Review: Aether Anorak

Review of: Aether Anorak

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On January 20, 2015
Last modified:May 19, 2016


If you can stomach the $325 price point, the Anorak is one of my favorite jackets on the market.

aawrFunctionality ★★★★
If you type the word “Anorak” into a Greenlandic translator, the definition that you find is, “a waterproof jacket, typically with a hood, of a kind originally used in polar regions.” and I can’t think of any better way to describe this jacket. It has been my go to jacket for the better part of a month now and I have nothing but great things to say about it! Everything from the slim fit to the spring loaded zippers, you can tell this jacket hasn’t just been thrown together. 

Design and Aesthetics ★★★★
The design of this jacket is a very simple one but Aether used some of the best materials on the market to make it anything but ordinary. The outer is a Schoeller® microfiber shell that helps repel water and the cold winter wind, and it’s filled with 100g of PrimaLoft® GOLD insulation because down was just too bulky. The inner is made of ripstop liner that has been quilted for added warmth and comfort.

Durability ★★★★
I’m not exactly easy on clothes or anything for that matter, and I haven’t found any sort of wear and tear on the Anorak at all. Even if I did end up having a problem later on down the road, it is backed by a lifetime guarantee and even has it sewn into the jacket so you don’t forget that you’re covered. The Schoeller shell doesn’t only repel the wind or rain, it will also repel just about anything that you might ever spill onto it. Whether that is mud or maple syrup, it’s not going to soak in or stain the Anorak. aerhg

Value ★★★★
I was all smiles the whole time I was reviewing this product, until I remembered how much it costs. At $325, this is a very expensive pull over. Yes the technology in this jacket is advanced and not cheap, but I’m not sure I would want to pay over $300 on a pull over hoodie. This is an incredible jacket, don’t get me wrong but I keep questioning is it 325 bucks worth of incredible? I know for a fact that it is a very well made jacket, but at the end of the day, you’re not only paying for the high quality materials and construction, you’re also paying for the brand. 

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