This is the Helly Hansen Lifaloft Hybrid Insulator (£160) and it has just won a prestigious Red Dot Award for product design . Dep ed Nick has been wearing one as autumn crashed in, and it’s already becoming indispensable. Developed with Primaloft, it’s a hybrid of quilted synthetic insulation around the torso, plus a light, stretchy fabric over the shoulders and arms. Much lighter than the average insulator – fantastic for moving quickly in cold conditions. www.hellyhansen.com SOFT SHELL JACKETS: Page 96. WINTER GEAR GUIDE: After page 106.