Rab Microlight Summit
Longevity is at all times indication of high quality, so it’s value us letting you recognize that this new mannequin celebrates ten years of the Microlight jacket from the well-respected British climbing model. Whereas there are a variety of particulars designed for climbers, there are additionally an a variety of benefits for non-climbers. Primary is the distinctive heat (750 fill energy, stats followers) given its light-weight nature, and the opposite is that Rab has developed a hydrophobic down (ethically sourced, naturally) to duplicate the water resistance that makes artificial down enticing.
Purchase from Cotswold Out of doors | £230
Montane Icarus Flight
That is an Alpine mannequin, which implies it fits transferring at pace over mountainous terrain. Because it seems, the fleece aspect panels that make the jacket much less restrictive across the arms and extra breathable additionally make it effectively suited to holding on to a seize rail on a packed bus. It additionally helps that the horizontal bars that preserve the insulation in place are smaller than normal so it’s much less cumbersome. The insulation itself is the most recent model of PrimaLoft, ThermoPlume, which provides larger loft and squishiness with out sacrificing the quick-drying nature of this top-drawer artificial down.
Purchase on Amazon | £125.04-£160.24
Sergio Tacchini Ice Jacket
On the shape versus operate spectrum, this puffer from the Italian sportswear model sits squarely within the model camp. You had most likely already labored that out after one take a look at that punchy colourblock combo, however allow us to draw your consideration to the funnel collar, which is a sartorial improve over a hood. That’s to not say it received’t preserve you heat, however we wouldn’t take the polyester and polyamide fill into the mountains.
Purchase from Stuarts London | £110
Zits Studios x Fjällräven Expedition Down Jacket
Returning to that kind versus operate spectrum, this collaboration between two Swedish manufacturers grabs each ends of the road, bends it right into a circle, sits itself down on the be part of and concurrently occupies each ends. Fjällräven brings the technical chops, utilizing a 1974 mannequin that’s stood the check of time because the template and filling it with high-grade down in offset layers, whereas Zits Studios contributes the aptitude with a reversible cosmic camo print. It’s a fairly particular package deal, with a value to match.
Purchase from Zits Studios | £1,000
SuperDry SD Expedition Coat
Whereas SuperDry does loads of down jackets (and it does them ethically: all the pieces’s Accountable Down Normal licensed – we have been this near recommending the Radar as an alternative) this camo jacket with daring yellow accents was thus far out in entrance of the model stakes, we couldn’t depart it on the bench. The hood is removable however you’d be a idiot to drop it – it appears nice with the funnel collar.
Purchase from SuperDry | £129.99
Paul & Shark Sharkhub Metallic
One other high-end choice that marries head-turning appears with correct technical chops. The luxurious Italian model has dyed the outer shell with a novel pigment to offer the jacket its luminous, metallic sheen. It’s additionally one of many extra light-weight numbers on the listing and is waterproof besides.
Purchase from Paul & Shark | £690
Berghaus Nunat Mountain Replicate
Whether or not you’re feeling the chilly, or plan to go someplace fairly darn chilly, this PrimaLoft-filled jacket will match the invoice. The 550 fill energy is given a lift by an inside mesh that displays a few of your physique warmth again, and the windproof outer will assist push back the coolness.
Purchase from Berghaus | £180
Canada Goose Hybridge Lite
You’d again the Canadian model to do down jackets proper, and in our opinion you possibly can’t go improper with this stripped-back model that’s designed for the 5°C to -5°C vary – perfect for these shores. There are some wonderful particulars on this mannequin, too, like thumb loops and a smooth lining across the collar.
Purchase from Selfridges | £495