Insulated and Down Jacket Reviews

Berghaus Extrem Micro Down Jacket Review

Berghaus Extrem Micro Down Jacket

Berghaus Extrem Micro Down Jacket  Over the last few months Nia has been been testing out the women’s Extrem Micro Down Insulated Jacket by Berghaus. A lightweight jacket that features water-resistant Hydrodown insulation powered by Nikwax. I was out hiking in the Rocky Mountains in September so it was a perfect opportunity for me to test …

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Rab Xenon X Vest Review

Dave Roberts reviews the Rab Xenon X Vest, a PrimaLoft® synthetic insulated layer designed for fast and light activities. The Rab Xenon X Vest, gilet (or for those brought up in the 80’s – body warmer) is a lightweight ‘booster’ layer designed to be worn over other kit for when you need that little bit of extra …

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Rab Women’s Quest Jacket

  Nia Jenkins reviews the Rab Quest Jacket. I’ve used this Rab Quest Jacket over the last few months whilst out in the hills of Snowdonia. We have had a pretty cold winter in Wales so it was much needed for the first few months of 2016! This is what I thought… This jacket is …

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Montane Nitro Down Jacket Review

With winter rapidly approaching, it’s essential to have a decent warm layer whether you’ll be camping out or just stopping for a bit to eat. It’s even better when that layer packs down to almost nothing and doesn’t weigh you down. The Montane Nitro Jacket ticks all those boxes, weighing in at 450g and packing …

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RAB Microlight Down Jacket

These spring mornings tend to be cold and frosty, so you need some decent insulation to counter this. It’s just not cold enough to justify a full on duvet jacket and a simple fleece might not be warm enough. You need something in between. The Microlite Jacket from RAB is more of a down cardigan …

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Paramo Torres Smock Review

The classic down jacket is one of the best bits of kit you can get for keeping warm. Gram for gram, there’s nothing warmer than the combination of pertex and down of one form or the other. In that respect, synthetic insulation doesn’t come close. That said, there’s no need to write off synthetic insulation …

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