6 Insulation Jackets That Rule

6 Insulation Jackets That Rule

This 800-fill down parka is super compressible but retains its full loft for maximum warmth. The fitted elastic hood and thumb loops give it that extra oomph heat retention in colder situations.  


This has become the new standard for keeping the cold at bay at the crag, in the backcountry or walking to the bar. The 60g Primaloft® insulation provides surprising warmth with relatively little loft. And you can zip the whole thing into its front chest pocket for maximum compressibility.


At 11 oz., the 850-fill Cayoosh LT maximizes weight savings and warmth. The wrist gaskets are supple and reduce bulk, while stretch panels on the underarms provide added breathability and freedom of movement.


Simple, tough and trim, the Stalwart Pro is built with 80g hydrophobic Exceloft® insulation. The trimmer cut allows for layering without bulk, and the hood is added security when the temperature is dropping.


Don’t let the buttons scare you off; Nau’s Down Shirt carries a toasty 800-fill quilting in a lean urban package. A water-repellant finish provides added weather resistance for the city or on the slopes.


The Aphix is filled with Coreloft® insulation, with DWR (Durable Water Repellant) treatment to make it a fully functioning stand-alone piece. Yet the low profile cuffs, nylon face and athletic tapering make it a perfect middle layer under that shell.