Doon Doon Jacket
A perfect combination of lightweight carrying comfort (it weighs just 590g for size L) and the superior warmth provided by goose down, this French-made Alpine jacket is meant for skiers, snowboarders and high-altitude trekkers looking for great thermal insulation without the burden of multiple layers of heavy clothing, and freedom of movement.
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Specs: 50% down, 50% feather wadding, water repellent, snow abrasion resistant, comfortable up to -3 degrees Celsius, attached hood, Rs 3,000.
Available at Adventure 18, Satya Niketan, New Delhi ( www.adventure18.com ).
Pureland Waterproof Outer Shell
A multi-utility jacket that can be used in a wide range of conditions, the Pureland outer shell is perfect for urban winters or bike trips as well as trekking and hiking. Like any well-designed mountain product, all seams are hot-welded with waterproof tape to make the jacket impervious to rain.
Specs:Nylon with polyester lining, windproof, waterproof, concealed hood, threadless pockets, ventilation zips on the sides, comfortable from 20 degrees Celsius, till 6 degrees Celsius, Rs 5,500.
Available at Trekkers Point, Plaza Building, Connaught Place, New Delhi ( www.trekkerspoint.com ).