‘Masses of down and serious build quality means the Summit Series L6 Jacket is uncompromisingly heavy, but also insanely warm – you’ll need to be going somewhere seriously cold to justify owning one. Think of it as a sleeping bag disguised as a jacket and you won’t be far wrong…’
Outdoors Magic: Insanely warm, high-tec welded z-baffled construction, huge helmet hood, plenty of pockets, feels seriously tough, surprisingly unrestrictive. And did we mention how ridiculously warm it is?
Outdoors Tragic: As heavy as some expedition sleeping bags. The integrated thumb-loop cuff design won’t suit everyone by limiting glove choice. Expensive.
Outdoors Grabbit? For most use the L6 is overkill in the same way as machine-gunning a rabbit would be. It’s improbably warm and improbably weighty, but if you’re off somewhere seriously cold – the Himalaya in winter or the Andes or maybe the polar regions – and need a mega-warm belay jacket built to seriously high standards, you won’t go far wrong with the L6. You won’t want to be carrying it around too much though and finally, the integrated thumb-loop cuff design won’t suit everybody, though you could always cut it out if you prefer.
L6 Jacket Ratings
Ultra-cold condition jacket / 800 fill power RDS goose down / FuseForm outer shell technology gives zoned toughness / articulated fabric for mobility / deep neck drop / welded Z-baffle construction / helmet-compatible insulated hood / YKK Vislon main zip with off-set draft flap / twin chest and hand pockets with water-resistant, urethane-coated zips / external chest pocket allows internal access to stashed gear in stretch mesh stash pockets / hidden adjustable cinch cord with
adjuster in hand-pockets
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