A LOT OF PROTECTION, MINIMAL PACK SIZE!
Our revamped MERINO HARDSHELL LIGHT continues to impress thanks to the combination of extreme lightness (68g/m²) and its HIGH-PERFORMANCE DERMIZAX® DT MEMBRANE from Toray. The 2.5 layer construction features the water column (min. 20,000mm) of a hardshell and the lightness and breathability (min. 20,000g/m2/24h) of a windbreaker. The patented MICRO BEAD STRUCTURE on the interior provides long-term scuff resistance for the membrane underneath and feels comfortable on your skin thanks to the quick moisture wicking. Tiny, integrated beads (micro beads) in the structure mean that moisture can be more quickly absorbed and released to the membrane. This makes it feel dry against the skin. The material does not feel sticky or wet.
New features such as the elastic waist and the chest pocket make the MERINO HARDSHELL even more functional: The jacket can now be completely stored in the inner pocket and, thanks to the loop on the inside, can be quickly fastened to a climbing harness or compressed to save space and stored in a backpack. The lightweight jacket is therefore the perfect companion on alpine tours where light weight, a small pack size and high protection are required.
In addition, this highly functional rain jacket is equipped with a self-regulating hood. A circumferential elastic band and a reinforced peak ensure an optimum fit in wind and rain, while discreet MERINO COOL inserts increase wear comfort around the chin and forehead area. The elastic cuffs and the elastic seam prevent any unwanted wind and moisture penetrating. There is still ample storage space in the breast pocket for a maps, trail bars or cell phone.
The ultra-light 2.5 layer jacket for men focuses on the essentials without compromising on functionality and comfort.
Tested and recommended by the VDBS
Since summer 2018 ORTOVOX has been expanding its long-term partnership with the Verband Deutscher Berg- und Skiführer (VDBS – German mountain and ski guide association) from emergency equipment into the clothing sector. ORTOVOX is not just a supplier for the VDBS; it is now also working together with the VDBS on project development. Products that we have developed and tested together bear the VDBS logo.
The model is 1.80 m tall and wears size M.
- 1 chest pocket
- Elastic cuffs
- Self-adjusting hood
- MERINO COOL inserts
- Elastic hem seam
- Can be stored in your chest pocket
- 20 DEN hightec Polyamid: super fine and light
- 2 way stretch material
- min. 20.000 g / m² / 24 h
- Wind and waterproof (min. 20,000 water column – 100% windproof)
- Lightweigt: 68 g / m²
- Merino inside
Weight 172gFit Regular fit
Material OUTER: 100 % polyamide MEMBRANE: 100 % polyurethane (Toray Dermizax® DT) DETAILS: 85 % virgin wool (MERINO) + 15 % polyamide
Area of usage
Anatomically optimized cut and circumferential elastic band ensure an ideal fit.
For optimal fit and protection in wet weather.
Ensures an ideal fit.
MERINO COOL inserts
Discreet MERINO COOL inserts increase wear comfort around the chin and the forehead.
1 CHEST POCKET
Provides space for your map.
CAN BE STORED IN BREAST POCKET
Jacket can be stored completely in the breast pocket and can be fastened to a climbing harness with the additional inner loop.
Summary of Customer Ratings
How Do They Do It?! The Civetta is so light and so thin you can always have it with you. It takes up no room in your pack. It's trim enough so that it's not balky,but allows you to fit a layer underneath. While it doesn't have hand pockets, I wasn't looking for them in this ultra light rain jacket. Great design, amazing fabric, great fit, and sharp design. I highly recommend the Civetta as a rain jacket or emergency light weigh shell.
I am 6' (182 cm) and 180# (81 kg) and have size L in this jacket. I had been using the Civetta as my emergency storm shell and I rarely pulled it out of my pack, but I recently tried it out on a stiff wind / blowing wet snow kind of morning. After chugging uphill for an hour I was impressed with the protection the jacket offered, while remaining highly breathable. I find the sleeve cuffs are better suited for either lower volume, gasket-style gloves, or over-the-cuff/gauntlet-style ski gloves. On the downhill, the Civetta was roomy enough for athletic movement and the hood stayed in place despite the headwind. Overall, the Civetta is a simple jacket that provides hardshell protection that you would expect from jackets way above its weight class. Given its weight however, I am concerned with the jacket's durability -- this isn't going to be my shell for the trees. Also, while the hood is form fitting over a winter hat or baseball cap, there really isn't much room to wear it over my climbing helmet.
-Great trim fit. Size up if you want to layer underneath or you're between sizes. -Ideal fabric weight as an emergency rain jacket or wind-breaker. Light enough to always carry, seems durable enough. -Wonderfully soft fabric for a rain jacket. Love the feel. -Great waterproofing and breathability. Feels softer and less clammy that numerous GoreTex jackets I've owned. -Color is a little bold, but just fine. I can imagine a more subtle color scheme option would make the jacket more popular with more people. -If the hood sized slightly larger to be helmet compatible, that would be even better! The auto fit elastic band is comfy and works great when worn over a ball cap, but too tight for use with a helmet.