The Sherpa Asaar is a lightweight, packable and breathable jacket made from waterproof Himaltec fabric. Ideal for those who want to move fast and light.
Serious mountaineers are always honing their equipment pile, editing out the stuff that’s too heavy, bulky or just not tough enough. And their clothes are no exception. Which is why we collaborated with our Sherpa athletes to make the Asaar: It is minimalistic without sacrificing the stuff that makes it a great performer in serious conditions.
The Himaltec fabric is ultra-light, yet waterproof and breathable. The details are kept to just what's necessary, and the fit is athletic with a dropped rear hem for coverage while reaching overhead while climbing.
Sherpa's Asaar Jacket is a fully featured waterproof shell. The hood has elastic around the face which gives a nice close fit, but it also has an adjustable drawcord around the head to really cinch it in tight. This makes the hood opening follow your face when you turn your head giving you great visibility in stormy conditions.
The jacket has a quality construction and finish, couple that with the renowned Himaltec fabric and you have a jacket that provides great weather protection & breathability for a very reasonable price. A Hydrostatic Head of 20,000mm is at the upper end and the breathability rating (MVTR) of 30,000 is outstanding.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear