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Haglofs Belay Down Hood

in Clothing - Insulating - Down

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5.00 / 5 (1 reviews)

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Matthieu Lienart
( TozaiTrek )
Haglofs Belay Down Hood on 04/03/2012 19:02:20 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I have this jacket for more than a year now and I love it from the very first day. But I wanted to test it in various conditions before making a review of it.

Insulation down jacket, with an excellent weight/warmth/price ratio for winter mountain activities.

825 grams, it is a bit off-putting at the beginning. Especially when in winter you already carry the tent, all the bivouac and climbing gears on your back. But in a year, I used it in all my winter trips: 2 to 4 days snowshoeing trips, winter mountaineering and ice climbing. Not a single time I regret the 400 extra grams this jacket weight compare to a lightweight down jacket.Whether it is at the belay station when ice climbing or at the camp site the Jacket is performing well. I have never regret this purchase. On the contrary, I can’t think of a winter trip without it.

I think equivalent jacket from Rab, Mammut, Millet, Mountain Hardware and others, offer the same level of insulation if not more (for the one which have more down). But where the Haglöfs looks better is for the weight/insulation/price ratio. When I bought it – and it’s still the case when I look at what’s on the market today – I can’t find a jacket with such a good compromise. Cheaper jacket have lower quality down, hence lower insulation, warmer jacket have more or higher quality down hence cost/weight more.

for full review with details on advantages/drawbacks and detailed opinion, check the article on my blog at

Edited by TozaiTrek on 04/03/2012 19:07:45 MDT.

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