In this review of the Best Synthetic Insulated Jackets 2023, LFTO rate the Alpkit 0Hiro Primaloft synthetic insulated jacket as a paragon of durability, versatility, and weatherproof excellence. Tailored to endure the harsh conditions of cold and damp British winters, this jacket effectively lives up to its promises.
A formidable ripstop nylon shell, fortified with a waterproof membrane, sets it apart as one of the most robust and weather-resistant options in its category. The protective shield around the PrimaLoft Silver Hi-Loft Ultra synthetic fill ensures that the insulation remains impervious to moisture and quick to dry. While it may not quite match the thermal efficiency of certain competitors, the 0Hiro asserts itself as a reliable winter companion, boasting 120gsm fill in the body and 80gsm in the arms and hood. It proves itself as a pragmatic choice, particularly when the weather forecast foretells rain, surpassing expectations compared to loftier-priced down jackets.
In LFTO's experience, the women's version of the jacket aligns well with true-to-size expectations. However, sizing up opens the door to employing it as a belay-style overlayer, enhancing its utility. A multitude of pockets, including capacious inner dump pockets designed for gloves or mitts, ensures ample storage space. Additional features such as the adjustable hem, pliable cuffs, cozy chinguard, versatile two-way main zipper, and a helmet-compatible hood with three-way adjustment and a reinforced peak contribute significantly to its versatility and practicality.
To sum it up, LFTO conclude the Alpkit 0Hiro synthetic insulated jacket astounds with its durability and weather-resistant capabilities, making it a trustworthy choice for confronting the rigors of demanding winter conditions. While it may not lay claim to being the lightest or the warmest contender, its ability to outshine pricier down jackets in cold and wet mountain terrains is a commendable testament to its prowess.
Check out the full synthetic jacket review on LFTO.