Nunatak Gear Skaha APEX Ultralight Climashield jacket
Warm and light, no-frills insulated top. “Winter's…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $200
Warm and light, no-frills insulated top.
- Warmth-to-weight ratio
- Colour choice
“Winter's Coming”, or so they say. In the U.K. that has means wet and windy, with the odd few days of snow if you are lucky.
Body length is good, not being too short, and the cuffs don't ride up when raising my arms. The 13-inch zip makes it easy to get on and off. Elasticated hem which keeps drafts out, could do with an elasticated collar to stop heat escaping.
5.0 oz. Climashield APEX filling is a little bulky, like most four-season synthetic tops.
Having said that, it fits well over my base layer and is not that bulky under my waterproof jacket.
The outer shell is Grey Robic Ripstop fabric with a breathable micro porous coating. The Robic is useful at shedding water with a HH (hydrostatic head) of 1000mm, while providing enough vapour transfer for mild activities (good breathability).
The inner material is black taffeta and this is where the insulation is stitched in.
This is the lightest version of the pullover style jacket, with the medium weighing 353g, 12.5oz.
You can of course specify the fill, back length, collar, pockets, hood and several other features.