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. Bifrost, 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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