‘It’s not the lightest, smallest-packing or warmest down jacket out there, but the neatly made Kabru is still a capable outdoors all-rounder for mainly dry and cool conditions missions’
Outdoors Magic: Nice fit, eco credentials, reasonably warm, reasonably light, packs into pocket, close-fitting hood, under-arm stretch inserts. Great colour.
Outdoors Tragic: Other down jackets warmer for the weight and bulk, under-arm panels not windproof. Wrist seal slightly loose for us. A little expensive.
Outdoors Grabbit? The medium-loft down and micro-baffled construction mean that the Kabru isn’t as warm as some other higher-specced down jackets of similar weight and bulk, but it’s neatly designed and nicely cut, plus VauDe’s commitment to sustainability means the down is ethically sourced and the Eco Finish DWR is PFC free. Under-arm inserts improve mobility slightly, but they’re not very wind resistant, which can give cold spots in some situations. Overall it’s a nice all-rounder for cool and dry conditions use, but there are lighter and/or warmer alternatives albeit at a higher price.
Kabru Hooded Jacket 2 Ratings
Down-filled insulation jacket / 0/10 650 fill-power RDS duck down/feather blend fill / Polyamide outer fabric with PFC-free Eco Finish DWR / stretch inserts under arms / 2 front pockets with inverted zips / 2-way inverted front zip with back flap / elastic cuffs / hem adjustable via cord in pockets / packs into own pocket / hood with elasticated opening
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