‘Nicely-made, light and packable jacket using top-notch water-resistant down hits a nice sweet-spot between weight and warmth’
Outdoors Magic: Light, small packing, warm for the weight, nicely made, water-resistant 800 fill power down, neat detailing.
Outdoors Tragic: No hood, not the toughest option, fleece under-arms?
Outdoors Grabbit? Haglöfs LIM – Less Is More – collection is all about minimalism and the Essens III delivers nicely. Distinctive staggered baffling, top-notch water-resistant down and lightweight fabrics and bits deliver deceptive levels of warmth , though we’re not sure about the underarm fleece panels. A great little bundle of packable warmth, there’s also a Hood version that adds built-on head insulation at the cost of approximately 50g more weight. Ideal for lightweight use and end of day packable comfort in the hut or tent. Less suited for more active use.
LIM Essens III Jacket Ratings
Lightweight down jacket / 800 CUIN follower down filling with fluorocarbon free DWR / Pertex®Quantum, 100% Polyamide, 20D fabric / Polartec® Powerstretch® shoulder inserts / stitch-through construction with varied baffle size / fluorocarbon free DWR treated down and surfaces / two hand-warmer and one chest-pocket with micro zippers / elasticated sleeve and hem / front-zip with internal storm-flap / folds into own pocket for stowage.
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