The only jacket you’ll need this Summer.


Finding a solid Summer jacket can be a daunting task sometimes. When you’re shopping for a winter coat you are given no end of options. Warm, windproof and waterproof coats are in abundance. In the summer however finding a jacket that will protect against the elements yet allows your body to breathe can be difficult and expensive. Luckily, we at Nordic Outdoor have done the research for you. We’ve teamed up with the wonderful Explore More Mum to review what we feel is your best choice for a Summer coat this year, the Didriksons Tropos.

Readers who live in the UK will know how fickle the Summer weather can be. Four seasons can happen in a matter of hours which can be difficult to pack for. You need a jacket that’s waterproof and yet it still needs to allow your body to breathe. This is where the Didriksons Tropos excels. Didriksons have been making waterproof coats for over a century, so they know what they’re doing when it comes to making a garment waterproof.

What makes the Didriksons Tropos special is its versatility. Friend of the company The Explore More Mum took one for a whirl and really put it through its paces.

“Everyone needs functional garments that work all day, every day, whether it rains or not. Clothing with a timeless, classic design that works over the long term." and I truly believe that. The Tropos jacket really fitted into my lifestyle, from the school run to the food shop.”

The Didriksons Tropos is just as comfortable on the mountainside as it is at the supermarket. It’s lightweight and packable and will fit in your backpack and yet it will still keep you dry if the weather changes suddenly!

Something we love about Didriksons jackets is the attention to detail the company puts into their clothing. Every aspect of the jacket is carefully and painstakingly designed to ensure maximum customer comfort. The Explore More Mum, like many people, noticed this in her trial of the jacket. Perhaps the most helpful feature is the fully adjustable, fully detachable storm hood. Too many companies don’t give the hood enough consideration and many coats are therefore left lacking in the hood department.
The Didriksons Tropos doesn’t have this problem. You can adjust the size and shape of the hood freely to best adapt to the elements. In those rare periods of sunshine, you can even remove the hood entirely!

Another aspect of the coat we love is its sustainability. Many waterproofing measures can be extremely harmful to the environment to produce. Not so with the Tropos. The taped seams and water repellent finish of the outer material ensure that this jacket will keep you dry whilst still leaving as small an impact on the environment as possible.

All in all this jacket is our absolute favourite summer jacket for 2019. At it’s price point you really won’t find a better alternative.