/ Jottnar Neoshell jacket differenes

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ElBarto - on 05 Jan 2017
Hello,

I'm looking at purchasing a Jottnar Neoshell jacket and wanted to check that I'm understanding the differences between the three of them correctly before making a purchase.

The Hymir packs down the smallest & is the lightest, I'm assuming the breathability & protection isn't reduced in because of this? It just won't be as durable I assume.

The Bergelmir is the most durable of the three but I assume this means there's more fabric? Would this hinder the breathability?

The Asmund is in the middle of the two other jackets. If I understand it right the advantage of this is that it's cheaper & lighter than the Bergelmir but less durable?

I did email these questions to Jottnar but didn't get a response so I thought I'd try here.
ankyo - on 05 Jan 2017
In reply to ElBarto:

I have the Hymir and the Bergelmir. I would say the Bergelmir offers better protection. The Hymir is really light and great but I think if I was setting out in minging weather I would probably go for the Bergelmir. Both are fantastic jackets. If I was thrutching up winter chimneys I'd go for the Hymir. When I'm out in summer I usually take the Hymir.

I don't have the Asmund. As I understand it its the Hymir with a zip? But I'm guessing, not speaking from experience.

Hope this helps
ElBarto - on 05 Jan 2017
In reply to ankyo:
Thanks for the reply, its been helpful. Just to check though when you said "If I was thrutching up winter chimneys I'd go for the Hymir," did you mean Bergelmir?
Post edited at 17:24
TobyA on 05 Jan 2017
In reply to ElBarto:

Reviewed all three and basically agree with what you are suggesting. The Bergelmir is a lot more meaty than the Hymir!
ElBarto - on 05 Jan 2017
In reply to TobyA:

Thanks for the reply would you say the Bergelmir is any less breathable than the Asmund?
TobyA on 05 Jan 2017
In reply to ElBarto:

Not that I have noticed. The thinner ones might feel a little bit less wind resistant, but all neoshell is like that it seems, it's not a huge issue.
ElBarto - on 05 Jan 2017
In reply to TobyA:
Thanks a lot for the input, it has been really helpful.
Post edited at 20:48
ankyo - on 06 Jan 2017
In reply to ElBarto:

Sorry yes, I absolutely meant Bergelmir
Tricadam on 07 Jan 2017
In reply to ElBarto:

> I did email these questions to Jottnar but didn't get a response so I thought I'd try here.

Not a good sign - especially at the price they charge! Perhaps you emailed them in Norwegian? ;-)
James Jackson on 07 Jan 2017
In reply to Tricadam:

I had a very swift reply from them a few weeks ago. Great kit!
TobyA on 07 Jan 2017
In reply to James Jackson:

Yep, not sure what email they use for queries, but I always have had prompt replies from Tommy one of the co-founders when I was discussing things with them re: reviews here on UKC and one article I wrote about the company. ElBarto, hopefully they'll get back to you soon but they are a tiny company - just a handful of people - could it just have been the holidays or something? Hope my brief replies above might help you anyway, worth noting if you read my reviews of the three jackets, that J├Âttnar seem very good at following up on feedback. I wasn't the only reviewer to note last year that the Asmund seemed a bit baggy for its size - so sure enough, this winter they say they've improved the fit. It's a nice jacket, so slimmed down a bit I'm sure its great.
ElBarto - on 08 Jan 2017
Thanks for the info on their customer service, I've always thought they were good from what I've heard from friends and on here so was surprised I didn't get a response. It was around Christmas time I sent them the message so it could have just got missed as they're a small company, I might try emailing them again but I think I've probably got what I need to know from the replies on here.
ElBarto - on 10 Jan 2017
In reply to ElBarto:

Just to follow up on this I've gotten a response from Jottnar now to my original email, it appears it ended up in their spam folder so wasn't spotted until now.

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