- Recommend me a DOWN / winter jacket
Water + Down = rubbish.
If you want a compressible/light jacket look at one with a Primaloft filling. I have had a Rab Photon for a few years now and its really good. Not waterproof, but can shrug off most showers and keeps warm even when wet. Rab Photon
EDIT: alternativly look at something like Patagonia's IsotopePosted 10 years agonicknameMember
I have a Rab Photon (got it half price in Field and Trek a week ago).
It's really nice (wearing it now to avoid putting on heating), but perhaps too warm if you're on the move (I would be anyway).
I don't know why you say it must be down – as Alex says, Primaloft is definitely worth considering.Posted 10 years agoMunqe-chickMember
Exactly what Alexonabike said.
I've got both a down jacket and one of these Primaloft coats
they are awesome and water resistant!Posted 10 years ago
Down coats rock (although not in the rain!).matthewlhomeMember
the alpkit 0hero jacket is good. register on their site then you get a nice discount. read the comments first though, their sizing is a bit stingy…
i got one for my wife to use this winter as she is also pregnant, and her normal TNF coat ain't gonna fit! The alpkit also has a 2 way zip so it can fit over the bump. It just happened to be convenient that it would fit me as a keep warm coat whilst doing D2D solo this year 🙂
I did get accused of looking like a smurf when i foolishly wore it at work though (it is blue)Posted 10 years agooddjobMember
I just got out my winter coat this morning and was a bit dissapointed to find that it is now much too big for me. It is a rally nice Gloverall Duffel coat that MRs OJ bought me for Christmas a couple of years ago and now I am in a bot of a quandry.Posted 10 years ago
I have lost a couple of stone since last winter ( :-)) and had to buy a few new clothes along the way but now I can see an expensive purchase on the way for a new coat.
The problem is that I just bought a new set of wheel for my mtb and I think she'll go mental if I ask to spend another £150 on a coat.
I guess I'll have to flog some of the others out of the wardrobe on Ebay and paypal a new one without her noticing…alexonabikeMember
IMHO, Warmth to weight, Primaloft is not quite has good as high quality down (95/5 700+ fill power) but easily a match for lesser quality down such as 550 fill power. Its far more robust and less fussy about weather conditions.
I doubt you would over-heat in a Photon – I've used mine extensively for walking/climbing/pubbing and find it very versatile. Its also my 'emergency' layer in my camelbak on long rides in the winter.Posted 10 years agoplumberMember
http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/Burton-AK-2L-LZ-Down-Jacket-Mens/BUR1701M.html – waterproof and down – fine for canadian winters with a t shirt underneath to minus 45 BUT way to much for just trudging around town.
I'm a great fan of primaloft, I have a mountain hardware jacket that I have pretty much lived in for 4 years. It is the one jacket that goes everywhere with me. Most people I know have one now and all really rate them, My brother recently found a primaloft, windstopper which really does look an excellent jacket
Also have one of the alpkit down jackets which is ok but not good in the rain.
PlumPosted 10 years agoCapt. KronosMember
Got a Drizabone for dog walking when it's really grim, but just took delivery of one of these for this winter:
It's waterproof as well as having the insulation – first try on says it is going to be toasty warm so should come in handy for surveying and photography trips too. And possibly Verbier if I go and visit my wee sister this winter 😉Posted 10 years agoevilollieMember
Keela Munro jacketis probably one of the best price & function in it's class. It's a tough shell and won't rip if you get a stray claw on it . I use these jackets at working whilst I work dogs for a living , the jacket hasn't let me down
the only downside is the weight of the jacketPosted 10 years ago
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