Synthetic Insulated Jackets

The best synthetic insulated jackets, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on December 25, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Synthetic Insulated Jacket Reviews

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Men's Nano Puff Bivy Pullover

Most importantly it is a pullover, I simply prefer the pullover style for comfort and ease of wearing. I paid full price in New York while on holiday as my big down parka was simply too warm for a New York winter. Also I thought it might make a suitable LW midlayer for an Alaskan winter trip that has now been cancelled. I keep it in my day pack for ski touring in Australia's High Plains as a "just in case layer." Upside is the light weight and compactness, the downside is that 60GSM is not warm… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Carhartt Duck Traditional Arctic Quilt-Lined Coat

Perfect for outdoor work or chores. Rugged quality construction, long life expected. Zippers are brass and well made. A perfect outer shell for labor or chores. Tough enough to camp or work in rugged conditions. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Rab Men's Xenon X Jacket

This is the best warmth-for-weight ratio synthetic jacket I have found. Totally windproof, and RAB has made this jacket with VERY few seams so the wind can't even find a way in through the Pertex Quantum. It has Primaloft Gold Active 60 grams, with double in the chest area to create hand warmer pockets. I can truly say, if you like the Pat Nano, YOU WILL LOVE THIS. This jacket seals up every cuff, collar, and seam up against your skin, and combined with the tailoring of it having few seams to begin… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Women's Ascendant Hoody

Shockingly warm for the weight and highly breathable with just the right amount of wind protection. This jacket is a great insulation layer for winter activities such as backcountry skiing and ice climbing. It's become my go-to insulation layer for winter. I am very impressed by this jacket and it has become a staple part of my winter adventure suit replacing the Patagonia Nano Air Hoody. I'm 5'4" 125 lbs with a very athletic build and the small fits great over long sleeve baselayers and lightweight… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Helly Hansen Men's Lifaloft Insulator Jacket

The Helly Hansen Lifaloft Hooded Insulator jacket is a synthetically insulated jacket that partners HH’s Lifa fibres with Primaloft’s extensive knowledge of synthetic insulation in an attempt to mimic the weight and compressibility of down, while still providing the warmth when wet of synthetic insulation. The Insulator is highly successful in replicating the feel and warmth of down, but would benefit from further refinement in the fit and fabrics. FIT AND COMFORT The Lifaloft Insulator Jacket… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
The North Face Men's Bombay Jacket

Very lightweight packable jacket that is good as a middle layer or light jacket. Light machine wash and able to dry on low temperature. For a North Face product it’s lacking quality in the assembly of the jacket with single stitching. Has hardly any insulation and is more of a sweater or middle layer. Missing an interior pocket and needs a bottom drawstring or elastic to keep it tight to your body. Its MSRP is $99 and I bought it through North Face for $59. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Sherpa Adventure Gear Kailash Hooded

This jacket checks all the boxes—lightweight, warm, breathable, and can handle all the elements. If you are looking for a jacket that does it all, no need to look further. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Patagonia Women's Nano Puff Pullover

Nice jacket but the labels are itchy and abrasive. Patagonia needs to fix that now in many jackets. Fix the labels in your garments! They are sewn so firmly they cannot be removed and they are extremely abrasive to the neck!!  Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Montane Men's Prism Jacket

Amazing piece of kit that is very warm but packable to a tiny size. Mine is the 2015 version. Don't believe it has changed much if at all apart from colour. I got given this bit of kit as a leaving gift from my last Major level command. I could not have been more grateful. It is a fantastic hiking top, great for travel as it's smart but very functional. It is snug without being tight. Has light, but after three years, very robust zips. It is tiny when packed, easily fitting in a ultra running pack,… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Fission SV Jacket
$517 - $689
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Atom SL Hoody
$229
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody
$100 - $214
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket
$239
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody
$168 - $259
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody
$150 - $249
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
$55 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Stance Belay Parka
$68 - $299
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Dually Belay Jacket
$625
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Corbet 120 Jacket
$133
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Montane Prism Jacket
$101 - $165
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Inlux Insulated Jacket
$139 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Strata Hoodie
$163
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment Citadel Jacket
$350
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Nano-Air Jacket
$130 - $249
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Nano Puff Bivy Pullover
$112 - $153
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody
$179 - $299
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Carhartt Duck Traditional Arctic Quilt-Lined Coat
$120 - $129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Atom AR Hoody
$299
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Micro Puff Jacket
$150 - $299
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Deviator Hoody
$107 - $189
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Thermoball Full Zip Jacket
$55 - $348
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Brooks-Range Hybrid LT Jacket
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Honcho Poncho
$115
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Patagonia Micro Puff Hooded Jacket
$209 - $299
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond First Light Hoody
$80 - $259
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Lifaloft Insulator Jacket
$52 - $220
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Isthmus Parka
$249
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
The North Face Bombay Jacket
$70 - $99
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Craghoppers Voyager Hybrid Jacket
$87
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Yupik Parka
$350 - $500
Norrona Trollveggen Primaloft100 Zip Hood
$207 - $258
Mountain Hardwear Superconductor Jacket
$122 - $129
Black Diamond First Light Stretch Hoody
$141 - $259
Rab Nimbus Jacket
$22 - $214
Patagonia Macro Puff Hoody
$279 - $399
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)
Arc'teryx Atom SV Hoody
$250 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)
Sherpa Adventure Gear Shankar Belay Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Carinthia HIG 3.0 Jacket
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