OR Cathode Jacket

OR Cathode Jacket has a rating of 5.0 stars based on 2 reviews.


Dual-speed insulation for both riding through the big chill and recharging with a brew at the hut. Just like a down jacket, Primaloft® synthetic fill lofts to trap pockets of warm air. But unlike down, it maintains that loft in damp or sweaty conditions. Toasty, but not in an Arctic sense - the Cathode is an ideal mid-layer for touring or on overnight backcountry trips in cold, but not freezing, climes.

    • Pertex® Quantum wind resistant shell.
    • Primaloft® Gold 60 g/m2 synthetic insulation.
    • Stretch double weave side and underarm panels.
    • Elasticated hood and cuffs.
    • Zipped chest and hand pockets.
    • Stuffs into hand pocket to form a tiny 300 ml, 370 gm bundle.
  • ▹ Weight

    Garment Weight: 370 gm
    • All Ground Effect clothing enjoys a warm 40ºC machine wash. Try to avoid cold-water detergents and those with bleach, 'oxygen whitener' or fabric softener.
      • The cold-water varieties have little enzymes that are super-charged to brave the cold but can damage technical fabrics and cause skin irritation. 
      • Bleach rots natural fibres like merino, strips the dye, attacks laminates of waterproof fabrics and can also cause skin irritation.
      • Sodium Percarbonate (the main ingredient in oxygen whitener) can make colours run.
      • Fabric softener and stuff containing it like wool wash destroys the water repellent finish on waterproof and water resistant fabrics, and can cause colours to run. 
    • As a rule of thumb, a product that is easy on the planet is also easy on your body. Select a mild plant-based soap like Ecover, Ecostore, Earthwise or Aware.
    • Hand washing is sometimes the only option on tour, but a washing machine rinses more thoroughly and is preferable if you have the choice.
    • Most Ground Effect gear dries super-fast so hanging on the line or drooping over the bedpost is generally the best option. High heat can damage some fabrics so if you do take your threads for a spin, set the device on 'medium' or 'warm' rather than hot. A lap in the dryer is recommended for your rain jacket, after it has dried on the line, as it helps recharge its water repellent finish. 

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