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“After falling in love with the features, warmth, fit, and smart design of this puffy, I couldn’t believe the price wasn’t at least $100 more,” one tester said of the ultra-warm Climaheat Ice Jacket. The PrimaLoft Down Blend Gold combines synthetic insulation with down. “I carry this whenever I need maximum warmth in dry and wet conditions.” The nylon/polyester outer shell was durable and water resistant in shoulder-season drizzles in Colorado. The tailored, elongated fit hugged testers’ bodies without restricting movement, and large elastic stretch panels on the sides of the torso and the upper back provided mucho-flexibility. A 37.5 lining wicked moisture, preventing any clamminess inside the jacket on warmer days. Features round out with a two-way zipper, a large inner pocket to store rock shoes, a draft collar to keep you warm without zipping up to the nose, a “closest-to-perfect, fully adjustable hood” with a wire brim, stretchy inner cuffs that wrap around your wrist to eliminate drafts, and micro-fleece hand-warmer pockets.
One ultra-warm puffy to do it all in all cold conditions, whether on dry rock or drippy ice. The technical performance of synthetic, the warmth and coziness of down, ideal features, and a great price for the performance.
$350; 18 oz.; adidas.com