- Zippered Napoleon Pocket
- Two Zippered Hand Pockets
- Internal Front-Zip Stormflap
- Water Resistant
- 800+ Fill Down Insulation
- Stretch Binding at Cuffs
- Articulated Elbows
- Left Hand Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack
- Drawcord Hem
- Double-Separating Center-Front Zipper
- Fully Adjustable Hood
Fit: Standard Fit
Fabric Pertex® Quantum 100% nylon, 10D with DWR Coating // 100% nylon ripstop lining, 22D // 800+ fill down insulation
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 17.9oz / 508g (L)
- Good warm and fitted. (Review by BeardedCanadian)
I am a professional outdoor educator and my gear gets lots of use, but not necessarily abuse. I take great care of my gear almost to a fault. I purchased this jacket before leading a course in the Gila Mountains in New Mexico last fall. The temperatures only got down to the mid teens Fahrenheit (-5 to -10 Celsius) at night and I didn't take any other layers other than my hiking shirt and baselayer.
With the Incandescent Hoody I was never cold. This jacket kept me warm and cozy. I was a little worried about the thin material, especially in the prickly Southwest, but I never had an issue with the jacket, but like I mentioned I am very careful with my gear. Well that isn't completely true. I did tear the fabric on the outside of the hood when I was packing it to fly down south. It got caught on the zipper when I tried to stuff it in the pocket stuff sack. After that I didn't use the pocket as a stuff sack. I normally just stuff it inside my pack loosely and that seems to work well.
I also used it in Sub Zero Fahrenheit temperatures in Northern Canada this winter along with a shell and a fleece. It kept me moderately warm, but if I stopped moving for too long I would get a chill. That being said, I wouldn't say it was intended as an Arctic jacket, but it works in a pinch.
The only negatives about this jacket, and I am being picky is I got the orange color and you can see the down through the shell fabric. I don't really care, but some people might. Also the Pertex is delicate if you are not careful with it, so if you are hard on your gear you may want to find something a bit more durable.
I am 5'10", 190lbs and 44" chest and the medium fits me like a glove with my baselayer and outer shirt on. I can also get a lightweight fleece under it. It is fitted unlike other down Jackets, which is the way it should be. I have a Medium Foray Shell and it doesn't fit over the jacket without compressing the down and me feeling very constricted. I also have the Axiom Jacket that is a large and it fits pretty well over the jacket, with the exception of the forearms which are a bit tight.
Great Jacket. I didn't put a "Positives" section because there are too many. I only wish they had pants to match.
(Posted on 3/13/14)