The Rapid Mimic has a top quality feel that provides warmth and durability. This synthetic jacket is a great all-rounder and excels in mixed conditions.
This jacket is filled with a remarkable synthetic material called Mimic Gold, which – as the name suggests – emulates the warming qualities of down, but also adds superb performance in wet conditions. Strategically-placed non-quilted areas allow for greater ease of movement but are insulated with synthetic sheet - meaning no cold spots. The jacket also features stretch fleece inserts under the arm and at the wrist cuff, for stretch and comfort. Made with DWR-treated Pertex® shell fabric.
Haglofs' Rapid Mimic Insulated Jacket has a fantastic feel with the use of quality materials. The combination of Haglofs Mimic Gold insulation and a durable 30D Pertex outer make for a versatile and practical jacket. There are two small stretch fleece panels under the arms that are intended to increase breathability and help you moderate your temperature when you are heating up but it's questionable how effective they (we haven't noticed any benefit from them) are as they are so small.
The lack of a hood means that this jacket can be used more easily as a layering piece under a hard shell in really poor conditions. There are two good sized hand warmer pockets and a chest pocket for storage. Elasticated cuffs and hem help minimise weight and bulk. The feel of this jacket really sets it apart from others, with a luxurious silky feel to the outer and a good amount of insulation.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear