Insulation is vital when it comes to getting the right jacket for the great outdoors, but it’s often quite hard to find an insulating option that will tick all the boxes that you want it to tick.
You want your insulator to be comfortable and of course, to keep you at the right temperature – normally as warm as possible. But you also want the jacket to be lightweight, packable and thin enough as well so as not to burden you or make you uncomfortable should the weather take an unexpected turn for the better (which in Britain, is of course a rare phenomenon).
“Lifaloft came about on the back of its creator’s work with a specific professional sports team”
Luckily for you, there are boffins who work in labs to sort this kind of stuff out. Q-from-James-Bond types, stuck in big white rooms with microscopes, all working hard so that you can enjoy the outdoors when you’re out there. And after four years of development with PrimaLoft, the smarts at Helly Hansen have created the ultimate insulator – their new patented Lifaloft.
As is the case with many cutting edge advancements in the world of outdoor gear, Lifaloft came about on the back of its creator’s work with a specific professional sports team. In this case, that team is the Swedish national ski team, whom Helly Hansen were working with to produce a piece of clothing that could offer more warmth with less bulk and weight.