Highly compressible warmth whenever you need it.
Whip the Haglöfs Men's Essens III Hooded Down Jacket out of your pack when climbs get cold and ski tours get frigid. Its 800-fill down insulation provides a surprising amount of heat for how little the jacket weighs, and it makes the jacket compressible enough to fit inside its own pocket. Haglöfs treated the down with DWR to retain its lofty warmth in moisture. Windproof, downproof, and highly water-resistant Pertex Quantum wraps around the Essens' innovative insulation, and Polartec Power Stretch fleece shoulder inserts make sure you can climb, ski, and belay with full mobility. Elastic bindings secure the cuffs and hem, and there are chest and handwarmer pockets for convenience.
- Pertex Quantum shell
- 800-fill hydrophobic down insulation
- Polartec Power Stretch shoulder inserts
- Elasticated sleeve and hem
- Chest and handwarmer pockets
- Jacket packs into pocket
- Item #HAG0085
- Q & A
Great little down puffy jacket
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: XL
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 210lbs
First off, I have now ordered this jacket, unlike my last review which was geared towards some of the prior reviews where this jacket was dinged. It's a great little down puffy. I'm not going to whip this out on a day when it's in the 30's and expect it to keep me super warm and toasty when I'm stationary. No, I will whip this out when I am briefly standing still for no more than 15-30 min and then put it back in my rucksack when I am on the move again. XL is the size to go at 5'11" and 210 in weight with a 41/42 R jacket size. Sleeve length is 35 and this jacket is spot on. Like most, but not ALL, EU brands, Haglofs tends to run on the smaller side. So go up one size larger than your standard US size and you'll be happy.
A general comment on some EU brands
I think a lot of Americans tend to purchase their usual size when ordering EU branded kit. Remember that they will typically fit a size smaller than we are accustomed too, so order a size up. Only Millet correctly shows US size Large measurements being an XL in their line. I wear an XL in Montane, Mountain Equipment, Haglofs and Mammut. In PHD Designs I can wear a size Large. NOTE: My one star review rating should NOT be a guidance to whether or not you purchase this item. I had to pick a rating to have this comment/review published.