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M-Back FreeShell

M-Back FreeShell

An all day, any day cool weather classic layering piece. Versatile, breathable warmth with less bulk, thanks to its brushed merino inner face.

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Developing a balanced layering system in cool weather can be tricky, especially in the transitional seasons when each day’s got a drastic temperature swing. The M-Back FreeShell offers a breathable, versatile warmth, making it easier to be comfortable all day, any day.

Unlike typical winterweight fabrics, our M-Back Doubleweave is breathable and relatively light, weighing in at 200gsm. The dense nylon outer face provides protection from the elements without compromising breathability. The inner face is a soft brushed 19 micron merino wool. We see merino as nature's finest performance fabric, it's possessed with the amazing ability to both insulate you in the cool and maintain a dry comfortable body climate as you push yourself.

Designed to disappear and integrate effortlessly into your life, the M-Back FreeShell is cut to move the way you do and pack away into itself when not worn. A three-piece hood with a ladder lock rapid adjustment system provides full visibility and full coverage. Shock cord adjustable cuffs allow for quick adjustments and a secure fit, even by mittened hands. For easy travel and carry this jacket packs into itself, transforming into a bag with an integrated adjustable strap.

A calibrated cool weather layering piece, the M-Back FreeShell will render your extra layers obsolete and enhance those you keep.
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M-Back Doubleweave turns duality into versatility. Mating a light, flexible and strong nylon/elastane outer face to a soft, lofty brushed 19 micron merino inner face, it’s calibrated for comfort during cool weather athletic activity and all day indoor lounging alike.

We’ve long said that merino is nature’s finest performance fabric, possessing remarkable natural temperature and moisture management abilities. These properties allow merino to retain body heat and stay warm when it’s cold out and draw excess heat and moisture away from your skin when things get too warm, creating comfort in a wide range of temperatures and activity levels. Of course, it’s also beautifully soft on the skin, making it a joy to wear.

The outer face is a densely woven light but strong nylon/elastane weave. Already possessing some inherent wind and weather resistance, this face is topped off with a NanoSphere® treatment to give it extra resilience against water, dirt and grime. Four-way stretch means it moves any way it’s supposed to, allowing for a natural, comfortable freedom of movement. This face brings the overall weight of the M-Back Doubleweave down to 200gsm, keeping the fabric as a whole light, strong and comfortable enough to wear all day indoors or out.
  • M-Back FreeShell

  • M-Back Doubleweave fabric
  • Woven in Switzerland by Schoeller
  • 76% polyester, 19% merino wool, 5% Elastane
  • 200gsm
  • Doubleweave construction
  • Dense nylon outer face
  • Brushed 19 micron merino inner face
  • Four-way stretch
  • NanoSphere® treated to emulate the self-cleaning capabilities of a lotus leaf
  • Light wind, water and dirt resistance
  • Temperature calibrated for comfortable indoor-outdoor wear

  • Three piece hood engineered for full visibility
  • Ladder lock hood adjustment system
  • Articulated two piece raglan sleeve
  • High neck zip for coverage
  • Ultrasuede pull tab on zip
  • Discreet front pockets and three distinct interior pockets
  • Jacket packs into itself, transforming into a bag with an integrated adjustable strap with aluminum hardware
  • Shock cord adjustable cuffs
  • Extended back for coverage

  • Fits true to size
  • Machine wash cold, lay flat to dry
  • To restore water resistance tumble dry medium for 5-10 minutes
  • Never use fabric softener
  • Made in New York City with Swiss fabric
  • Sizing

    Fits true to size. This version fits slightly longer in the sleeve length and slightly wider in the bottom opening than previous versions.

    Please refer to the table below for garment's exact measurements.

    Garment measurement illustration
    Garment measurements in inches, measured flat
    Size XS S M L XL
    Length high shoulder to bottom 27 27.5 28 28.5 29
    Sleeve length center back to cuff 35.25 35.5 35.75 36 36.25
    Body Measurement Illustration
    Body measurements in inches
    Size XS S M L XL
    Chest 34 36 38 40 42