New for autumn/winter 2017, the Sprayway Orsk (men) and the Yana (women) 3-in-1 jackets offer superb versatility for any weather
The idea behind 3-in-1 jackets is maximum versatility. A waterproof outer protects you from the weather while a removable synthetic inner provides warmth, and the integration is often better than two discrete layers worn together.
Sprayway have launched two new 3-in-1 jackets for this autumn/winter. This shorter length 3-in-1 Hydro/Dry shell jacket and Sprayway Inso/Therm synthetic inner is described as “a perfect solution in variable climates and looks as good as it feels”.
The Sprayway Hydro/Dry technology is a great value alternative to Gore-Tex, offering breathable waterproofing to keep you warm, dry and comfortable wherever your adventure takes you. The technology has been a key part of the brand’s range since first introduced in 1983, when they became the first company to machine tape non-Gore-Tex waterproof clothing.
Paired alongside the waterproof shell is an interactive jacket using Sprayway’s exclusive Inso/therm synthetic insulation, which gives extremely high warmth-to-weight ratio.
Both the shell and the inner have two deep zipped pockets, while the inner jacket also has a zipped inner security pocket for valuables. The inner has elastane bound hood and cuffs for weather protection, while the shell has a fixed, two-way adjustable, wire peaked hood.
While some backpackers and hillwalkers find synthetic insulation too warm for wearing while on the go, these look like good options for winter use in foul conditions where synthetic fill can be better than down – and both weight and price are decent too for what you get.
Sprayway Orsk: £180 / 886g combined weight
Sprayway Yana: £170 / 740g combined weight