"The trick is to to adopt a minimalist approach
without compromising performance..."
Kraig Becker on AOL's Gadling Gear - June '11
When is the Cirro called for? Users agree, as an insulating layer under a shell on wintry cold days, or by itself on a cool evening by the beach, a crisp autumn morning, or in the shifting weather of spring.
Our Cirro collection of jackets, hoodies and pullovers use Primaloft One® insulation. Synthetic insulation doesn’t get any warmer, or fluffier. Primaloft One® acts like down for warmth, except it retains a good chunk of that warmth even if it gets wet. At only 60 grams per square meter, it's light too. Almost as importantly, it stuffs down small when you don't need it to save room in your pack.
Even though it still insulates when wet, we keep it dry with Pertex™ for the shell fabric, a smooth, super fine denier nylon that uses rip-stop nylon threads to prevent sags and tears. It's a good barrier to water, but it breathes too, and it stops wind dead in its tracks.
The Cirro Hoody comes with an attached hood that is hemmed at the base of the neckline, leaving a separate, high collar to keep your neck warm in addition to the hood, or when you don't need it. The hood comes with draw cords on the sides and a hook 'n loop tab on the back to adjust to any size head, with or without a helmet. When you're not using the hood you can let it hang off the back, or it stuffs inside the collar for even more warmth and insulation. The front of the jacket has a full-length zipper, a small, zippered stash pocket on the left, a hidden stash pocket inside on the right, elastic cuffs and an unbeatable price. Available in small, medium, large and extra-large sizes, in basic black, dark blue, or positive red.
- Insulation: Primaloft One®, 60g/m2
- Shell Fabric: 15 denier Pertex™