Style and performance needn’t be mutually exclusive, and Holden’s performance outerwear has set the bar for the unconventional trailblazer.
With a mission to redefine the way we think of activewear, Holden’s iconic designs have proven both versatile and sophisticated, from layered waterproof jackets to their now legendary puffy slipper shoe.
Holden believes that quality of life is everything, and what better place than the great outdoors to find your bliss? Whether it’s on the water or among the mountains, there’s a Holden garment to carry you in comfort, safety, and unrivaled style.
Aesthetic is often sacrificed in the name of security, but Holden takes a more elevated approach, from their sleek fleece-lined pants to casually chic hoodies. Wherever the path leads you, Holden makes sure you get there in good form.
With so many competing activewear companies today, it can be a daunting feat finding the brand that aligns with your own tastes and values. Holden understands that you want something more out of your outerwear; you want unique and one-of-a-kind garments that can stand up against anything, just like you.
Above all, you want to know that your gear will serve you year after year, and not just when the trend calls.
M-51 3-Layer Fishtail Jacket,
– Japanese Nylon 3-Layer fabric
– 20K Waterproof / Breathability
– Available in Stone Green, Black and Malbee colors
– YKK AquaGuard water repellent zippers
– Fully taped seam construction
– Removable powder skirt
– 2-way adjustable hood
– YKK zippered underarm vents
– Snap-up fishtail hem
– Interior cord port
Felton Down Parka
– Nylon Cire Taffeta and Twill Flight Cloth fabric
– Allied 80/20 Traceable Down
– 700 Power fill insulation
– 20K Waterproof / Breathability
– Available in Black and Stone Green color variations
Men’s Holden M-51 3-Layer Fishtail Jacket Review
Meet the luxuriously warm and stunningly styled, Men’s Holden Felton Down Parka. Each features a sharp Nylon Cire Taffeta and Twill Flight cloth fabric exterior.
If you’re unfamiliar with “Cire,” it’s a highly glazed wax finish that gets applied to fabric through a process of heat and pressure. The process itself is a called calendaring and the result is a crisp, polished look with a slightly wet appearance. Personally, I found the fabrics Holden decided to go with for the Felton Down Parka to be both comfortable and exceptionally well-styled.
For insulation, Holden went with Allied 80/20 traceable down with a 700 power fill. Thanks to the distinct chamber design, I found the Felton /down Parka did an exceptional job at holding in the heat. Paired with the ex exceptional level of insulation you’ll also see a 20K waterproof/breathable membrane to up the level of comfort.
The men’s Holden Felton Down Parka arrives in two different color options stone green and black, with stone green my own personal favorite.
Men’s Holden Felton Down Parka Review
After putting on the Holden M-51 Fishtail 3 Layer Jacket, the slopes were calling my name. Armed with this seriously technical shell on I cruised my way on down through the trees and fresh powder.
With Japanese nylon three-layer fabric construction, the M-51 Fishtail jacket performed like a dream. Not only did it feel exceptional to wear, offering plenty of movement, but the waterproof and breathable 20K membrane made the experience all the better. In addition to the above, fully taped seams, YKK Aquaguard water repellent zippers and removable powder skirt all work their magic to up the level of performance.
In terms of the most distinctive features, the Snap-up fishtail hem easily takes the cake. It’s been ages since I’ve seen the style done on a jacket, (if ever?), but I found it to be a really nice detail with added a touch of added functionality.
Articulated sleeves offered an exceptional fit, while ultra-soft wrist gaiters, a 2-way adjustable hood, an interior zippered pocket, and finally YKK zippered underarm vents, all made my skiing experience all the better.
Overall, the Holden M-51 Fishtail 3 Layer Jacket fuses innovation and style into one remarkably well-built technical shell. Personally, I love the fact that I can go from skiing to hiking with this jacket on and the comfort, stylish look and outdoor performance transfer over stunningly well.