When a product takes home ISPO Product of the Year and a Scandinavian Outdoor Award at the outdoor industry’s largest tradeshow, you know it’s going to be worth checking out. This is exactly the case with this insulated down jacket, the Haglöfs Nordic Expedition Down Jacket.
By using a unique combination of waterproof protection with an adjustable design, Haglöfs have created a winter insulator that’s as comfortable in an arctic winter as it is battling the UK’s jet stream-fuelled winter conditions.
Claiming to be the world’s first breathable down jacket, the Nordic Expedition Down Jacket features a mixture of Haglöfs’ own graphene-infused Mimic synthetic insulation (as found in the V Series Mimic Jacket) and hydrophobic 800 fill power goose down. Haglöfs claims this mixture provides a warmth-to-weight ratio that’s basically second to none. On top of that the mixture of insulation eliminates unwanted zero cold spots while promoting improved breathability.
Surrounding this insulation is a three-layer waterproof fabric that covers the shoulders, torso and arms. Featuring a hydrostatic head of 15,000mm and a moisture vapour transmission rate of 10,000, this waterproof material is said to have been designed to keep you dry for up to 10,000 minutes in ‘wet or humid conditions’. To put it simply, that’s just under a week of wet weather protection.
And of course, being a Haglöfs jacket, this waterproof fabric has full bluesign approval thanks to its lack of any environmentally-harmful fluorocarbons.