Alpkit Morphosis Jacket

A few weeks ago I took delivery of an Alpkit Morphosis jacket. Do I really need another jacket? Probably not! However, the Morphosis looked an attractive hybrid between a windproof and a light soft-shell jacket. While the main body has a grid fleece backing, the sides are unlined. I thought this looked an interesting way of regulating body heat. I’m a great fan of grid fleece, which I find more comfortable than conventional fleeces. I’ll have to wait until warmer weather to see how this works.

The jacket fit is just right to layer over either a base layer or a base layer and another top/fleece, yet trim enough to layer under a waterproof. The arms are reasonably long and terminated in a part elasticated cuff. There are two hand pockets and a chest pocket. The hood is quite generous and is part elasticated but has a drawstring at the rear. It is too big for me, so I’ve made a couple of tucks, which you can see in the lower picture, to make it fit round my face more effectively. The weight for a medium is spot on at 325g. More details on the Alpkit website.

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3 thoughts on “Alpkit Morphosis Jacket”

  1. Hi Robin, I like gridded fleeces too. I have a half zip gridded DHB top complete with thumbloops. Hope you are doing well btw Robin. Long time no speak

  2. How are you finding the Morphosis? I’m particularly interested to know how breathable you find it, how small it packs and how well the gridded fleece works for warmth without overheating.

    1. So far I’ve only tried it on a few dog walks. Because it has unlined sides it’s cooler than the combination of a fleece and a windproof. It’s as windproof as a Pertex type top. I expect I’ll use it mainly in the summer in preference to a Paramo jacket, which is overkill in warmer months.

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