/ Down jacket / pullover for this winter

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Oliiver - on 05 Nov 2013
Hi,

Basically, i'm after my first down jacket / pullover this winter. I'd primarily use it when i'm wild camping and lurking around outside. I understand the pitfalls of down and i do own a synthetic garment, but i'd like to have a down jacket. I'm looking to spend up to 300 and i want a lightweight garment, but i need it to be reasonably durable and water resistant.

Cheers
stevieweesaxs107 - on 05 Nov 2013
In reply to Oliiver:
Rab Infinity Endurance is a nice piece and can be picked up new for 200 if uve a keen eye, Neutrino isn't bad either,New Rab jkts now have Hydrophobic down however I'm not sure I'd want to risk giving any down a soaking.Might be worth splashing 200 on a nice Downie,then 100 on a montane Flux or Rab Generator Alpine and use according to weather
Oliiver - on 05 Nov 2013
In reply to Oliiver: yeah i've got the generator already, great, versatile jacket
Scott K - on 05 Nov 2013
In reply to Oliiver:
Check the PHD website. They can also customise the jacket. Very happy with mine - lightweight, shower proof and very little down leaking. The only sign of wear is on the fleece lining round the neck.
HeMa on 05 Nov 2013
In reply to Oliiver:


If you want most bang for bucks, perhaps Cumulus would have something.

I'll be most likely getting the synth. pullover for same kind of purpose... or the basic down jacket.

http://www.sleepingbags-cumulus.eu/

So for down, Incredilite Endurance would prolly tick all your boxes... with a bargain price of 150 Eur.
sam.sam.sam.ferguson - on 05 Nov 2013
In reply to Oliiver: try the Hangar 18 stuff, super lightweight and warm.
http://www.h18orr.com
almost sane - on 05 Nov 2013
In reply to Oliiver:
If I really wanted to spend 300 on a down jacket, I would be skewered with indecision on the PHD design-your-own-down-jacket website.
In reply to almost sane:

> If I really wanted to spend 300 on a down jacket, I would be skewered with indecision on the PHD design-your-own-down-jacket website.

Another "object of desire" but still within the budget http://www.jottnar.com/men/fjorm-green-m box walled, hydrophobic down, great helmet-hood. The weather's not been bad enough to really test mine yet but it makes the nicest belay jacket for autumn cragging https://twitter.com/TobyinHelsinki/status/384426029915189248/photo/1 until the 'real' weather arrives.

Oliiver - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to TobyA: That's a beast of a down jacket lol
pawelx - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to TobyA: Jottnar looks really nice but where do people buy all these exotic brands from? I want to try stuff on before buying, I work within walking distance of about 10 outdoor stores in central London and when it comes to down, hardshell, etc jackets, the choice is usually limited to 6-8 major brands (of which they carry the full range). Arcteryx, ME, Haglofs, Rab, Patagonia, TNF, Berghaus, Mountain Hardweat, Mammut, one or two more perhaps..
r0x0r.wolfo - on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to TobyA: Wow that looks awesome. Can you please tell me more about it?
martinph78 on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to Oliiver: Rab Summit, and have 80 spare for diesel, beer and pies :)
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Oliiver - on 08 Nov 2013
In reply to Oliiver: hi, thanks all for advice I looked at the PhD down jacket and it looks a dream. In the end I went for a me equipment omega jacket from climbing shop for 169 which I thought was a steal

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