UNRIVALLED WEIGHT / WARMTH RATIO IN A JACKET THAT SELF-PACKS. THE GRAnaREC INTEGRATES GRAPHENE TO RECYCLED POLYESTER TO ELEVATE SYNTHETIC INSULATION TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL
Normally down jackets are associated with better warmth and durability but also linked to animal cruelty. Synthetic on the other hand is known for having better general performance/value but not always offering proper levels of warmth. The GRAnaREC jacket takes synthetic insulation to a whole new level with state-of-the-art insulation that integrates Graphene with recycled polyester fibers.
An ultra-high-performance mid-layer that can keep you warm in the most unwelcoming cold while being extremely light and tough but that can also be the best option when chilling at home.
- Exceptional weight / warmth ratio
- Self-packs in its chest pocket
- Water resistant - PFC free WR
- Moisture absorption
- YKK zippers (all)
- Huge rear hidden pocket
- Packable hood
- Materials, Specs & Graphene
- Shell face and lining: 100% Toray Nylon 20D
- Weight: 490 grams (size M)
- Graphene is integrated on the fibers that compose the insulation of the jacket.
- Wash it properly, it’ll last for years and years
- Close all zippers
- Machine wash in cold water with delicate cycle
- Dry in shade
- Do not iron
- Do not wring
- Do not dry clean
- Lifetime Guarantee, Shipping & Returns
- At Graphene-X we don’t cut corners. That’s why all our products are guaranteed for life. Graphene empowers our products with unrivalled durability and versatility
- All orders over $150 qualify for free shipping. Under that we normally charge 75% of the cost the courier charges to us
- Didn’t love it or could use a different size? Send it back within 30 days of delivery and we will fully refund it or send you a new item
Cutting edge insulation system
The GRAnaREC features the first ever graphene integrated insulation system. The thermal properties of Graphene rockets the warmth level that the recycled polyester insulation gives you. With only 80g/m2 fill there is no downside on weight or volume. Thousands of air pockets generated by the fibers retain heat to keep you warm. The far infrared properties of Graphene is what dramatically increases their performance.
20D Nylon 66 - A favorite in military field
On the shell and lining we use 100% 20D nylon 66. Nylon66 yarn was developed by DuPont in 1937 and is provided to us by Toray (Japan originary). Exceptional mechanical stretch, super breathable and extraordinary abrasion resistance makes of this fabric a favorite in the military field. All this while feeling incredibly soft thanks to the micro-texture we called“nano”.
Keeps performing when wet
Effectiveness of traditional down jackets decreases as moisture causes the down clusters to stick together and screws their ability to trap warm air. Besides they dry really slow. On the GRAnaREC, the Graphene integrated polyester fibers form air pockets which keep you warm, dry and comfortable even when wet. Besides, they dry much faster. To complement this, the GRAnaREC is coated with our top performingEco Bionic PFC free water repellent.
Densely compressed filaments for extreme compression
The short-staple filament insulation design features short strands of fine-denier filaments that are densely compressed to reduce heat loss. It also allows the jacket to be extremely compressible and self-pack in its chest pocket. This design helps in getting the same feel of softness and flexibility you see in down jackets without their cons.
The A-team of devices are here
At Graphene-X we don’t cut corners and every single element we use on the GRAnaREC is literally the best of the best we can find on the market. Every single one of the zippers in this state-of-the-art mid-layer is from YKK (even the ones you can’t see) and even though their production lead times is over 90 days and their cost 3-5times more than the second best of the market this is how we run. When developing goods like ours there’s only one way to go.
The perfect sidekick for the Alpha Series Shell jacket
The GRAnaREC is the perfect match for the 3L Alpha Series shell jacket when facing the harshest colds.When exposed to hardcore lower temperatures the GRAnaREC completely insulates you while the Alpha does the rest of the job keeping the elements out. This is the ultimate combo of layers. Want to see how our game changer Graphene based layers system works? Check this article.
The power of pockets
Two frontal pockets, one chest pocket, one hidden massive rear pocket, one inner zippered pocket and one inner open pocket. Invisible YKK zippers all across so only you know where your stuff is. The GRAnaREC does not go shy on storage space so you can be fully prepared to excel in whatever your day throws at you.
No to animal cruelty
Since humans started caring about the world we live in (not long ago) down insulation has been linked to animal cruelty. Just get the image of a bird being live-plucked... easy to get why this is just not right huh?
However, during the last years, we've seen market leaders announcing "Ethical Down" programs and other similar methodologies to "do things the right way". Well, evidence shows they're highly unreliable. They normally base their pillars only on certificates as the brand has no control over the supply chain of their providers. If this is an actual problem for the industry titans you can just imagine what's the situation for the rest. You can even hear people saying that down is a byproduct of the food industry as we still eat the animals. What they don’t mention is the cruelty behind live-plucking a bird before it gets slaughtered (it doesn’t work well for them if they do it the other way around.
At Graphene-X we believe that material science is the road to get to the best performing products while not hurting anyone. We are committed to delivering outstanding products but at the expense of no one.
My GRAnaREC jacket is super soft and I use as a mid layer or as an outer layer almost every day. It’s like putting a pillow on, very cozy!
I received the GRAnaREC jacket about three months ago, and have worn it almost daily. Unbelievably light, unbelievably warm, and stylish, too. Fit is perfect.
Pros: All of the above. I have worn it in temperatures between -2 degrees and + 10 degrees Celsius. Always been perfectly comfortable. The hood fits snugly and resists a lot of rain. It's also easy to deploy without removing the jacket. While not waterproof, the jacket withstood 40 minutes of light to medium continuous rain, no problems. Lots of pockets. Logo is ULTRA discreet - I've had people mistake it for UnderArmour (hah!). Zippers are super smooth.
Cons: Jacket certainly doesn't tuck into the the inner pocket as easily as the video, unless I'm doing it wrong. No choice of colours.
Conclusion: A great investment. I recommend it to anyone. I have not needed to wear it yet with my Alpha jacket, but I'm sure that's an unbeatable combination.
GRAnaREC MID-LAYER JACKET