Outdoor Research Transcendence Hoody

A down jacket with a hood, and it’s insulated too, which really adds critical extra warmth when needed. There’s a decent amount of cinch adjustment on the inside of the collar as well as at the back of the hood itself to help achieve a good fit and seal out the wind. Elasticated cuffs also assist with the seal, but strangely, there’s no cinch adjustment around the hem, and so the wind can billow in from underneath. Down-leakage wasn’t too bad, although lofting did noticeably drop from around the forearms after some prolonged use and stuffing/unstuffing into a rucksack. Inside there are a couple of mesh stash-style pockets suitable for holding gloves, although the lack of a zip means you wouldn’t really want to tuck away anything too valuable.

Sizes: S-XXL
Fabric: Ultralight 20D recycled polyester
Insulation: 650+ fill down
Weight: 437g
Women’s version available: Yes
Contact: 0191 296 0212; www.outdoorresearch.co.uk