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Synthetic Insulated Jackets

The best synthetic insulated jackets, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on February 25, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (8)
Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody
$180 - $259
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Fission SV Jacket
$581 - $775
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Atom SL Hoody
$160 - $229
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody
$125 - $186
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket
$179 - $239
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody
$154 - $249
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
$63 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Corbet 120 Jacket
$140 - $153
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Norrona Trollveggen Primaloft100 Zip Hood
$175 - $268
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Montane Prism Jacket
$90 - $165
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Access Hybrid Hoody
$150
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Strata Hoodie
$150
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Patagonia DAS Parka
$225 - $449
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody
$299
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond First Light Stretch Hoody
$142 - $259
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Atom AR Hoody
$299
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Macro Puff Hoody
$159 - $399
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Kor Strata Hoody
$99 - $165
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Thermoball Pullover
$84
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Deviator Hoody
$95 - $189
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Thermoball Full Zip Jacket
$75 - $149
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Kor Strata Alpine Hoody
$126 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Honcho Poncho
$120
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody
$179 - $299
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond First Light Hoody
$100 - $259
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Lifaloft Insulator Jacket
$85 - $219
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Craghoppers Voyager Hybrid Jacket
$85 - $127
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Equipment Citadel Jacket
$192
Mountain Hardwear Superconductor Jacket
$101
Rab Nimbus Jacket
$92 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Buffalo Mountain Shirt
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover
$149 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Igniter Jacket
$199 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
REI Revelcloud Jacket
$149 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Loki Lodur Hiloft
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Pacific Trail Pac Tech
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
REI Revelcloud Hoodie Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Research Neoplume Jacket
$135 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Mammut Stratus Jacket
$159 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Chaos Jacket
$260 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Zonal Jacket
$185 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Super Zephyrus Hoodie
$179 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Fission AR Jacket
$499 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer Accelerant Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
First Lite Uncompahgre Puffy
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Recreation Before Responsibility Nylon RipStop Jacket
$185 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Solo Jacket
$299 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Stratus Flash Jacket
$199 MSRP
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Recent Synthetic Insulated Jacket Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Buffalo Mountain Shirt

Incredibly functional, warm, and featherlight protection for high effort activity in wet, windy, or cold climates.   Buffalo Mountain Shirt After suffering the last 30 years hiking the PNW in a 3l hard shell, being too hot walking uphill, and shivering all the way down because I was soaking wet inside from sweat, I decided I'd had enough. Did some internetting and found out about Buffalo. The Mountain Shirt fits comfortably loose. The Special 6 is the same, just longer and therfore better for the… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Buffalo Mountain Shirt

Special gear that needs an Active/Static rating table for reference. Great garment to keep you safe in the wilderness, I would say 0°F to 40°F depending on activity. Especially good and safe in the 25°F to 35°F range. Comfortable to wear in static conditions above 40°F.  Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Buffalo Mountain Shirt

The most versatile outdoor garment I've ever used. Possibly the best return, for the initial purchase price, of any athletic kit I've bought. I've had at least one Mountain Shirt in my kit bag, since 1990. A great three-season climbing, hiking, paddling, and cycling layer, designed to fit close, wick away moisture from the skin and as a barrier to wind chill. I sometimes use a thin polypropylene under vest and would want a waterproof extra layer for heavy, prolonged rain, extended rest stops, or… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Mountain Hardwear Kor Strata Hoody

A well-built, breathable insulated jacket that competes with more expensive models. I was looking around for an insulated jacket that wasn't going to break the bank and not so techy-looking that I couldn't wear it as a day-to-day jacket. The MH Kor Strata Hoody definitely checked the boxes and it's become my go-to both on the trail and around town. Like most every day. Big bang for the buck with this one. It uses PrimaLoft Gold Active and while it definitely cuts the chill just standing around I… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody

Outperforming down. The Atom LT Hoody has proven very versatile. It is very wind resistant and very light, though rather warm. Have used it as a jacket with the Atom LT Vest under and a thermal top in -20° temps. Surprising for a light more summer-like jacket. In summer it is the ideal jacket as well. It breathes phenomenally well and isn't burdensome when packed. I have a few colours of this jacket and always found a deal around. Normal pricing seems a bit off to me considering competition. However,… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Macro Puff Hoody

Designed as the warmer cousin of Patagonia's Micro Puff line, the Macro Puff Hoody is a lightweight, high loft insulated jacket. Using synthetic insulation and a DWR coating, it performs well even in heavy snow. Unlike other jackets I've worn with synthetic insulation, the Macro Puff maintains a down-like comfort. It's not ideal for high intensity winter activities as one is likely to overheat. However, its insulating qualities and comfort shine through in especially cold temperatures (sub-zero… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Norrona Trollveggen Primaloft100 Zip Hood

The Norrøna Trollveggen Primaloft 100 Zip Hood is a synthetically insulated jacket which utilizes Primaloft's Gold Aerogel (more info on Aerogel below), mapped out to provide an incredible amount of warmth, especially compared to the weight. This jacket is an ideal belay/last line of defense for when the proverbial "stuff" hits the fan. As you can see below the amount of designs Norrøna has nailed in this product are, well, all of them. This is a jacket that has clearly been devised, used, tested,… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Mountain Hardwear Kor Strata Alpine Hoody

My opinion, one of the best synthetic insulated jackets for your buck. For ease of use and packability this can't be beat. Mountain Hardwear has, in my opinion, always made a nice quality product for the money. Yes, the Primaloft Gold is worth the extra money. Previously the TNF Denali Jacket was my go-to. This is more windproof and lighter and most importantly slips on and off with ease. Not to mention it stays warm when wet...so they advertise? I've always layered it under my shell as the fabric… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Mountain Equipment Citadel Jacket

First time used in extreme weather at least three zips snagged on their inner linings. Zip pulls "pulled off’"in frustration—winter gloves being worn. Snagged zips, broken zip pulls—steer clear of this jacket, the construction is irrelevant as the zip construction completely compromises credibility. Full review