Synthetic Insulation

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Rab Cirrus Flex Jacket

This lightweight synthetic duvet is a versatile insulating layer that's well suited to the UK's damp climate, says Charlie Low

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These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Arc'teryx Atom SL Vest

This ultralight insulating layer probably weighs less than half your t-shirts, yet it packs a surprising punch in terms of warmth for weight, says Dan Bailey. Shame the cut is so short!

Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody

Patagonia have something of a reputation when it comes to creating cult classics, and the Nano Puff is one of them. So how does its lighter cousin fare in comparison?

Alpkit Apogee Jacket

Offering plenty of warmth for its modest size, the Apogee is a decent lightweight synthetic belay jacket at a fair price, says Dave Saunders

Rab Women's Photon X Jacket

With plenty of warmth for its weight, this is an excellent belay jacket for low-to-mid grade climbing, says Helen Rennard, though for...

Marmot Featherless Hoody

Featherless is Marmot's entry to synthetic fill that claims to give down a run for its money. How does it fare in the cold and damp of...

Montane Icarus Jacket

Using one of the new down-like synthetic fills, the Icarus is a simple jacket that works well in a layering system. It might not actually be...

Mountain Equipment Superflux Jacket

ME's first foray into synthetic down insulation, the Superflux has the softness, loft and warmth-to-weight you'd normally...

Latest News

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Arc'teryx Atom SL Vest

Minimalist insulation for warmer days - versatile, breathable warmth. Ideal for multitude of active summer pursuits, from rock climbing to trekking.

Páramo Men's Ostro & Women's Alize Ultra Light Windproofs

Award-winning, ultralight, water-repellent, highly breathable windproofs from Páramo offer significant tear strength.

New from Rab - The Cirrus Flex

The Cirrus Flex is one of our most versatile jackets to date. Lightweight, warm, and breathable - this synthetic layer is designed for strenuous days on the mountain. Whether you plan to climb, hike, scramble, or ski, the Cirrus Flex is set to become...

Alpkit Apogee Jacket

Tough and toasty Primaloft Gold winter belay jacket for keeping warm when resting, at belay stances, and between those stints of being...

The Micro Puff Hoody: Patagonia's lightest, most packable insulated jacket ever.

Down gets wet and loses its heat-trapping loft whilst synthetics never...

Salewa Tirolwool Celliant Collection

Salewa, the mountain company based in the Italian Dolomites, is launching a unique wool technology for the...

Fjӓllrӓven unveils its new Bergtagen collection of mountaineering garments

For Fall/Winter 2017, Fjӓllrӓven'™s product range ventures above the...

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