Rohan Nightfall (2013)

The Rohan Nightfall offers a superb degree of warmth for its weight, which makes it ideal for stashing in a rucksack and throwing on to watch the sunset from a summit or to keep the chill off an evening camp. The down quality is the key to its performance but you also get a lightweight shell fabric, which has a durable water repellency (DWR) treatment to help keep the down dry, although it does not shed water as well as some other products, which is a pity at this price. Put the Rohan Nightfall on and it has a good, comfy fit that allows the down to ‘loft’ (fluff up) and keep you warm. You can adjust the cuffs with Velcro tabs to trap warm air and keep out draughts. The two zipped hip pockets are fairly large so you can warm your hands effortlessly. There is some very comfortable brushed polyester around the inside of the collar and at the top of the zip, to further improve comfort. The Rohan Nightfall’s hood can be zipped off, while its fit and ease of adjustment are ideal for keeping you warm. But it has a soft peak, which provides minimal benefit compared to the wired peaks of other jackets.

Outer polyamide with DWR
Insulation 800+ fill power 95/5 down
Weight 551g (size men’s L)
Men’s sizes S-XL
Women’s sizes S-L
Website www.rohan.co.uk

 

Verdict

The Rohan Nightfall is a very warm, comfortable and lightweight jacket that is ideal for camping and stashing in your pack, but the shell is not the most water-resistant option.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine February 2013