Open main menu

Synthetic Insulated Jackets

The best synthetic insulated jackets, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on February 18, 2024. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Atom SL Hoody
$230 - $240
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Norrona Trollveggen Primaloft100 Zip Hood
$231 - $329
user rating: 5 of 5 (9)
Arc'teryx Atom Hoody
$180 - $300
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Arc'teryx Atom Jacket
$239 - $280
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody
$79 - $289
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond First Light Stretch Hoody
$79 - $295
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Shadow Insulated Hoodie
$75 - $298
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover
$101
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Patagonia DAS Parka
$17 - $449
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
$8 - $239
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Thermoball Full Zip Jacket
$60 - $229
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Honcho Poncho
$64 - $134
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody
$164 - $459
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Xenon X Jacket
$153 - $164
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Xenon 2.0 Insulated Jacket
$86 - $189
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Kor Strata Hoody
$154
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Atom Heavyweight Hoody
$245 - $350
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Labyrinth Loop Omni-Heat Infinity Insulated Hooded Jacket
$93 - $185
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody
$50 - $329
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Deviator Hoody
$35 - $398
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rab Alpha Flash Jacket
$125 - $145
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond First Light Hoody
$168
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Lifaloft Insulator Jacket
$132 - $200
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
REI Swiftland Insulated Running Jacket
$50 - $59
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Craghoppers Compresslite Packaway Hooded Jacket
$80
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Reversible Tribbles Hoody
$55 - $109
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Strata Hoodie
$225 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool PhD SmartLoft Divide Hoody Sport Synthetic Insulated Jacket / Wool
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Buffalo Mountain Shirt
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
REI Revelcloud Hoodie Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Macro Puff Hoody
$399 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Wild Things Custom Insulight Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Hi-Q Luxe Jacket
$239 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Access Hybrid Hoody
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Deployment Hoody
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
First Lite Uncompahgre Puffy
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Research Neoplume Jacket
$135 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Serrano Jacket
$169 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Nano Puff Bivy Pullover
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer Accelerant Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Recreation Before Responsibility Nylon RipStop Jacket
$185 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 (1)
Smartwool Corbet 120 Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Zonal Jacket
$185 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
High Sierra Molo Hybrid Jacket
$90 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Inov-8 Race Elite 260 Thermoshell
$200 MSRP
1 2  3 Next »

Recent Synthetic Insulated Jacket Reviews

rated 4 of 5 stars
Patagonia Reversible Tribbles Hoody

A versatile jacket that is well constructed and useful for many adventures. Provides a high degree of comfort and warmth for my 3-year-old. Conditions:My 3-year-old daughter has worn the Patagonia Baby Reversible Tribbles Hoody during the cooler days of autumn and throughout the winter (3-4 months total) in the ridges and valleys of central Pennsylvania. She’s worn it while camping, bike riding, going for mini hikes, sled riding, and general everyday use.        Construction and Durability:… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Columbia Labyrinth Loop Omni-Heat Infinity Insulated Hooded Jacket

A mostly excellent lightweight jacket. It works in a wide range of temperatures, is comfortable, warm, and highly water-resistant.   Columbia Labyrinth Loop Omni-Heat Infinity Insulated Jacket (men's) For whatever reason, I decided that I needed a new insulated jacket with a hood. I was trying to find a down jacket but ultimately decided on the Columbia Labyrinth Loop when it went on sale. Fit and Comfort: Fit is nice. I'm short (5'4") with broad shoulders. The sleeve length is correct while the… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Macro Puff Hoody

This belay-style insulation piece kept me comfortable when used as intended; over a shell and midlayer, and while standing relatively still in 38°F temps. I found the feature set fantastic. However, it's not as warm as the 'high loft' designation suggests—a Down Sweater Hoody is warmer. Even still, I found myself using the Macro Puff more frequently than any other puffy, due to its great versatility. Macro Puff Hoody (left) as compared to Down Sweater Hoody. While the hoods are almost identical,… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
REI Swiftland Insulated Running Jacket

An average piece of gear. Nothing ultra special except good for between cold and warm seasons. Aimed at runners, but also good for hiking on cool days and X-country skiing on sunny days.   REI Swiftland Insulated Jacket This is a very lightly insulated jacket and if you look at it you can see the difference in fabric. It has insulation down the front and along the shoulder on the back. The DWR finish is good enough that I've extended the usage as a light jacket for hiking on in between weather. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Sitka Arrowhead Midlayer Hoody - MDWi

The best active mid-layer I've used to date. From a company you've probably not heard of. The Sitka Arrowhead MDWi (midweight insulated) hoody is an active insulating layer utilizing Polartec Direct fabric. Most folks outside of hunting have probably never heard of Sitka, let alone Sitka Arrowhead. Sitka Arrowhead is Sitka's military/law enforcement division. They don't sell direct, but they have several retailers where their products are available (you don't have to be military to purchase). on… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Craghoppers Compresslite Packaway Hooded Jacket

An attractive, all-season layer, which can fulfill a variety of functions—if looked after. This is a 465-gram warm layer. A simple, waist length, polyester jacket made from 28 recycled bottles with a hood, a main zip, two zipped pockets, and two additional hand warmer pockets. The jacket is reversible—mine is blue and orange—blue, when I want to put my hands in unzipped pockets, orange when I want to be visible in low light conditions. The large size fits my 42-inch chest snugly, without restricting… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Shadow Insulated Hoodie

The Shadow Insulated Hoodie is a mid-weight insulating layer; a relatively thin layer of synthetic insulation is sewn between two layers of somewhat wind-resistant but air-permeable and somewhat stretchy or forgiving shell material. The Shadow Insulated Hoodie is appropriate for a fairly wide range of temperature and weather conditions as an outer layer or mid-layer. This layer’s best use is for high-output cool and cold weather activities where you want to stay warm while working hard and generating… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Rab Xenon 2.0 Insulated Jacket

I’m now on my second Rab Xenon jacket. I wore the first one nearly every day from fall through spring for years until the outer fabric finally started to wear through. My first Xenon jacket only had a one-way main zipper so it didn’t work well as a chilly-weather belay piece. That’s the only thing I had wished Rab had done differently. By the time I bought my new (second) Xenon jacket Rab was making them with a two-way zipper. Yay!   On the downside, the first Xenon fit perfectly, but the… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Rab Alpha Flash Jacket

Breatheable, lightweight midlayer that pairs perfectly with a wind shirt. If you want to go light, this packs warmth like few other midlayers... but there are caveats. The Rab Alpha Flash is an outstanding midlayer for active use. Constructed almost entirely of Powertec Alpha Direct, it breathes so well that you can leave it on during high-exertion activity without overheating. Plus, it dries fantastically, freakishly quickly. It is not a general-purpose garment, but it absolutely excels when worn… Full review

Other Types of Jackets

Find more jackets reviewed in these related categories:

Waterproof Jackets

Soft Shell Jackets

Wind Shirts

+6 more types