Eider Kanda 2.0 Jacket review. OnTheSnow reviewed this insulated jacket as part of its 2016/2017 Jacket Buyers' Guide.

Favorite Features: Eider describes the Kanda 2.0 as having a “masculine and rugged style,” a sentiment we completely agree with. The Midnight Blue colorway tested looked cooler than cool (see ice cold), and the corduroy front pocket/accents added a fun twist. Wrist gaiters, mesh-backed pit zips and an internal media pocket rounded out one of our favorite insulated offerings from Eider.

Room for Improvement: Although the Kanda 2.0 is listed as having a removable hood, the jacket tested did not offer one. We noticed a few other small inconsistencies that led us to believe that the sample tested wasn’t representative of the final product.

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Fit: The “E-Loft” down insulation felt cozy without being bulky and the arm length was generous enough to prevent tugging on the wrist gaiters. We loved the relaxed fit, which felt in line with the hip styling of the Kanda.

Manufacturer Description: The new Kanda Jacket delivers masculine and rugged style, whether navigating your way through Steamboat’s legendary aspen groves or hitting Elk Ave after a day skiing Crested Butte’s steeps. Thanks to its hybrid insulation, duck down on the back and body-mapped E-Loft throughout the rest, the Kanda provides exceptional warmth, while the DEFENDER membrane ensures waterproofness and breathability. Eight pockets provide ample storage, and removable features like the powder skirt and hood offer true versatility. The canvas outer is ultra-durable, while the slightly relaxed cut ensures comfort, making the Kanda your new favorite do-it-all.