‘PHD’s waterproof-shelled, PrimaLoft-filled Kappa jacket is all about keeping you warm and comfortable when the going gets cold and wet in a Scottish winter style and it does it brilliantly’
Outdoors Magic: Very warm, very water repellent, seriously tough, unapologetically functional, all-round adjustable, zip-off hood. Pack size is reasonable too.
Outdoors Tragic: A little heavy, hood a tad tight with helmet in place. Not cheap.
Outdoors Grabbit? The Kappa may not look modishly stylish, but if you’re after a super warm, seriously tough, highly water-resistant insulated jacket – think Scottish winter conditions – the combination of lashings of quality PrimaLoft fill and a fully waterproof, though not taped, outer is hard to beat. You also get twin hand-warmer pockets and a versatile zip-off helmet-compatible hood. Finally you can add in the satisfaction of buying from a UK specialist who still manufacture right here in sunny northern England. What more could you possibly ask for?
PHD Kappa Jacket Ratings
Highly water-resistant, Primaloft-filled mountain jacket with detachable hood / Primaloft Gold® synthetic insulation (133gsm quality in body, 100gsm quality in sleeves) / waterproof untaped HS2 outer fabric / chest pocket – zipped / 2 handwarmer pockets – zipped / 1 inside security pocket – zipped / Velcro-adjustable cuffs / zip-off insulated hood / microfleece-lined hand pockets / stuff-sac supplied
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