Down and Insulated Jackets

IMG_9634Rab Xenon X Hoodie

This jacket has become my jacket of choice for insulation.  Once I started getting into light weight back packing I looked for a jacket that was lightweight but didn’t compromise on performance.  It uses a PrimaLoft© synthetic with a Pertex Quantum© and offers a great warmth – to – weight ratio.  The hood can go over or under a helmet too.  I have not been disappointed with this jacket and as it has a slim fit you can get an outer shell over the top.

IMG_9627Berghaus Down Jacket

I have had this jacket for over ten years, but still serves a purpose.  It is not water proof so in bad conditions it is not ideal, the new hydro down has filled that gap nicely.  It doesn’t have a hood which can be a negative so I may often use a neck gator with a beanie hat with it.  It has two pockets at the side and one on the left front.  Only handy for small items.  The shoulders are made from a stronger wearing material which is good for rucksack straps.   I use this mainly in camp during the evening now.

IMG_9636Berghaus Down Gillet

This Bergaus down gillet is 650 fill the same as the previous jacket with the same features.  It does pack small in a dry bag so I often put it to the bottom of a rucksack during certain days on the fells.  If you are stopping to eat or in an emergency it keeps the core warm.



Rab Vapour-rise

The Vapour-rise range of clothing was developed exclusively by Rab with Pertex to provide a 2 layer system that offers windproof breathable, high wicking and quick drying performance clothing. The result is a versatile single layer for mountaineers, walkers, runners and mountain bikers that has become respected by all that have used it.
The Vapour-rise Jacket makes the fantastic performance of the Vapour-rise system available to those walkers and mountaineers who prefer the flexibility of a full length zip. The jacket excels for year round mountain walking, with fully protective features and a balance of windproofing, warmth and breathability.   It features a helmet compatible hood with wired peak and roll down tab, 2 zipped A line chest pockets and a zipped napoleon pocket, plus adjustable cuffs.

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