Why We Chose The Rohan Mistral: Efficient, reliable insulation at a decent price
While Rohan might not exactly be big hitters in the outdoor world, we do still have a lot of admiration for them here at Outdoors Magic. After all, they’ve been around for years and years now and have been remarkably consistent when it comes to the quality and value of their products, the Mistral being the latest example.
Who’s The Rohan Mistral For?
This is one of those insulated jackets that you want with you during any higher tempo or strenuous activities. We’re talking about hillwalking, backpacking and climbing here. It’s not a heavyweight standalone insulator for the depths of winter but rather something that perfectly balances insulation and breathability.
The Mistral’s crucial ingredient is its Octa Yarn insulation. This is very, very similar to Polartec Alpha, involving thousands of little fur-like fibres that line the inside of the jacket. These are all synthetic, hollow and very lightweight and they’re excellent at trapping heat.
Then there’s the 30D polyester micro ripstop outer which works in conjunction with the insulation, keeping warmth in but allowing moisture heavy air to escape – and all the while blocking out wind.