The Kamleika takes the athlete onto the mountain with a Gore-Tex Proshell layer that protects from wind and rain while stretching to give freedom of movement and so aiding athletic performance. Highly breathable, lightweight and now even more durable in a new Nylon face fabric. Kamleika is the choice for people who have recognised that they may have to wear a waterproof all day and yet still head for the mountains anyway.
The Kamleika was, and still is, the original stretch running waterproof. Running in the mountains, in the rain, throws up as many challenges for kit as it does for people. This is particularly true when designing a waterproof where a blend of properties must be achieved. We demand durability, comfort, stretch, weather protective features, low weight, waterproofness and breathability, all of which must be balanced in the perfect combination. The Kamleika is OMM’s answer to this challenge. Updated for winter 2020 with a Nylon outer layer, it is now more durable than ever.
With a 20,000 HH waterproof rating and 20,000 g/m2 breathability rating, this jacket passes kit check at any ultra events by twice, but offers much more substantial than other lightweight waterproofs on the market.
OMM invented stretch waterproofs a little over 20 years ago, and the Kamleika was the first waterproof to introduce true stretch. They have improved on the technology over the years to reduce weight, improve breathability and add features but the formula has stayed the same. Now in its 5th generation, the latest Kamleika builds upon decades of design and thorough testing in the harshest of races.
The Fabric is the Star
The fabric is the star in this jacket. We have been developing Kamleika stretch fabric for 20 years. It has unmatched amounts of stretch and breathability, creating a jacket so comfortable you’ll find yourself wearing it even when the forecast is clear and you’ll be wishing for rain. This was achieved by switching the normally woven face of a jacket for a knitted face, although challenges had to be overcome in allowing stretch in a membrane and bonding the two together.
Mountaineering Features on a Running Jacket
Kamleika has protective features not normally found on a lightweight waterproof shell giving you the confidence you need in the mountains:
– Adjustable volume peaked hood lets you sculpt the protection to meet the direction of the rain while the internal cradle holds it in place.
– Thumb loop system allows the sleeves to be pulled over the back of hands or sealed closed when not in use.
– Dynamic droptail system to draw the jacket tight on the waist whilst retaining full coverage.