Down jacket suggestions
I have a North Star, James.
It will be warm enough for the temps you want it for, but it’s not a super warm down jacket, i’d put it more in the wearing-at night- when-moving-fast-in-the-alps category than sitting-by-the-campfire type jacket. You’ll notice the difference in weight and fit compared to other common down jackets (much slimmer profile). Looks good on and you don’t look like a michelin man wearing it to the pub.
I love mine, it’s worn all year round, most weekends for everything from packing the car to draping over my sleeping bag when i’m cold on a summit camp in the middle of winter. Packs down small and has a good length (much better length than most i tried). Hood is excellent and the fit is really good.
Sitting around, I’ll wear it down to about -3 or 4 with just a t shirt, then i’d look to stick on another layer.Posted 4 years agoCapt. KronosSubscriber
I have an old Marmot one – no idea on the model, but given I have had it since the second half of the 90’s it is probably irrelevant anyway! Superb bit of kit though, it has done me (jeans, t-shirt and Sorell Arctic boots down to about -20/-25C in Arctic Sweden.
I suspect anything from a reputable brand is going to be grand!Posted 4 years agopasstherizlaMember
LOVE LOVE LOVE my northstar!!!!!! wouldn’t be without it. Lightest affordable jacket by a long shot. been great for everything. but then I do run a little warm. I also have a Rab something or other from a few years back that i sheavier tougher and warmer but the fit is no where near as good.
this looks nice too!Posted 4 years agowlMember
Got a North Star for £90 in a sample sale and was assured it has the same fill as the production jacket. Even so, I was a bit disappointed with its warmth. Having said that, it’s bloody light, fits great and has a superb hood. Not too bulky on, either. Got an Alpkit on offer last year and I’m hoping it’s warmer, even though it’s bulkier. I generally use them for sitting around in camping barns and tents, not being active in.Posted 4 years ago
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