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Montane Icarus (and Phoenix) Jacket review

24th January 2018 | views | 0 comments

For all the advances in water-resistant down insulation in recent years, synthetic still reigns supreme when you know that you will be experiencing particularly damp conditions – and we British know that better than anyone!

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Sherpa Nangpala Hooded Jacket review

13th February 2015 | views | 0 comments

We recently reviewed the Salewa Fusion Hybrid -8 sleeping bag, which was the first product we’d seen that used Primaloft’s innovative Down Blend insulation, and this month we take a look at another product – this time the Sherpa Nangpala Hooded Jacket – that uses the same technology.

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Fjallraven launch G-Loft Supreme insulation

27th October 2014 | views | 0 comments

Scandinavian outdoor clothing expert Fjällräven has launched a new type of synthetic insulation they’re calling G-Loft Supreme. Developed in conjunction with Austrian insulation experts Goldeck Textil, G-Loft Supreme according to Fjällräven “offers the exceptional warmth-to-weight ratio of down, combined with the wet-weather functionality of synthetic insulation.”

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Paramo Men’s Pasco review

4th June 2013 | views | 0 comments

The Pasco was introduced this winter and uses Nikwax’s full-weight Analogy fabric. This is constructed from a sandwich of wind and waterproof face fabric combined with a furry inner ‘pump’ layer which helps transmit moisture away from the skin.