High Loft USMC Happy Jacket
The High Loft jacket, pants and booties, designed by Wild Things, are engineered for bivouac, rest and sedentary activities in extreme cold conditions. These pieces are light weight and easily packed to a minimum volume, so they can be carried among the variety of other mission essential gear, and they provide the warmth you need to lie in wait for extended periods of time.
Designed to provide maximum comfort in extreme cold weather, the High Loft Jacket is a superior outer layer. The jacket is cut large to fit over several layers of clothing and body armor. The shell material is a carefully selected, tested microfiber that is impregnated with a thin layer of silicone. This material is lightweight, windproof, highly water resistant, and breathable. The added silicone also enhances abrasion resistance.
The jacket is designed to enhance comfort and performance in extreme cold conditions, eliminating all unnecessary features. Insulated with PrimaLoft® Sport synthetic insulation, the jacket is lightweight, compressible and keeps the wearer warm even when wet. We put 6 oz PrimaLoft® in the body and 2 oz in the hood to insure comfort even in the coldest conditions. The sleeves feature 330 denier Cordura reinforcement panels just where you need them. The hood and waist openings are elasticized with barrel lock closures, making gloved adjustment a snap. We put two internal mesh pockets into the jacket for storage, and they are large enough for users to dry out socks or gloves while wearing the jacket. Wrist openings are elasticized with hook and loop adjustable closures.
Fully insulated, wind/water resistant layers for extreme cold conditions provide ultimate warmth across a broad operating range thanks to Low Loft and High Loft options. Both feature PrimaLoft® Silver Active synthetic insulation to provide warmth even when wet. Shells are made of 100% windproof ripstop nylon with DWR/NIR designed for insulation protection, abrasion and water resistance.