Packable down jacket

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Packable down jacket

Post by Brads » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:30 am

Looking for somit to take away instead of my Buffalo kits.
Hooded, down, packable , quality jacket.

Any ideas ? I like Alpkit, but they never keep any stock of anything it seems.

No fashion crap please. Just decent tech kit.
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Re: Packable down jacket

Post by andrew882 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:39 am

Alpkit is the best I've found for a reasonable price, but like you say stock is a a bit hit and miss.

Montane stuff is good (if a bit pricier), I have a primaloft jacket from them that had served me well.

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Re: Packable down jacket

Post by Tramp » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:43 am

Snugpak sleeka jackets are briliant compared to down... Same packsize but infinately better... Make lovely pillows

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Re: Packable down jacket

Post by AlanHolt » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:37 am

I've owned a Mountain Equipment Lightline jacket for around 18 years. It packs down into a stuff sack the size of a large tin of soup, and I generally found it too warm unless at altitude in winter, but perfect if I wasn't walking/hiking.

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Re: Packable down jacket

Post by Brads » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:13 pm

Snugpak is performance but is as ugly as sin ! lol I know I said no fashion stuff but I have to draw a line somewhere ! :)

Mountain Equipment one is pretty heavy. Not so much a packable

Mountain Warehouse do one at 80 quid that looks good (cheap kit but decent), most North face stuff is not that great imo, wife wears Paramo and Montane, both very good.
Still looking .

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Re: Packable down jacket

Post by tefflon » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:18 pm

Hi mate there is a chap on eBay that sells snugpak stuff he goes under the name of kit wizard and I have had quite a bit of stuff from him over the years

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Re: Packable down jacket

Post by Brads » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:39 pm

Nope, deffo not snugpak.

Haglofs is nice, but pricey. I have a shell from them and it`s pretty good stuff.
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Re: Packable down jacket

Post by zimtim » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:55 pm

Got one of these last year very nice and warm, went with the non hood version as it is way more comfortable than a hooded one when under the motorbike jacket.
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Re: Packable down jacket

Post by vRSG60 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:26 pm

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Re: Packable down jacket

Post by Brads » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:42 am

The last 2 aren`t down. Would prefer down.

Edinburgh today for a look around. Hopefully see somit there.
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