Sub Zero is an award-winning technical outdoor clothing brand, founded in 1969 by Derek Laxton after a particularly chilly scramble along the Lake District’s Helvellyn. Sub Zero has since expanded its range from thermal underwear to a whole range of outdoor kit, including insulating down jackets and performance mid layers, perfect for a whole host of adventures.
The company remains family owned and is now run by the third generation of Laxtons, based in rural Leicestershire with an emphasis of quality UK manufacturing and a workforce made up from the local community. The ethos is simple – to design and manufacture technical outdoor clothing using the finest technical textiles for the world’s most extreme conditions.
The Sub Zero Lightweight Down Jacket
The Hooded Lightweight Insulated Down Smock is an ultralight jacket that uses the finest grade of ethically-sourced hydrophobic goose down and feathers to keep you snug in chilly conditions. It’s breathable, windproof and water repellent, making it a suitable addition to your backpack for hiking trips, or excellent to throw on and keep warm after a sporting event.
The fit is generous to allow base layers and mid layers to be worn underneath, while the half-length zip also incorporates a micro fleece chin guard for extra protection from the elements. Drawstrings on either side of the jacket and hood make for an adjustable fit that limits wind penetration and provides an excellent fit for the wearer. An included stuff sack ensures the jacket can easily be stored in your pocket or backpack when not in use.
If you’re planning a winter adventure, heading off on a weekend trip or taking part in an organised sporting event, make sure you take this excellent down jacket along for the ride.