- 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
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