Highly Technical, Absurdly Comfortable
The Kyros edition of the A5 - Stretch Alpha Sweater, the Aptus Hybrid Softshell L5 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.
L5 - 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.
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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.
Love this jacket! I'm 5' 11” / 200 lbs, and the XL is a perfect fit. Loose enough to stretch and move with me, bend over, and be active, but not baggy at all. I bought coyote brown so I could wear it in uniform and it had a simple enough look that I don't get in trouble for wearing it. It's also casual enough to wear around town without looking too "tactical" at all. Great jacket!
Highly recommend for a light over jacket. I where this thing all the time
The interior is like the celeris hoodie, soft, warm, wicking.
The exterior is like the testa jacket, durable, flexible, weather resistant.
Cuffs are recessed and elasticated, best of both worlds. Hood is perfectly sized for use without headwear and billed. Body is longer in the back to keep your butt dry when you sit.
The cut is athletic, well fitted but not constrictive if you have a "V" shaped torso. It might be tight if you have a larger abdomen. So it's not for everyone, but that's a strength.
Things that could be improved? More colorways. 10/10.
I hadn't bought a soft shell in years and decided it was time to refresh that piece of outerwear. The Aptus Hybrid L5 jacket exceeded my expectations. The DWR is extremely effective, easily shedding light to moderate rain. The insulation was warmer than I was expecting given the light weight and lack of bulk. The pockets are well placed and the zippers are very nice (seriously, the shape of the zipper tabs is great and I wasn't expecting to be so pleasantly surprise by a minor detail like that). All in all a great jacket.
Picked one of these up on a sale day and it is worth every penny. The design appears well-thought out and includes several nice features for a jacket of its style.
Need Help? Contact us with any size or fit questions. 206-767-0307
Aptus Hybrid Softshell L5 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