Durable Down Jacket

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Durable Down Jacket

by griffskier » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:37 pm

I'm looking to buy a durable down jacket that is about 700 fill. I really like Marmot shadow down as far as durability goes, but unfortunately, I am buying for my work and Marmot doesn't do corporate sales for ski jackets. Any recommendations?

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Re: Durable Down Jacket

by ExcitableBoy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:47 pm

Down parkas and sweaters seem to becoming more delicate as higher fill quality has become available. Light weight fabrics are necessary to allow the ultra high loft down to loft. The last couple of parkas I owned (OR Maestro, Patagonia Fitzroy) have very fragile shells compared to my 25 year old Marmot sweater.

You may need to go vintage. My first Alaska trip I did, I borrowed a friend's old REI down parka. It had a very durable Gore-Tex shell.

Or, have Feathered Friends build a custom parka with a durable shell.

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Re: Durable Down Jacket

by Mandragora » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:39 am

Perhaps you want to check out the Cumulus Incredilite Endurance?

Here you can read a full review:
https://olympusmountaineering.wordpress ... erm-review

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Re: Durable Down Jacket

by JohnyBlaze999 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:45 pm

Mandragora wrote:Perhaps you want to check out the Cumulus Incredilite Endurance?

Here you can read a full review:
https://olympusmountaineering.wordpress ... erm-review

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Thank you, very useful information for me))


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