Fjällräven Keb Loft Jacket appeared on the market in August 2014 and looks to have hade some nice feedback since then. It’s a good looking jacket but the color choices are slim as it only comes in autumn leaf (below), black, tarmac and the classic, uncle blue.
According to Fjällräven this is a light and convienient reinforcement jacket with warm synthetic padding. It has got a two-way zipper, hand pockets and mesh pockets inside.
Fabrics: 100% polyester ,G-1000.
Lite: 65% polyester, 35% cotton
Lining: 100% polyester
Fill: 100% polyester
Weight: 350 g in size M
Lightweight insulation jacket, perfectly worn under a shell or by itself.
Filled with 60 g/sqm G-LOFT Supreme.
Reinforcement details in G-1000. Lite.
Two-way front zip with buttoned placket.
Two interior storage pockets.
Adjustable at bottom hem with draw cord.
Elastic binding at sleeve cuffs.
Leather details on the zipper pulls.
If I compare this jacket to my Patagonia Nano Puff jacket I’d say that they’re very similar in both functionality and specs. My Nano Puff weighs in at about 345 grams in size small so the Fjällräven jacket should be a little lighter than the Nano Puff as the weight in the specifications above is for a size medium.
I’m not really looking to replace my Nano Puff even though I’ve had it since 2011 and used it on a daily basis and for many trips it looks very good and has held up really well. I’ve only gotten a rip or two in it, one happened when I accidentally managed to get the fabric stuck in my front zipper and pulled on it, which was a bit odd. But if I were to replace it in the future I guess this jacket from Fjällräven would be a good option. Fjällräven garments are really good and made out of supreme materials to keep them lasting for many, many years.
So if you’re in the market for a lightweight non-down-jacket this might be a good option for you.
G-Loft Supreme is Fjällräven’s new synthetic padding which should perform very good even in wet conditions. The material was developed exclusively for Fjällräven.
I’m not sponsored in any way by Fjällräven nor have I gotten a compensation to put this on my blog.
Received my new windbreaker jacket yesterday. I got a Patagonia Houdini Jacket in the color electric orange. Basically what it is and what the label says it is a featherweight, slim fit, running jacket. And its very much slim fit and featherweight.
Featherweight 100% nylon ripstop, with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
Zippered chest pocket converts to stuffsack with a reinforced carabiner clip-in loop
Hood adjusts in one pull, won’t block peripheral vision
Durable half-elastic cuffs; drawcord hem
Reflective logo on left chest and center-back neck
Can be worn over baselayers and light midlayers
1.2-oz 10-denier 100% nylon ripstop with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
113 g (4 oz)
I called Patagonia’s customer service before buying the Torrentshell asking wether or not it would fit my Nano Puff under it if I got the size small for the Torrentshell too. They said yes, shouldn’t be a problem, and it isn’t but I don’t have that much extra space. But arm length is ok and everything fits as it should. But if you’re more of a size small muscular guy I’d go for a medium instead. Same thing goes for the Houdini.
Fits nicely – for running or just out and about with a baselayer under it
Side view. Arm length is all good here! But you can see where shoulders connect with the body that it runs a little small.
You can see how thin this is as you can see the lable I left on for reference.
Small pocket at the front left which also doubles as a stuff sack.
For reference I’m 179cm, 67kg, chest ca 100cm (39,4″). Sure the size chart says that the chest size for a small is 36-38″ and medium is 39-41″ but my Nano Puff size small is all right.
Another good thing is that the jacket stuffs in to it’s own pocket just as with the Torrentshell jacket. I did find it a little fiddly to get it all in the pocket and it could most definitely have been just a tad bit deeper. It has a double zippered pocket so closing it is “easy” and it also has a loop for attaching it to a carabiner which is nice.
Fits in the palm of my hand.
Houdini – Orange
Can’t wait to get out an try this jacket out – I’ve heard nothing but good things about it!
My different layers for three season use right now are;
Patagonia Torrentshell jacket & pants. Underneath I have my Patagonia Nano Puff jacket that I’ve had for some time – it’s a great jacket! Buy it now 🙂
Both of the jackets are in size small even though all the charts says I should have a medium. Got the pants in medium even though I could have gotten the small but because in general I have more bulky pants than my sweater/jacket I went with the medium and I think it was a good choice.
The Torrentshell jacket stows away in the left hand side pocket making it really easy to pack.
The color of the jacket is Classic Tan that I think that you can’t really buy anymore. It’s listed as a ‘sale product’ at patagonia.com but that was the one that I wanted.
Before I went with this set I was very close to buy the Marmot Precip set but the fact that the guys at the store said it couldn’t be stowed in it’s own pocket and that the hood doesn’t have a draw cord to cinch it down I went with the Patagonia (The Precip has got a velcro closure that people have complained about, not working well). The Marmot Precip is also a tad bit cheaper.
H2No® Performance Standard shell with waterproof/breathable 2.5-layer nylon ripstop
2-way-adjustable hood with a laminated visor rolls down and stows
Microfleece-lined neck provides comfort and protects waterproof/ breathable barrier
Center-front zipper features minimal welt storm flap that creates a zipper-garage chin guard
Pockets: two zippered handwarmers and venting pit zips; all with welted exterior storm flaps and DWR-treated zippers
Self-fabric hook-and-loop cuff closures and adjustable drawcord hem seal out elements
Stows in self-stuff handwarmer pocket with carabiner clip-in loop
H2No® Performance Standard shell: 2.5-layer, 2.6-oz 50-denier 100% nylon ripstop with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish