Our XT Series Alopex GORE-TEX® PRO Jacket v4 is a waterproof, lightweight jacket for the serious athlete, whether you’re back-country skiing or trying an alpine ascent. It’s constructed with rugged, durably waterproof and windproof GORE-TEX® PRO fabric, keeping the weather out while staying out of your way. We’ve also built in RECCO Advanced Rescue Technology into the jacket.
Fabric 100% Nylon
Weight Size 10 486g
Part of our elite XT Series range (exceptional design, extensive testing, extreme performance)
GORE-TEX® PRO 3-layer fabric: rugged, durably waterproof and windproof
Fully waterproof and seam-sealed with a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish – which encourages water to roll off the surface
RECCO Advanced Rescue Technology built into the jacket
Backpack-friendly, water-resistant front chest pockets
Adjustable helmet-compatible hood with wired storm peak
Water-resistant, durable, two-way centre-front zip with internal storm guard
Removable snow skirt
Small pocket on left forearm for lift pass, keys, cards and other small items
Goggle-wipe cloth attached to inside of front left chest pocket
Water-resistant, two-way pit zips for ventilation
Articulated fit for full range of movement with adjustable hem and cuffs
Internal chest pocket with cord port for media device
Questions & Answers
Hi there. What is the waterproof rating of this jacket please?
Asked by: Anon23
This jacket has a waterproof rating of 28,000 mm
Answered by: Kathmandu Team 5
Date published: 2020-07-03
What's the waterproof rating for this jacket please
Rated 5 out of
Superb jacketI’ve worn this a few times now in the pouring rain, and took it with me when I went hiking in the Ruahines recently. The jacket repels water beautifully and the underarm zips are a great feature. I was able to climb some very steep hills and remain dry and warm. The pockets are really good, although it takes a while to get used to top-opening pockets on the front of the jacket. It is quite large for its sizing so I can wear multiple thick layers underneath it. All in all, I couldn’t be happier with it. It costs a bomb but it’s worth it if you spend a lot of time outdoors.
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 4 out of
Valerie Z from
Definitely keeps you dry no matter whatI received an XT Alopex jacket from "Kathmandu" last year preparing for my 3-month trekking trip to Nepal and India. It's an impressive piece of clothing that has proved to be highly functional and completely weatherproof (tested by the craziest weather in Nepal and India).
Weather Protection - 10/10
Completely weatherproof! I wore it in an infamous wind tunnel of Kaligandaki river in Mustang, in a hail storm in Ladakh, India, while trekking up to a 5800 m pass and on regular rainy days while trekking in Nepal.
Breathability - 9/10
GORE-TEX fabric this jacket is made of is extremely breathable (also the third layer is very helpful in redistributing the moisture). Sometimes it would become quite hot during some intense trekking but the underarm vent zips were really helpful.
Mobility - 7/10
The jacket is a bit crinkly but I guess it will change with time. I'd really like some change in a front zipper as it is a bit too stiff for my liking.
Also, I can't call the front pockets backpack-friendly (anything you put there, be it a phone or a beanie, will end up on the bottom of the pockets and pressed against your hips with a backpack belt) and easy to reach in (I think could be changed by repositioning the pockets diagonally).
Features - 8/10
The front zipper is made of plastic, it's quite stiff and hard to move, can be pretty frustrating when your fingers are frozen and you can't zip the jacket up.
However, the zippers in the front pockets, side pockets, and underarm vents run smoothly as they are made of a different material.
The jacket has got plenty of pockets that can fit anything from an energy bar or keys to a wallet, beanie or a smartphone. Features like a cloth to wipe your glasses or your phone, a little keyring inside one of the pockets or a pocket on one of the sleeves plus useful details like a chinguard actually make this jacket a very well-thought-out piece of adventure clothing.
Weight and compression - 10/10
The jacket is extremely lightweight, packs well and doesn't take much space in a backpack.
Date published: 2019-02-01
Rated 5 out of
My new favourite jacket!I got this jacket about a year ago but have only just recently had the chance to give it a good workout. I work as a full time travel photographer and I'm always in different temperatures and environments. This year the Alopex came with me to Patagonia and it was the best thing ever. It's a shell so it's perfect for hiking, I can strip layers off or add them underneath but stay dry and protected with this jacket on. It also has loads of pockets, which I stuffed with snacks, spare batteries, beanie and neck warmer, gloves, tissues and anything else I needed to access easily on the trails.