217-Choosing a jacket for hiking

Show notes

In every hobby or activity we do there is always an ‘unofficial uniform’ and with hiking it’s the down jacket. But did you know that sometimes the ‘down’ jackets we see, while looking very similar, are made with other materials, sometimes natural alternatives like wool and sometimes synthetic materials; which is why these jackets are often known generically as ‘puffy/puffer jackets’. In this podcast episode we look at the pros and cons of the different insulation options on offer when choosing a jacket for warmth and hopefully provide a bit more clarity in helping you choose a jacket. www.australianhiker.com.au

Podcast Overview

In this podcast episode we discuss consideration for choosing a jacket for hiking:

  • Episode introduction (time index 0:01:27)
    • Comfort (time index 0:02:02)
    • Bibs and Bobs (time index 0:03:14) 
    • Warmth (time index 0:07:42)
    • Insulation options (time index 0:11:35)
      • Down
        • Advantages/disadvantages
      • Synthetic
        • Advantages/disadvantages
    • Final thoughts (time index 0:21:35)
      • What should you choose?
  • Close (time index 0:25:07)

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