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Montane Prism (2013)

£100.00

Long a stalwart of good kit and prices, Montane’s Prism is another example of kit purpose-built for the UK. Insulation is Primaloft Eco, which – while not as soft or thick as Premium Primaloft One – uses 50 per cent recycled fibres. It’s still good, warm and adds a pleasing earthy tick, and a weather-resistant Pertex Microlight outer offers further ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Columbia Premier Packer Hoodie (2013)

£140.00

The Premier Packer Hoodie’s comfortable fit and simple functionality make this decent effort from Columbia a solid if curious contender. The scaly, shimmery Omni-Heat treatment – thankfully confined to lining the body and not on show inside the hood – gives this a bit of a ‘disco’ look when unzipped, but the principle of thermally reflective dots does work, and ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Sprayway Reactor (2013)

£90.00

The Reactor, a brand new jacket, is a decent effort from Sprayway, and it hits a number of pleasing chords – the sweetest being in the wallet, as it’s half the cost of the priciest we looked at. An adjustable hood with a stiffened peak and a massive pocket with room for an OS map (one of only two jackets ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Páramo Torres Jacket (2012)

£140.00

When it comes to insulating layers, Páramo says: why put it on under your waterproof when you can simply throw it over everything? But the question for a walker who will only use a jacket like this ‘just in case’ or when they stop for lunch is this: is it really worth the extra weight and bulk in their backpack? ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Berghaus Ignite Hoody (2012)

£130.00

On the surface, the Berghaus Ignite Hoody is very similar to the Montane Flux; however it is slightly heavier (20g more) but feels a little warmer. Like others on test it’s wind- and water-resistant, filled with PrimaLoft insulation and also boasts an adjustable hem cord to get a snug fit around your waist. A draught excluder is fitted behind the ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Rab Generator Alpine 2010

£140.00

With an emphasis on the Alpine user, as the name suggests, the Rab Generator Alpine is intended to be ideal for use at rest stops, belays and overnight camps, and it has an insulated helmet-compatible hood for when the temperature drops. The Endurance outer protects against light rain and snow. All these features should also make it ideal for backpacking ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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The North Face Redpoint Optimus

£130.00

What a product! This is the insulated jacket for every occasion. You’ll be cosy belaying on the crag and look suave down the pub. The Redpoint Optimus is the hooded version of The North Face’s hugely popular Redpoint jacket. The hood is elasticated around the face, but with drawstring adjustment at the back. The base also has drawcord adjustment, while ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Lowe Alpine Outer Limits

£100.00

The first thing to say about this insulated jacket is you’ll be amazed at how small it packs down into its stuffsack, considering how ample it feels on. After that, you can start to appreciate the rest of this well-thought-out jacket. All the necessary features are there, such as drawcord adjustment for both the hem and collar plus zips on ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Berghaus Infinity Light

£100.00

The infinity Light, as the name might imply, is a really light, easily packable insulated jacket. It is constructed using some of the best materials the industry has to offer. The jacket includes a women’s-specific model, and this offers a cut that is nicely fitted. It folds neatly and easily into the internal pocket, and is so small you should ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Rab Photon Hoodie

£100.00

This insulated jacket is a shining example of good, functional gear. The first thing you notice when you put it on is that it feels great to wear. The soft and light Pertex Microlight fabric and the Primaloft fill make the jacket really comfortable and warm when on, which is just the ticket on a cold, blustery crag! After you’ve ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Mammut Stratus

£100.00

Out of all the insulated jackets we looked at that don’t include a women’s version, this is one of the better-fitting for females. It comes with extra quirky features such as thumb loops to facilitate getting gloves on and handwarming on cold days – and if that’s not enough, the external pockets are all lined for extra warmth. To stow ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Montane Flux

£100.00

This insulated jacket is a sound contribution from Montane, consisting of Primaloft fill and a jam-packed list of features. To start with, the Flux has one of the best hood designs. It not only draws in around the face and has a wired peak, but it also fits over a helmet and still cinches in at the neck. When the ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Lowe Alpine Outer Limits Jacket

£120.00

This insulated jacket was designed with help from climbers Andy Cave and Pat Littlejohn. It weighs 626g (including a 12g stuffsack) and has a unique hem profile that is cut away above the leg to allow easier leg movement. The materials feel more robust than lighter garments and the fabric is waterproof, although the seams are not taped, and this ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Berghaus Infinity Light

£100.00

This insulated jacket is very light at just 300g (including a 10g stuffsack), and so it is ideal for carrying all year round as an extra back-up layer or to slip on when you have a rest on a cold hill. It is a smock design to save weight, with just one zipped pocket, which is positioned on the chest ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Mountain Equipment Cirrus Jacket

£60.00

This insulated jacket weighs in at 594g (inc 10g stuffsack), which compares well with jackets costing twice its price. It make use of Polarloft insulation and a ripstop nylon shell, and it generally felt robust and warmer than lighter garments. To keep draughts out you get a baffle over the outside of the front zip, adjustable cuffs, a hem drawcord ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5

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