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Jöttnar's Hymir - World's Lightest NeoShell Mountain Jacket

Jottnar Hymir Jacket  © Jottnar
Jöttnar introduces Hymir - a streamlined, focused, ultra-lightweight, technical hooded climbing smock, constructed from the world’s lightest grade of Polartec NeoShell.

Steve Howarth, Jöttnar co-founder and design lead describes Hymir’s evolution: “NeoShell has been a huge success story for us and our customers asked for a NeoShell jacket for use in serious conditions and in a range of climbing and mountaineering scenarios, but one that had to be light enough to be clipped to a harness, carried, or hauled without any undue physical penalty.

“So we decided to make the lightest NeoShell jacket on the market - but it couldn’t be what we called ‘silly light’ – that’s easy to achieve but doing so always compromises functionality and harsh weather performance. At 330g with a proper mountain hood, the best waterproof, breathable membrane we have, and in a micro-ripstop configuration with a proper suite of technical features, we think we nailed it.

“We see Hymir as a perfect tool for multi-pitch climbing and ski-mountaineering where weight really matters. It’s also had unexpected uptake amongst our mountain-biking cousins looking for the robustness you would not typically get in a cycling shell, but without the weight penalty you might expect in a mountain shell”

Amongst other features, Hymir has a YKK Aquaguard front half-zip for reduced weight, a harness compatible chest pocket with YKK Aquaguard zipper, a wire stiffened hood brim with fully mouldable peak, Jöttnar’s signature internally protected hood pull cords to eliminate whipping, and a zippered stuff sack with a carabiner loop, should harness carriage be desired.

Available to purchase directly from Jöttnar, Hymir is also available in selected UK, French and Swedish retailers.

Jottnar Hymir Jacket Front Jottnar Hymir Jacket Side Jottnar Hymir Jacket Packed

 


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10 Jan, 2015
The Alpha SL is Paclite, which is not breathable enough, hence it's extinction. I think the Hymir looks excellent and will buy one if I can sell my entire estate and shrink my chest/lats two inches to fit their XL. A Kangaroo pouch lets things slip and slop around in front of you, which is annoying and can obscure your view down to your harness. If the waterproof zip fails, or doesn't exist, the horizontal design becomes a rain-collection device.
10 Jan, 2015
I guess it's very hard to find one to try, but the Bergelmir jacket I have is very big in the chest for a medium, I've actually wondered if a small would have fitted me, which is unheard of normally! I think I'm getting to review the Hymir soon, so will post here about how the sizing feels - because it could be that the XL might fit you?
10 Jan, 2015
Good to see actual mountain specification smocks being revived, and with more thought as to thier tailoring, than a bag with arms. Would have liked two diagonal chest pockets to hide your hands in, but would have added weight. Probably cannae afford it though........

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