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Jöttnar Ragnarök Men’s Waterproof Down Ski Jacket

Ragnarok Jottnar Waterproof Down Ski Jacket

This winter season, luxurious British model Jöttnar are championing the mountains with a brand new season assortment that gives the last word clothes for these in search of to push the bounds, conquer giants and attain new heights. From a brand new waterproof down jacket for excessive chilly circumstances, to breathable shell materials and Merino wool base layers, Jöttnar offers probably the most superior clothes for taking advantage of the outside this winter.

Created by two former Royal Marines and examined by professionals, Jöttnar clothes goes above and past in making certain that each product helps those that put on it to push the boundaries.

Ragnarok Jottnar Waterproof Down Ski Jacket

Insulation

The waterproof, goose down insulated jacket for resort oriented huge mountain driving and snowboarding when the temperature plummets makes use of 900 Fill Energy hydrophobic goose down insulation. This can be a superior high quality water repellent goose down which retains you heat in deep chilly, huge mountain conditions. The 900 Fill Energy hydrophobic goose down is wrapped inside a brand new proprietary waterproof breathable, absolutely taped shell material, SKJOLDR™ and additional zoned with THERMOLITE® artificial insulation in potential wet-out areas.

Jöttnar solely use goose down as it’s seen usually as one of the best, with larger fill energy and bigger down clusters, trapping extra air, whereas being extra resilient and longer lasting. This enables for the upper fill energy score of 900, which is a measure of loft of the down clusters. The extra loft clusters achieved the extra air is trapped, attaining extra insulation. So the upper the fill energy quantity, the hotter the wearer. Greater the loft, the much less down is required for a given degree of insulation, and the lighter the jacket could be, for a similar quantity of heat.

The hydrophobic down works to take care of loft, forestall clumping and lack of loft and heat, resisting the degradation by a particular remedy to the down clusters, growing the floor rigidity, serving to forestall water construct up. This remedy lasts a while, and a bit information bomb……. Jöttnar was one of many first UK manufacturers to make use of hydrophobic down!

The handled down used has a 93 / 7 down / feather ratio, which is seen as the very best that may be assured. It isn’t seen as attainable to completely take away all feathers, however the much less feathers and extra down, means extra loft and heat.

The down used has undergone DownTek™  ZeroPFC water repellent remedy. Seen as environmentally protected utilizing perfluorocarbon-free course of (PFOA & PFOS free) which makes use of lipids because the down coating in a proprietary technique of nano degree liquids, to retain the identical fill energy as untreated down. This produces down that absorbs 30% much less water, dries 60% quicker, and retains considerably extra loft than untreated down after publicity to moisture. This water repellent remedy provides no measurable weight, and prevents the down gaining weight by stopping absorption of water. DownTek™ merchandise could be washed with out dropping the power to repel water, and may be topped up with down wash. DownTek™ is licensed a Sustainable Down Supply, an organization absolutely dedicated to the values of the Accountable Down Commonplace. Containing solely down which is Accountable down Normal Licensed (RDS Licensed).

The THERMOLITE® is an artificial down like insulation within the hem, for continued heat and faster dry time within the wetter contact space.

Jottnar Hydrophobic Down and Thermolite Insulation

Waterproof Shell Material

The jacket makes use of a brand new sort of shell, a SKJOLDR™ 2L waterproof and breathable absolutely taped shell, with further Sturdy Water Repellent (DWR) remedy to the face material to maintain you and your down insulation dry. Adjusted from their regular three layer, to assist maintain weight down. The two layer SKJOLDR™ within the Ragnarök ski jacket (dispenses with the backer, because the membrane is protected against injury by the down fill). This helps save weight. The values of weight saving by Jottnar has helped hold the jacket weight down at 997g / 35.1 oz (males’s medium), an excellent weight for a totally featured down ski jacket.

Jöttnar’s new SKJOLDR™ three Layer shell materials works by layering a really skinny sheet of polyurethane (PU) between a face material and a nylon backer. This can be a windproof, waterproof, breathable material which has a score of 20,000mm minimal hydrostatic head and a breathability score of 20,000g/m2/24h, which means that the membrane permits 20kg of water vapour to cross by way of a sq. metre of the material in a 24 hour interval. This excessive determine permits extremely cardio actions with out making a clammy, damp feeling from sweat vapour turning into trapped.

The outer pockets & zips embrace pack-compatible YKK® AQUASEAL® zipped chest pockets, YKK® AQUASEAL® pit zips with snow guard mesh, and a YKK® AQUASEAL® zipped carry move pocket on the arm. This all permits for a extremely waterproof shell, and jacket. These will not be regular zips, the choice of these zips signifies the goal of the Jottnar, they don’t seem to be trying to make way of life items, their focus is clearly efficiency clothes.

Our Testing Expertise

We heard how Jöttnar was born in Arctic Norway and is the creation of two former Royal Marine commandos Tommy Kelly and Steve Howarth. They categorical ‘Clean lines, disciplined designs, craftsmanship, technology and attention to detail are Jöttnar’s hallmarks’.

Jöttnar’s choices consists of a tightly targeted vary created in restricted volumes. This enables Jöttnar to use give attention to the minute particulars. Since launching in 2013, clothes by Jöttnar has withstood the calls for of probably the most exacting customers in probably the most ferocious circumstances.

So we needed to place this to the check!….. Again to Norway we took them! Testing was carried out in Norwegian chilly climate snow and ice.

Type: The eye to element is superb, nothing is missed, the match and type of the jacket is of impeccable high quality, it has clear strains with an ideal wealth of safety. It seems to be actual good with its modern type and match, very trendy appears making it probably the greatest wanting jackets round, it may be worn within the metropolis, and nonetheless look nice. It’s equally good as a heat jacket on an extended stroll into the snow coated forests, and continues to have you ever impressed by the texture of high quality. This led to the reviewer truly sporting the jacket, not solely on the slopes, but in addition because the night jacket, the day time city regular duties jacket, and usually the nice and cozy go to insulated jacket of the entire Norway journey. The fashion was so good the reviewer commented on how many individuals complemented the look and enquired about buying the jacket for his or her basic use. The reviewer loved the jacket a lot he needed to get one for these with him on the journey, so they might expertise the good luxurious, fashion and luxury loved by him.

Climate Safety: We didn’t notice a single time the place the jacket left us feeling chilly, or moist, or windswept. It managed to fend off all that we needed to check it with.

There have been some minor indicators of ‘wet-out’ of the outer material on the lengthy drop again hem, when sat within the snow and laying down on the snowy coated frozen ice lake which had undergone some soften and refreezing that day, whereas sitting for somewhat over an hour with no seat or blanket. The jacket nonetheless managed to stop a sense of being moist or chilly even then and the outer shell dried out within the cabin for the subsequent use with out difficulty, or perhaps a signal it had ever been damp.

On the slopes the arduous shell did its job amazingly and feels and sounds extra like a clean softshell. You could be vulnerable to forgetting it’s a tough shell waterproof jacket designed for robust chilly climate ski use when you’re sporting it round city or out on lengthy walks and as your night jacket, as the entire jacket is oozing class and elegance and luxurious really feel.

When coming down exhausting at velocity on the icy ski run the reviewer studies he couldn’t assist however verify his impacting arm for injury, earlier than he was reassured by the clear impeccable material nonetheless wanting spotless and like nothing had occurred. This emotional facet was maybe because of the new to market and but unknown long run sturdiness of the shell, as it will take years to check its put on time. One thing we hope to do with this merchandise and others of the gathering.

Heat: This jacket was clearly designed for Norway and examined for such an setting.

The place ever there’s down fill, there was nice heat and the areas the place there’s much less insulation similar to the primary zip, there have been was an consciousness of much less insulation, nevertheless not as soon as did it really feel cool, particularly when lively and coming down the slopes in chilly winds. This perhaps because of the windproof outer shell. This pretty jacket will hold the reviewer heat and dry for years of blistering chilly ski journeys to return. We might maybe advocate a lighter insulated jacket or no insulation on the very heat journeys, and as a basic use waterproof jacket for some backcountry work. Maybe having a further Jottnar hardshell mountain jacket in your journey. Nevertheless, when it did get colder and something into the minus temperatures the Ragnarök jacket was precisely what was desired. The none-insulated choice might not truly be wanted when you’ve this nice down insulated jacket, in the event you opened up the vents, the nice and cozy insulated jacket, might nonetheless work properly for many hotter ski temperatures.

In the long run the Ragnarök jacket is constructed for the harshest coldest surroundings, and permitting individuals to carry out at excessive ranges, whereas retaining the consolation we want we all the time had, however by no means knew we might have in an insulated ski jacket. Nice for a resort skier or backcountry alike.

Ski Options: They are saying it’s ‘built without compromise’…we have now to agree, the jacket is absolutely loaded, and clear prime of the road insulated ski jacket, with a masterpiece of design and high quality. Each time the jacket was warn, a brand new delicate function was discovered.

This included, the within of the pockets have been tremendous snug gentle lining with intelligent little modifications, to assist use and luxury. Inner valuables pocket a needed if you wish to safe your card, money, and door key, whereas out rocking down the slopes.

The insides material and elegance of the jacket seems nice, and leaves you wanting to place it on. The texture of the powder skirt and comparable options makes you realise how a lot time has been spent choosing the materials and strategies of software into the jacket.

The hood Match over my ski helmet simply, and was simply cinchable round helmet.

The zipped raise move arm pocket made life straightforward, with out being up on the arm, the place you usually tend to land exhausting on a wipe out. Not that we ever do this!!

Giant inside dump pocket allowed for extra stash storage of again up mitten covers, gloves, or spare liners in case of glove moist out.

Consolation and Match: The jacket feels good, feels excessive finish. The delicate styling of the jacket was an ideal match on the shoulders and body with out the usual boxy look seen with so many down jackets. It was just about optimum in all methods. The one factor of observe/consideration for some, is the sleeves thumb locks, that are doubtless good for these of ordinary arm size, these with an extended arm than common might use this function much less, as a bit extra size of the snug elasticated material would permit a neater means to make use of the thumb locks whereas nonetheless reaching arms overhead. This elasticated material and size is probably going good for 95 % of the inhabitants and wouldn’t cease the reviewer from choosing this jacket and measurement as a key piece for chilly climate snowboarding.

Air flow: When it did warmth up, after finishing a heavy run, Opening the pit zip’s up and allowed some wanted venting, with out getting any powder / snow ingress.

Journey and Storage: The insulated 900 fill down jacket was very packable, assisted with packable zips, permitting for straightforward packing whereas in transit and through flights. The jacket may be saved with out compressing all of the down, whereas nonetheless being properly contained in a garment mesh bag for straightforward area administration when not in use.

The idea of Jöttnar was created throughout co-founders Tommy Kelly and Steve Howarth’s time spent coaching with the Royal Marines within the Arctic Circle. Enduring the hardest circumstances, the 2 realised the necessity for clothes that would really deal with the extremes. The corporate ethos of conquering giants refers back to the geological giants of mountains that their Professional Workforce climbs, BASE jumps and skis, the business giants that Jöttnar seeks to vary itself from, and the emotional giants that include being an entrepreneur and the ‘walls’ confronted and overcome by those that put on Jöttnar clothes in their very own challenges.

That includes 30 items, Jöttnar’s new winter assortment supplies the perfect wardrobe for these with a ardour for the mountains.

Co-founders Tommy Kelly and Steve Howarth remark:

Steve – “Our love of the high mountains, as well as a lot of hard-won practical knowledge of clothing performance felt like a solid foundation to build the company. As skiers and climbers, going faster, harder, steeper, higher have always been the things that drove us, and this has come to be reflected in the gear we make.”

Tommy – “We have a lot of fun, but in a serious kind of way. Our focus is 100% on the mountain and the typically savage conditions encountered. Our own experience and that of the Pro Team helps make sure that the small details are right. It’s a pleasure to see the new range now head off into the wild.”

The Ragnarök jacket was made for die onerous ski, and may work for all who need to rise up on the slopes. It’s the greatest down insulated ski jacket the reviewer has used.

Little issues present the intent of an organization to construct high quality exhausting use gadgets. The jacket is superbly crafted, with nice consideration to element. It has nice high quality of construct and high quality management, in a time the place many gadgets include decrease quality control and mass manufacturing being the main target over construct high quality, the Ragnarök jacket made the reviewer smile when first seemed over. It had an immaculate construct.

Using AQUASEAL® zippers exhibits their purpose is to offer packable sturdy gadgets, constructed for extreme climate circumstances and excessive outside actions. The AQUASEAL® zippers are sometimes superb to be used in salt water environments. Mild weight, usually used for surf, sea, moist fits, kayaking, whereas non-corrosive, uv resistant, and individually examined. Often utilized in dry bag manufacture. These have numerous give and make them extra packable, cellular, and giving in use. Working to make the jacket really waterproof and aiding efficiency.

Efficiency was spot on and didn’t depart the reviewer wishing for anything. They actually forgot nothing!

Options, Elements and Advantages

  • Extremely glossy and classy
  • Lush really feel, gentle shell consolation high quality on a troublesome hardshell
  • 900 Fill Energy DownTek™ Hydrophobic Down Insulation, PFC (PFOA and PFOS) Free, with a fantastic 93/7 down/feather ratio
  • THERMOLITE® artificial down like insulation within the hem, for continued heat and faster dry time within the wetter contact space
  • Giant inside Dump Pocket, for gloves and goggle storage
  • Powder Skirt, internally positioned and elasticated to maintain out snow, not zipped for straightforward use
  • Inner Valuables Pocket, zipped for safety
  • Carry Cross Pocket zipped
  • Roll away extendable wrist heaters, with thumb loops
  • Recco® Rescue System Reflector, for improved security
  • Mesh Backed Pit Zips (Snow Guard, with out snow ingress), letting in cooler air, letting out hotter air, and protecting out the powder!
  • SKJOLDR™ Material, 2 layer, breathable absolutely taped waterproofing shell material. 20,000 mm Minimal Hydrostatic Head
  • Pack suitable chest pockets
  • YKK® AQUASEAL® Zips, all through, good for lively marine sportswear
  • Helmet Suitable Hood
  • Lengthy Drop Again Hem
  • Embroidered Tonal Chest Emblem
  • 997g / 35.01 oz. (Males’s Medium)

Watch this firm, they are going to be staying round for a while, and we hope to evaluation a extra of their productions sooner or later. The Ragnarök really is a rugged, heat and richly featured big slayer!

Jöttnar Ragnarök Males’s Waterproof Down Ski Jacket is £845 out there from www.jottnar.com