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Snugpak Arrowhead, Spearhead and Tomahawk comparison

Snugpak Arrowhead, Spearhead and Tomahawk comparison

It’s that time of year again – time to get ready for the cold, windy and wet weather, which suddenly arrives in the UK as if someone’s flicked a switch. The Snugpak Arrowhead, Spearhead and Tomahawk jackets are new this year and look superb, so today we are going to do a quick ‘first look’ Snugpak Arrowhead, Spearhead and Tomahawk comparison. Let’s dive straight in and look at the spec and features of these three jackets:

Snugpak Arrowhead, Spearhead and Tomahawk comparison

Snugpak Arrowhead jacket

Snugpak Arrowhead jacket

The Snugpak Arrowhead is a straightforward medium weight jacket – perfect for chilly days out walking, watching wildlife, fishing or doing a bit of photography. It packs down small and is lightweight, breathable, windproof and water repellent. It’s a very quiet jacket too – again ideal for when you are out in nature and wanting to see the wildlife. The colours available lend themselves to this too. This jacket will keep you snug in temperatures down to -5°C / 23°F.

This is the lightest of the 3 jackets we are discussing today.

Snugpak Arrowhead features:
Snugpak Arrowhead
  • Decent sized insulated removable hood.
  • Decent high neck warmer and chin-guard.
  • YKK zips
  • Good sized pockets with two hand warmer pockets
  • Adjustable cuffs and bottom of the jacket
  • Stuff sack
  • Technical fit with lots of movement
  • Mid-layer or outer layer

Colours: Black, Olive, Multicam

Weight: 820g / 29oz (M)

Packsize: 29cm x 17cm / 11″ x 7″

Temperature Rating Comfort: -5°C / 23°F
Temperature Rating Low: -10°C / 14°F

Snugpak Arrowhead Price: AMAZON.CO.UK

Snugpak Spearhead jacket

Snugpak Spearhead jacket

The new Snugpak Spearhead Jacket is the next level up in warmth from the Arrowhead. It’s another quiet, nice feeling jacket that can be worn as a mid, or outer layer. The Spearhead is lightweight, warm, breathable, windproof, water repellent, and will take you down to -10°C / 14°F, which should cover most normal weather conditions in the UK.

Snugpak Spearhead features:
Snugpak Spearhead
  • Decent sized insulated removable hood.
  • Decent high neck warmer and chin-guard.
  • YKK zips
  • Good sized pockets with two hand warmer pockets
  • Adjustable cuffs and bottom of the jacket
  • Stuff sack
  • Technical fit with lots of movement
  • Mid-layer or outer layer

Colours: Olive, Multicam

Weight: 940g / 33oz (M)

Packsize: 33cm x 18cm / 13″ x 7″

Temperature Rating Comfort: -10°C / 14°F
Temperature Rating Low: -15°C / 5°F

Snugpak Spearhead Price: AMAZON.CO.UK

Snugpak Tomahawk jacket

Snugpak Tomahawk jacket

The Snugpak Tomahawk jacket is a heavyweight cold weather jacket and is the warmest of the trio of jackets we are looking at today with a temperature rating comfort level of -15°C / 5°F. It’s another fabulous jacket – lots of style and function, being really warm, breathable, windproof and water repellent. The Tomahawk, based on the popular Sleeka Elite jacket, should give you a huge amount of protection in the very worst of winter weather.

Snugpak Tomahawk features:
Snugpak Tomahawk
  • Decent sized insulated removable hood.
  • Decent high neck warmer and chin-guard.
  • YKK zips
  • Good sized pockets with two hand warmer pockets
  • Adjustable cuffs and bottom of the jacket
  • Stuff sack
  • Technical fit with lots of movement
  • Longer scooped back

Colours: Olive, Multicam

Weight: 1120g / 40oz (M)

Packsize: 36cm x 20cm / 14″ x 8″

Temperature Rating Comfort: -15°C / 5°F
Temperature Rating Low: -20°C / -4°F

Snugpak Tomahawk Price: AMAZON.CO.UK

Snugpak Arrowhead, Spearhead and Tomahawk comparison – fabrics and insulation

All three jackets are made from the same materials, with least insulation in the Arrowhead and most insulation in the Tomahawk:

  • Outer: Paratex Light (made from polyester) – Snugpaks’ lightweight, breathable, windproof and water repellent fabric.
  • Outer 2: Multicam Paratex Micro (made from nylon) – Snugpak’s tough, lightweight, windproof and water repellent fabric.
  • Inner: Paratex Light (made from nylon).
  • Insulation: Snugpak’s Softie synthetic polyester filling.

Snugpak Arrowhead, Spearhead and Tomahawk comparison – fit

Technical fit, which means it is reasonably snug fitting and won’t be too flappy around you, whilst allowing for plenty of movement in all the right places. If you want to layer up under these jackets you are probably best buying a slightly oversized version.

All three are lovely feeling jackets – quiet, soft and comfortable.

RELATED: If you’re into your tactical gear check out our Snugpak Journey Solo vs Ionosphere vs Stratosphere article or our popular Snugpak Special Forces sleep system article.


Snugpak Arrowhead, Spearhead and Tomahawk comparison – summary

There’s no mistaking, these are seriously nice looking jackets, and should stand up well in UK weather. If you are looking for a new jacket to see you through from about October to April, and you like the military/tactical look (and quality), then one of these jackets should certainly do the trick. The Snugpak Arrowhead is a great jacket that will be ideal for autumn, spring and not-so-crazy winter weather. The other end of the scale is the Tomahawk. If you need to be out in severe winter conditions, whatever the weather, then the Tomahawk should certainly be a consideration. The Spearhead sits nicely in-between the Arrowhead and Tomahawk. It’s a tough choice to be honest, and with the weather nowadays being so unpredictable, it’s not easy to pick the right jacket. Have a sit down with a cup of tea and think through the situations where you’ll use the jacket. Hopefully this Snugpak Arrowhead, Spearhead and Tomahawk comparison article has helped you decide which is right for you.

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