A tough, durable and warm winter jacket made with G-1000 material and synthetic padding that maintains warmth even when damp. Fixed, snug-fitting hood, several practical pockets and easy gripped details with enough style to wear anywhere.
Hip-length, lightly padded winter jacket in G-1000 with fixed adjustable hood. A perfect outdoor garment for the colder months of the year, it resists wind and stays dry during short showers, at the same time as it ventilates out body moisture that builds up when you are active. The synthetic padding G-Loft Supreme gives extra warmth, even in damp conditions, and the jacket is easy to move about in, with or without a backpack.
The sleeves are pre-shaped and the cuffs are adjusted with press buttons. The zipper is two-way, it is covered with a protective flap with press buttons at the chin, chest and hem. Practical storage in several pockets: two vertical pockets on the chest, and two at the sides – all with zippers that have oversized pullers so they can easily be opened and closed with gloves on. In addition, there are two spacious mesh pockets on the inside, perfect for storing gloves or a hat. A drawcord can be used to adjust the hem.
Fjällräven's Skogso Padded Jacket is a great jacket for colder conditions. With the usual tough, rugged G-1000 outer which can be further improved by adding Greenland Wax, this version of the Skogso is a great all-rounder. It stands up to winds and light rain really well and with the addition of the wax it is much more resistant to rain. The synthetic insulation works really well and maintains it's warmth even when wet.
This is a solid jacket that works as well walking in the hills as it does around town. It is a great everyday jacket in cold conditions and the number of design features, such as secure zip pockets, structured hood and adjustability make it a joy to wear. This is my favourite non-technical jacket for late autumn through to early spring.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear