The Vertex WX-D Jacket has been a foul-weather staple in our line for years, beloved by any rider who likes to put in the miles in even the worst conditions. The critical components of a foul-weather jacket are weather resistance and breathability. It doesn’t matter how cold it is outside, if you’re sweating inside your jacket the moment you pause to rest you will begin to rapidly chill due to build-up of moisture vapor. We wanted to take what we’ve learned from our previous Vertex jacket and further improve both warmth and breathability.
•Shell: Storm+ Laminate; Lightweight (150gsm), waterproof, windproof, high-stretch softshell fabric.
•Recycled face/back with C0 (non-PFC) DWR
•15k WP/15k WB
•Insulation Polartec Alpha Direct, a revolutionary insulation that is lightweight, compressible, fast-drying and excellent at regulating warmth.
•Zoned-application of fill strategically insulates while not overheating.
•YKK Vislon Aquaguard (#5), two-way zipper with semi-auto lock glove-friendly pull.
•YKK Vislon Aquaguard (#3) vent-zippers (two on chest) for quick ventilation.
•Interior zipper draft-flap for comfort and snag-resistance.
•Tall, tapered collar helps cut wind and cold while allowing for better freedom of movement and ventilation.
•Three large, top-loading pockets with draining feature for storing bulky/quick access items.
•One zippered valuables pocket with glove-friendly cord pull.
•360 reflectivity including large reflective strips, reflective logos and reflective pills.
•Elastic hem with silicone print to keep jacket in place.
•Elasticized, fleece-insert, low-profile cuffs for over/under glove use.