- Zippered Napoleon Pocket
- Drawcord Hem
- Two Zippered Hand Pockets
- Internal Front-Zip Stormflap
- Stretch Binding at Cuffs
- Brushed-Tricot-Lined Collar
- Left Hand Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack
Fit: Standard Fit
Fabric 100% polyester, 20D ripstop outer; 650 fill goose down insulation
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 13.0oz / 369g (L)
- My Favorite (Review by Bryan K.)
I have owned this jacket for two years now, and going to another for next year. I work Ski Patrol and this year we have been incredibly cold in the midwest. This jacket has been all I've needed out on the 'hill' when wearing a long sleeve shirt underneath and my patrol vest on top. I absolutely love the fact that I can come in from the cold, remove the vest and feel completely comfortable in the patrol room. also like the fact that you can stay warm outside, then get in your vehicle and not feel like you have to remove some bulky jacket to be comfortable for a long drive. So light you don't even notice it being on! Highly recommend this 'sweater'!
(Posted on 2/15/14)
- Staple (Review by J. Utah)
Light. Perfect amount of warmth. Have used it as a mid layer, but mainly gets used as an outer layer. Got one size bigger than I thought I needed, like a slinky it seems to expand and contract for what I want to use it for. Gets used so much I thought it warranted a review. I have had it for years and really like that it's not shiny. Got paint on it and it scrubbed it off. Very impressed. Get it.
(Posted on 1/27/14)
- Single Best Piece of Gear for my Thru-Hike (Review by Timber)
I used this jacket everyday for 6 1/2 months on my Thru-Hike of the Appalachian Trail 2013. I only wore it hiking when it dropped below 25, but it went on immediately whenever I wasn't moving on those cold days, or early mornings/late evenings. One thing to note about this jacket is the design in which it stuffs into itself. It turns into a nice little rectangle with a soft fleece side which makes for one heck of trail pillow. Love this thing. Still wear it all the time, even with all the little repair patches due to popping embers.
(Posted on 1/1/14)
- A Must Have! (Review by Nick)
A fantastic light winter jacket and fall backpacking piece. The ability for this jacket to keep you warm compared to the overall weight of the piece is impressive. As a standalone piece, this works well for me down into the 20’s with a layer underneath while partaking in a light to moderate activity. This thing packs down inside the right hand warmer pocket to about the size of a softball. Inside the pocket there is a loop to allow you to attach it to your pack, and a very nice little addition to the jacket.
Due to the multiple stitches for the baffles, this jacket does let a bit of a breeze through. I like to use a shell over this in windy, and colder conditions. This combination allows for plenty of movement, warmth, and wind protection. The fabric used at first glance appears to be prone to snags, but I have found it rather durable thus far. The one precaution I would advise are gloves that have Velcro. They appear to snag the cuffs a little with continued contact.
Having this on the trail, I have needed to launder this jacket, and I am always afraid of losing down through the process. I have found on two occasions that the down stays where it should be, and doesn't clump up. A short cold machine wash, a short tumble dry with a few tennis balls, and line dry it still appears brand new. At 5’ 10” and 185 lbs, the medium works very well for me. I wouldn't feel that its an athletic fit, buts its just barely loose enough to offer good movement, but not too baggy.
A fantastic piece, and with the weight and packability of the jacket, this will always make the trip in the pack from now on. I can’t believe I have lived without this jacket for so long. Don’t hesitate, get yourself one!
(Posted on 12/29/13)
- Men's Transcendent Sweater™ (Review by By Pat H)
I use this for everday wear mostly. Its fit is very conducive to wearing as a midlayer which I do quite frequently while skiing. 650 fill but... I have another company's down sweater that is 800 fill but in this type of garment it's not even noticeable. It's designed to be light so it's not that durable.
(Posted on 10/18/12)
- Men's Transcendent Sweater™ (Review by By meado)
Wow the best warmth to weight ration i have ever owned or tried. The armpits are a little snug, but otherwise is great under a shell or over underlayers. The only thing i may want would be a bit more water resistance on the sholders it may compomise weight though and that is waht the shell is for
(Posted on 4/18/12)
- Men's Transcendent Sweater™ (Review by By Bluemasi)
I used this sweater during my son's scouting weekend and it met all my expectations. Fit. I am average height and build and the sweater fit very well and not restrictive at all through a range of motions. The elastic cuff was tight enough to keep the sleeve in place but not so restrictive that it became uncomfortable. Comfort. I was wearing a base layer and lightweight polar fleece pullover and the sweater kept me warm well into the lower 20's. In windy conditions I wore a shell over it and I remained warm in 28 degree weather and 20 MPH winds. The sweater remained comfortable alone in 15 MPH winds with temps in mid 30's.
(Posted on 1/18/12)
- Men's Transcendent Sweater™ (Review by By bikehikeski)
This jacket is almost too warm to not have zippers in the armpits for ventilation. I love it. It is so lightweight and comfortable.
(Posted on 2/9/11)
- Men's Transcendent Sweater™ (Review by By Hiking Piper)
Got this originally as a hiking sweater that I could squeeze into my backpack but I use it all winter too for snowshoeing and hiking or just heading to the store.It's lightweight, warm, and great for layering.
(Posted on 1/17/11)
- Men's Transcendent Sweater™ (Review by By WKK)
Awesome jacket, but the sleeves won't do if you're over six feet. OR needs to look at longer sleeves or making a "long" version for those of us who are in shape (not an XL) but also over six feet.
(Posted on 1/17/11)
- Men's Transcendent Sweater™ (Review by By Bass)
The best warm and packable fleece when the tempreture it's very cold and dry.Under my hard shell when I start my day or at the base camp when the night coming. It's the best fleece for puting in the bag and when it's time for,you taking the small "softball package" and the cold it's brocken's.
(Posted on 1/15/11)
- Men's Transcendent Sweater™ (Review by By Capt P)
I was shocked at how lightweight this jacket was. It truly is the lightest down jacket I have ever come across. I wouldn't use it extensively as a stand alone jacket or for hard use, but it is an excellent packable insulation piece and is incredibly warm. This jacket is probably best used riding under a hard shell on bitter cold days, or packed in your bag for when the temperatures take a dive. I would recommend this jacket to everyone I know.
(Posted on 1/4/11)
- Men's Transcendent Sweater™ (Review by By DD)
I love this jacket. I wear this jacket all the time. The chest pocket is what eventually sold me on this jacket compared to other puffy jackets. I use the pocket all the time for my phone and it blends in well with the jacket. It keeps my just warm enough but it is truely a layering jacket because it doesnt do well against wind and rain.
(Posted on 12/24/10)
- Men's Transcendent Sweater™ (Review by By Warren the Sit Skier)
Great piece when you want to carry just one jacket in the Spring or Fall, or to keep warm in between runs in the winter. My go to jacket when I don't expect it to get cold enough to pack the Virtuoso...
(Posted on 12/14/10)