The Meridian Half-Zip is a mid-layer [L2] piece that can be worn alone for mild days, or in combination with a base layer top [L1] for cool weather, or worn as an insulating mid-layer with an accompanying outershell garment [L5] in cold temperatures and wet conditions.
Level 2 is really important for thermal regulation. It's the layer that helps transport moisture away from the body to the exterior of the garment but still needs to keep you warm when you are static. Made from Polartec® Power Grid™, the Meridian fits this challenge and does more. Starting with the fit, the tailored silhouette is cut for the athletic individual and will accommodate a light baselayer underneath. Gusseted underarm fabric made from a lightweight stretch woven helps to reduce bulk and has the added feature of laser perforation to help vent excess body heat. A long front zipper enables temperature regulation when you are working up a sweat. Thumb slots help secure the sleeves and warm up hands during chilly days. And the bonded chest pocket adds technical-looking style points.
Polartec® Power Grid™ is the evolution of fleece fabric engineering. A patented grid construction knit strengthens performance efficiency by increasing warmth and breathability, while also reducing fabric mass. These geometric patterns improve compressibility, wicking, and add technical style.By reinventing thermal warmth possibilities, Power Grid™ is a minimalist design that maximizes fabric performance.