Haglöfs Lim Ultimate 2010

Gore-Tex Paclite’s main benefit is that it is packable and lightweight, as the name suggests. So to optimise these benefits it makes sense to create a minimalist design, and the Haglöfs Lim Ultimate does just that. So the jacket has just one pocket and minimal seams, thus the weight is low and the packability good. It gets a full-length zip unlike its lighter stablemate, the Haglöfs Oz Pullover, and this longer zip means it can be more easily vented, which is a real advantage. To keep draughts out there is a hem drawcord and also elasticated cuffs with thumb loops. The hood has a peak and volume adjuster, and provides a good fit and movement. The whole jacket in use allows good freedom of movement without obstructing vision or impeding activities like climbing. This is a great lightweight jacket if you prefer a full-length front zip rather than a lighter smock design and don’t need many pockets.  But the only pocket you get with the Haglöfs Lim Ultimate is easily accessible but it won’t take a map easily and of course there is only one pocket so you cannot warm both hands for example. Gore-Tex Paclite does suffer from condensation build-up more than other fabrics, which is a real drawback. The Haglöfs Oz is a lighter option if weight is your main priority.

Outer Gore-Tex Paclite
Inner none
Fabric waterproofness extremely waterproof
Fabric breathability extremely breathable
Sizes S-XXL (men’s); 34-44 (women’s)
Weight 268g (L)
Made in China
Stores in the UK no info provided

The Haglöfs Lim Ultimate is a superb jacket for travelling light, although it lacks some features offered elsewhere,

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine November 2010