When you’re going to the Arctic or Antarctica (or a few other notoriously frigid parts of the world), you need a hardcore puffy jacket. But when you need to stay warm without all the bulk of those seriously insulated jackets, you can afford to seek out a lighter-weight barrier against the cold.
The Big Agnes Women’s Yarmony Jacket is an ideal lightweight, warm, synthetic insulated jacket for that very need.
The jacket is insulated with Pinneco Core, which is designed to be more breathable, thermally efficient, and more sustainably engineered than other insulation options. The front and back panels are insulated with Pinneco Core 60-gram synthetic insulation, featuring a breathable membrane that boosts thermal efficiency by trapping heat and moving moisture out and away from your core. The ultralight ripstop nylon shell is wind- and water-resistant, with high tear strength and abrasion resistance.
The athletic fit allows for layering underneath while providing excellent range of motion, whether you’re just firing up the stove for coffee at sunrise or catching some turns on the ski hill. There’s a convenient interior zippered chest pocket that doubles as a stuff sack, as well as two large interior mesh pockets for extra stash space. Two zippered handwarmer pockets on the outside can fit everything else.
Thumbholes make layering easy and eliminate the gap between sleeve and glove. The adjustable drawcords in the hood and hem are ready at a moment’s notice to shield you from the elements.
The Women’s Yarmony Hooded Jacket comes in black, emerald/mint, and grapefruit gray, and lists for $169.95 on the Big Agnes site.