Mountain Hardwear Kelvinator (2012)




Our rating: *****

Review: A classic-looking mountain-style down jacket, complete with hood for battening down the hatches when it’s really cold outside. As it uses natural down filling inside, it is susceptible to wet conditions, but a thicker grade of face fabric means that the filling is a bit more protected than in a really lightweight down jacket. This jacket has a shorter cut than some and so fits well under a waterproof shell. The hood is a decent size although there is no adjustment to pull it tight to the face. There is an elastic lining to it, though, which helps. There is plenty of adjustment available elsewhere, with a hem cinch and Velcro tabs on the cuffs that help to seal you in from the elements.

Sizes: S-XXL

Weight: 471g

Women’s version: Yes

Fabric: 20D Ripstop (100% nylon)

Fill: Natural 650-fill goose down

Contact: 01572 724499

Review from Country Walking magazine, February 2012.