GRAnaREC Mid-Layer Jacket / Everyday Performance Series

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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.

    • Features
      • Exceptional weight / warmth ratio
      • Self-packs in its chest pocket
      • Water resistant - PFC free WR
      • Windproof
      • Moisture absorption
      • Antibacterial
      • Anti-UV
      • YKK zippers (all)
      • Huge rear hidden pocket
      • Packable hood

    • Materials, Specs & Graphene
      • Shell face and lining: 100% Toray Nylon 20D. The insulation is 70% recycled polyester and 30% graphene integrated polyester.
      • Weight: 490 grams (size M)
      • Graphene is integrated on the fibers that compose the insulation of the jacket.

    • Care
      • 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 tumble dry
      • 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 $189 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

    Fills and the 6-season system:

    The GRAnaREC comes in two versions. Black with 80g/m2 fill and Ice Grey with 60g/m2 fill. While 20 grams may not seem like much, they make one season of difference. While the 80g/m2 fill is built for Winter, Autum and Spring, the 60g/m2 is built for Summer, Spring and Autum defining a 6-season system.

    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 no sacrifice on weight nor volume, the GRAnaREC sports thousands of air pockets generated by the fibers retain heat to keep you warm. The far infrared properties of Graphene dramatically improves its performance to keep you warm when it’s cold and to keep you fresh when the going gets active. 

    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

    The 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 that keep you warm, dry and comfortable even when wet. Besides, they dry much faster. To complement this, the GRAnaREC is coated with our top-performing Eco 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 time 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 II jacket

    The GRAnaREC is the perfect match for the Alpha Series II 3L 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 and they even connect so they work as one heavy duty end-of-the-world jacket.

    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.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 107 reviews
    Height: Medium-sized miracle || Between 5'7'' (170 cms) and 5'11'' (180 cms)
    Body status: Dadbod
    Size chosen: M
    Fit: True to size
    Just fantastic

    Warm when I need but really light the rest of the time. Just perfect.

    Libor Stloukal
    Height: Medium-sized miracle || Between 5'7'' (170 cms) and 5'11'' (180 cms)
    Body status: Dadbod
    Size chosen: M
    Fit: True to size
    Recommended with enthusiasm

    I think the jacket is fantastic. It is very solidly made and I really like the materials used. I am very happy with my purchase.

    Height: Medium-sized miracle || Between 5'7'' (170 cms) and 5'11'' (180 cms)
    Body status: Bulky / Muscular
    Size chosen: XXL
    Fit: True to size
    Everyday mid layer jacket-Fall, Winter Spring

    The jacket came as advertised. The fit is good and the insulation is a work of art. It manages to fell light while adapting to my needs for warmth. It has been water resistant when I needed it to be. And most importantly is cleans up easily after spills and spots.