Outdoor Vitals Redefines Ultralight with New Releases
Additions include the Tushar Rain Jacket and Altitude Sun Hoodie
CEDAR CITY, Utah (June 30, 2022) – Outdoor Vitals, the Utah-based performance outdoor apparel and gear brand, continues to lead the pack in the ultralight space with the addition of the Tushar Rain Jacket and Altitude Sun Hoodie to their growing line of apparel, sleep systems, and packs. Available July 5, the intelligently designed Tushar Rain Jacket weighs in at just 7 ounces, while the Altitude Sun Hoodie is a mere 4 ounces.
Featuring body-mapped membrane technology to increase breathability without sacrificing protection, the Tushar Rain Jacket is a seam-taped fully waterproof jacket that is intentionally designed with a more durable membrane in high wear areas and a separate more breathable membrane in low wear areas to keep hikers, runners and cyclists comfortable and safe in extreme conditions. This ultralight jacket doesn’t sacrifice durability and features fabrics that are more robust than what is typically used for products in this category.
“Ultralight rain jackets present a real challenge for designers, as there is typically a tradeoff between weight, breathability, and durability.” Says Tayson Whittaker, founder of Outdoor Vitals. “At only 7-oz, the Tushar Rain Jacket features a 20D micro-ripstop nylon face fabric that is nearly twice as strong as similar offerings. This is enabled in part by the incredible Toray Torain membrane and seam taping that boasts increased breathability and longevity. In addition, we use two different waterproof membranes in the Tushar, which increases breathability and adds protection in the areas that receive the most pressure.”
The $229 2.5 layer jacket also boasts a brand-new 3D printed inner that helps to eliminate extra moisture and keeps the membrane protected and separated from the skin. The 3D print backing reduces weight significantly, allowing the Tushar to use stronger fabrics but still come in at an ultralight weight. Pit zips help with breathability and temperature regulation, allowing users to wear the jacket when temperatures rise.
The Altitude Sun Hoodie is built for those who push further, climb higher and refuse to quit when the going gets tough. Whisper-thin and quick-drying, this weightless top is made from a highly breathable synthetic fabric that wicks moisture away from the skin as temperatures rise. Supremely comfortable, the $49 Altitude Sun Hoodie is a great option for high output activities or lounging at camp after a day outside.
To learn more about the Tushar Rain Jacket or Altitude Sun Hoodie visit www.outdoorvitals.com.
About Outdoor Vitals
Unencumbered by price points or corporate strategies, Outdoor Vitals is passionate about helping others to live ultralight, and its sole mission is to provide gear that makes backcountry travel easier. Outdoor Vitals is committed to designing innovative products that make the outdoors more comfortable, cutting out everything that is unnecessary without impeding function or durability. The result is a line of carefully constructed products that are ideal for backcountry travel. Today, Outdoor Vitals offers a wide array of unique products, including backpacks, jackets, tents, pants, baselayers, sleep systems, and more.