Synthetic Insulated Jackets

Recent Synthetic Insulated Jacket Reviews

Helly Hansen Men's Lifaloft Insulator Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars 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

The North Face Men's Bombay Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars 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

Sherpa Adventure Gear Kailash Hooded

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

Patagonia Women's Nano Puff Pullover

rated 4 of 5 stars 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

Montane Men's Prism Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

Patagonia Men's Nano Puff Hoody

rated 3 of 5 stars Overrated? Obsolete? So I'm not bashing the Nano Puff. A lot of people have one and love them, much as you would have loved a good Irish fisher's jumper (sweater) or a peacoat fifty or a hundred years ago. There's nothing wrong with those things per se, it's just that there are garments that outperform them. For examples by Patagonia, there's the Nano-Air, Hyper Puff, and R1 TechFace. All are either more insulating, more packable, more breathable, durable and weather-resistant. With any stitch-through… Full review

Patagonia Men's Nano Puff Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Everyone that owns this puffy hoody loves it. The reason is that it looks good, fits good, performs good, and is packable. Everyone that owns this puffy hoody loves it. The reason is that it looks good, fits good, performs good, and is packable. It is not quite an athletic fit, rather I'd say it is a casual athletic fit. I'm 6 ft 175lbs and a medium fits me perfect. I can wear it over a base layer or a down vest. I can wear it under a parka. The fit and comfort are excellent. There's not much adjustability… Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Ascendant Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars OR questioned everything, took a couple risks, and ended up making my new favorite mid-weight jacket. "It’s cute, but it looks like you skinned Cookie Monster and made a coat out of him,” said the Mrs. upon her first view of me in the Ascendant jacket. OR may have made the jacket a little odd by removing the traditional smooth lining to expose the insulation but the oddness makes sense when you consider the benefits.  Don’t want to read the entire review? I fell in love with this jacket… Full review

Mountain Equipment Citadel Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Super light, extremely warm winter sports jacket. Allows great articulation for complete freedom of movement. Primaloft insulation provides the warmth in a wide range of conditions. Billed as a full function extreme belay jacket, the Mountain Equipment Citadel Jacket is that and much more. When the Citadel Jacket arrived for testing and review I initially thought it was insulated with down due to its extremely lightweight and puffiness. Upon looking through the spec sheet I was glad to see this… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sherpa Adventure Gear Kailash Hooded reviewed Nov 20, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover reviewed Sep 23, 2018
$118 - $135
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Montane Prism Jacket reviewed Jul 13, 2018
$120 - $160
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody reviewed Feb 23, 2018
$124 - $249
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment Citadel Jacket reviewed Feb 12, 2018
$195
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Craghoppers Voyager Hybrid Jacket reviewed Feb 6, 2018
$200 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Patagonia Nano Puff Bivy Pullover reviewed Jan 3, 2018
$131 - $175
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nunatak Gear Skaha APEX Ultralight Climashield jacket reviewed Dec 6, 2017
$200 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Fission SV Jacket reviewed Dec 5, 2017
$454 - $689
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Isthmus Parka reviewed Dec 2, 2017
$199
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Brooks-Range Hybrid LT Jacket reviewed Feb 3, 2017
$80
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Deviator Hoody reviewed Nov 9, 2016
$113 - $189
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody reviewed Nov 28, 2016
$149 - $239
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Nuclei AR Jacket reviewed Sep 22, 2016
$425
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Stance Belay Parka reviewed Sep 9, 2016
$150 - $229
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Access Hybrid Hoody reviewed Jun 24, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
REI Revelcloud Hoodie Jacket reviewed Jun 20, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Haglofs Barrier Pro II Jacket reviewed Apr 1, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Atom SL Hoody reviewed Mar 18, 2016
$130 - $229
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Thermostatic Hooded Jacket reviewed Feb 25, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
First Lite Uncompahgre Puffy reviewed Feb 19, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Honcho Poncho reviewed Feb 6, 2016
$75
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Yupik Parka reviewed Feb 3, 2016
$500
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
High Sierra Molo Hybrid Jacket reviewed Jan 11, 2016
$90 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Deployment Hoody reviewed Nov 21, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Thermoball Pullover reviewed Aug 22, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Buffalo Mountain Shirt reviewed Aug 14, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Carinthia HIG 3.0 Jacket reviewed May 27, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Columbia Diamond 890 TurboDown Jacket reviewed May 3, 2016
$325 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sherpa Adventure Gear Shankar Belay Jacket reviewed Apr 19, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody reviewed Mar 18, 2015
$168 - $259
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Nano-Air Jacket reviewed Dec 1, 2014
$137 - $249
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool PhD SmartLoft Divide Hoody Sport reviewed May 5, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Wiggy's Barren Grounds Parka reviewed Mar 29, 2014
$250 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Blaze Jacket reviewed Mar 27, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Inov-8 Race Elite 260 Thermoshell reviewed Feb 10, 2014
$200 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
The North Face Redpoint Jacket reviewed Jan 30, 2014
$149 MSRP
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Rime Pro Jacket reviewed Jan 25, 2014
$100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Chaos Jacket reviewed Dec 17, 2013
$260 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Under Armour ColdGear Infrared Werewolf Jacket reviewed Dec 11, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Premier Packer Hoodie reviewed Nov 16, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Alpha Pro Jacket reviewed Oct 7, 2013
$99
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Sherpa Adventure Gear Mantra Jacket reviewed Jul 6, 2013
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Gore Countdown Insulated Lady Bike Jacket reviewed Jun 7, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Research Neoplume Jacket reviewed May 16, 2013
$135 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket reviewed Apr 5, 2013
$168 - $239
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody reviewed Jul 5, 2018
$199 - $249
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Start House Jacket reviewed Jan 17, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Flylow Gear Swindler reviewed Jan 9, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Igniter Jacket reviewed Aug 8, 2013
$199 MSRP
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