Hymir Men's NeoShell® Waterproof Smock
LIGHT, NOT SILLY LIGHT
A very lightweight, technical hooded waterproof smock for focused, streamlined, stripped down lightweight performance.
Lightweight often just leads to wet. That's silly light. Our Hymir smock is the lightest Polartec® NeoShell® mountain jacket in the world, but is built with zero compromise to its waterproofness. NeoShell® is also the world’s most breathable waterproof fabric.
That’s clever light.
FabricWaterproof, windproof, highly breathable, stretch, 3 layer, lightweight, micro-ripstop Polartec® NeoShell®
FitStreamlined, articulated cut allows layering underneath
Scoop drop back hem Helmet compatible hood
LogoPrinted chest and rear hood logos
ColoursMarine Blue, Fire Red, Eucalyptus Yellow
SizesS, M, L, XL
Ski and climbing helmet compatible Wire stiffened with moldable laminated peak
Scooped hand protection Hypalon® tabs Super sticky VELCRO™ with triple reinforced stitching
No loop, anti-snag hem draw cords. Glove compatible
Glove compatible elastic hood draw cords
Large harness and rucksack compatible high chest pocket
YKK® AquaGuard® coil water repellent laminated chest pocket zip YKK® AquaGuard® coil water repellent front zip with internal storm gasket
Soft internal neck guard Beard guard
Stuff sack with harness bungee
332g / 11.7 oz. (men’s medium)
Good cut for ice climbing, great arm length and cut for swinging tools. Actually forgot I was even wearing it, which is a complement to any hard shell. Never swamped out no matter how hard I was working.
I wanted a light weight jacket that could cover a multitude of sins, from climbing, mountaineering, cycle touring and mountain biking / bikepacking - the Hymir has done it all.
It's perfect for what I want and is so small and lightweight. I'm a 38" chest and took the small, but have found I can fit a fenrir down jacket and other layers underneath. Used it recently in a winter expedition to the Georgian caucuses, and it worked admirably when lugging a 30kg + pack in that I didn't overheat. It also works well in the hoolies as I found when battling 45mile winds and lashing rain in the outer Hebrides.
I've not tried the hood with a bike helmet (yet), but when cycling without and the hood up, you're cocooned in dryness and your periphery vision isn't affected. Even better is that the hood moves with your head as you look about once you've adjusted it (easily done).
If you are in harsher climates though, you do need to layer up (obvs), but particularly with the Hymir as it isn't massively windproof and you can feel the chill. That's to be expected with a lightweight jacket to my mind though - and the only reason it's dropped a star.
Can't recommend it enough (assuming you like smocks!)
What a great all rounder. My go to garment for trail/fell running, cycling and hill/mountain walking. My hymir jacket has put up with 2.5 years of abuse, is still going strong and has seen me through all UK weather has had to throw at it. Super waterproof, super lightweight, super breathable, super durable. Awesome and reliable piece of kit.
I'm also hugely impressed with Jottnar's customer service, they really go the extra mile to take care of their customers and ensure a positive experience.
Another double thumbs up for yet another sublime product from Jottnar. Light enough to forget you're wearing a 'hardshell', robust enough to inspire confidence. And immaculately put together as usual.
Bought this for a ski tour in Austria. Abused it for a week in the Cairngorms prior to the trip and excellent for both. Takes a ski helmet in the hood, but compresses nicely without. The yellow was notably cooler on glaciers in sun than my Salopettes - worth thinking about before buying a darker colour. Very happy.