Breathe in, breathe out

Kársnes highly breathable windbreaker jacket
from €160

Kársnes is a breathable windbreaker designed to raise your heart rate.

With the wind at your back, running is a breeze. With the wind in your face, throw on Kársnes. Highly-breathable and cut from stretch-enabled polyamid, Kársnes provides mountain athletes like runners, cyclists, and fast hikers with lightweight protection from the wind and sun. Minimalist features and a layer-friendly cut make it truly airy.

Materials & shell

93% polyamid/7% lycra hybrid textile with two-way mechanical stretch.

Kársnes is cut from a proprietary “soft touch” technical shell fabric.

This material’s supple hand and mechanical stretch provide excellent next-to-skin comfort while still resisting winds and light rains.

Light, airy, and made to move, Kársnes offers packable protection for mountain athletes. When winds pick up or a light drizzle starts, this lightweight shell provides an immediate response, with the comfort and breathability necessary to keep you in motion. A simplified seam structure and minimalist feature set keep everything low-drag, while a layer-friendly cut ensures that runners, cyclists, and fast hikers alike lose no ground when it’s time to layer up.

The difference between a good day out and a great day out is how it made you feel. Kársnes may not change the weather – but it’ll feel like it did. 

We take pride in making quality outdoors garments from sustainable materials, helping the very Earth they’re designed to explore. For more about our Circular initiative, please visit

Technical details

Designed and proven in Iceland since 1926

Two-way stretch



Glove-friendly zipper.

Two low-profile zippered chest pockets.

Reflective details on left torso.

Packable construction.

Elastic cuffs.

Fit & Size

Designed for athletic performance.

Kársnes is tailored but stretches and moves with the body in motion. It is designed to be worn comfortably over base layers and light mid-layers like vests. Those between sizes should consider sizing up.

For running

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