‘One of the new generation of ‘active’ insulated jackets, the Astrum is decently warm but still comfortable on the move as long as you don’t burn too hot or move too fast’
Outdoors Magic: Soft, comfortable, stretchy and reasonably light. Fairly breathable and comfortable, adjustable, insulated hood, toasty fleece-lined pockets. Good wind resistance.
Outdoors Tragic: Cut is on the generous side for a medium. Not as breathable as Polartec Alpha.
Outdoors Grabbit? One of the new generation of active insulated jackets, the Astrum’s more breathable than traditional synthetic duvets, but not as effective as Polartec’s Alpha. For us, it had to be pretty cold before we were comfortable on the move, but if you run cooler, it may be more versatile for you. The cut is ‘athletic’ but actually quite generous for the nominal sizing, it feels nice and the features like the hood, pack-friendly pockets, hem and cuffs are all up to scratch.
Astrum Jacket Ratings
Synthetic filled jacket / Thermal R Active stretch synthetic insulation / 90g body and top of sleeves/60g side panel and bottom of sleeves / stretch outer and stretch AirExchange lining fabrics / Attached Hood with Peripheral Cord Adjustment / Elastic Bound Cuffs / adjustable hem / pack-compatible pockets / Attached Hood with Peripheral Cord Adjustment / ‘athletic fit’
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