‘Snugpak’s UK-made SJ6 is a solid-feeling, warm and damp-friendly traditional synthetic insulation stalwart, but above average weight and bulk make it less portable than the competition’
Outdoors Magic: UK-made, under-rated Swiss-made synthetic insulation, reassuring sturdiness, roll-away windproof hood, plenty of internal volume, good damp tolerance.
Outdoors Tragic: Quite heavy and bulky, slightly shapeless, non-insulated hood.
Outdoors Grabbit? The UK-made Snugpak Softie Jacket 6 – SJ6 for short – is a throwback to the days when synthetic jackets were big, bulky and reassuringly sturdy. At 730g – without an insulated hood – it’s a heavy thing to lug around and the barrel-like cut didn’t work for us. We’d also prefer an insulated hood. But for static stuff where you don’t have to carry your jacket, the SL6 is decently warm and works well when damp. Arguably best suited to post-outing warm-up and standing about in damp, cold climes.
SJ6 Jacket Ratings
Synthetic-filled insulated jacket / Snugpak Swiss-made Softie Premier synthetic insulation / Paratex Micro nylon outer fabric / Paratex Light nylon inner fabric / water-resistant main-zip / adjustable hem / elasticated cuffs with thumb-loops / adjustable collar / roll-away, windproof, non-insulated hood / twin, zipped hand-warmer pockets and single inner zipped pocket / made in the UK – really.
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