The Nuka is a smart looking jacket with a thick fleece lining throughout. This makes it heavier than the some women’s jackets, but warmer, and very comfortable against the skin. It’s cut quite short, which is great for easy movement, and the fit is quite small – be aware before buying. It’s got a nice high,fleece-lined collar to trap warmth, which feels great against your neck and chin. The two handwarmer pockets are fleece-lined, but don’t double up as vents, and are also fairly small. Out in the hills it performed well, with reassuringly tough polyester fabric that breathed well and repelled water easily. The cuffs aren’t adjustable, but the stretch in the fabric allows them to trap warmth, and pull up with relative ease.
Fabric: SmartDry polyester
Weight (tested size): 430g
Men’s version: No
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