Aptus Hybrid Softshell L5 Jacket

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Aptus Hybrid Softshell L5 Jacket

Aptus Hybrid Softshell L5 Jacket

Regular price $225.00 USD
Regular price $225.00 USD Sale price $225.00 USD
ColorBlack US 1928 Rescue Red Coyote
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Aptus Hybrid Softshell L5 Jacket
Regular price $225.00 USD
Regular price $225.00 USD Sale price $225.00 USD

    Durable outer shell that provides mobility-enhancing stretch.


    Double-knit fleece uses a circular grid pattern to channel moisture up and out more effectively for evaporation.


    Clear outer shell coating softens hand feel, and a DWR finish provides weather-resistant protection.


    Stretchy, adjustable, and designed to go over climbing helmets, the hood ensures versatile fitting options when you need extra insulation and weather protection.

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.


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.


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.


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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 79 reviews
Fleece lined winter jacket with hood

It has a wide hood that can accommodate other hoods below it, although it was designed for helmets. It is slightly more compact than the Testa Softshell 5 jacket. I can fold the aptus up quite well and stick it into my tenzing pack. The side pockets have a deeper well, so things won't fall out sideways as easily. It has the heart outside pocket, which is great.

The winter camo finish looks very nice.

The fleece lining reminds me of how honey comb blankets are, except instead of trapping heat in the pockets, the circles allows heat to transfer between the layers. I wore it over a L3 lochi reversible. I am 5 8 ish, 170-185 lb, with thin bone structures. The L3 lochi fits with an M, barely, around the shoulders, and somewhat tight on the lower back and belly. The Aptus I got was L sized, so easily fits over the L3. I felt no mobility constriction as a martial artist and massage worker, except at the elbows which prevented full contraction via the biceps.

It is slightly heavier than the L3 Lochie, about the same weight as the Testa Softshell, but is less bulky than the Testa Softshell 5 due to the compactness. Temperatures in GA now a days is 29 low 50 high, and it felt great during the evening and morning. During noon, unzipping both layers to mid solar plexus works to ventilate. I don't wear the Aptus as the second layer only, especially since my first layer is a summer shirt, since it doesn't trap the heat next to the body. It works better as an outer third or 4th layer.

I've bought a few pieces of Beyond's clothing line and they are quite well designed. Even the sleeve pockets have a use, although perhaps not the way they intended it. I put crystals and potential armor into the pockets. Anti cut gloves can be stashed there, to be used later, or even just to protect your bicep in a martial conflict. Cloth armor was often used as a base layer back in the ancient days.

Alex C
Love this jacket

This jacket is surprisingly warm, even in sub freezing temperatures. Also great to layer with and has been my daily in northern CO. I ordered a medium and the cut is very athletic, but fits very well.

Excellent Jacket

A very lightweight, high performance jacket. Temps have been in the 30s and 40s with Hugh winds and I have worn this jacket, a polo, and an undershirt and been comfortable.
I like the pockets, and that it is machine washable.
Still need to find out about water resistance, so maybe another review will be forthcoming, but no rain on the forecast so we shall see.

All in all, great jacket, just a touch on the small size of XL, but probably not so much that you should order up, in my opinion anyway.

Versatile Jacket

My fit: I am 6'3", 190lbs and a L regular fits perfect. I have a normal torso length with long arms. My first Aptus is a L, Tall and is a little long in the body and arms. I own two Aptus Hybrid Softshell jackets. I bought a second because I loved my first one so much I wanted another color and it was on sale. I cannot say enough good things about this jacket. It layers very well and can be used in much colder temps than one might think all while giving the benefits of being resistant to wind and water.

Aptus Hybrid Softshell L5 Jacket

I am a 40yr old 6’6” athletic build male. I purchased this piece in a large long. The fit is ideal in the arms and torso, where you need it. I can layer it with a long sleeve, tee-shirt or a thin hoodie. They all pair well with this medium base warmth hooded jacket/sweatshirt space. It does an excellent job of keeping you dry and warm in inclement weather. Happy I finally pulled the trigger on this one.