Fully waterproof jacket ideal for all alpine pursuits. The Zeal uses two weights of Entrant® with heavy-duty on the high wear points (shoulders, elbows, and lower back) and the lighter weight ripstop throughout the rest, giving you the best of both worlds; the lightest garment possible without compromising durability. Harness-friendly chest pockets mean easy access to essentials throughout the day without having to stop and take your pack off. The large, helmet-compatible hood stows into the collar providing protection with visibility when you need it and gets it out of your way when you don’t.
With the Zeal using a combination of the lighter ripstop Entrant and the heavier layer on the high wear areas it is lighter and less bulky than the Zeal Guide option
Prices in NZD
- Fabric combination of 3-layer 125 gram and 160 gram Entrant®
- 160 gram Entrant® on shoulders, elbows and lower back for durability when wearing a pack
- 125 gram Entrant® on rest of the jacket to keep the jacket as light as possible
- Bottom opening front zip
- Waterproof internal chest pocket
- Tuck-away hood designed to fit a helmet
- Hood has three adjustment points - cinch cord to pull firm on top, cinch cords around face to pull tight and hook/loop flap on back
- Hood has wire visor
- Elasticised cuff with hook/loop closures for a customized fit
- Waist drawcord operated from chest pockets
- Single-handed cinch cords on the hem
Combination of 3-layer 125 gram and 160 gram Gelanots®
Proudly made in New Zealand
- Warm hand wash for best garment life.
- Use pure soap or mild detergent.
- We have tested and recommend Lux flakes, Sunlight soap, or Persil Sensitive.
- Lux and Sunlight soap need to be fully dissolved in hot water before converting it to warm.
- Do not use bleach.
- Rinse well to remove all residues.
- Do not wring.
- Drip dry in the shade to minimise UV exposure.
- Do not tumble dry.
- A cool iron may be used to rejuvenate the exterior DWR* coating. Do not dry clean.
Keeping waterproof breathable garments clean will increase their lifespan. During normal wear, dirt, salts, and oils from contact with the skin will accumulate on the inside surface. This will show as a dark stain on the mesh, especially around the neck and hood. If leftover an extended period of time, this may contaminate the laminate or coating and cause irreversible damage to the jacket. To prevent this happening the garment should be washed at least once a year and more often if worn regularly. Hanging up garments in dry well-ventilated areas will prevent mildew building up on the fabric’s underside. Avoid all contact with solvents and chemicals, accidental contact should be washed off as soon as possible.
Earth Sea Sky was formed in December 1990 when David teamed up with clothing designer, Sydney Mulligan. Between them they had more than 25 years experience in New Zealand’s outdoor clothing industry. This experience in design, production and sales was used to fill a growing need in the market for outdoor clothing that combined comfort, style and performance. David and Sydney introduced designs and colours that linked function and performance with great fit, attention to detail and fashion. Their first range of 20 garments included tramping jackets, oilskins, waterproof ski wear, 60/40 anorak windshells and Polartec thermal fleeces.
Since then, most of New Zealand’s outdoor clothing brands have taken their production offshore. Earth Sea Sky is committed to remaining New Zealand made. The Ellis family believes this is vital in maintaining the brand’s consistent quality and uniqueness.