Can you really put a price on staying warm? Well, yes. Yes, you can. Because, living in these increasingly uncertain economic times means not all of us have a casual £500 going spare to spend on a state of the art down and insulated jacket. But should these financial issues stop people from enjoying the great outdoors? Nope. Nope, they should not. The world of adventure gear is bursting at the zip with bargain winter jackets that will keep you warm and, just as importantly, your bank balance looking healthy.
“But where are these bargain insulated jackets,” I hear you cry, “…and will they actually do the job that they’re supposed to?” Answer to first question: they’re right here, in this article. Answer to second question: you bet your bottom dollar, they will. These coats might not be as flashy as some of the more elite products out there but if you want a decent insulated jacket for less than £150, look no further than the compiled list below. We’d recommend them to friend and foe alike. Oh, and while we find ourselves on the subject, if you haven’t read our buyer’s guide for down and synthetic insulated jackets yet; be sure to give it the once over before you make a purchase.
Quechua X-Light Men’s Down Jacket
For the seriously low price of £27.99, you might look at this jacket and question whether it’s got the strength to withstand a country mouse’s sneeze. But rest assured, the Quechua X-Light Men’s Down Jacket has got you covered for winter hikes. That price again: £27.99.
Tested for optimum comfort between -5°C and -10°C, this lightweight down jacket can be compressed into a storage pouch that can then be stowed away inside your backpack. Constructed from 75% down and 25% feather, with wadding in the hood and arms, and internal and external pockets; if you’re after a solid and unspectacular down jacket that won’t require you to remortgage the house in order to pay for it, you’re definitely knocking on the right door with this one.