membrane has been used by runners and outdoor enthusiasts and is renowned for its breathability, waterproofness, and durability. MP+ is a waterproof and highly breathable hydrophilic membrane, which provides the ideal protection for high-intensity activities in poor weather and challenging environments. The Raidshell jacket uses Activ MP+ which is ideal for high-intensity activities where weight and performance and critical factors. Activ MP+ provides 10k waterproofness and 15k breathability to ensure maximum comfort throughout your chosen activity. It ensures you remain comfortable and dry during rainstorms and ensure ample breathability so your skin will have a perfect microclimate to thrive in. The breathable nature of the fabric allows cool air to flow into the garment whilst, at the same time allowing hot humid air to escape so you can remain cool, dry, and comfortable at all times.
To ensure added protection from the elements the Activ jacket features an attached hood with a stiffened peak that can be used to shield the face from harsh winds and rain. The hood also features elastic in the seam which allows you to stretch the hood for an optimum fit. As well as this, elasticated cuffs and hem offer a comfortable fit that helps to seal in escaping heat. A full zip exists to provide ultimate temperature control; in colder climates, it can be worn up to seal in heat or when the temperature begins to rise it can be worn down to release an intolerable heat build-up. The jacket can be easily compressed down and packs into a pocket in the hood to ensure easy carrying when it's not in use. The two zipped pockets can be used to store essential items whilst a watch window the sleeves ensures quick and easy access to the time.
In 1999, international level runner Benoit Laval established RaidLight, a brand for trail running and adventure racing, born from his passion for the mountains and running, combined with his expertise as a textile engineer (working as a sub contractor to many large sportswear brands). With design and manufacturing skills in one hand and knowledge and experience of the sport in the other, he had a desire to make his own prototypes. So, RaidLight began in a garage, with 10 products and 2 trestle tables at races.
'Raid' is a wink to the origins of trail running and adventure/expedition racing (this is a 'raid' in French). 'Light' is underlining the brands main area of innovation; designing and developing lightweight equipment for increased comfort of the participants. The logo is in the style of a compass, the 4 arrows in 4 directions are the cardinal points, symbolising the taste for adventure around the world.
MP+ Membrane – Ensures enhanced waterproof and breathability features.
10k Waterproofness – A garment is classed as waterproof from 1.5K HH. 10K HH = 10,000 mm water column.
10k Breathability – Breathability is the rate at which perspiration can escape to the outside. This is a highly important element in performance clothing. 10k = 10Kg/m2/24h. So 10 litres of perspiration can pass through 1m2 of the fabric in 24 hours.
Hooded – Provides added protection against the elements.
Elasticated Cuffs – Helps to seal in escaping heat.
Full-Zip – Allows for temperature control.
Packable – The jacket can be packed down into a pocket on the hood.
Zipped Pockets – Stores essential items.
Watch Window – Allows easy access to your watch on the go.
Composition – Main fabric: 100% Polyester Ripstop, 100% Polyamide, Membrane: 100% Polyurethane.
Weight – 220g.
Brand: Raidlight products