Down is still far better than any synthetic in terms of warmth to weight ratio, except in the wet. But a down jacket with a highly water resistant outer shell is going to keep the snow and ice off the down for longer, thus keeping your down dry and free to loft. This technical duvet from Mountain Equipment is coming to you at an exceptionally low price, especially considering it still packs in 286g of 90% 600+ Fill Power down, for use comfortably down to -10°C.
More In This Category
TX Direct 21 Aug 2014
Nikwax's easy to use, high performance wash-in waterproofing product, TX.Direct Wash-in, adds Durable Water Repellency (DWR) and... [ full story ]
REVIEW: Super Chockstone Jacket 15 Aug 2014
George Cave takes the Super Chockstone Jacket from Mountain Hardwear out to Morocco for some heat and up to Scotland for some... [ full review ]
The Mammut brand has always been synonymous with quality design and construction. No expense has been spared nor detail neglected... [ full story ]
Marmot and UKC ran a competition a few weeks ago for the chance to win a Mens Artemis / Wm's Adroit Jacket and then review it for... [ full story ]
Related UKC Forum discussions
Joe Brown DEAL OF THE MONTH Mountain Equipment Lightline #1
© Joe Brown - Snowdonia, Nov 2010
The usual features like stitch-through construction, keeping the down where it is, two way front zip, for ease of belaying, removable down filled hood, 2 external and 2 internal pockets, and storage sack, coupled with a few nice touches like fleece lined collar, reinforced shoulders and forearms, and elasticated & velcro wrists for a perfect fit.
Special Purchase - Black S,XL,XXL, True Red S-XXL, Light Ocean S-XL and Cobalt XL.
Gear News and Outdoor Industry News at UKC and UKH presents climbing, walking and mountaineering equipment and stories that will be of interest to UKClimbing.com's readers. They are not gear reviews and are provided by companies that advertise with UKClimbing Limited. Please feel free to comment about the stories and products on the associated thread.