Why We Chose The Klättermusen Asynja Jacket: Comfortable, great cut, premium details
In short, the Asynja is a lightweight, comfortable and slightly stretchy waterproof hard-shell jacket with some excellent eco credentials and added technical features.
But since this is Klättermusen we’re talking about, the Asynja is also a stylish-looking jacket with some distinctive details that elevate this shell from the rest – showing a bit of Swedish design flair that might mean this jacket makes its way out of your hillwalking sack and into your daily wear rotation.
Who is the Klättermusen Asynja Jacket For?
It works brilliantly as ‘just in case’ wet weather protection for spring-through-summer hiking and hillwalking, as well as climbing and mountaineering. As just mentioned, it could also happily do double duty as an everyday raincoat. What we think it would serve best for, however, is for those summer backpacking trips where you want an outer layer that’s going to be light and packable but also nice and protective through the really rough stuff.
Like many Swedish outdoor brands, Klättermusen is a manufacturer known for its focus on sustainability. Indeed, their slogan is ‘maximum safety, minimum impact’, which reflects their eco-conscious ethos.
The lightweight Asynja rain shell is no exception – it’s made from the brand’s own three-layer Cutan fabric, which is Bluesign-approved, fully PFC-free and made from 100% recycled nylon. The PU-based membrane is windproof, waterproof and breathable – but much softer and more comfortable than most, with a little give in it too for added stretch and flexibility.
This fabric brings a 20k Hydrostatic Head (waterproof rating) and 20K MVTR (breathability rating) – good figures that put it up there with the big hitters in the waterproofing world.