Insulation works best when used in layers and consists of at least two of the following: a base layer, a mid-layer, and outer layer garment. An outer layer could be either an insulation jacket or a waterproof, or both, depending on the weather and temperature of course.
Outer layer insulation garments normally comprise of a down or synthetic jackets or gilets. The whole system of layering is designed to keep you warm and comfortable by trapping the air around your body but the layering system also works well for managing body temperature, or cooling off when working hard: if you get hot, you take a layer off, when you cool down, you put a layer back on – it’s that simple.
Insulation jackets employ either synthetic materials such as Primaloft, or natural fibers such as goose down, both trap warm air in pretty much the same way. Down jackets are generally warmer and more compressible for their size and weight, but synthetic jackets are great in damp conditions.
In the Mens Barrier Pro, Haglofs have managed to produce an extremely packable, lightweight and wind resistant insulated jacket that offers more warmth and protection than many bulkier garments of the same nature. Learn More
The Marmot Zeus Jacket is a lightweight, warm down jacket that can pack away into it's pocket to allow it to be taken anywhere easily. The lightweight down proof fabrics is filled with high quality 800 US fill power goose down. A wind flap is tucked behind the front zipper to suppress drafts.
The Marmot Womens Jena Jacket is a lightweight, warm down jacket that can pack away into it's pocket to allow it to be taken anywhere easily. The lightweight down proof fabrics is filled with high quality 800 US fill power goose down. Learn More
The Marmot Womens Ama Dablam Jacket is a lightweight, warm down jacket that can pack away into it's pocket to allow it to be taken anywhere easily. The lightweight down proof fabrics is filled with high quality 800 US fill power goose down. A wind flap is tucked behind the front zipper to suppress drafts.
The Marmot Variant Hoody gives core warmth without compromising mobility. The jacket's front is a windproof, water resistant nylon ripstop shell filled with Marmot's Thermal R Eco synthetic fibre insulation. The sleeves, back and hood are made from Polartec Power Stretch for comfort and freedom of movement.
The Marmot Solaris 1/2 Zip is a technical, lightweight compact jacket that packs away into it's own pocket. Filled with Marmot's own Thermal R Eco synthetic insulation and is warm even when wet. Learn More
The Marmot Caldera Hoody is a warm, insulated synthetic jacket that's designed with the rigors of the winter outdoors enthusiast in mind. Perfect for easy layering, it also makes a terrific outer layer in drier conditions. Sleek style lines, a no bulk fit and Angel Wing Movement provide exceptional mobility.
Rab Womens Generator Vest uses Primaloft One synthetic insulation, sandwiched between a Pertex Quantum inner and outer fabric to offer an excellent degree of warmth as well as wind and water resistance throughout the winter months. Learn More
The Womens Strata Jacket from Rab utilises the latest insulation technology from Polartec - Polartec Alpha. It is the worlds first breathable insulation, designed with active users in mind, but also doubling up as a super comfy, warm jacket for the winter months for everyday users. Learn More
The Marmot Baffin Hoody delivers warmth and comfort and stuffs quickly into its own pocket for all season versatility. With Marmot's own Thermal R Eco insulation that has excellent warmth to weight, resilient loft, and durability.
The Rab Inferno Shield Hoodie is designed with dark, damp, cold British winters in mind. Lightweight Pyrotec synthetic insulation partnered with Pertex Shield, a fully waterproof fabric, to ensure warmth and protection in all conditions.
Is there a better value for money synthetic belay jacket out there than the Generator Alpine Jacket from Rab? Here’s a jacket that will take the rough and tumble of the rock face in its stride. Learn More
A Rough Gear favourite. We love the stylish cut, and the attention to detail is excellent. The Rab Microlight is one of the best technical and lightweight down jackets available today. Keep it dry, and it’ll certainly keep you warm. Learn More
The Rab Women’s Inferno Hoodie is designed with brighten up our long, cold, miserable British winters. Lightweight Pyrotec synthetic insulation partnered with Pertex Microlight Eco ensures warmth, protection and comfort in all conditions.