Why we chose it: Impressive insulation, versatile, good eco credentials
The L.I.M range from Hagöfs has become a real favourite amongst the team here at Outdoors Magic with piece after piece impressing our testers. The concept of L.I.M, which stands for Less Is More, is to provide kit that does exactly what you need it to without any fussy details that add extra weight and bulk to carry. It’s pitched at those who like to move and feel fast and light through the mountains in kit that they know will help them see off some tough conditions.
We’ve reviewed there L.I.M GTX Jacket and more recently, the impressively high-spec L.I.M Z|T Mid Sync 2. This time we’re taking a look at their insulating layer, the L.I.M Mimic Hoody, a lightweight synthetic filled puffer jacket which boasts some excellent materials that are both highly functional and kind to the environment.
Who Is the Haglofs L.I.M Mimic Hood Is For?
This is a versatile jacket that, in summer, will serve well as that principal piece of insulation during hikes and backpacking trips. It’s too thin for winter use by itself, but the slim profile and low bulk allow it to fit perfectly into a layering system.
Haglöfs are a climate neutral company that have set themselves the goal of hitting net zero by 2030 and as part of that commitment they’ve begun a switch to using recycled and recyclable materials right across their line. This jacket reflects their efforts there, with a fully recycled polyamide used for the outer and inner fabrics and then 100% recycled polyester used for the fill too. You can also rest assured that the water repellent treatment is free from any nasty PFC chemicals as well.
Features and Materials
The fill Haglöfs have used here is called Mimic. It’s a mix of synthetic fibres that are designed to look like, feel like and perform like down, with the added benefit that they won’t lose their insulating properties when they get wet. These clusters are even blown into the jacket’s baffles following the same process used in down garment manufacture.