As with everything made by Finisterre, environmental concerns are high in the designers’ minds. The synthetic fill is PrimaLoft Eco, made from recycled plastic bottles and the face fabric is also made from recycled polyester. The jacket has a tight, long fit. Even in a large it’s quite a snug fit and won’t suit those who prefer a more relaxed jacket. Having said that, the tighter fit does mean that warm air is trapped efficiently and the jacket is deceptively cosy. There are clever inner cuffs in the sleeves that seal the wrist from breezes, without relying on potentially uncomfortable elastic. The snug fit can make it difficult to get layers on underneath, although the filling will pack down.
Sizes: S, M, L
Women’s version: Yes
Fabric: 100% recycled/recyclable Ripstop outer shell
Fill: Synthetic PrimaLoft® Eco
Contact: 01872 554 481 www.finisterruk.com
Review from Country Walking magazine, February 2012.