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Best Hiking Jackets

What is the best hiking jacket?

Are down jackets worth it?

What is the best waterproof jacket for hiking?

In our testing of some of the top hiking boots for men, we have leant towards the following hiking shoes:
  • Rab Men's Latok GTX Jacket - Made with 70D GORE-TEX® Pro and featuring their aquaguard zip technology, it doesn't get more waterproof than this jacket by Rab. If you're going to be in heavy rain, this is the waterproof jacket you'd want to have.
  • Rab Men's Kangri GTX Jacket - Once again made using 70D GORE-TEX Classic, the Kangri GTX Waterproof Jacket from Rab is a heavy hitter, and will protect you in heavy downpours.

Are down jackets good for hiking?

Absolutely, down filled jackets are superior in terms of insulation and heat retention, perfect for trail walking. In our testing of some of the best down jackets uk, we have leant towards the following walking jackets:
  • Rab Microlight Alpine Down Jacket - With a rating of 750FP (fill power), this down jacket by Rab is a heavy hitter despite being super lightweight and robust at the same time. Perfect for wild camping.
  • Whilst it isn't 100% waterproof, the reason the microlight alpine down jacket by Rab is so good is that it uses Pertex Quantum, which is a durable fabric that sheds light rain and snow and helps to block the wind. It's one of the warmest jackets you'll ever wear.

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The Rab Microlight is one of the lightest jackets we have tested personally, however this is strictly a water-resistant down jacket, not fully waterproof. In terms of a 100% Waterproof Jacket, most brands that sell jackets with waterproof shells will be fundamentally lightweight, you just need to try before you buy.

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