I’m impressed with this jacket, fresh for 2017 and using Primaloft’s new synthetic down technology ThermoPlume, that mimics natural down so closely that garments can be filled in the same way that they would be if using natural feathers. Because it is synthetic, it is water resistant, and retains warmth when wet. It feels slightly heavier than an equivalent down jacket, but is very warm and durable at 430g. There is a cosy hood, hand warmer pockets, and a chest pocket. The cuffs and hem have a simple and effective elastic finish for keeping draughts out. It’s also very good value.
VERDICT: Another step closer to the ultimate water resistant insulation.
BEST FOR: Hill walking, trekking, damp, cold environments.
Review by Lucy Wallace @