Our new RedKettle single layer Ventile jacket passed testing in Patagonia with top marks.
Testing the Ventile fabric here in the UK has proven its versatility, and we are now true believers.
To be able to give you the best possible advice, we are however always looking for more opportunities to push our garments to the limits.
Consequently, we jumped on the opportunity to supply one of our prototypes for a motorcycle road trip through Patagonia.
There wasn’t any hunting involved, but the jacket was exposed to scorching heat through the day, cold deserts at night, high winds and heavy showers.
Our friends at Spartan, who went on the trip, gave the RedKettle single layer Ventile jacket top scores.
They loved the jacket for being able to keep them comfortable in a wide range of weather types.
In the heat, the cotton was pleasant to wear.
In the cold, it was combined with wool mid layer and kept wind and rain out.
Please note, the shown test sample has a slightly different layout than the final version. It’s also missing a few features.
In our next post, you can read more about the specific features of the final version of the jacket.
Watch this space.
PS. You can read more about the excellent carbon fibre bipod and tripod systems from Spartan here.
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The size chart measurements are body measurements. Garments will have further allowance for insulating layers.
For example, if your chest measures 100 cm / 40” you should select size Medium.
If you select a Light Ventile Jacket with a slimmer fit you will have room for a base layer and a light mid-layer under the jacket. If you select the Ventile Parka, which has a looser fit, you will have room for a base layer and a heavier mid layer as well as space for trapped air.
Each size (M, L, XL etc.) come in a regular and long size. The two key differences are "height of back" and arm length.
Chest (1): measured during normal breathing whilst standing erect and the tape-measure passed under the armpits and across the chest.
Back height (2): Measured on your back, from where your back of neck meets your shoulders and down to the level of your navel.
Waist (3): measured at natural waistline, between top of hip bone and lower ribs, just around your navel.
Arms (4): tape-measure your straight arm lifted to a horizontal position. Measure from your neck to your wrist bone. Please note, the garment will reach further than your wrist bone, this point is only used as reference for sizing.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about sizing.