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CMP Man Jacket Zip Hood | Review

The Thinsulate Featherless Insulation in the CMP Man jacket makes this a jacket worth considering

CMP pride themselves on the idea of “Real people. Real products.” They enjoy celebrating the stories of the normal men and women who balance jobs with hobbies and who are passionate about the outdoors. This down-to-earth approach, which some big brands – mentioning no names – completely circumnavigate, is one of our favourite things about CMP. There’s an authenticity here which is easy to love.

Established over 50 years ago by Maria Disegna and her sons Andrea, Mario, Antonio, Silvano, and Georgio, the business has really made a name for itself in the world of active outdoor sportswear. As they boast on their website, “Nothing will keep you warmer than our natural down jackets, protect you like our softshells, or offer you all the comfort and softness of our fleece.”

“Bringing the equivalent of 600 fill power to the party, this useful winter jacket offers a high performing alternative to natural down.”

Here, we’re focusing on CMP’s hooded jacket with 3M Thinsulate Featherless Insulation. Bringing the equivalent of 600 fill power to the party, this useful winter jacket offers a high performing alternative to natural down. It might look like your standard down jacket from the outside, but that’s where the similarities end. Welcome to a brave new world, my friends. The times they are a-changin’.

Made of light polyester fibres, this jacket’s insulation not only ensures similar warmth to natural down but better performance against damp as well. On top of that, it’s washable, compact, light, breathable and hypoallergenic; a winner whichever you way look at it.

The 3M Thinsulate Featherless Insulationused in the CMP Man jacket is the equivalent of 600 fill down. Photo: Chris Johnson.
Colourways include Roast Coffee Brown and River Denim Blue, which sounds slightly like an obscure Pearl Jam album. Photo: Chris Johnson.
This jacket’s insulation offers better performance against damp compared to natural down. Photo: Chris Johnson.
CMP have been making active outdoor sportswear for well over 50 years now. Photo: Chris Johnson.

Those of you who get fussy about things like jacket colour will also be delighted to know that this product comes in a wide array of different shades. CMP don’t mess about when it comes to giving people options on the aesthetic front. Available in everything from “Roast Coffee” brown and “Ferrari” red to “River Denim” blue and “Ivy-Lime” green, whatever colour you plump for you can rest assured that you’ve bagged something which’ll do a truly excellent job when you’re out and about.

CMP Man Jacket Zip Hood

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