‘Soft, light, lofty and decently warm for its weight, the Activity Jacket is a souped-up, old school down lightweight that’s at its best in cold dry conditions’
Outdoors Magic: Light, small-packing, top-notch fabrics, high fill-power Polish goose down, good warmth to weight ratio, packs into inside pocket, helmet compatible, adjustable hood.
Outdoors Tragic: Cut a little short and tight on the waist, tended to ride up in active use, no zip-tabs.
Outdoors Grabbit? Theres no doubting the quality of the Pertex lightweight fabrics and 850+ fill power Polish goose down and we can’t fault packability or warmth to weight ratio. The jacket has a silky light and warm feel to it. Lack of water-resistant down means it’s best in dry, cold conditions. The hood’s decent, takes a helmet, but adjusts down to move with a bare head. It’s cut slightly shorter than most though and that, combined with a snug waist fit meant for us it tended to ride up and stay up in active use. A great option for more static stuff like hut and tent use when you’re hauling your own gear and the grammes count.
Criterion Activity Jacket Ratings
Ultra-lightweight down jacket / Diamond grade 850+ white polish goose down / Pertex Quantum shell fabric with DWR / stitch-through baffled construction / two zipped hand-warmer pockets / YKK zip with self-locking sliders / helmet-compatible hood with adjustment / elasticated cuffs and hem / high collar / packs into internal chest pocket
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