This could be it if there ever was such a thing as an outdoor classic. Warm and snug, it makes the ideal companion for winter hillwalking adventures.
Mountain Equipment’s lightweight, comfortable, and great value sleeping bag packs with what they refer to as featherless insulation – although its hood and lower drawcord system may divide opinion.
A reliable waterproof jacket will shield you from the elements. One way to gauge its effectiveness is through its hydrostatic head rating – an indicator of how much liquid can pass through before seeping through its outer layer and into your body – the higher this number, the better its performance will be.
Fjern jackets utilize eVent membranes that compare favorably with Gore-Tex in terms of performance and durability, plus are also PFC-free to reduce environmental impacts during production.
Your jacket should allow dynamic mountain movement without restricting you, so look for stretchy fabrics and a fit that accommodates layers. In addition, check that it features YKK Aquaguard zips with storm flaps to help stop any water ingress into the jacket, and look out for venting zippers (also called pit zips) beneath the arms to help avoid overheating.
The Fjern Jacket Review is a lightweight synthetic jacket that may not technically be waterproof but still provides high levels of protection and breathability due to the Nikwax Analogy fabric’s ability to push moisture away while permitting water vapor to escape inside. Furthermore, its body-mapped insulation with 100% recycled 150g/m2 Hydroloft provides warmth where you need it most.
This jacket is highly comfortable due to its soft lining, low seams, light insulation, and protective hood. Additionally, its ergonomic shape makes it an easy fit over base layers or mid-layers, and it can also serve as an outer jacket in windy or rainy conditions.
Fjern’s Orkan from their newly launched brand Fjern is constructed using an eVent membrane for maximum waterproofing and breathability at a very reasonable price, partly due to its athletic yet tailored fit, which produces an aesthetic, flattering result.
The exceptionally light event shell boasts a slim and streamlined fit for easy movement. Packable and featuring adjustable vents in the hood, armpit, and cuff vents to adjust warmth according to conditions, it also comes equipped with a protective hood and big pockets to store essentials – an ideal jacket for anyone who values comfort, breathability, and lightweight construction over weather resistance.
Arc’teryx jackets stand out as among the most advanced synthetic in our review, boasting an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio thanks to 850 fill goose down and Coreloft synthetic insulation in moisture-prone areas (known as ‘down composite mapping’). This slim-fitting cut design also boasts handwarmer pockets, a soft fabric chin guard, and a compatible helmet hood, making this piece suitable for ultralight backpackers and thru-hikers with an increased durability factor over Keela and Paramo jackets.
This jacket’s eVent membrane is highly breathable, making it suitable for long periods of wear without becoming wet from sweat or rain. In addition, its low-profile eye-locks on both sides of its hood, soft fabric chin guard, glove-friendly zipper pulls, and two deep hand pockets with zippered enclosures allow easy operation even with gloves on. In terms of storage capability, one zipped shoulder pocket and two hand pockets are accessible using glove pulls!
Octa Insulation is a versatile jacket designed for all seasons. Featuring a soft fleece lining and snug-fitting sleeves with elasticized bands to seal out cold air, its adjustable hood keeps out cold air, and its light design makes it suitable for backpacking and hiking adventures alike. Although its collar sits low against your chin, it can still be tucked inside for added warmth.