Enhanced waterproofing, same breathability.

Snæfell Power Shield™ Pro Jacket

Our most versatile shell jacket

You can take this jacket hiking, skiing, cycling, kayaking, or just walking the dog and its combination of waterproofness, ease of movement, and extremely high breathability makes it the one shell you'll need.

The Snæfell Polartec® Power Shield Pro jacket manages to include performance and comfort in perfect harmony with heritage. This versatile shell jacket is designed for outdoor life in wide ranges of weather conditions. Whether it is pouring with rain sideways or skiing above the clouds, The Snæfell jacket is ready for any challenge.

This new iteration of the Snæfell jacket is made from Polartec Power Shield Pro. A fabric that is partially made from plant based and non-PFAS materials. A fabric more waterproof than the previous model. Now withstanding up to 20.000mm of water and windproof with exceptional breathability. Power Shield Pro outperforms all previous breathable and waterproof technologies. It is durable and provides a long-lasting product that saves resources simply by not needing replacement as often.

Snæfell is made with durable plain weave recycled nylon face and recycled single knit backer, providing weft stretch and excellent breathability. The fabric is PFC free, DWR and is blue signed and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified. Making sure that it has been produced in an environmentally friendly and socially responsible way. Details such as the zippers and other accessories are made from recycled materials to further reduce the environmental impact of the jacket.

Siggi climbing

When it comes to challenging the Icelandic outdoors, the Snæfell jacket is my favorite piece of protective wear. It's my most preferred and used jacket for both challenging hikes in the highlands and glacier expeditions during winter, where breathability is key. The fabric in the Snæfell has a comfortable stretch, it is light and the overall design of the jacket is simple. For those reasons, I'm also able to wear it during my everyday commute.

Siggi Bjarni

Insulation & Shell

Multipurpose POWER SHIELD™ PRO jacket

Partially made from plant based and non-PFAS materials, Polartec® Power Shield™ Pro withstands 20.000mm of water and windproof with exceptional breathability.

Power Shield™ Pro is just as breathable as it is waterproof: matching its 20,000+mm hydrostatic pressure 1 with 20,000+ g/m2/24h breathability.

In Iceland, you'll see this shell jacket on hikers, kayakers, bicycle commuters, skiers, festival goers, and people just going for a walk on a rainy day. Its unique multipurpose design, highly breathable yet waterproof engineering, and soft flexible fabric is why Snæfell has won the prestigious ISPO Outdoor Award and the Scandinavian Outdoor Award.

Technical details

Designed and proven in Iceland since 1926

Water-resistant up to 20.000 mm

Outstanding breathability


Taped seam construction

Polartec® Power Shield™ Pro jacket

The Snæfell shell jacket is cut from Polartec Power Shield™ Pro, a fabric that is made using the world's most breathable waterproof fabric technology.

For years the outerwear industry has prioritized excessively high waterproof ratings that sacrifice the breathable performance needed during physical activity. Power Shield™ Pro provides the strength and durability of a weather protective fabric, while still allowing dynamic air exchange and comfortable full range of motion.


Integrated dual adjustable swivel hood that follows movements and won’t block
peripheral vision.

Visor on hood for additional comfort and protection and drawstring adjustment.

Venting through pockets.

Pre-shaped elbow articulation.

Elongated back.

Handy card pocket towards the front of the left sleeve. Perfect for ski-cards.

One zipped inside pocket and drawstring in hem.

Polartec® Power Shield™ Pro material: 53% Nylon, 47% Polyester.

OEKO-Tex certified, Bluesign certified, PFAS free. 

Fit & Size

Perfect for layering

The design of the jacket features a reduced amount of seams. This decreases the risk of water breaking through, improves the fit, and minimizes waste of fabric.

Snæfell has a classic fit, with enough room for a mid-layer or light insulated jacket underneath and has an elongated back. Those between sizes should, therefore, order a size down.

The jacket has a backpack compatible articulated fit for maximum mobility and is well suited for light to midrange layering. Additionally, the shell hood is fully adjustable with a built in visor and hidden cord lock system. It has a two-way front zipper, two hand pockets and a pass pocket on the left sleeve.

All the zippers are made by YKK Aquaguard with glove-compatible webbing pullers, making it easier to use. The body hem has an elastic cord and stoppers to keep out snow and cold air. Within the jacket are zipped security pockets for moisture sensitive items. The Snæfell jacket is in another class for those who demand protection and functionality in a wide range of outdoor activities and are conscious of the environmental impact of their purchases.

Product review

Chris Burkard’s review of Snæfell

Product Care

Care for your Snæfell and it will last a lifetime

The breathability performance of the jacket is attributed to the millions of open pores engineered into the fabric’s membrane. To keep it optimal it needs to be maintained.

It is strongly recommended to wash the Snæfell jacket regularly in order to maintain the jacket's qualities as regular washing helps to remove body oils and other chemicals that can harm the jacket's Durable Water Repellency (DWR).

Machine wash at 30°C on a delicate program. Use liquid detergent, not powder detergent. Do not use fabric softener, bleach, or dry clean. Close all zippers before washing. Hang dry or tumble dry on low temperature.

For casual use, washing once a month is recommended, but for heavy-duty use, every two weeks is recommended.