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Patagonia Down Jacket (Fall 2007)
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Patagonia Down Jacket (Fall 2007)

 
Patagonia Down Jacket (Fall 2007)

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Object Title: Patagonia Down Jacket (Fall 2007)

Manufacturer: Patagonia

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Page By: delmarco

Created/Edited: Feb 26, 2008 / Feb 26, 2008

Object ID: 4865

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Features

The simplest needs can be the most critical – like staying warm in winter. Our easy-layering Down Jacket delivers efficient, low-weight warmth, high compressibility and great loft retention. We use 700-fill-power down clusters and a highly water-repellent, downproof ripstop polyester shell that’s durable but still lightweight. Quilted side panels enhance mobility and decrease bulk. With zippered handwarmer pockets, a drawcord hem and an interior zippered stash pocket. The regular fit allows for underlayers. Durable yet lightweight ripstop shell fabric sheds moisture with a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish Both the shell and lining fabrics are downproof, water-resistant and extremely lightweight Quilted panels along torso reduce bulk and preserve upper-body dexterity; Lining is supple for comfort against the skin Goose down insulation possesses an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio and retains its loft after multiple compressions Soft, brushed polyester lining at neck for next-to-skin comfort; Full-length center-front zip is backed by a no-snag draft flap Interior zippered stash pocket and two tricot-lined zippered handwarmer pockets Elastic cuff wrist closures; Drawcord hem; Includes stuff sack; Regular fit 2-oz microdenier ripstop polyester with a Deluge® DWR finish. Lining: 1.6-oz microdenier polyester ripstop DWR finish. Insulation: 700-fill European goose down 615 g (21.7 oz) Imported.

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delmarcoOkay Jacket that is easy to wear

Voted 3/5

At 700 fill and with a very slim-close fitting cut this is not the warmest, or most durable down on the market for the $199 price tag. The nylon shell outer soaks up dirt and rain drops like a sponge due to very poor, if any, DWR treatment and also perhaps a result of the low quality nylon weave. After about 15-20 wears in a city environment this jacket looks like it been thru war (permanent dirt/oil stains on collar area and shredding of the outer nylon around the cuffs and collar). In comparison my old TNF Nuptse 700 Down and my 1999 model TNF Baltoro 800 Down(that I still keep) have seen years of abuse in the harshest of environs have held up better than this Patagonia Down. The only big plus is this coat is easy to grab and wear when trugding 'round the city on weeekend errands when the temps don't dip below 20 degrees F and there is absolutely NO precipitation. Also the fleece lined pockets and collar is much warmer than the previous year model Patagonia Down Jackets that didn't have these features. A belay zipper would have been nice, but I didn't think Patagucci made this piece for the summit-minded adventurer.
Posted Feb 26, 2008 10:27 am

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