/ Down jacket / pullover for this winter
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.
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
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.
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.
So for down, Incredilite Endurance would prolly tick all your boxes... with a bargain price of 150 Eur.
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.
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