Designed for alpine climbing, but equally at home on weekend day hikes, the second generation Frontpoint 2.0 Jacket elevates hybrid construction to the next level. On the hood, shoulders, sleeves, and hem, Cocona® 2½–layer hard shell waterproof protection shields you from the worst weather. In the torso, an ultralight, extremely breathable and flexible soft shell material provides exceptional mobility and heat management. This soft shell material has been tested rigorously by our guides and has the durability necessary for the most rugged alpine environments, and the comfort you want regardless of your destination. This is your jacket whenever breathability and mobility are critical.
"Ninety percent of the time this is as much jacket as you'll ever need. The Frontpoint balances breathability and protection in a package that is more comfortable to wear than any hard shell." Explore Magazine
Cocona® 2½–layer Fabric on Hood, Shoulders, Hem and Sleeves20K/45K waterproof/breathable with StormRepel® DWR finish
Lightweight Soft shell Fabric on BodyBreathable stretch fabric with StormRepel DWR finish sheds weather
Hinge–Style HoodHelmet–compatible, adjustable design with interior collar seals in heat
YKK Aquaguard® ZippersWeather–resistant and weight–saving
Active Fit: Garment fits closer to the body; designed to fit over baselayers and light midlayers
Trim FitStreamlined design sheds bulk
Shoulders, sleeves, hood and hem Cocona® 2.7 oz 100% nylon 2½–layer stretch shell with StormRepel® DWR finish rated to 20K/45K waterproof breathable; middle body 5.3 oz 90–denier 78% nylon/12% polyester/10% spandex soft shell with StormRepel® DWR finish
Center back length: Reg. 26½"
Garment weight: 12½ oz
Cocona is a natural, microporous additive that maximizes the evaporation rate of liquid sweat into vapor form for more efficient wicking performance. The micro–technology works due to active Cocona particles that increase the 3D surface area for quicker dry times, increase breathability due to a semi–permeable structure, and absorb energy at a high rate to accelerate the drying process at a molecular level.
The primary benefit of a soft shell is derived from fabric that sheds weather but still stretches and breathes at an elevated rate during mountain activity. This performance attribute is why First Ascent stretch–woven soft shells are such perfect choices for cold–weather activities that require constant temperature regulation and liberating stretch.
"When endurance is paramount, the Frontpoint 2.0 is the ideal jacket to wear when you go out. It is light and compact, keeps you dry, and provides all the breathability you need
on your climb."