Synthetic Insulated Jackets What's Available

A range of hooded synthetic insulated jackets available now. Some, like the popular Arc'teryx Atom, are lighter weight and ideal for wearing on the move or for belaying in warmer temperatures. Others are heavier and more suitable as cold weather 'belay jackets', such as Patagonia's well-known Das Parka.

Belay Jackets Montage, 156 kb

Atom SV Hoody, 117 kb

Arc'teryx Atom SV Hoody

RRP £200

This insulated hoody is breathable enough to be used as a super warm mid-layer on frigid days and protective enough to be an outer layer while belaying or hanging out at camp. An extra thick dose of synthetic 'Coreloft' insulates but packs small, and a light tricot underarm panel enhances breathability.

  • Average weight: 475g
  • Face fabric: Gossamera 100% nylon ripstop fabric with water repellent coating
  • Insulation fill: Coreloft 100g/sq m insulation
  • Pocket configuration: Internal chest pocket, 2 hand pockets
  • Women's version available? Yes
  • More info: here on the Arc'teryx Website

Berghaus Mount Asgard Hybrid, 91 kb

Berghaus Mount Asgard Hybrid

RRP £190

This lightweight hybrid jacket features 700 fill hydrophobic goose down around the core and Primaloft One insulation in the areas most likely to get wet – hood, shoulders, sleeves and hem – to maintain warmth when wet.

  • Average weight: 472g
  • Face fabric: Pertex Quantum
  • Insulation fill: Main body: 90/10 water resistant goose Hydrodown (700 fill); elsewhere Primaloft One (body: 100 g/m2; sleeves and hood: 60 g/m2)
  • Pocket configuration: 2 external zipped pockets, 1 internal zipped pocket
  • Women's version available? Yes
  • More info: here on the Berghaus Website

Mammut Rime Pro, 102 kb

Mammut Rime Pro

RRP £170

Heat/weight ratio for demanding stop-and-start activities. No more overheating and cooling - the perfect companion for challenging alpine tours, or for everyday wear.

  • Average weight: 540g
  • Face fabric: Pertex Endurance
  • Insulation fill: Fibre Fill Ajungilak XTI Climate
  • Pocket configuration: 2 side pockets with zips, 1 front zip pocket, 2 mesh inner pockets
  • Women's version available? No
  • More info: here on the Mammut Website

Marmot Baffin Jacket, 210 kb

Marmot Baffin

RRP £150

When you need a lot of warmth but not a lot of weight, this jacket features Marmot's highly effective and durable Primaloft insulation sewn into ultra light 15 Denier fabric to create an extremely warm and comfortable mid or outer layer for winter adventures. The Baffin Jacket also boasts hassle-free elastic cuffs, a Napoleon zippered chest pocket, and reflective logos.

  • Average weight: 439.4g
  • Face fabric: Ultralight 15 denier fabric
  • Insulation fill: Thermal R Eco Insulation
  • Pocket configuration: 2 chest pockets, interior zipped pocket, interior mesh pocket
  • Women's version available? Check out the Dena
  • More info: here on the Marmot Website

Montane Flux, 74 kb

Montane Flux

RRP £140

Designed for cold and damp conditions in the mountains. Featuring layered 100g and 60g Primaloft Eco combined to maximise insulation without compromising comfort, the Flux was conceived to be more than a simple belay jacket. Super packable and encased in Pertex Microlight that is both windproof and exceptionally fast drying. Extensively tested on the big walls of Patagonia's Fitzroy in some of the most changeable weather conditions on earth.

  • Average weight: 550g
  • Face fabric: Pertex Microlight Rip-stop
  • Insulation fill: Primaloft Eco (body: 100 g/m2; sleeves and hood: 60 g/m2)
  • Pocket configuration: Two map sized Napoleon chest pockets, two deep a-line hand warmer pockets encased in Primaloft and an internal security pocket.
  • Women's version available? Yes (different pocket configuration)
  • More info: here on the Montane Website

Mountain Equipment Fitzroy, 64 kb

Mountain Equipment Fitzroy

RRP: £180

The perfect piece of modern, all weather insulation; light, very durable, almost unaffected by wind, rain and snow. Equally at home on a soaking grade IV belay on the Ben as it is on Cerro Fitzroy, Patagonia.

  • Average weight: 600g
  • Face fabric: Drilite Loft II
  • Insulation fill: Primaloft One (body: 100 g/m2; sleeves and hood: 60 g/m2)
  • Pocket configuration: 2 zipped handwarmer pockets with microfleece lining and 1 Napoleon chest pocket.
  • Women's version available? Yes, the Alpamayo.
  • More info: here on the Mountain Equipment Website

Outdoor Research Chaos Jacket, 105 kb

Outdoor Research Chaos

RRP £200

A mountain guide favorite for very cold, damp and windy conditions, this OR classic is a time-tested alpine, ice and backcountry ski parka.

  • Average weight: 733g
  • Face fabric: 100% Nylon, 2 Layer with PU laminate Gore Windstopper outer
  • Insulation fill: Primaoft Eco insulation; 133g body, (body: 133g/m2; sleeves: 100 g/m2; hood: 60 g/m2)
  • Pocket configuration: zipped napoleon pocket, zipped internal chest pocket with media port, 2 zipped handwarmer pockets, 2 internal pockets with drawcord closure
  • Women's version available? No
  • More info: here on the Outdoor Research Website

Rab Generator Alpine, 79 kb

Rab Generator Alpine

RRP £160

The Generator Alpine was conceived as a 'big-brother' to the other items in the Generator range. It's a hooded, synthetic insulated jacket, which combines the lightweight heritage of the Generator products with the wind proof and water resistant robustness of Rab's Endurance shelled garments.

  • Average weight: 590g
  • Face fabric: Pertex Endurance
  • Insulation fill: Primaloft One -100g/m2 body, 60g/m2 sleeves and hood
  • Pocket configuration: 1 YKK Aquaguard zipped Pertex Endurance lined chest pocket that doubles as a stuff sack, 2 YKK Aquaguard zipped A-line chest pockets, 1 YKK zipped internal security pocket, 1 internal open mesh pocket.
  • Women's version available? Women's Photon Jacket is currently available; as of Winter 2013 season, the Women's Generator Alpine will be available.
  • More info: here on the Rab Website

Patagonia Das Parka, 23 kb

Patagonia Das Parka

RRP £250

For full-on conditions, the Das Parka is Patagonia's warmest insulated jacket, made with alpine-worthy, high-loft 170g Primaloft Oone insulation and a durable, water-resistant, windproof, recycled polyester shell.

  • Average weight: 790g
  • Face fabric: 30 denier 100% recycled polyester quad ripstop with Patagonia's Deluge DWR
  • Insulation fill: Primaloft One 100% polyester, 70% recycled (body: 170g/m2; hood and sleeves: 133g/m2)
  • Pocket configuration: 2 zipped, insulated handwarmers; 2 large interior mesh; 1 large, exterior zippered chest
  • Women's version available? No
  • More info: here on The Patagonia Website

TNF RP Optimus Jacket, 47 kb

The North Face RP Optimus

RRP £160

The North Face RP Optimus Jacket is an insulated alpine climbing jacket for cold weather warriors.

  • Average weight: 740g
  • Face fabric: 39D 100% nylon with DWR
  • Insulation fill: 100g/m2 Primaloft One
  • Pocket configuration: Napoleon chest pocket, jacket stows in internal zip chest pocket, 2 hand pockets
  • Women's version available? Yes
  • More info: here on The North Face Website

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