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
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.