The Terrex DownBlaze Jacket is a lightweight down jacket which can be used either as a stand alone jacket, or a mid layer. Incorporating Primaloft ®Down Blend Gold, insulation made from a mixture of hydrophobic goose down with PrimaLoft® ultra-fine denier fibers, marries the warm to weight of down, with the water resistant and compressible characteristics of synthetic fibers.
It's a strange old time for cycling. Worldwide events mean every thing is pretty much based from the front door, but you know what? You can find some adventure from your front door if you try and even though the Zoa Insulated Jacket from Albion Cycling is probably designed for something a little more wild we still managed to put it through it's paces in the post industrial landscape of South Wales.
The Arc'teryx Norvan is the archetypal fast and light product; 200g of waterproofing with the iconic Arc'teryx build quality and design. Using GoreTex C-Knit the Norvan keeps rain out while wicking internal moisture away from the body and does it with style. Soft and light it packs away easily into the smallest of spaces and it's simple lines belies the attention to detail but when needed it offers the trail runner or fast moving athlete protection from the elements.
A single-layer solution providing comprehensive backcountry protection with exceptional breathability, the Airah combines waterproof GORE-TEX® performance with air-permeable Polartec® Alpha® insulation.
The Arcteryx SL Hoody is a classic Arcteryx product; innovative, technical but with a minimilist appeal that belies its capabilities. Ultra-lightweight it combines minimal insulation with a streamlined design that performs as well as it looks.
The Arcteryx Beta LT is the lightweight model of the Arcteryx Beta range, designed for fast and light use in the alps but with a few neat touches that make it a year round "go to" for the UK.
Arcteryx have got an enviable reputation when it comes to winter wear, combining build quality, design and functionality in products you can rely on. When they announced a new insulated jacket in the form of the Cerium LT Hoody we jumped at the chance to put it through a full 3 months of testing in preparation for the winter season.
Incredibly light and boasting perhaps the best warmth to weight ratio on the market, the Arcteryx Cerium SL Hoody is the latest minimalist insulated jacket from the Canadian brand. Using Down Composite Mapping the Cerium SL Hoody combines top quality European Goose down with Arcteryx's own synthetic Coreloft insulation to produce a hybrid jacket designed for cold dry conditions but with the moisture-prone areas protected with synthtic filling.