Haglöfs L.I.M. Essens Down Jacket - Men's

Stuffed, puffed, and ready to hit the trail.

Haglöfs first started when its founder, Wiktor Haglof, started making backpacks in his mountain cottage in Sweden in 1914. Over the last century, it has been producing top-quality goods, and the Men's L.I.M Essens Down Jacket is no exception. The light fabric is downproof and treated with a DWR finish to fend of light moisture. Since it's lightweight and highly compressible, you can bring the L.I.M. along on your backpacking trips or climbing trips that include a long approach (L.I.M stands for Less Is More). Less doesn't mean cold, though. The 800-fill down provides excellent warmth for the extra cold days, and the stylish design means you can wear it around town. 

  • 7D downproof mini ripstop fabric, DWR finish
  • 800-fill down insulation
  • Regular fit with articulated sleeves
  • Full length front zipper with wind baffle behind
  • Elastic binding a cuffs and hem
  • Two hand pockets
  • Backcountry is the exclusive US source for Haglöfs' Fall 2014 collection.
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great Looking Down Jacket!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: L

I simply love this jacket. It fits well and the 800-fill down provides excellent warmth. A couple of pet peeves: .1) the zipper clasps on the left and not the right which is awkward; and .2) there in no inside pocket but otherwise this jacket delivers on its promise of being lightweight and highly compressible. Truly keeps you warm.

Sick jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Xl

This thing is amazingly light, warm and just all-around awesome.

My height is 5.8ft(174cm),155lbs,what size should I choose?

Hey Anfeng,

Considering your height and weight I think the Small would fit you best in the Haglöfs L.I.M Essens Down Jacket. Feel free to contact me directly with any more questions about Haglöfs Jackets or if you are interested in setting up an order.

Lightweight and Versitle

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Large

After owning product for a couple of months I already have my first tear. The jacket tore on the left sleeve.

As far as the warmth of this jacket it is very warm. Although it is well insulated I feel like the jacket breathes very well. I can usually wear it with no base layer in temperatures between 30-55 F.

Like a cloud of warm air

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Large

Might be one of the lightest things I have ever seen. It feels like if you let go, it would just float in front of you. As soon as you slip it on you immediately feel the warmth. Since it is designed to be a super light jacket it doesn't have a ton of down, so it might not be great for super cold temps. but it is very compressible. It was perfect to stuff and bring on a backpacking trip as a backup for chilly nights (and as a pillow :) I also wouldn't trust the material too much. I'm sure its strong but because it is so thin, if you were on the move you'd probably want a shell over it. The jacket has two nice hand warmer pockets that are super toasty but that's it and in keeping with the LIM, super light theme they don't even have zippers. Purely for warming your hands, not storing anything. As with all of the LIM stuff from Haglofs the cuffs and hems just have elastic, no drawcords, velcro, etc. which works great. In terms of fit, I initially bought the medium and while it fit, it was very slim and tight especially in the sleeves so I swapped for the large and it is perfect! Still a slim athletic fit to trap that air close to the body but more freedom of movement for me. The jacket looks awesome in my opinion (I have the orange) and the baffle pattern is cool. All in all a fantastic jacket, especially for the price. Haglofs makes awesome stuff and this thing is the pinnacle of lightweight warmth!


Products from Haglofs Trekking L.I.M collection.

Filmed in Durmitor national park, Montenegro

This jacket rocks!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Since I am the first to review this jacket, I have to believe it is the most under-rated jacket on the market. Patagonia, NorthFace, Marmot,.. get lots of love but for the purpose I am looking for, everything about this jacket is great! The down is contained in small quilted squares (don't know how else to describe it) so it is always very uniform. The 800-fill is great quality for insulating power. It is SUPER light - the shell may not hold up to a bullet (but I haven't experienced that), but I WANT LIGHT! For these reasons, this is the jacket that goes on all my backpacking trips, is always stowed in my ski pack, and is with me on just about every outdoor adventure. The only time I don't take this is when I expect to be in arctic conditions. If you like lots of pockets, forget it. This has two hand warmers without zips and that's it. But I carry nothing in my jackets anyway so that's no issue for me. It isn't a real heavy jacket and doesn't have the insulation to hold up to zero and below temps and doesn't have a hood. For me, this is a standalone jacket when a beanie is sufficient or as a layer under a shell when I'm waiting for friends on the top of a freezing windy ridge. I tried on about 15 jackets at BC.com's West Valley outlet, and for its weight and insulation, this one spoke to me way more than any other. I'm not a big build (6'3", 175) and this was perfect in a size L. If you are serious about trying out jackets to get the best one for you, you should definitely give this one a try. It's great around town too, but since I have a jacket fetish, I've got a different one for that!

what is the sleeve length on the large jacket?

Hey BurntEnd,

They don't advertise the sleeve length, but I'm about a 36-37 and this is a great fit with a bit to spare. I don't really know exactly what that means but I looked at one of my shirts that fits me fine to get that number. Sleeve length is often a problem for me so that's one reason I tried on so many jackets. It's plenty long for me without being overly so. Hope that helps.