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Mountain Equipment Vega Jacket

A high quality midweight down jacket, the Vega is perfect from everything from bouldering and winter hillwalking, through to winter alpinism and expeditions, says Tom Ripley. And crucially, it won't look out of place down the pub or at the Kendal Mountain Festival - whenever such things are allowed again!


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Rab Microlight Alpine jacket - Men's and Women's

Made using recycled fabrics and P.U.R.E recycled hydrophobic down, the new Microlight Alpine is an ethically sound upgrade to an established class act. Rob Greenwood and Penny Orr conduct a his-n-hers review.

Outdoor Research Helium Down Hoodie

An 800-fill light-to-midweight jacket that packs down surprisingly small, the Helium Down Hoodie is durable and warm for its weight, says Theo Moore, making it equally ideal for chilly belays and lightweight backpacking.

Jottnar Fenrir Jacket

A revised model launched late 2019, the Fenrir is an excellent mid-weight down jacket for general outdoor use, reckons Toby Archer, boasting several improvements over its predecessor.

Mountain Hardwear Super DS Climb Jacket

This hybrid jacket combines both down and synthetic insulation, and boasts an interesting woven baffle construction. But...

Group Test Women's Midweight Down Jackets

Ten women's down jackets from leading brands go head-to-head in this comprehensive group test. What does 'midweight' even...

The North Face Summit L6 Down Belay Parka

It's way more jacket than most of us need, but if you're after a duvet for somewhere seriously cold then the Down Belay...

Group Test Lightweight Down Jackets

Whether you're climbing, camping or walking - or even just out in town - a light and packable down jacket is a versatile layer...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Rab launches Down Collect and Recycle Scheme

British outdoor brand Rab (owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd.) has recently started its own down collect and recycle scheme. The scheme is part of Equip's long-term sustainability strategy, with Equip being certified as climate ne...

Point 5 Technical Down Jacket

A well thought out, practical active wear jacket. Perfect for walking, belaying, climbing and skiing.

Montane Apex 8000 Down Suit, Jacket and Salopettes

Montane, the global outdoor brand known for its innovative, breathable clothing for extreme environments, has developed a two-piece expedition specific down jacket and salopettes named Apex 8000, offering unsurpassed functionality for...

New for AW'20: The Outdoor Research Helium Down Hooded Jacket

The Helium Down Hooded Jacket from Outdoor Research infuses ultra-durable Pertex...

The Jöttnar Down Collection

Providing lightweight warmth is the primary function of a down jacket. With unrivalled ability to trap and retain body heat,...

Alpkit Fantom Down Jacket

Whether it's scaling alpine aretes, winter walking lunch stops, long belays in the shade, or just knocking about the tent...

Black Diamond Apparel: 3 jackets, 3 technologies

It's a big, cold world out there, and Black Diamond has got you covered. Through the same commitment to...


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