Our previous review article, featured a winter jacket from the brand Napapijri. They are renown not only for their quality, but also for the versatility and designs of their jackets.
In this article, we will be taking an in-depth look at another jacket of theirs, the Skidoo jacket for men. This is one of their most well-known products, that comes in several colors, as well as a well-thought design. The fabric used is by Cordura, guaranteeing the highest of qualities and a high durability.
Since there is a lot to be said about it, let’s get right on to the specifics.
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Where To Buy The Napapijri Skidoo Winter Jacket
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When To Wear It
Despite it being a heavy winter jacket, it is quite lightweight and comfortable to wear, making it suitable to be worn in late autumn and throughout winter. It comes with thermo regulation, ensuring a resistance towards the low temperatures, but also preventing overheating, while having the jacket on.
The design is casual, which makes it a suitable, day-to-day jacket, however, due to the fabric and its features, that we will detail in the next paragraph, it can withstand below 0 temperatures, making it suitable for winter activities such as skiing. This is also due to the fact that the jacket has room for movement and it adjusts to the body’s mobility. Therefore, it will not come in the way of those who enjoy being more active during winter, but do not intend to purchase several jackets.
This jacket comes with a high, adjustable collar and an adjustable hood, attached to it. It does not open to the front, instead it comes with a side zipper, under the left arm, so when it is put on, it resembles a vest.
There are drawstrings around the waist, for proper adjustment, and also a kangaroo pocket on the front, with a flap secured with Velcro. There is also Velcro on the cuffs, to complete the jacket’s insulation.
As for logos, this jacket is not overloaded with them. There is the brand’s logo on the front, over the pocket flap, with the Norwegian flag underneath. There are other small logos on the sleeves as well.
With all that being said, this jacket comes in a casual design, that can be worn with most clothing styles, as well as while practicing winter sports.
We mentioned earlier that this jacket is made from Cordura fabric. This is a brand name for a collection of different fabrics, that are widely used in the clothing industry, as well as for making backpacks or luggage.
Typically, for jackets, such as in the Skidoo jacket’s case, it refers to high quality nylon fabric, or sometimes a nylon and cotton fibers blend.
What’s different about this fabric, is its high durability. It is a fabric that withstands wearing, as well as many different environmental conditions. It is highly resistant to abrasion, tearing and also weather conditions.
The jacket comes with thermo regulation padding as well, aided by the high breathability (MVP: 5.000g/m2 – 24hours), which is an essential feature of quality jackets, especially those designed for harsh weather and that can be worn during physical activity.
The seams are fully taped, and this is a highly waterproof jacket (10.000mm H2O) that will remain dry in heavy rain and snowfall.
Keeping in mind the design of the jacket, that adjusts to most looks and outfits, having a considerable amount of colors available, certainly helps in finding the right look for your style.
This jacket comes in mono-coloring, meaning that there are no colored details, different combinations or contrasting colors. This is ideal, especially considering that this is a versatile item, and you are looking to wear it in different occasions and environments.
The colors available are: Mineral red, Skydiver blue, Old red, Black, Blue marine, Dark grey solid, Dark beige, Blue, Navy and Light brown.
Some of those colors are more eye-catching and bold, and the rest are neutral and easily combined with different outfits.
User Reviews & Feedback
It’s the moment for user feedback and their reviews on this jacket.
If it is about the insulation and warmth, this jacket passes with flying colors. One of the users comments on the collar’s adjustment, that when tightened, it fully protects the lower part of the face, eliminating the need for wearing a scarf.
Wind resistance, due to the design and choice of side zipper, is another feature that several users are very pleased with.
The fact that this is a winter jacket, but still quite lightweight, is another plus, especially since it manages to provide considerable warmth.
And speaking of warmth, the thermo regulating padding is definitely noticeable at how well it manages to provide the warmth, while the temperatures drop below 0.
As for the look, all the users agree that what you see, is what you get, be it in color and overall design. There are no differences between the picture you are presented with, and the item that is received.
There is a reason why Napapijri jackets, especially the Skidoo jacket for men, are some of the best liked by those who live through harsh winters or prefer spending time in very cold climate.
Be it in the style, or in the quality of the material, this jacket leaves no room for discussion, it is definitely one of the best.
To conclude, here is a nice video presentation from Napapijri: