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Patagonia Hi-Loft Down Sweater Jacket (2011)
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Patagonia Hi-Loft Down Sweater Jacket (2011)

 
Patagonia Hi-Loft Down Sweater Jacket (2011)

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Patagonia Hi-Loft Down Sweater Jacket (2011)

Manufacturer: Patagonia

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Page By: delmarco

Created/Edited: Sep 27, 2011 / Sep 27, 2011

Object ID: 7791

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Product Description

Material:
100% 22D recycled polyester ripstop, DWR coating
Insulation:
800-fill down
Fabric Waterproof Rating:
water-resistant
Hood:
no
Fit:
regular
Powder Skirt:
no
Pockets:
2 hand, 1 internal zippered security
Wrist Gaiters:
no
Liner-Compatible:
no
Weight:
13.8 oz
Recommended Use:
alpine climbing, backcountry skiing, staying warm
Retails: $229

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delmarcoMuch more light weight and warmer than its predecessors!

Voted 5/5

I just sold my old 2008 model 700-fill Patagonia Down Jacket on flea-Bay for almost the same price this one cost. So far I am very impressed by this 13.8 oz Hi-Loft. This thing is much more lighter and more compressible that the previous 700-fill Patagonia Down Jackets. My main gripe with Patagonia jackets has always been the outer nylon fabrics pick up dirt rather easily so I got the Hi-Loft Jacket in the Black color. I previously had Gecko Green, Channel Blue, Real Red and Llama Brown in Patagonia Down Jackets over the years and found myself washing them every two weeks after normal wear because the collar, sleeves and zipper areas would show any dirt and oils from your skin that came into contact with the jacket. With the Black color I expect my laundry bill to less this winter.
My other gripe with Patagonia Down Jackets of past were the lack of neck, wrist and butt protection when the wind picked up. This Hi-Loft seems to remedy all those issues with a very high neck collar, slightly longer sleeves for the size and a longer hemline with a great 1-side/1-toggle easy cinch that hugs down the hemline around your waist, butt and hip area.
That said the jacket is very very light and it would almost seem like a magic trick if it keeps me warm when the weather gets to 20 degrees F. But I expect it will. I'm not sure why Patagonia calls this a sweater since most of us will be wearing this as a regular jacket with layers underneath. In fact the beauty of this jacket is that it is cut slim but is still roomy enough for a thick thermal base layer shirt and a R2 fleece layer to go underneath.
I'm and 5'8" and 150 lbs and the Size Medium fits me perfect! I did find it to fit slightly slimmer and feel less bulky in the torso area than previous Patagonia Down Jackets so if you are a layer freak and plan on this Hi Loft being your outer most layer then consider sizing up.
Either way this jacket seems to be very warm on it's own. For the price it better be.
Posted Sep 27, 2011 2:58 pm

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