Friday, 4 September 2015

Review of Jottnar Alfar

Jottnar are a relatively new, British, outdoor gear company, that currently produce a quite small range of high quality, technical outdoor gear. I have been really impressed with the several pieces of kit that I now have from them---one in particular really stands out...the Jottnar Alfar. Designed as a versatile mid layer, this is one of the first bits of outdoor clothing that I have got excited about in a long time. Instead of churning out the same stuff as other companies, Jottnar have really thought about this product, and it has obviously been designed by folk who have actually been out on the hill in all conditions! The core torso area is composed of slimline synthetic fill, very warm for such low bulk, the arms and hood are made from a windproof Powerstretch material....the hood is very well designed, acting almost as a balaclava, and is small enough to fit under helmets. Couple this with their posh Yak wool base layer and you're guaranteed to keep snug! Having now used their kit at work and play (and, no I am not sponsored by them!) throughout the year in the harsh conditions of Scotland, as well as further afield in the French alps, and on a remote glacial traverse in British Columbia's Coast Mountains I wouldn't hesitate to recommend their kit should you be looking for some new gear.

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