Hyperlite’s Legendary Dyneema Shell Jacket Is Back After a 3-Year Absence

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Launched over a decade ago, Hyperlite Mountain Gear has since become one of the most reliable outdoor gear brands around. Aside from its masterful designs and meticulous construction, a big part of the Maine-based firm’s success is its staunch use of Dyneema, an ultralight synthetic fiber that’s often woven into fabric to make it much more durable.

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Back in 2017, Hyperlite debuted The Shell, a super-lightweight technical jacket and also the brand’s first foray into the world of apparel. Prior to leaving shelves in 2019, the coat was a hit while it was available, simply for its outdoor performance and reliability. Built with waterproof breathable Dyneema Composite Fabrics WPB as well as eVent materials technology, the coat boasted a 10,000mm waterproof rating and a slim profile.

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Well, The Shell has finally returned for a limited run of just 200 pieces, bringing back the same legendary construction and design as before, including the #5 YKK VISLON Aquaguard zipper, helmet-compatible hood with front and rear shock cord adjustment, Velcro cuffs, and a 2L stuff sack into which The Shell can pack itself.

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Weighing, at the most, 5.74oz in size XL, The Shell can be yours for $549 from Hyperlite’s website, but you should get out your wallets now because they’re likely to go quickly.