The Mountain Equipment Eclipse Hooded Zip Tee is a lightweight, stretchy, half zip hooded fleece, perfect for long rock routes and classic alpine ascents. Excellent warmth to weight ratio.
Mountain Equipment says:
A close fitting hooded zip-t that provides the optimum base or mid layer for winter and alpine climbing.
The Eclipse Hooded Zip-T is a specialist piece designed for serious use. Pontetorto® Tecnostretch fabric provides warmth without bulk whilst drying exceptionally fast after a strenuous approach. The close fitting hood with full face protection works perfectly under a helmet.
The Mountain Equipment Eclipse Hooded Zip Tee is made from a lightweight fleece fabric with an even lighter fabric on the hood, shoulders and down the sides, all with an internal brushed grid backer that has excellent wicking capabilities and a smooth outer. The grid backer feels soft against your skin so would be comfortable to wear as a winter baselayer or a mid layer in warmer months.
The jacket features low bulk cuffs with integrated thumb loops and a zipped chest pocket for storing small essentials. There's also a close fitting hood which offers comfortable face protection thanks to the off-set closure from the half zip. It doe's look a little strange zipped to the side but is a lot more comfrotable than having the zip up over your mouth. The cover stitched seams provide next to skin comfort, avoiding chafing and improving durability.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear