Lightweight Durable Versatility
The Modus Light Softshell K5 Jacket is a lightweight, hooded alternative to our Testa Softshell K5 Jacket and Aptus Softshell K5 Jacket, designed for active use in warmer climates. A stretchy, durable, and weather-resistant softshell exterior seamlessly integrates with a sweat-mopping, odor-stopping bamboo charcoal interior to keep you mobile, dry, and fresh throughout a full day of active use.
K5 - MODUS
WHEN TO USE
Durable moisture-managing outer layer ideal for use in warm climates and a wide range of conditions.
PAIRS GREAT WITH
Baselayers, midlayers, and active insulation.
BENEFIT OVER OTHER LAYERS
The lighter, non-insulated, hooded alternative to the K5 - Testa Softshell Jacket, the Modus is ideal for lightweight durability in warmer climates and when moisture management is needed.
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Body Material68% nylon/19% polyester softshell; bamboo
charcoal inner weave
Pockets2 zip bicep pockets, 2 oversized zip hand pockets, 1 external zip chest pocket, 1 internal zip pocket with media port and cord keeper
Weight (Size L)16.9 oz.
CuffAdjustable hook and loop tabs
Bamboo Charcoal Yarn
Inner face fabric crafted from bamboo charcoal yarn offers natural insulating, antimicrobial, odor-fighting, and moisture-wicking performance, keeping you warm, fresh, and sweat-free. The renewable raw materials used make it earth friendly to boot!
A hooded softshell with wind resistance and a durable water repellent (DWR) finish provides protection from the elements. Unique double-weave construction combines the softshell with the bamboo charcoal inner face as a seamless whole, delivering integrated, efficient moisture transport from the wicking inside to the highly breathable outside.
Made to Move
Lightweight construction with 4-way stretch combines with underarm gussets and articulated sleeves to ensure easy, unencumbered movement.
Trade Agreements Act Compliant
Designed in Seattle. Imported.
I purchased the Cetra K7 and the Aptus K5 and was highly impressed with them. The Modus K5 has been a great addition to my collection. I have worn it in light to moderate rain showers and I haven't had any issues with water getting through the outer layers. The fit of this jacket is perfect for me as well. I have a full range of motion without feeling any restriction. The stretchy materials are great. I've seen comments about the hood is too small because it doesn't accommodate helmets and the like. The hood fits just right. Not too much interference with peripheral vision, and when you turn your head to look at something the hood moves with your head. This is an excellent everyday jacket.
Got an email for a review, after 14 days.. well here goes.
I have an unhealthy amount of high end gear, above are pictures of the modus, leaf alpha lt, gamma LT jacket fortius 2.0, gamma lt pants fortius 1.5.
Initial impression of the modus is that it is very well put together, on par or better with arcteryx and the like.
Vader test against mhw kor preshell with assumption the pertex quantum being 20cfm I would put the modus between 30-35. Ymmv.
Went for a 88° 80% rh mostly sunny hike with daehlie air net wool under and near 80# on my back. Skin stayed dry and modus was saturated.
Shower test was interesting, the DWR held and water made it through to my skin. And doing the drop test on the liner it clearly has dwr on the inside. (See pics)
I like the Modus Light Jacket a bunch. I like it so much I bought a 2nd one full price just so I could keep a backup safe for a later date. My favorite jacket of this type, super quality!
I like everything about it but would like the hood to be able to be zipped away in the neck area if needed. And anybody wanting one, I’d suggest to buy a size larger than even you think you might need. I’ve never owned a XLRG jacket in my life, but this one is slim in the ribs area so if you want good movement or will have a sweater or layers underneath, you’d probably want to upsize. -Nice work as always, Beyond Clothing. And I love your customer service, too. Top Notch! ..gary in Austin
Bought this jacket to go late season skiing; it performed perfectly in 40 degree weather with a sweater underneath. I've also enjoyed wearing it through the spring so far as a top layer/windbreaker. It's lightweight, breathes well but is warm when it needs to be be. Definitely true to size - as a 6'1" medium build person I probably should have bought the large instead of the medium; it fits well, but snug.
I have worn his jacket a half dozen days back country skiing i temps from 0 -25 degrees . Despite the tapered design, the jacket was adequate as an outer layer for all the insulating layers I needed for these temps and this activity. I still wish the garment was one inch longer in the torso, and had some pile or other softer material in the collar but I am generally happy with the jacket. You would have to pay $100-150 dollars more to get a similar jacket from a major label like Patagonia. One cautionary note. The 3.5 star note I left a week ago hasn't yet shown up.
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Modus Light 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