I'm a climber and have been living on the road nearly full-time for 4 years. So I definitely understand what makes a good down jacket! This one is awesome; in fact, it's so good, I've had two. I've literally lived in this jacket, and have really beaten it up: I've belayed in it, cooked in it, slept in it eaten in it, made fires in it, etc... and despite all of this full-time wear, it still lasts a lot longer than similar jackets. It's very comfortable to wear, and it very warm. The sleeves have a cool "extendable" sleeve with thumb catch that help make this jacket even warmer. Two pockets on the inside, as well as another inside. Not to mention, the jacket is very attractive. Great choice!
I was looking for a jacket/coat that would keep me warm but didn't take up too much space and make me look like Randy from A Christmas Story. I'm pretty much always cold and this jacket has yet to fail me. Love it!
I love this jacket - its light weight and super warm. I also like the extended sleeves that give extra hand protection with or without wearing gloves. Comes with a nice bag to pack it for storage. It went with me to the top of the Kibo 5895 m.a.m.s.l.- and it was freezing cold there. Survived the treck and will be going with me to Caucus. I got palau color. (If you curious why is it called like that google "palau" and see images results to see why it is called like that.)
I love love love this jacket. I'd been looking for something similar and tried Patagonia and Northface. Nothing quite fit the bill or was as warm as I needed. This jacket is everything I'd been looking for! And it's just the right length, unlike the too short Northface jackets. I would definitely buy it again.
I'm on the large side of things (bust wise) but the jacket fit perfectly! I ordered a large (am 5'4, around 140).The jacket hardly weighs anything and it is really really warm. Was considering buying a mountain hardware, bought this instead, NO regrets!