‘There’s nothing wrong with the PrimaLoft insulation and the zip-off sleeves add interest, but the basic cut and a terrible add-on hood let the Sherpa down’
Outdoors Magic: PrimaLoft Gold fill, great value for money, warm, windproof, zip-off sleeves, adjustable hem, collar, cuffs.
Outdoors Tragic: Optional add-on hood is an after thought and doesn’t integrate well, cut is basic and too short.
Outdoors Grabbit? If you’re on a tight budget and looking for a warm, damp conditions-friendly insulated jacket, the Sherpa is great value on paper. The basics – that 100gsm PrimaLoft insulation and fabric are fine – but we found the cut too short, the zip-off sleeves not useful for us and the optional add-on hood is too much of an afterthought to work well. It’s just not properly integrated. Some of that is maybe negotiable, but we found the hood quite annoying particularly as it costs an additional £32 on top of the price of the basic jacket. We’d suggest spending a little more.
Sherpa Jacket Ratings
Convertible synthetic-filled outdoor jacket / PrimaLoft Gold synthetic insulation / FlyLite rip-stop outer fabric / zip-off sleeves / twin zipped hip-pockets / single zipped chest-pocket / adjustable hem, cuffs and collar / two-way main-zip / optional add-on Sherpa hood £31.95/130g
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