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.
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Arc'teryx Atom SV Hoody
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.
Berghaus Mount Asgard Hybrid
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.
Mammut Rime Pro
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.
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.
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.
Mountain Equipment Fitzroy
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.
Outdoor Research Chaos
A mountain guide favorite for very cold, damp and windy conditions, this OR classic is a time-tested alpine, ice and backcountry ski parka.
Rab Generator Alpine
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.
Patagonia Das Parka
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.
The North Face RP Optimus
The North Face RP Optimus Jacket is an insulated alpine climbing jacket for cold weather warriors.
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