Next-generation insulation technology.Perfecting one of our most avant-garde concepts, the upgraded Guide Aerogel Hybrid Vest 2.0 features insulation fibers made from a material so incredibly light it is sometimes referred to as ‘frozen smoke’, boasting the highest insulation-to-weight properties known to man. We took this cutting-edge synthetic insulation, covered it in a new ultralight, stretchable and breathable Japanese shell fabric, and combined it with a comfortable and fast-wicking merino-wool blended fleece for a uniquely warm, technical and versatile mid-layer hoodie.
Why you will like it
- Aerogel has the highest insulation-to-weight ratio known to man.
- An innovative combination of synthetic insulation and merino-wool fleece.
- Will retain its amazing insulating capabilities even when compressed.
The Guide Aerogel Hybrid Concept is an obvious contender to our ‘team favorite’ title. Combining silica Aerogel insulation panels and a new DWR-treated ultralight shell fabric with strategic merino wool fleece panels, it provides a unique combination of weather protection, breathable comfort, lightweight insulation and freedom of movement.
It is lightweight, comfortable, breathable and versatile — but above all it comes with unexpected insulation capabilities: The Aerogel panels will keep you surprisingly warm on colder days while staying peculiarly cool-ish during harder work. The material also has the unique ability to retain its amazing insulation capabilities even when compressed by a backpack carrying system or a rope.
The merino wool fabric has a complex double-knit structure, keeping the merino to one side of the fabric only, reaching 40% wool content where it matters. It is soft, warm and stretchable, effectively transporting moisture away from your body.
The Guide Aerogel Hybrid 2.0 Concept has been upgraded with our new DWR-treated PFC-free ultralight rip-stop shell fabric that is wind resistant, water-resistant, stretchable and very breathable, and it is now offered in our signature Guide System™ colors.
It has an athletic fit that provides excellent freedom of movement. Use it as a mid-layer during winter for ski-touring or alpinism, or as a stand-alone garment for low-pulse activities like climbing or hiking in the summertime.
The Guide Aerogel Hybrid 2.0 Concept is a fundamental part of The Guide System™, our selective ecosystem of ultra-high-end technical layering products for professional use in extreme conditions.
Aerogel is composed of more than 95% air, making it the lightest solid substance, with the lowest thermal conductivity, known to man.
This innovative technology by Primaloft is called Cross Core™, incorporating silica aerogel in insulation fibres for the first time.
Merino wool fleece blend that is incredibly soft, warm and stretchable, effectively transporting moisture away from your body.
Ultralight DWR-treated outer fabric that is wind resistant, water resistant and breathable.
Full technical details
Main fabric: [Shell fabric] Highly breathable rip-stop – 100% nylon. 29gr/sqm. Made in Japan. [Fleece fabric] Italian Merino Blend – 76% polyester, 18% wool, 6% elastane (fleece fabric). Non-mulesed wool from Australia.
Main fabric denier: Shell fabric – 12D*12D + 50D. (This is a woven fabric in which the warp and weft have different denier numbers.)
Insulation: Primaloft Gold Cross Core [40gr].
Waterproofness: DWR-treated shell fabric.
Breathability: Highly breathable rip-stop (shell fabric) – Air permeability 10cc/cm2/sec (20 CFM). Highly breathable merino blend fleece fabric at back, sides and under arms that effectively transports moisture away from your body.
Garment weight: S 239 g, M 256 g, L 276 g, XL 290 g, XXL 305 g.
Center back length: S 67 cm, M 69 cm, L 71.5 cm, XL 74 cm, XXL 76.5 cm.
Hood/collar: Chin guard triangle. Tilted zipper at collar to avoid discomfort when wearing several layers.
Pockets: Two extra big zipped chest pockets compatible with backpack and/or harness.
Zippers: YKK zippers.
Sleeves and cuffs: Elastic edge tape at arm opening.
Bottom hem: Elastic edge tape at bottom hem. Drop tail.
Extra features: No shoulder seam for better comfort when wearing a backpack. Sewn with special Japanese needle and thread.
Note: Colors might differ slightly between different materials due to differences in fabric texture and luminance.
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Special conditions Chile
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Wash & Care
Fine wash the garment in cold water, maximum 30°C, by itself or with other garments in similar colors. Make sure to close all pockets and the front zipper. Do not use fabric softener.
Hang dry after wash – do not tumble dry or iron.