Gear Reviews – Mid Layers and Insulated Jackets

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Welcome to Wildland Trekking's Insulated Jacket reviews!

Stay warm and comfortable in the outdoors with the best insulated jacket for you. Join us as our professional guides review the latest jackets on the market and evaluate their field test results.

A solid and reliable jacket or layer for cold weather is crucial to a successful adventure in chilly climates. From winter hiking in Grand Canyon National Park to snowshoeing in Yellowstone National Park, it always pays to have a warm jacket in your kit. To that end, Wildland’s professional guiding team has begun testing several insulated jackets and evaluating their performance in these chilly climates. See our comprehensive reviews below, and get the information you need to pick out your next insulated jacket.

If you’re interested in our guides’ overall jacket recommendations, check out our page covering the Best Mid Layers on the market to see our complete roundup.

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Enlightened Equipment Torrid Jacket

This Enlightened Equipment Torrid Jacket Review is courtesy of Wildland guide Samantha Cooke after intense winter testing in Utah, Colorado, and Death Valley National Park.

Torrid Jacket Review
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Appalachian Gear Company All-Paca Fleece Hoodie Review

Wildland guide Beau DeMello shares his test results after sampling the Appalachian Gear Company’s All-Paca Hoodie on several trips from California’s Lost Coast to Yosemite National Park.

All-Paca Fleece Hoodie Review

Ibex Indie Hoodie Review

Wildland guide Liz Lucas shares her test results and impressions after testing the Indie Hoodie from Ibex on several trips in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Ibex Indie Hoodie

Ibex Wool Aire Hoodie Review

After experiencing a blizzard in Joshua Tree National Park during her testing, Wildland Guide Samantha Cooke shares her feedback for the Ibex Wool Aire Hoodie.

Ibex Wool Aire

Mountain Hardwear Crater Lake Hoodie Review

After testing in the US Southwest and Vietnam, Wildland Guide Myriam Bishop shares her thoughts on the Crater Lake Hoodie

Crater Lake Hoodie