The so-called “Puff Jacket” emerges to be an, more less, indispensable portion of cutting-edge outdoor haute couture. It is challenging to oversee the market stake of these luxuries whenever you are around the (ultra) running society or any other outdoorsy society. A fashionable down guard appears to be a fundamental and trustworthy uniform enigma – for certain fastidious reasons.

A hands-on and stress-free wearable protection that captures the owner versus unfriendly conditions like icy winds and rain plus being light and packable is a huge bonus while being outside and active. Practically every company bids the well-lit and resilient padding coats within their latest collections.
Haglöfs latest Essens III Hooded Down Jacket correspondingly adds to this movement.

Wearing comparable jackets for a couple of years, the initial thing that amazed me was the utter weightiness of this jacket. Even with a wholehearted 800-fill down stuffing the Essens III appears to be illusory light (…size L comes in with a weight of 335 gram). The permanently pioneering Swedes seemingly preserved the down with DWR (…durable water repellent) to retain its lofty warmth in moisture. To shelter the jacket against the unkind condition Mother Nature may throws at it, the water-resistant Pertex Quantum material capes over the solid lining. Only the Polartec Power Stretch fleece shoulder inserts allow for well-needed flexibility while being active and in need for mobility. Well-sized chest and handwarmer pouches offer enough space for all needs while also being a useful store-place for the jacket itself. One of the major characters I appreciated is the opportunity to box the Essens III within itself. Despite being warm and light it still is pretty compressible. In several seconds the jackets is folded away within its own pouches, a honourable feature while travelling or backpacking.

Attention to detail – The chest pocket stores away instant and effortlessly. Pertex Quantum nylon keeps the outside safe.
A mere of 103 grams of quality downs attractively packed into a smart, well lit and protectable down skin.
Additional details alongside certain lightweight tear and wind resistant shell fabrics.    
Light yet durable ripstop fabrics.
Wind baffle with integrated chin guard behind the front zipper.  
Elasticated sleeves.
In case you forget – a pictorial fold guide inside the Essens III.
Proficient and stress-free to use – the 3-way modifiable hood with a fine reinforced peak    
I tend to have worries with the dimension of comparable coverings. Haglöfs did appealing work with the dimensions of the Essens III.
Who is bootlegging whom? Firmament sapphire!
The freshest Haglöfs – Essens III Hooded Down Insulation definitely sticks out, a lot of fun to use it and so feasible.

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