Highly Technical, Absurdly Comfortable
The Kyros edition of the A5 - Stretch Alpha Sweater, the Aptus Hybrid Softshell K5 Jacket delivers the best of both worlds by combining light, stretchy, and comfy construction with long-lasting durability and heat-packing insulation. Dynamic three-layer construction wicks up moisture and transports it out while hanging onto warmth, and the wind- and water-resistant softshell pairs with an insulated, adjustable hood to ward off nasty weather.
K5 - APTUS
WHEN TO USE
50° F and below. Fits over base layers and insulation layers, allowing use in a wide range of conditions.
PAIRS GREAT WITH
Baselayers, active insulation, and rain layers.
BENEFIT OVER OTHER LAYERS
Features 3-layers of fabric which offer the ruggedness of a softshell with the warmth of an active insulation piece.
Learn more about layering:VIEW SYSTEM BUILDER
Body Material7.9 oz. Verso Weave™ 94% polyester/6% spandex first layer; 4.28 oz. 86% nylon/14% spandex softshell
Insulation60g Polartec® Alpha® Insulation
HoodInsulated with adjustable crown
PocketsZip hand pockets, external left chest zip pocket, internal right chest zip pocket
Weight (Size L)29.6oz
1st Layer Wicks
Double-knit Verso Weave™ fleece provides a blanket-soft feel and uses a circular grid pattern to create air channels, keeping you dry by funneling sweat up to the second layer.
2nd Layer Insulates
Polartec® Alpha® Insulation takes the hot sweat sent up from the first layer and then hangs onto the heat to keep you toasty while kicking the moisture up to the third layer.
3rd Layer Protects
The third and outermost layer uses a durable water repellent (DWR) finish to seal out freshly shed sweat and light rainfall, and features a durable softshell design with 4-way stretch to ward off winds and keep you mobile.
Stretchy, adjustable, and designed to go over climbing helmets, the hood ensures versatile fitting options when you need extra insulation and weather protection.
Trade Agreements Act Compliant
Designed in Seattle. Imported.
I purchased the XXL and fits nicely with me.
Pockets are large and well positioned. Perfectly comfortable during the winter-spring transitional period as my location experienced 30-40 degrees with high winds.
I am incredibly impressed with this product as well the Sherpa fleece. Both have been put to the test here in Vermont and if my pocket book allowed me to purchase more of your articles of clothing at a rapid rate, rest assured I would. The pride and care you all put into the packaging alone is outstanding. A couple weeks back we had a bunch of kiddos over who lit a bonfire with flaming javelins. It was great. My fleece unfortunately took a big hit from falling embers but it still remains to be my favorite top in winter and the shoulder seasons. Well done all and thank you
This was my first purchase from Beyond, and I have already purchased some other items from Beyond based upon how impressed I have been with the Aptus Hybrid Softshell K5 Jacket. I am 5’10”, 178#, and typically wear a Large in tops and jackets. Unfortunately, that can mean a large variance with some lines, but Large was spot on for me with the Aptus.
The front zipper is backed with a very nice stitched strip behind the zipper that works very well to keep the zipper from snagging on the jacket fiber—a real annoyance that exists on a number of other jackets and parkas I have from expensive producers. The Aptus also has what I term as a zipper garage at the top to shield and hold in place full zipped jacket. This also provides fabric from the rear of the fully zippered jacket so user does not experience the cold metal of a zipper against skin. The main zipper also has a zipper pull made of some plastic or silicon material, but it stays locked in as opposed to some I have that are fabric cord that loosen and easily lost. The external and internal chest pockets mirror each other in location. The external again has the zipper garage to keep closed. Size of both are roomy and with extend horizontal rather than vertical on both—I find it easier to insert and remove items than a sharp vertical drop pocket.
The attention to detail on the jacket is excellent. I highly recommend.
+Comes in Tall sizes so I FINALLY have a jacket that marries perfectly to my Ape Index rating.
+Great hood. I'm not a climber and I don't need a 5 gallon bucket compatible hood. Hallelujah.
+Good temperature control whether moving or stationary in moderate weather.
+Bomber construction. A bit heavier/slightly less compressible than some Polartec Alpha jackets but you can 'Buy Once, Cry Once' with this jacket.
I own (2). One in Coyote and one in Black. This thing is legit.
This is my new favorite jacket for outdoor activities. The fit is perfect and the weight to warmth ratio is excellent. Pockets are in the right place and movement is great. I will purchase a second one in another color.
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Aptus Hybrid Softshell K5 Jacket
Height 5' 8" - 6' 2"
Short: -2 Inches in Sleeve and Torso
Long: +2 Inches in Sleeve and Torso
Chest Widest part of chest
Sleeve Center back of neck to shoulder seam to sleeve hem edge
Standard True to Size | Active Layering
Expedition Oversized | Static Layering