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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 September 18, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (9)
Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody
$180 - $259
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Fission SV Jacket
$581 - $799
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover
$169
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
$191 - $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
$215 - $299
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Montane Prism Jacket
$165
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Access Hybrid Hoody
$150
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Strata Hoodie
$150 - $196
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Xenon X Jacket
$146
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Patagonia DAS Parka
$449
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody
$209 - $299
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond First Light Stretch Hoody
$129 - $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
$239 - $399
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Kor Strata Hoody
$77 - $220
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
$89 - $280
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Kor Strata Alpine Hoody
$144 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Honcho Poncho
$120
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody
$164 - $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
$76 - $219
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker MerinoLOFT Helix Long Sleeve Zip Hood
$202
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Craghoppers Voyager Hybrid Jacket
$85 - $139
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Equipment Citadel Jacket
$175
Rab Nimbus Jacket
$127 - $134
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Buffalo Mountain Shirt
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
Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody

Amazing jacket which regulates temperature and moisture, great fit and comfy hood; have used it in winter high-exertion sessions with a T-shirt underneath, and bad weather with a hard-shell over it. Greatly recommended for all winter outings with a harshell in the backpack, or shoulder season. I came into some additional money and was browsing my favorite website to treat myself, and found a great deal on this jacket; price paid 140$ (in late summer for those interested). The jacket is soft and… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Outdoor Vitals Ventus Active Hoodie

The Outdoor Vitals Ventus Active Hoodie is a phenomenal mid-layer jacket that’s built to move with your body. Not only does it provide warmth when it counts, it’s also somewhat breathable and resistant to moisture. If you’ve ever been running in a chilly environment, you know how difficult it can be to get the right layering system down. Many jackets or sweatshirts are too bulky, not breathable, and prone to suffocate you. But Outdoor Vitals’ new Ventus Active Hoodie provides the perfect… Full review

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