Finisterre Nimbus Jacket Review
An in-depth review of the Finisterre Nimbus Jacket
Finisterre was started in a bedroom above a surf shop. Founder Tom Kay began making fleeces for British surfers. Growing rapidly from those humble beginnings, Finisterre has sparked a coldwater surf movement across the world. Instead of creating Californian-style shorts and flip flops, Finisterre make waterproof jackets and warm socks suited to surfers who ride waves in the cold, grey waters of Northern Europe.
The Nimbus jacket is one of their most popular products. It is the warmest insulated jacket in the Finisterre range. Beneath the water-resistant, windproof shell, Finisterre use an synthetic PrimaLoft recycled insulation fill which offers more warmth with less bulk than ever before. When it gets wet, synthetic fill retains 75 per cent of its warmth compared to only 15 per cent warmth retained by down fill.
“The overwhelming popularity of Finisterre clothing lies in its versatility. You can channel that surfer look even when you are miles away from the sea."
This jacket is lightweight and easily packs down into the inside zip pocket for storage. The slim fit cut means it is perfect for light layering, whether you have a thermal and jumper underneath or a heavy outerlayer on top. The Nimbus comes in matt black or racing green if you want to add a little more colour to your gear bag.
The overwhelming popularity of Finisterre clothing lies in its versatility. You could wear this jacket on the beach after a surf, yet it would not look out of place in a pub in the city. The Nimbus works for a multitude of activities - we know plenty of hikers and campers who love their Finisterre jacket for this very reason.
As an ethical, environmentally-conscious company, Finisterre don’t want to see their jackets ending up in landfills, so they will repair your old jacket for free or for a small cost. Over half of the Nimbus jacket is created using recycled polyester made from plastic bottles and polyester apparel. You can even go down and visit their workshop in St Agnes, Cornwall, perched high on the clifftops with a spectacular view of the sea.
So next time you are looking for an insulated jacket, try out the Finisterre Nimbus and channel that British surfer look even when you are miles away from the sea.
Finisterre Nimbus Jacket :
- Price: £175
- Weight: 475g
Shot on location in Chamonix
- Thanks to our accommodation partner Adventure Base