‘Tough, warm and light, the Vega mixes a highly water-resistant outer with plenty of top quality, traceable down for serious alpine and winter mountain missions ‘
Outdoors Magic: High-loft down, tough but light fabric, thorough design, helmet hood, all-round, glove-friendly adjustability. Warm.
Outdoors Tragic: Hard to fault. Bare head moves inside the hood.
Outdoors Grabbit? The Vega’s a serious technical mountaineering jacket stuffed with top-notch 800 fill power down and a level of magnitude warmer than most lighter-weight competition. The outer fabric is highly water resistant to cope with snow, spindrift and dripping ice-falls and we can’t fault the overall build quality and design. It’s decently light and packable too and about as warm as stitch-through construction jackets gets. Ideal for the Alps we reckon, but that water-resistant fabric should also cope with occasional Scottish use.
Vega Jacket Ratings
Down-filled, medium weight mountain jacket / 90/10 800 fill power goose down / DRILITE® Loft outer / stitch-through baffle construction throughout / Half Dome HC hood with EXL® lining / 2-way YKK® / zipped hand warmer pockets with moulded zip / moulded centre front zip with off-set insulated rear baffle / DRILITE® Loft hem and hood lining / adjustable cuffs and dual-tether hem drawcords
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