This separate review provides additional descriptive and performance information on the Crux Halo Top. Read our forthcoming article Ultralight Three-Season Down Jackets State of the Market Report 2010 for a state-of-the-market analysis and comparative specifications and performance ratings for a range of ultralight down jackets.

Crux is a small company in the UK that designs specialty products for climbers, with emphasis on durability, lightweight, and functionality. The Crux Halo Top provides some competition for the MontBell Ex Light Down Jacket, but it's significantly different in several ways. The Halo Top is a unisex down-insulated minimalist anorak that weighs 7.9 ounces in size Medium, a couple of ounces more than the Ex Light. How does it perform for backpacking?


  • Introduction
  • Description
  • Performance
  • Comparisons
  • Assessment
  • Specifications and Features

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