In 2018, Nick took part in the Maier Sports endurance test campaign. He regularly writes about his tours on his hiking blog UrbanHiker.de. Our Notos jacket accompanied Nick on his trips for a whole year.
Nick alias urbanhiker.de tests the Notos outdoor jacket
The jacket easily withstood city weather, but what about the snow, wind and cold in the mountains? So I packed the jacket when I went on my ski holiday to Sulden in bitterly cold January. I thought that if I was going to do the endurance test, then I had to do it properly. In continuous snow, I strapped on my snowshoes and set off from Sulden (1,660 m) up to Langenstein (2,320 m). I pulled the warm hood over my head to protect myself from the snow and whistling wind. The jacket protected me from the cold and snow here as well and I still found it really easy to move, which is important when you have to climb up several metres. Descending, it wasn’t our snowshoes that we used, but instead our bodies to “slide” down the mountain through the snow. Great fun, that I can tell you. The Notos jacket has an excellent finish and withstood all the tribulations.
The Notos jacket
This high-tech technical insulating jacket is extremely light and pleasantly warm. It comes with the innovative PrimaLoft® ThermoPlume insulation, which is very similar to the billowing effect and thermal output of natural down. The grown-on hood can be adjusted for an individual fit and the inner cuffs on the sleeves ensure that no heat escapes. The sophisticated stitching gives it a cool look.