We’re certainly starting to see more and more people wearing Jöttnar in the hills.
Just last week I met a couple of lads who work at Glasgow Climbing Centre both wearing Jöttnar down jackets and they both swore by how good the brand is.
Around this time last year we wrote about Jöttnar’s winter kit in this story here, and now here’s a little teaser of some of the new clothing for the coming winter season.
What we really like about the brand is that it has a tightly focussed range, in limited volumes that can only be bought from their website. When you buy a bit of Jöttnar kit, you’re doing so with the reassurance it’s going to perform and it’s going to last.
The new winter line has already been put to the test by Jöttnar’s Pro Team of professional adventurers and there are salopettes, soft and hard shell jackets, base layers and thermals on offer. Here’s a quick look at some of them.
New for winter 2019/20, the Tor is Jöttnar’s lightest down jacket and while it might be ultra-light, it’s rugged too thanks to a water repellent finish and a ripstop fabric. It’s filled with 850 Fill Power grey goose down, in a premium 93/7 down-to-feather ratio. Areas that tend attract moisture, such as the the cuffs and collar, contain synthetic fill. Jöttnar says its DownTek™ hydrophobic down stays dry 10 times longer than untreated down and even more reassuring is that its water repellence won’t wash out and it is free of harmful fluorocarbons. Available in colours Tumeric, Nightshadow and Ocean. See more here. £275.
New for 2019/20, the Asger is a hybrid fleece jacket that’s very versatile. You can wear it under a hard shell or as a standalone piece over a base layer. It has athletic fit, stretch cuffs, harness compatible pockets and the hood can be worn and adjusted under a helmet. See more here. £195.
There’s nothing grim about this beautiful looking jacket at all, but it’ll certainly shrug off the grimmest weather. This is a hard mountain shell very similar to Jöttnar’s existing Odin jacket, the difference being the Grim has hand pockets instead of chest pockets. Available in five colours. See more here. £595
This mid-weight baselayer (with a hood) is the kind of kit we’ll wear on every trip to the hills/mountains and Jöttnar now offers this up in seven different colours for 2019/20. It’s made from a micro-gridded thermal fabric that’s highly breathable so you can work hard and not feel the sweat sticking to your skin. Getting too hot? You can open up that chest zip down. It even has flat-locked seams so they don’t dig into you when you put your rucksac straps on. A hoodless Erling is also available. See more here. £110.
This super-fine merino wool base layer is brand new for 2019/20. It’s a winter weight layer with a body-mapped knit structure to ensure hot parts of the body stay a tad cooler while other areas keep warmer. Jöttnar says it’s a heavier weight than their existing Hamr Merino base. Pair with the new-for-2019 Hygge Merino leggings mentioned below. See more here. £90.
The Heimdall is an existing merino wool base layer in the range, but comes in new colours for 2019/20 (black, nightshadow and balsam green). It has a close athletic fit, a stand up ribbed collar and ribbed cuffs for comfort. One user review describes this as “another faultless product from Jöttnar”. See more here. £135.
Hygge is a Swedish word that doesn’t have a direct translation in English but in essence it means feeling warm, cosy and content – kind of a great name for these fantastically warm merino wool and lycra base layer leggings. They’re completely new for 2019/20 and Jöttnar says they have a body-mapped knit structure to aid ventilation and can be worn directly under any of their shell pants. Best paired with their new Orindi Merino base layer. See more here. £85.
The Valdyr salopettes are made for severe conditions aimed at winter climbers, alpinists and ski-mountaineers. They have a drop seat, full-length (and fully separating) leg zips for easy putting on/taking off over boots and crampons. There are articulated and reinforced knees (and seat), internal tightly-sealing powder gaiters to keep out snow, detachable braces and Kevlar™ instep protectors for protection against sharp ski edges and crampons. See more here. £395
Sick of getting cold when skiing or boarding? The answer might be the Ragnarök, an absolute work of art and a goose down jacket wrapped inside a waterproof, breathable shell. It’s been designed mainly for skiers and boarders so there’s a RECCO® Rescue System reflector, a zipped arm pocket for a lift pass, a large inner dump pocket to stash gloves and goggles (see below) and an inner powder skirt. Womens version also available. See more here. £845
The Odin is an existing item in the range and is a waterproof, breathable hard mountain shell built for the harshest of winter conditions and can be worn for a variety of activities. It’s made from SKJOLDR™ fabric in a tough 70 x 140 denier grade. There are two way armpit zips to allow temperature regulation and a helmet compatible hood along with two chest pockets. Note the position of the zips on the chest versus their position on the new-for-2019 Grim jacket mentioned further up. See more here. £595
Again, an existing item in the range, but you cannot beat a rugged pair of salopettes in winter conditions and many UK mountain guides now favour these Vanir salopettes. They have reinforced knees, internal gaiters, detachable braces, ¾ length side zips and full-sized Kevlar™ instep protectors so you don’t end up ripping the fabric taking boots/crampons on and off. One recent review on the Jöttnar website says: “They fit awesome. The quality of this product is I feel the best on the market.” See more here. £450
So there you have it, a brief look at what’s on offer and there are plenty of colour options to choose from. Jöttnar is growing stronger each season. Be sure to check out their Legend magazine online – it has great stories about their Pro Team along with some stunning photography too.