Why we chose the Vertic 3L: Eco-conscious, waterproof, breathable
Weight: 750g (jackets) & 630g (pants)
Fabric: Dryosphere 3L
This is the new Vertic Three Layer Men’s Jacket and Pants from Scott. It’s got all the right features and fabrics to see you right no matter where on the mountain you manage to find yourself. We’re also glad to report that this also isn’t at the cost of the planet, with Scott taking some impressive measures to mitigate their impact on the earth.
It’s Scott’s aim to have a sustainable outlook on everything they do and – most importantly – everything they produce. This was clear to see when we checked out their almost fully recycled Superguide LT ski at the trade shows earlier this year, but it’s great to see this attitude filter down into their outerwear range too.
But what does this all mean in real terms? Well, Scott is committed to using recycled fabrics in their Re-Source range. In this case, the Vertic 3L ski jacket and pants are made from 100% recycled polyester while also not using any of those nasty PFC’s that cause damage to local ecosystems. This goes far and beyond many other brands’ commitments, so props to Scott for achieving this.
Scott Vertic 3L Build
Speaking of fabrics, the Vertic 3L jacket and pants are made from Scott’s in-house DRY-O-sphere fabrics to provide a waterproof and breathable barrier from the elements. Scott claims that the waterproof rating of this fabric is 15,000mm with a breathability rating of 10,000. That’s not award-winning numbers, but it’s certainly enough to keep you well protected in all but the worst conditions (see also the most sweat-inducing ascents).