This cosy jacket from Salewa uses TirolWool® Celliant throughout, a hybrid type of insulation consisting of both synthetic and down to keep you very warm. The only negative point is that there is no hood, so you’ll need a hat, but the collar is comfortably fitted so no wind gets in that way. The cuffs are not adjustable but the elasticated edge keeps them snug to your wrists, providing room to fit gloves underneath. There are two pockets and all zip closures have zip pulls that can be easily used in gloves. It is a good length, fitting over hips comfortably, and also has an elasticated drawcord hem to prevent any unwanted draughts. It packed away to a suitable size for its 454g weight. There is a generously sized inside pocket which will fit a variety of valuables.
► Verdict: A great jacket, even without the hood.
► Best for: Any cold weather when the lack of a hood isn’t a problem.
Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70