Craghoppers Expolite Jacket Review


Warm layers that easily fit into their pocket or provided stuff sack for easy storage when they are not being used. Slender diagonal baffles channel high-loft ThermoPro synthetic fill close to the body for a similar performance as natural down. Contrasting outer and inner faces feature zipped pockets (one double as a stow pocket) and an adjustable hood; approximately 45 bottles were recycled during its creation.

ThermoPro Insulation

ThermoPro insulation is an innovative technology that uses synthetic fibers to mimic the down performance. This allows jackets with ThermoPro to remain lightweight while offering excellent heat retention without the ethical concerns associated with animal products.

Slender diagonal baffles channel ThermoPro synthetic fill close to your body for efficient insulation performance, enhanced by soft fleece-backed softshell panels to the sides and underarm for additional mobility. An ECOShield PFC-free DWR finish beads away drizzle, further reinforced by its adjustable hood.

This ultralight jacket won’t keep you warm in a Siberian winter but will easily hold the chill off British hiking days well into spring. Thanks to its ultralight construction, it can even fit in its storage pouch for easy packing and travel – plus, 45 bottles were recycled into creating it! A special purchase with great feel-good value.


Made to promote sustainable waterproofing, the jacket features an EcoShield DWR finish without PFCs and taped seams for increased environmental sustainability. ecoSHIELD membrane comprises recycled polyester film waste and bottle granules from recycling efforts; approximately 85% polyester film waste + 15% bottle granules is utilized as its components – GRS & BlueSign certified!

Slender diagonal baffles channel insulating ThermoPro synthetic fill to your core to trap body heat and provide an insulating barrier from outside elements. Additionally, fleece-backed softshell panels on the side and underarms facilitate agile movement in varied conditions, and an additional grown-on hood adds extra protection. At the same time, four zipped pockets (one being RFID compatible) offer ample storage capacity.

Lightweight construction makes this jacket easy to pack into its hand pocket or the provided stuff sack without struggle, with approximately 45 bottles used in its production. When washing it for travel, cool wash with Craghoppers AquaDry waterproof cleaner. No fabric conditioners or bleach should be used. Tumble dry on low setting if possible and warm iron when necessary.


The lightweight fabric is the star feature of this jacket. It makes packing simple while maintaining loft even after being loaded into its included stow bag – an invaluable benefit for backpackers and hikers who require lightweight insulation layers that deliver exceptional insulation performance.

The ThermoPro insulation uses high-loft synthetic fill to mimic the down performance without ethical considerations. It’s hot for such a lightweight layer while still being highly breathable; enough warmth will be provided on an average British winter’s day when worn over a breathable base layer. Alternatively, layering it with lightweight summer outerwear could take it into spring.

This jacket was made for extended wear and features a comfortable yet flattering fit that sits nicely against your body. Plus, its tailored cut means it looks good without feeling restrictive or athletic!


The Expolite jacket looks great and is highly comfortable to wear thanks to its tailored fit that sits snugly against your body and lightweight fabrics that don’t add bulk.

It has a long hem to increase warmth and features slender diagonal baffles to keep ThermoPro synthetic fill close to your body for an insulating effect similar to down. Furthermore, this jacket comes equipped with a storm flap along its full front zipper as well as a zip garage at its top to block cold air entry, two hands warmer pockets on either side as well as an RFID-blocking passport pocket in its center chest pocket for secure zipped storage purposes.

Stuff the pillow into the provided stuff sack for easy transport and storage.