A classic mid-layer insulator jacket, in a bit of a 1970s ski jacket style. The synthetic fill allows it to work even in the wet and it’s not too thick so it fits under a shell easily enough. The relatively short cut of the body also helps with mid-layer performance. When used as a mid-layer, it can be a bit stuffy, as the fabric used isn’t the most breathable nor particularly soft against the skin. The face fabric offers good wind protection and there is a main zip baffle to help seal out the breeze. The zip has a soft cover to prevent chafing around the neck, but unfortunately this doesn’t extend around the full collar, so rubbing does occur as you walk.
Women’s version: Yes
Fabric: Water-resistant Ripstop
Fill: Synthetic 100g Warmcore by PrimaLoft®
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Review from Country Walking magazine, February 2012.