It’s one thing to endure the cold and suffer through it. It’s quite another to conquer it and thrive in it. When it’s a windy single-digit day and you can go out knowing you will be warm head to toe, that’s a sensation of invincibility. And that’s what you get with the Fjällräven Expedition Pack Down Anorak.
Gone are the days of rattling teeth and shivering from a gust of icy wind that blows straight through clothes to bones. From scraping your windshield off toasty warm with confidence, to belaying an ice climber up in Hyalite, this jacket can do it all.
The most important aspects of a good puffy are quality materials, well-fitting cut, and technical features—all while looking fantastic. Among the features on this jacket are elastic cuffs around the wrist to lock in heat, double hip pockets plus a kangaroo pocket for storing all extra stuff like mittens and neck gaiters, and a deep front zipper and side zip that make it just as easy to throw on as a normal full-zip jacket. The soft fleece in front makes me want to wear it fully-zipped all day long. This jacket is damn near a work of art.
They weren’t kidding when they put “expedition” in the name. Being wind and water resistant, this jacket will be coming with me on all my winter outings. In Bozeman, staying warm is staying sane, and this jacket will help with both.
Available at Fjallraven.com; $350.