A technical shell jacket made in 3-layer Gore® C-Knit™, the Nevado Jacket Gen.3 was developed in collaboration with Tierra's test team of professional mountain guides. The result is a lightweight garment that stands up to the most inclement weather and longest alpine adventures.
Gore® C-Knit™ is lighter, softer and more flexible than other 3-layer Gore-Tex® laminates, primarily because the inner fabric (backing) is comprised of finely knitted polyamide threads joined to the membrane and outer fabric by a unique lamination method. These threads, when “knitted” into a circular pattern, give C-Knit™ its amazing softness, lightness, flexibility and breathability. The hard-wearing outer fabric and membrane are the same as in 3-layer Gore-Tex® Pro.
Smart functionally in the pocket system includes allowing you to reach into some from two different openings, and ease of access even with a backpack on. In addition to two large hand pockets, there’s an alpine chest pocket and internal phone and lift-card pockets that can also be accessed from the outside.
Two large interior mesh pockets easily accommodate a hat or set of climbing skins. The hood can be adapted for use with or without a helmet. A two-way front zip and large underarm zips provide good ventilation; a bottom snap keeps the jacket secure even when ventilated. Adjustable cuffs and one-handed bottom drawstring adjustment.
This version, which we call "Relaxed Fit", has a slightly larger and more relaxed fit.
Snow & Winter Sports, Mountaineering