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Mountain Equipment's iconic belay jacket, providing uncompromising insulation and protection in the most challenging conditions.
Mountain Equipment's iconic belay jacket, providing uncompromising insulation and protection in the most challenging conditions.
Mountain Equipment

Mountain Equipment Citadel Jacket in Medieval/Magma

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Mountain Equipment Citadel Jacket in Medieval/Magma


Brand:Mountain Equipment


Mountain Equipment's iconic belay jacket, providing uncompromising insulation and protection in the most challenging conditions.

Now lighter, more weatherproof and just as warm, the Citadel remains the finest belay jacket on earth. Over-layering easily and with a highly protective GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ shell, its high loft insulation ensures maximum insulation in the most difficult conditions imaginable.


  • GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ 30D shell is durably weather resistant
  • PrimaLoft® Gold High Loft Ultra insulation with Cross Core™ aerogel technology [160g body and sleeves, 80g hood and additional shoulder overlay]
  • Super Alpine HC Insulated Hood with Cohaesive™ cordlocks
  • Mountain fit with articulated and pre-shaped sleeves
  • Shoulder Shield construction
  • 2-way YKK® moulded centre front zip with insulated rear baffle
  • 2 zipped hand warmer pockets, 2 chest pockets, 2 larger inner mesh pockets
  • GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ 30D hem, cuff and hood lining
  • Elasticated cuffs and dual tether hem drawcords
  • Weight: 820g / 28.9oz
Buyers Guide - How to choose an Insulated Jacket

Everyone knows that to keep warm you need to insulate yourself from the cold.
THE most effective insulator is air, more importantly – dry air.
The more dry air you can trap against your body the warmer you will feel. However, air that contains moisture from sweat or rain will not insulate anywhere near as effectively so the layers you wear with your insulated jacket are critical to how it will perform. But how do you choose which one is right for you?

- What is the difference between down and synthetic?
- Why aren’t insulated jackets usually waterproof?
- Can you get water resistant down?
- How do the baffles work?
- How do I know how warm a jacket will be?
- Why do I need to think about how the hood fits?
- Why should I not buy a cheap down jacket?
- Can I buy a recycled down garment?
- How do I wash an insulated jacket?

Top tips to make the right choice:

Wearing cotton layers underneath your insulated jacket may well lock in sweat making you feel damp and therefore cold. They definitely work best with wicking layers underneath.

Check what the outer fabric is made of as some insulated jackets are designed to allow air through so they can work more efficiently in a layering system. If you are wanting an “outer” jacket then look for one with a windproof outer fabric.

If pack size is important then down garments will always pack smaller than a synthetic jacket of the same weight.
Sizing Information


Europe   48-50 50-52 52-54 54-56 56-58
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