M Down Jacket Shoot-out: GoLite Bitterroot vs. Rab Infinity
by Danny Milks & Kristin Tennessen
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In the winter of 2011, Rab came out with the Infinity down jacket, one of the first commercial garments to use Pertex's new Quantum GL 10D fabric (25 g/m2). The Infinity also marked the first time Rab used 850 fill power down in a product. This winter, GoLite entered the ring with the similarly designed, but lighter, Bitterroot down jacket, which also features Quantum GL and 850 fill power down. Both jackets have a bevy of features, like a full front zip, zippered hand pockets, internal pocket(s), and a hood.
Kristin wore the Infinity and I, the Bitterroot, through three months of backcountry skiing and camping in the European Alps and mountains of Norway. How do the two fare, on paper and under real world conditions?
- Common Features on all jackets:
- Additional Features:
- Performance - Apples to Oranges
- Direct Comparison - Apples to Apples
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