We will be bold here and say it outright: for its weight, the Pyro is by far the warmest jacket you will find anywhere. The secret to its warmth lies not so much in the amount of down it contains, which actually is not a lot (just under 200 g of 850 cu.in. Polish goose down), but in the fact that – uniquely for a lightweight jacket -– the Pyro features box-wall baffles. This construction makes the Pyro considerably warmer than its competitors, which have stitch-through baffles that leak heat like a colander drains water. Of course there is one piece of bad news – being complicated to make, box-wall baffles take much longer to sew and this does add to the overall cost. Ah, the price of owning the best piece of kit.
There is no short-changing on anything else either. The Pyro comes with a chunky plastic zip, an external chest pocket and has a long generous cut to cover the very lowest part of your back, and a bit lower again. So you stay warm.
|Fill||850 cu.in. fill power (EU) Polish white goose down|
|Weight||495 g (size M)|
|Fill Weight||195 g (size M)|
|Shell Fabric||20 denier Pertex Endurance, 41 g/m²|
|Lining Fabric||15 denier ripstop nylon, 29 g/m²|
S, M, L, XL
Down is a very resilient insulating material and, with basic care, any down jacket should last you a very long time.
There are two simple rules to ensure longevity:
1. Always store your jacket uncompressed in a dry, airy place
2. Try to keep it as clean as possible to minimize washing (this ultimately damages the down).
We highly recommend you hand-wash your down garment or, alternatively, use a professional service. You can download washing instructions here.
The Pyro jacket is available from:
Jacksons Sports - Belfast (UK)
Up & Under - Cardiff (UK)
Zwerfkei - Woerden (The Netherlands)
This style is sold out and will be unavailable until October 2017.