As the days are cooling and the rain is finally arriving, we’ve put together our favourite gear to keep you both warm and dry this winter…
Macpac NZAT Arrowsmith HyperDRY™ Hooded Down Jacket — Men’s & Women’s
A winter down jacket for alpine conditions, the NZAT Arrowsmith features an ultralight Pertex® Quantum shell, DWR (C6) finish, 800 loft HyperDRY™ RDS water-resistant goose down, boxed and sewn-through baffles, large zipped hand pockets, two internal mesh pockets, helmet compatible hood and internal fleece cuff.
Men’s: 570 g (Size M) / Women’s: 510 g (Size 10)
Macpac Ascend Hooded Down Jacket — Men’s & Women’s
Stretch down with responsibly-sourced 650 loft RDS duck down, the Ascend has a water repellent finish, woven ‘stepped’ baffles, an elastic bound hood, hem and cuffs, discreet zipped hand pockets and a slim fit.
Men’s: 480 g (Size M) / Women’s: 390 g (Size 10)
Merrell Women’s Ridgevent Hybrid Hoody
(pictured in Ceramic)
Available in jacket and vest styles for Men and Women. Perfect cold weather insulation for every body.We know the dance that is winter hiking with a pack: Start off toasty, unzip, take off your gloves and, as a last resort, peel off your coat. So we studied the way different bodies regulate heat while hiking in order to build the Ridgevent™. Through heat-mapping, we learned that men and women retain heat differently and in different areas of the body, and we discovered that a considered balance of insulation and ventilation up and down the back could alleviate pack overheating and discomfort.
+ Engineered baffle construction around the spine works to give the perfect balance of insulation and ventilation, providing warmth where you need it and breathability when it matters.
+ Gender-specific heat-mapping shows that women’s bodies lose heat faster than men’s, so we increased the overall ratio of insulation to ventilation in women’s styles to minimise cold spots.
+ DownPlus+ insulation blends 65% responsibly sourced, waterproof goose down and 35% ultrafine Primaloft™ synthetic fibers for warmth even when wet.
+ Lightweight, tight-woven ripstop with a water-repellent (DWR) coating for superior strength and protection from the elements.
Merrell Men’s Glacial Ascent Hoody
(pictured in Navy Beech)
Synthetic warmth when wet insulation. A featherless insulated jacket that uses loose-fill synthetic fibers created by scientists to mimic the qualities of down when dry and is warmer than down when wet. Designed with a slightly longer length for ease of wear in urban or outdoor environments. This jacket can be layered under shells to keep you warm and dry in colder winter temperatures.
+ 3M Thimsulate™ 700 fill power featherless insulation
+ Insulation proof micro ripstop outer fabric
+ Durable Water Repellency (DWR) finish
Marmot Featherless Hybrid Jacket
The light-weight Men’s Featherless Hybrid Jacket will keep you warm and dry in chilly, damp weather without weighing down you or your pack. 3M™ Thinsulate™ Recycled Featherless Insulation is made with 75% recycled loose-fill fibres that feel just as warm as 700 fill power down, but still perform in wet conditions. DriClime® Bi-Component lining wicks away moisture to keep you dry.
Wm’s Marmot Featherless Hoody
The lightweight Women’s Featherless Hoody features 3M™ Thinsulate™ Recycled Featherless Insulation that is made with 75% recycled loose-fill fibers that feel just as warm as 700 fill power down, but still perform in wet conditions. Angel-Wing Movement™ keeps arm movements comfortable even when this insulated jacket is worn over a base layer. This space-saving jacket packs into its own pocket.
Outdoor Research Men’s Alpine Down Hooded Jacket
The Alpine Down Hooded Jacket is Outdoor Research’s warmest down jacket and is loaded with durability, weather resistance and features to keep you comfortable in high altitude winds and cold and packs down into its own hand pocket when you come off those heights into warmer conditions. Made with water- and wind-resistant Pertex® Quantum fabrics, the shoulders, sleeves and hood feature a heavier weight for durability, while the lighter weight traps the insulating warmth of 800-fill responsibly-sourced down in a baffled construction that eliminates cold spots. Other features include an adjustable helmet-compatible hood, harness- and pack-friendly pockets, adjustable cuffs and hem to further seal out the weather and Dynamic Reach™ underarms for reaching out in comfort.
Patagonia Men’s Macro Puff Hoody
(pictured in Balkan Blue)
We took the technology and successes of our revolutionary Micro Puff Hoody and expanded upon them to create the Macro Puff® Hoody, an even warmer answer to biting cold. Its ultralight recycled nylon ripstop shell with DWR finish stands guard against outside elements. The alpine helmet–compatible hood adjusts with a single pull for cocoon-like warmth without messing with your peripheral vision. Inside, the Hoody features 135-g synthetic, down-like PlumaFill insulation in the body and 90-g PlumaFill in the sleeves and sides (compared to 65-g overall for the Micro Puff), wrapping you in deep, water-resistant warmth without weighing you down. PlumaFill replicates the structure of down for great loft but offers the warm-when-wet benefit of synthetic. We quilt the insulation with a unique, minimal-stitch construction to stabilize it and maximize loft. The two-way center-front zipper’s storm flap seals out drafts, and a soft zipper garage at the chin saves your skin. Plenty of pockets sit where you need them, in and out, and the whole toasty package stuffs down small into a separate stuffsack. Fair Trade Certified™ sewn. 434g.
Rab Microlight Alpine
Filled with 143g of 750-fill power hydrophobic down, RDS-certified, water-resistant Pertex Quantum Infinity Weave fabric, harness-compatible hand pockets, two-way front zip with insulated zip baffle, stretch cuffs fit over gloves, helmet-compatible hood with an internal stretch gaiter to seal out wind. 470g (m), 430g (w).
With 170g of 800-fill power RDS-certified hydrophobic European goose down, nylon inner, Pertex Shield taped waterproof outer, bonded narrow box-wall construction, synthetic insulation filled hood and cuffs, helmet-compatible, wired peak, YPP zips, hand warmer pockets, internal security pocket, drawcord hem, stuff sack. 750g (m), 615g (w).
800-fill power European goose down, RDS-certified, water-resistant Pertex fabric, stitch-through construction, various baffle sizes reduce bulk, 170g fill weight, small-volume helmet-compatible hood, YKK zips, elasticated cuffs, internal security pocket. 500g (m), 470g (w).
Hybrid jacket with 70g of 800-fill power RDS-certified hydrophobic European goose down in hood and body, Stratos synthetic insulation in shoulders, cuffs and hips. Ripstop nylon fabric, stitch-through construction, YKK reverse coil chest pocket, YKK front zip, half hem drawcord, stuff sack. 250g (m), 235g (w).
Stratos recycled polyester synthetic insulation, ripstop lining and outer fabric, under helmet hood with stretch binding, two-way opening YKK front zip with insulated internal zip baffle and chin guard, zippered handwarmer pockets, internal zippered pocket, stuffs into pocket, elasticated cuffs, hem drawcord. 326g (m), 285g (w).
Outdoor Research Refuge Air Hooded Jacket
The Refuge Air Hooded Jacket is a water- and wind-resistant jacket that helps you retain heat while working and sweating hard using the adaptable VerticalX™ Air insulation that keeps you warm when you need it and rapidly moves moisture the moment you start to perspire. This jacket is also amplified by ActiveTemp™, a thermo-regulating technology that keeps you cool, dry and comfortable on your highly-active adventures.
Outdoor Research Refuge Hooded Jacket
The water-resistant Refuge Hooded Jacket uses high-loft VerticalX™ synthetic insulation technology for resilient, breathable performance that will keep you warm even when wet and so compressible you can stow the jacket into its own hand pocket. Its helmet-compatible hood and an elastic-drawcord hem allow you to further seal out the elements. Designed for performance on your ski, trail and alpine and rock climbing adventures.
Outdoor Research MicroGravity AscentShell Jacket
The MicroGravity AscentShell Jacket is a lightweight, fully waterproof jacket built to withstand the changing conditions in high-alpine terrain while also breathing when you’re working hard via award-winning AscentShell™ technology. It has everything you need to be comfortable, including a helmet-compatible hood, Dynamic Reach™ underarm panels and the ability to stow it in its own pocket when the conditions improve. An excellent choice for your trail, ski and alpine and rock climbing adventures.
Cactus Rain Jacket
Built from ultra-tough 3 layer WTF-3 fabric, this heavy-duty jacket will protect you from rain, wind, snow and whatever else nature throws at you – and is guaranteed to last the distance in tough New Zealand conditions.
Widely referred to as New Zealand’s No 1 tramping jacket. Tested thoroughly through hard wearing and drenching conditions with length that makes it ideal for tramping in the wet or everyday wet and wind weather protection. The oversized hood with sturdy hood wire allow for excellent protection from the elements and the generous fit allows you to layer easily. Good gusseting means the jacket does not ride up when wearing a pack. Please note that the Hydrophobia is sized to fit over clothing and is essentially a full size bigger than our sizing chart indicates. If you are a size Large going by the chart, for example, a Medium will most likely be the right size for you.
Nano Primaloft Jacket
A Primaloft jacket with a seam sealed waterproof shell, the Nano is suitable for the most testing conditions. Heavily influenced by the garment that the NZ and Australian Antarctic programmes have been using for years. The combination of a lightweight waterproof and breathable Entrant shell and 135gm/m2 Primaloft Gold means warmth you can depend on, and our usual attention to detail, cut, and performance mean function and breathability to the usual Earth Sea Sky standards. Throw this on when you’re at the belay, or taking your skins off before the next run, knowing you’ll enjoy it more and perform better with this keeping you warm.
Macpac Nazomi Pertex® Rain Jacket — Men’s & Women’s
A lightweight alpine shell, the Nazomi is waterproof, windproof and breathable with a Pertex® Shield Pro 3-layer construction, water-resistant YKK® AquaGuard® zips, high collar with offset zip, helmet compatible hood, raised harness compatible hand pockets, underarm lift patterning, a single hem adjustment and partially elasticated cuffs with thumb loops.
Men’s: 230 g (Size M) / Women’s: 210 g (Size 10)
Merrell Whisper Rain Jacket
Focus on the trail, not the weather. Be present and in the moment while in the outdoors with a rain shell so quiet you can hear the enthralling sounds of nature. The wind howling, the rain pattering, the birds chirping and the leaves rustling. The Whisper Rain is highly waterproof but feels as comfortable as a softshell.
+ 20K/20K fully seam-sealed waterproof and breathable jacket keeps water and wind out
+ Built with four-way stretch to provide comfort and ultimate ease of movement
+ A swish-free durable three-layer construction gives you long-lasting protection against the elements
+ PFC free Durable Water Repellency (DWR) finish
Patagonia Men’s Torrentshell 3L Jacket
(pictured in Mango)
Stay dry in less-than-ideal conditions in our Torrentshell Jacket. Using H2No® Performance Standard technology to provide long-term comfort and protection in soaking storms and steady drizzles. The 3-layer jacket has a 100% recycled nylon face fabric, a DWR (durable water repellent) finish, a tricot backer for next-to-skin comfort, and self-stuffs into left-hand pocket (with a carabiner clip-in loop). An adjustable hood with laminated visor can easily roll up and stow with a simplified cord-and-hook design. The centre front zipper has interior and exterior storm flaps; pit zips and hand warmer pockets all have storm flaps and DWR-treated zippers. With a microfleece-lined neck, self-fabric hook-and-loop cuff closures and a drawcord hem. Fair Trade Certified™ sewn. 394g.