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Sprayway Orsk 3-1 Jacket Review

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Sprayway Orsk 3-1 Jacket

I love getting out and about in the great outdoors; it is so invigorating and often awe inspiring. Having the right gear adds to the over-all enjoyment, so I was pleased to be able to test and review the Sprayway Orsk 3-1 jacket.

As you would expect from a company such as Sprayway, the Orsk 3-1 is a quality jacket, and made up of two separate garments; an Inso/Therm inner layer, and a Hydro/Dry outer. For those who are not aware, Sprayway describe their Hydro/Dry system as: Waterproof, breathable and windproof technology. Hydro/Dry® keeps you dry, warm and comfortable whatever your adventure. And their Inso/Therm system as: exclusive 100% Polyester insulation material offering an extremely high warmth to weight ratio. Insulation weights vary from 20gm2 upto 150gm2.

The Sprayway Orsk is a pretty light garment for a 3-1 jacket, and – for the weather at the time I am reviewing this (UK winter) – it is really warm; you’ll be pleased to learn that it is fully waterproof and breathable too. On the outer jacket there are two external zippered pockets, and one internal zippered pocket. Velcro adjustable cuffs offer a nice fit, and help prevent any pesky breezes making their way up your sleeves. There is a good full length zipper to the front, and a fully adjustable hood complete with wired peak. At the bottom hem there is a drawcord, again to prevent wind breezing up.

  • Sprayway Orsk 3-1 Jacket
    Sprayway Orsk 3-1
  • Sprayway Orsk 3-1 Jacket
    Sprayway Orsk 3-1

The inner garment is where the Orsk gets most of its warmth from. This inner has elasticated cuffs, and there are two zippered pockets. Again the inner – when worn separately – fastens with a full length zipper. The inner jacket fastens inside the outer by two zips (one on each side), and by three pop/press studs; one at the neck area, and one on each sleeve near the wrist. The hem of the inner is elasticated affording a nice, snug, comfortable fit. The Orsk inner is really light.

As stated, this is a quality item and the materials used both look and feel quality. If looked after properly I am sure that the Sprayway Orsk 3-1 jacket will last a fair while.

The Sprayway Orsk 3-1 jacket costs approximately £180.00 / €203.00 and can be purchased from Sprayway UK

Specifications:

  • 2-layer Hydro/Dry® fabric is fully waterproof and breathable
  • Mesh and taffeta combination lining for all day comfort
  • Grown on, fully adjustable hood with a wired peak
  • 2 zipped hand pockets
  • 1 internal zipped pocket
  • Drawcord adjustable hem

Inner Synthetic Jacket:

  • Inso/Therm synthetic insulation throughout offers great warmth to weight ratios (80g body & hood, 60g sleeves)
  • Elastane bound grown on hood
  • 2 zipped hand pockets
  • 1 zipped internal pocket
  • Elastane bound cuffs and hem

Combined weight:

886g

Sizes:

S – XXL

 

Weight: 88%

Fit: 90%

Comfort: 90%

Construction: 90%

Waterproof: 99%

Practicality: 90%

Sprayway Orsk 3-1 jacket is ideal for hiking in all weathers, thanks to it's combination of waterproof outer and warm inner.

Total Score 91%

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