For the ascent.
From chilly approaches to frosty alpine ascents, rely on your Salewa Women's Agner Engineered DST Jacket for the warmth you need for the summit. Built with stretchy fabrication and durable, warm material, this jacket resists abrasion from sharp rocks and ice while offering breathable warmth throughout your trek.If the climb gets toasty, take off the Agner and store it in its own compression pocket for easy carrying and easy access when you get to the peak.
- A durable softshell jacket for alpine climbing in comfort
- Stretchy body mapping moves with you as you climb
- Durable nylon fabrication offers tough, breathable warmth
- Chest pockets offer easy access even with a harness on
- Stows in compression pocket for convenient carry
- Bluesign approved material for eco-conscious wear
- Item #SFW0084
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XS
- Height: 5'2"
- Weight: 104lbs
I was recently given the opportunity to test out the Salewa Agner jacket and jumped at the chance. I have the Salewa Ortles Fleece and I was very pleased with the performance, breathability, and how warm it is!
The Agner jacket was designed with climbing in mind, and you can tell just by looking at it - the fact that it's a softshell is perfect for climbing/mountaineering, as it breathes but still retains heat and flexes to move in sync with your body. It also remains resistant to abrasions against the rock surface.
The pockets are positioned higher and on the chest, so that even with a harness on you can stash your phone, keys, wallet, or whatever else you need quick access to whether it's on the ground or a multi pitch belay. The hood is designed to fit against your head and to fit well under a helmet.
Sadly, we got rained out right after our first climb in Rock Canyon, Utah, and we had to quickly pack up our gear and bail! Luckily I had this jacket with me, so I was able to throw it on and stay dry for the hurried descent back to our car. While I have no issues with the fit of the hood, it got pretty damp pretty quickly on our way back to the car, and I could feel the dampness on my neck and the tops of my shoulders.
That being said, the rest of the jacket beaded moisture and repelled water well! It's not Gore Tex, so don't expect it to hold up in a heavy downpour. But in a steady drizzle such as the one we experienced at Rock Canyon, this will keep you warm and dry.
Fit: I would say this runs true to size with a semi fitted look. The drop hem in the back flares out a bit too much for my liking, but the hem stays put with my harness on and does not ride up over top of it.
Looking forward to trying this thing out again!