Salomon S Lab x Alp Pro Jacket Review

Bright yellow and full ventilation openings are the two characteristics that the first viewing of my Salomon hardshell jacket, with the cryptic name S-Lab X-Alp anorak M, incident. Made from Gore-Tex Pro material, it is to withstand even the greatest efforts and loads in the mountains.

Since the GoreTex membrane Pro is designed with more emphasis on resilience as breathability, Salomon has the X-Alp Anorak huge pit zips donated, may be those of the entire front part of the jacket “folded up” and rolled. Whether in practice what is good, I have in this hardshell jackets test examined once.

Here you can find as always once a few details and specifications of the Salomon S-Lab X-Alp Anorak:

Hardshell Jacken Test: Details des Salomon S-Lab X-Alp Anorak

  • Material: polyamide inside and outside
  • Membrane: Gore-Tex PRO
  • Application: Hiking, Alpinism, Climbing, Freeriding
  • Art: Hoodie, 1/2 Front-RV
  • Water column: 28.000 mm
  • Breathability: RET <6 (GoreTex Pro material)
  • Tested size: XL
  • Weight reweighed: 405g
  • Features: waterproof seams, large chest pocket, long pit zips, adjustable hood, Motion Fit, Active Fit
  • UVP: EUR 399,99

Hardshell jackets Test: First impression and processing

After unpacking the Salomon hardshell Anorak, has me first fascinated by the great design. The gaudy yellow color blends well with the blue accents on the zippers, lettering and Velcro cuffs. The seams are very well made and the Gore-Tex Pro material feel at quality. For a RRP of EUR 399.99 may be the well expected.

Similar to the Haglöfs Gram Comp Pull II  is front zipper not continuous , but ends at half the length. This can be saved to a little weight and secondly the possible penetration of moisture can be prevented via the front zipper.However thus the jacket must always be pulled over the head. Whether you the bother now or not, have to decide you yourself. For me it does not make much difference to a normal jacket and is therefore in my vote no negative point.

Fit and feel

I have the Salomon S-Lab X-Alp anorak with my 1.97 m height in size XL tested. In this variant, the jacket is large enough to also draw a thicker insulating jacket under it in winter. That was important to me because I have the X-Alp would like to use as an all-year hardshell. Overall, the fit is look good, even if it can not be called physical. Which can increase the freedom of movement of course. Salomon jacket concept designed so the elbow preformed after “MotionFit” and the shoulders are unrestricted. This is the whole movement of the anorak be improved.

The wearing of the interior material of the 3-layer jacket is very pleasant and also on the bare arms not disturbing. However, you sweat heavily on the bare skin, the feeling is not so pleasant. A “sticking” the inside but I have never experienced this. The chin conclusion of the front zipper is padded pleasantly soft on the inside and scrapes also not completely closed on the skin. The Velcro cuffs can be adjusted easily and also look for more active movement fixed together.

Hardshell jackets Test: Features

When furnishing Salomon Anorak has left nothing to be desired for me. Best special are the extremely long ventilation openings underneath the arms.They range from the elbow inside to the bottom of the jacket. The zippers can thereby be operated in both directions. Open from top to bottom You gain the known pit zips and opened from the bottom up, you can personalize the front of the jacket from the other regions to solve, rolling along and fix up-to have the take off without the jacket and.

That was at the beginning a bit strange, because the welded zippers by design are very stiff and I then not exactly aware where I should fix the front part of the jacket for. The necessary to fixing clip is located in the large breast pocket. Once that is done, the whole thing looks like on the following image:

The ventilation is thus already a lot better than in the closed state. However, I find this solution in practice is not very practical, since the fastening through the small loop keeps not very good. On both sides of the front of the jacket always slips back down somewhat and must be addressed. Especially on a via ferrata on which one moves a lot, I feel that as an extremely disruptive. Also, I would have to stay anxiety hanging so somewhere. During normal walking or trekking but that is something else again, and makes a very good ventilation.

Further jackets are the large and infinitely adjustable hood, which still offers a surprisingly wide viewing window one also closed. I have not tested separately, but a ski helmet should find a place among the voluminous hood.A small cable on back of the hood can be adjusted without any problems to the right size, so you will not slip the hooded face shield.

As pocket there is a large chest pocket that much space provides for all the necessary items. A card, wallet and phone have in place without problems.The size, but I find not only advantageous because the bag is also very low and thereby partially comes into conflict with the waist strap of my backpack. But if I don the backpack first and Refill the bag then, there is no problem. It is positive that the pocket is made of a mesh material is characterized and the breathability is not adversely affected.

Hardshell jackets test: freedom of movement

As already described above, to have been significantly increased by the MotionFit Technology freedom of movement of the jacket. And in practice, I must also state that I in have been hampered any situation of the jacket anyway. The head can be moved limitation freely and with the poor I could also all movements without problems executing with their hoodies. In this regard, my body is in motion , the limiting factor again.

Hardshell jackets Test: Weather protection and ventilation

The weather protection of the Salomon S-Lab X-Alp Anorak has not much to say really. Because the GoreTex Pro membrane is uncompromising waterproof and has passed in all 6 weeks of the test period a drop of water.And I got into some heavy rain showers, which often lasted over an hour and were accompanied by strong wind. The applied DWR is excellent and let the rain even after 1 hour still super repels. This effect is by design eventually subside, but, by good Einwaschimprägnierung *  be renewed easily again.

The breathability of the Gore-Tex Pro material is known to be not as good as that of the sister product GoreTex Active Shell.  It is therefore important that hardshells from the Pro material sufficient ventilation options have to transport the warm air to the outside.

And it has the Salomon S-Lab X-Alp anorak, already described above, sufficient. And the pit zips have works great in practice. Through its extreme length, the moist, warm air can be very good and quick escape from the jacket, which makes for a very pleasant body climate. A positive side effect of Pit-Zips in general is that the jacket does not stink as fast starts even after many aerobic activity!

Hardshell jackets Test: resistance

I Solomon hardshell only been 6 weeks in use have, there is no wear and tear. This should anyway not occur Pro material extended period in appearance due to the robust GoreTex. Main advantage of this membrane is particularly wear resistance to long and heavy backpack to be. I have anyway Heavy Backpacks no longer , but most of the time one of the shoulders. I am still not been inadvertently connected with the jacket on stones or rocks and therefore can not comment on these effects.

Should this change in the near future, I will report this akualisieren.

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Conclusion for Salomon S-Lab X-Alp Anorak

I like the Salomon S-Lab X-Alp anorak very good because it is suited as a robust and weather-resistant hardshell that without problems a ls all-year outdoor jacket can be used e. Particularly noteworthy are the class DWR and the lush and well-functioning ventilation openings. I find not very well solved the possibility of binding the front part of the jacket up. But since this function is optional anyway, I’ll take that non-negative. Unfortunately, it is sometimes a conflict between bag contents and backpack hip belt. The rain protection thanks GoreTex Pro uncompromising and as always convinced me.The freedom of movement positively surprised me, so I’m at a very good overall result!

Significantly lighter options are the Gore-Tex jackets Haglöfs LIM III and Haglöfs Gram Comp Pull II. Both are almost 200 grams lighter and yet offer the full weather protection. They are the material here is not quite as robust as the Solomon, but also considerably cheaper.

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