For Fall 2010, Mountain Hardwear will focus on their Core Climate Control layering system. Using technical materials and intelligent design, Core Climate Control involves everything from outerwear to base layers that provide protection, ease of movement, warmth and breathability all in one package.
The Core Climate Control system is comprised of three different parts: MicroClimate Zoning across numerous layers for optimal core temperature regulation, windproof and protective fleece midlayers and finally the portable heat and power of Ardica enabled outerwear introduced earlier this year.
First introduced in outerwear, Mountain Hardwear will now expand MicroClimate Zoning (MCZ) throughout their entire range. MCZ is a construction technology that maps the body's microclimate zones, providing warmth and protection where the body needs to retain heat, while using lighter, more breathable materials or insulation where the body needs to shed heat and moisture.
MCZ will be found in the new alpine Zonal insulated jackets (pictured above), Kramer and Contika jackets, Solidus and Desna Polartec Power Stretch jackets and the new merino wool/recycled polyester blend Integral base layers.
New technical windproof and highly wind resistant fleece will enhance the Mountain Hardwear Alpine and Backcountrywear collections. The MCZ designed Zoria fleece jacket combines WINDSTOPPER with Technostretch panels for breathability and stretch. The Sable Jacket and Countess Capote are made of 100% windproof Conduit laminated fleece and meant to be worn either as a midlayer or standalone.
Finally, Mountain Hardwear will introduce the Enyo and Sveda Ardica enabled softshell vests to add to their Refugium and Radiance Ardica enabled jackets.