Insulated Jacket Guide

Insulated Jacket Guide

Find the right insulated jacket for your outdoor activity.

Find the right insulated jacket for your outdoor activity.

Making sure your insulated jacket of choice is correct will mean a much safer and enjoyable adventure in nature.

Klättermusen offers a wide range of insulated jackets suitable for a variety of outdoor activities. Each jacket is specifically designed to be worn either as an outer layer, over your shell jacket, or as a mid layer. Most of our insulated jackets are made to be lightweight and packable to give you maximum versatility in its usage. The activity and conditions determine which jacket is right for you.

Heat Conductivity Resistance (HCR)

To help you navigate insulated jackets in terms of warmth, Klättermusen has developed the Heat Conductivity Resistance (HCR) system. HCR is a performance value for Klättermusen insulated jackets that considers insulation materials, external conditions, and body temperature sensitivity. The system allows you to optimize for the perfect warmth to weight ratio in its usage. Learn more about HCR.
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Making sure your insulated jacket of choice is correct will mean a much safer and enjoyable adventure in nature.

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Light Insulation

Perfect for cooler days or during high-intensity activities, using either down or recycled synthetic insulation materials. Light in insulation, light in weight.

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Heavy Down Insulation

Klättermusen’s heavy insulation jackets rely primarily on down and are ideal for cold and dry conditions. Heavy in insulation, light in weight.

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Natural Insulation

Wool is a hard-to-beat material when you need both insulation and high breathability. Although not the lightest, wool has the ability to keep you both cool and warm.

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Activity-Based Insulation

Unsure what best suits your adventures? Discover insulated jackets based on activity.

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Fabrics & Technologies

Klättermusen is dedicated to providing you with the best gear on the market. Learn more about the highly technical fabrics and technologies used in our insulated products.

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Product Care

Give your favorite Klättermusen insulated jacket the love it needs, and it will remain a reliable companion for life.

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Light Insulation

Light Insulation

 

 

Photo: Drew Smith

There are many benefits to light insulation. Our light insulation jackets range from HCR values 3 and 5.

Light insulation for year-round in-motion activities

HCR 3 is the best option when you need a jacket for year-round in-motion activities. Primarily based on recycled or bio-based synthetic insulation techniques such as PrimaLoft Gold active+, these jackets are designed to be versatile with fabrics that release excess moisture vapor that builds up during high-intensity activities. The Vale or Alv series is your go-to insulation when you need thermal protection even when you are damp, and the fit is trimmed for maximum body movement. This also makes them perfect under a shell jacket when the wind hits.


Light insulation for cold and dry conditions

HCR 5 jackets have other characteristics that are preferred in dryer and colder weather. Our HCR 5 pieces are primarily made with RDS down insulation. These styles are slightly more spacious and perfect when you need to throw it on during inactivity. For example over a shell jacket when you are setting up camp or taking a break for lunch. Liv, Idun and Atle 2.0 will be your top candidates in this HCR category, combining a light fabric in the core and reinforced fabric on the shoulders for higher abrasion resistance. HCR 5 can also be worn as a mid layer, in which case choose a smaller size than normal to get a tighter fit.

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Heavy Down Insulation

Heavy Down Insulation

 

 

Iving 2.0
  • Burnt Russet
  • Raven

Iving 2.0

Unisex Expedition Jacket

$1 200

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Klättermusen’s heavy down insulation styles are designed for cold and dry conditions in winter or in more extreme temperatures. Heavy in performance, light in weight. Our heavy insulators range in HCR values between 7 and 9.

Perfect function meets sustainability

Klättermusen’s heavy insulation jackets are made from Responsible Down Standard-certified white goose down. Down is sensitive to both internal and external humidity, which may impact thermal performance - HCR 7 pieces are therefore preferred when in cold and dry conditions. The Bore 2.0 and Farbaute offer the perfect function and sustainability insulation choices.


Heavy down insulation for extreme conditions

Insulated jackets with HCR value 9 build up on HCR 7 with extra functionality and reinforcement to withstand water and wind. They are intended to be used no matter the humidity level or external factors. Nifelheim has excellent wind resistance and water resistant whilst Iving 2.0 is fully wind- and waterproof. Both jackets take attention to details to the next level as compromises are not allowed. Both jackets ensure your safety during extreme cold conditions.

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Iving 2.0
  • Burnt Russet
  • Raven

Iving 2.0

Unisex Expedition Jacket

$1 200

Sold Out

Natural Insulation

Benefits of Wool

Natural insulation such as wool outperforms any other insulation material when it comes to moisture wicking, warmth and odor fighting capabilities. Klättermusen offers wool insulation for when you need to keep warm all-year round, regardless of the activity.

For thermal regulation, standard wool is used for both outer layering and inner padding. Recycled wool gives old and worn-out garments new life, and it is a highly effective way of being sustainable. Discover Skoll, Austre and Balderin for your next all-year wool jacket.

 

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Activity-Based Insulation

It can be difficult to navigate of the full range of insulated jackets. Our jackets are all tailored to give you the maximum possibilities to perform your activity of choice. When choosing your jacket, keep in mind that the thermal protection needed is always individual, and should also be balanced against the intended activity and needs for flexibility and agility in the field. Let us help you and be sure to contact us if you need more help.

Men's Hiking & Trekking

When hiking & trekking you want that slender, fast-drying and moisture-wicking jacket while in motion. During inactivity, throw on a down jacket to keep you warm.

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Men's Skiing

Insulated jackets are perfect for colder days when you need a warming mid layer underneath your shell jacket. The jackets are primarily based on PrimaLoft to keep you warm when in motion.

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Men's Alpinism

Great insulation jackets that can be worn as a warming mid layer or on top of a shell jacket when in inactivity. No matter the season, these jackets will make sure to keep you warm and protected.

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Women's Hiking & Trekking

For in motion hiking & trekking you want a slender, moisture-wicking and fast-drying jacket. When in inactivity a down is suggested to keep you warm.

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Women's Skiing

For colder days a light insulated jacket is ideal under a shell jacket. These jackets will keep you warm when in motion and are primarily based on Primaloft.

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Women's Alpinism

Insulated jackets are the perfect mid layer for alpinism, and down jackets are perfect to throw on during inactivity. These jackets will keep you safe and warm no matter the season.

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Fabrics & Technologies

 

Primaloft

Klättermusen uses both PrimaLoft® Gold Active+ and Primaloft Bio®. PrimaLoft® is a thermally efficient insulation that provides just the right amount of warmth, breathability and bidirectional stretch to keep you moving fast and free.

 

Wool

Klättermusen uses three different types of wool; standard wool, merino wool and recycled wool. Wool is hard to beat for its great characteristics of moisture wicking, warmth and odor fighting capabilities. Standard wool is used for thermal regulation in both outer layers and inner padding. For close-to-skin we use 100% Merino wool for its great ability to regulate body temperature during high-intense activities. The recycled wool is made from assorted wool materials and results in warm and cozy pieces perfect for mid layers.

Image on the right: Box construction

RDS-certified White Goose Down

RDS-certified means that the entire supply chain is audited, and the welfare of the birds is respected during their entire life cycle. For example, live-plucking and force- feeding of the animals is strictly forbidden and all the down is fully traceable back to the farm. All our down-powered insulated jacket use a 93/7 ratio of goose to feathers.


Box construction

All Klättermusen’s down jackets uses Box Construction. This is a way of keeping the down evenly distributed using internal sidewalls, instead of penetrating seams. Removing the penetrating seams stops wind from passing through the material and retains the thermal efficiency. Box Construction creates a fully windproof layer that maximizes the insulating capabilities of goose down, resulting in down garments without cold spots or wind leaks.


Fill power

The quality of down is measured by Fill power, which measures two things: warmth-to-weight ratio and how compressible the garment is. The higher the value the greater is the downs capabilities to trap air. A higher value means less down is needed which also makes it more compressible. At Klättermusen, we only use 750+ fill power goose down of the highest quality as insulation in our down products.


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Box construction

Product care

Product care

Down

To wash your down jacket you need a good down detergent and a portion of patience. Tumble dry the jacket at low temperature with tennis balls in the machine, and take it out every 20 minutes and try to separate the down in the channels by shaking the jacket gently in your hands. This will make the jacket fuller and regaining it volume, even after washing.

If storage for a longer period is needed, make sure the down jacket is not compressed, but stored spaciously and allows for air to pass through the jacket.

 

Wool

Standard and recycled wool should be machine washed using the delicate cycle with eco-certified laundry detergent. Merino wool on the other hand should be washed to its minimum, but make sure to air it regularly. Wash inside out to protect against machine tear. Do not use fabric softener and do not bleach. Dry the jackets on a flat surface, do not tumble dry or line dry as that will stretch the fabric. Iron at low temperature.

 

Primaloft

The insulated jackets based on Primaloft can be machined washed at 30°C on a gentle cycle. Primaloft can be dry cleaned but do not bleach. Moderate temperature should be used for drying and iron at a low temperature. 

 

You can find specific care instructions on each product.