‘The Nebula combines down-like looks with synthetic, weather-resistant ruggedness making it a no-nonsense UK mountain all-rounder’
Outdoors Magic: Down-like looks, weather-resistant outer fabric and fill, belay jacket potential, adjustable helmet hood, harness-friendly pockets, reasonable weight and pack size. Knock-about ruggedness.
Outdoors Tragic: Heavier, bulkier and not as warm as down alternatives.
Outdoors Grabbit? It’s not as light or as airily warm and lofty as down, despite the Cirrus insulation mimicking it visually, but the pay-off is a reassuring, damp conditions-friendly, knock-about feel. That makes it a handy UK all-rounder that’ll do double duty as a mountaineering belay jacket or simply for winter mountain walking use. The hood’s good too. The stitch-through construction isn’t as efficient as more conventional synthetic fill constructions though, which means you’re paying a bit of a penalty for the micro-baffled down-like looks.
Nebula Jacket Ratings
Synthetic-filled jacket with down-like looks / Cirrus™ synthetic insulation by 3M / stitch-through micro-baffle construction / Pertex Endurance outer fabric / YKK Vislon main zip with storm flap / adjustable helmet-compatible hood with wired peak / twin pockets one of which doubles as a stuff-sac / zipped internal pocket / elasticated Lycra cuffs / adjustable hem with cord /
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