A QUICK GUIDE TO INSULATION
13th October 2020 by The Epicentre Team
With temperatures starting to dip, we find ourselves reaching for that warm jacket to accompany us on our adventures.
With so many options from all of our brands it can be tricky to know which jacket is the one to reach for.
Down Vs. Synthetic
Last season we gave you the pros and cons of each. This season we are going to make it really simple.
Reach for the down jacket if you are heading to the hills on the coldest and crispest of mornings. I mean, in the Lake District you’re never guaranteed not to get wet, but if you are 99% sure, reach for down. Its warmth to weight ratio is almost unbeatable.
So synthetic then, ticks the box for the rest of the conditions that our British weather is going to throw at you. When it is cold and wet, Synthetic insulation will keep performing when a down jacket would fail.
Our Autumn Winter range has been put together choosing the best insulation jackets from each brand, so whether it’s taking the dog for a walk before anyone else at home is awake, or for those long days out on the fells we have something for every adventure.
The best Down Jackets for standing around in…
Men's Patagonia Down Sweater Hoody
Women's Arc'teryx Seyla Coat
These will keep you warm when it's cold and wet...
Women's Salewa Ortles TWR Jacket
Men's Mountain Equipment Citadel Jacket
Men's Arc'teryx Proton LT Hoody
Women's DAS Light Hoody
For the cold and dry days...
Women's Mountain Equipment Lightline Jacket
Men's Mountain Equipment Frostline Jacket
Men's Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Hoody
Women's Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Hoody
For the absolute worst the British weather can throw at you...
Men's Mountain Equipment Kryos Jacket