The Norrona Lofoten Alpha Raw Zip Hoodie is yet another interesting addition to the active insulation category, and we think it’s definitely worth a look if you’re in the market for a cozy, warm, and light mid layer.
As the fast-and-light take on the classic Atom LT, Arc’teryx’s Atom SL Hoody might initially seem like a niche piece for specific objectives. However, we’ve been impressed not only by the Atom SL’s light weight and packability, but also its versatility.
After more than 50 days of testing, the Marmot Alpha Pro continues to impress. If you’re in the market for a more breathable insulating layer, or you’re curious what makes Polartec’s Alpha insulation special, check out our long-term review.