Haglöfs Spitz 2008

The Haglöfs Spitz winter jacket weighs just 498g (men’s L); Gore Pro Shell is one of the best waterproof and breathable fabrics; two Napoleon pockets; long pit zips for venting; hood gets a very large stiffened peak that fits very well. But the fabric is very thin and supple, so it may feel a little cold in winter; pockets do not work as handwarmers; short body length.

Verdict: The Haglöfs Spitz is a very lightweight jacket with a great hood, but what you gain in a lower weight you lose in features.

First published in Trail magazine November 2008