Are you looking for the perfect insulation jacket to keep you warm during your next trip out into the cold? The Haglöfs Essens Mimic is just what you’re looking for! We’ve already briefly introduced you to our partner Haglöfs’ outdoor jacket in this post. Now, Keller Sports Pro Sophie has had the chance to test the jacket herself and get an impression of it. The first thing Sophie noticed about the jacket was its weight - or rather, lack of it. Weighing in at just 400 grams (size M), this jacket is the “perfect garment”, according to Sophie, for those times when you need to cut down on bulky items. Thanks to the light 30D rip-proof and wind-resistant DWR-coated Pertex® shell paired with the unique QuadFusion™ padding, this insulating jacket provides top warmth and keeps you dry in light rain, despite the garment’s low weight. While out on the Taubenstein mountain, Sophie praises the jacket’s good fit. “The short, sporty cut offers great freedom of movement and comfort”. Our Keller Sports Pro highlights the Polartec® Power Stretch® inserts around the shoulders, which “allow a great range of motion but keep your rucksack and jacket in place”. Even during the highly variable conditions Sophie endured throughout the trip, the jacket’s heat output was impressive. The insulating jacket’s functions were tested to the limit with stark temperature changes between the shaded forest and the sunny peaks. “The Essens Mimic keeps you warm at all times but, if the outside temperatures rise, it provides excellent moisture transport. This means that you can enjoy your beautiful, well-earned views in all conditions!” Sophie’s conclusion: “I recommend the Haglöfs Essens Mimic for everyone who wants a good insulating jacket for mountain climbing and hiking in cold, wet weather. In very wet conditions and heavy rain, I would recommend wearing an additional hardshell jacket on top. What I liked the most about the jacket were the freedom of movement it enables and the sporty cut.” Has Sophie’s review helped ease your search for an insulating jacket for the cold season? Then click here to check out the outdoor jacket for yourself!