Odin: Jöttnar Introduces the Ultimate in Hardshell Jacket Performance Product News

Jöttnar introduces its brand new Odin jacket as part of its Winter 2018/19 range launch.

New for 2019 is Jöttnar's Odin, its most fully featured technical hardshell jacket. Built from Jöttnar's proprietary new SKJOLDR™ waterproof breathable fabric, the Odin is designed as a winter fortress for the most atrocious conditions.

An ultra-tough nylon face resists sharp rock and ice tools, and huge pockets – including an internal mesh dump pocket for gloves and other essentials - give substantial load carriage. An adjustable hood protectively clamps around a helmet whilst preserving peripheral vision, and combined Velcro™ and elastic cuff closures provide a stormproof seal.

Waterproof, windproof, bombproof.

Sheds snow, turns back rain, blocks wind and breathes. SKJOLDR is a proprietary waterproof breathable hardshell fabric developed by Jöttnar in conjunction with leading Japanese textile scientists and fabric mills.

No more snags.

Anti-snag hem draw cords discourage snagging when harnesses and gear are worn; a problem encountered with traditional loop draw cords.


Internal dump pocket for glove, hat and goggle storage, in addition to internal zipped pocket to accommodate phones and GPS.

Sealed in.

Lift pass pocket on forearm for convenience. Hard-wearing Hypalon® cuff tabs feature triple reinforced stitching so Velcro™ will not detach. An elasticated wrist cinch provides the best possible seal against the elements.

The Odin is available now and comes in Nightshadow Grey, Black and Limoges Blue.

Sizes: Small through to XL. Free shipping options.

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20 Feb, 2019

Am I right in thinking this lovely jacket doesn't even have a two-way front zip?

20 Feb, 2019

I've just checked the official UKC review Odin, which is hung on my coat rack, and it doesn't. But from your "doesn't even..." I take you think that's a massive failing? I had to check because I wouldn't expect there to be a double zip on a shell jacket. I can't think of any time when I've wanted one, or really any reason why you would? Considering jackets with two-way front zips can have an annoying tendency to start opening from the bottom - why would you want one?

20 Feb, 2019

I find them useful for belaying (when you have it over your harness, rather than tucked in), sitting down comfortably, and having a wee. Maybe the cut on modern jacket is so short that it matters less, but I'm probably old fashioned and prefer a shell jacket to attempt to cover some of my rear-end.

20 Feb, 2019

That crossed my mind for what you might have been thinking, but to be honest I don't see why anyone would buy a 600 quid top of the range shell jacket to wear while belaying at Curbar or Ramshaw. And I have a sneaky, probably class-based chip-on-the-shoulder, sort of idea that people who spend 500-600 quid on a shell for winter climbing and skiing would have other coats to take along to the crag with them that might be better suited for a winter day on the grit.

FWIW, the Odin is relatively long, but when I'm wearing it under my harness winter climbing it does not get in the way at all if I need to pee. Actually, to my mind a far more annoying oversight (? or possibly bad design choice) is the matching Vanir LT trousers do no have a double fly zip. This leads to some slightly obscene looking fumbling in the crotch area when trying to unzip them to have a pee!

20 Feb, 2019

Quite! However, I suspect the top of the range products influence the design and look of more affordable products, and I find two-way zips are in short supply in nearly all modern shell jackets. A pet peeve, I guess.

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