Hardshell Jackets

Color: blue lake



Article number:  70251




This product was manufactured under fair working conditions in conformity with Fair Wear Foundation.
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Ultra-lightweight, minimalistic, waterproof hardshell jacket for alpine tours

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.

Area of usage

Climbing 1/5
High Alpine 3/5
Alpine 5/5
Ski Tour 4/5
Freeride 1/5

  • windproof
  • waterproof
  • 1 chest pocket
  • Elastic cuffs
  • Elastic hem seam
  • MERINO COOL inserts
  • Self-adjusting hood
  • Can be stored in your chest pocket
  • Adjustable hood
  • Breathable

  • Small packing size
  • 2 way stretch material
  • min. 10.000 g / m² / 24 h
  • Wind and waterproof (min. 20,000 water column – 100% windproof)
  • Patented micro bead structure - ideal wear comfort on the skin
  • 20 den hightec polyamid
  • Merino inside
  • Lightweigt: 68 g / m²

To the material dictionary

OUTER: 100 % polyamide MEMBRANE: 100 % polyurethane (Toray Dermizax® DT) DETAILS: 85 % virgin wool (MERINO) + 15 % polyamide


(4.75)  4  Reviews
Apr 14, 2020
Perfekter Wetterschutz mit kleinem Packmaß. Habe ich auch beim Mountainbiken immer im Rucksack, was mir die ein oder andere Abfahrt deutlich angenehmer gemacht hat. Würde ich jederzeit wieder kaufen! Viel Spaß da draußen!
Jan 25, 2019
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.
Dave Kruse
Jun 6, 2020
This is another piece of Ortovox magic. How can a jacket this light be 2.5 layers?! This jacket packs down to almost nothing so you can always have it in a pack. This jacket is fantastic at repealing water. I also use this as a wind jacket, thought it doesn't breath as well as the Ortovox's Merino Windbreaker. Because the jacket has merino in it, it feels great on the skins, not like your normal plastic feeling rain coat. I'm blown away by this jacket. I highly recommend the 2.5L Civetta jacket.
Craig R. Coelho
Feb 17, 2021
Wirklich gut gelungene Regenjacke, sitzt super bequem und ist angenehm zu tragen, auch direkt auf einem T-Shirt! War am Anfang skeptisch da es keine Unterarmbelüftung gibt, habe die Jacke im Sommerurlaub in den Bergen Südtirols getragen, super Atmungsaktiv und trocknet schnell. Bisher (nach ca. 1 Jahr in Gebrauch) musste ich nicht nach imprägnieren, der Regen perlt noch ordentlich ab! Auch ein Tagesrucksack hat bisher der Jacke keinen Schaden zugefügt, sehr robust trotz sehr dünnem Material! Preis-Leistung passt meiner Meinung nach, wobei auch die 290€ ein stolzer Preis ist! Würde die Jacke trotzdem wieder kaufen!
André Groß

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