http://www.recreationoutlet.com/p-435-new-balance-fugu-down-jacket.aspxI ran across these jackets at a local sports store and it looks like they got a bunch of these on clearance from some place as I don't think they make them any more. I didn't think too much about posting it because I didn't think that there would be too many of you that could take advantage since the stores are only in Utah but just found out that they also sell things on-line. I am 6'2" and 200 lbs and the XL Tall fit best. The LT would have fit also but I have broader than normal shoulders and it was a bit too tight.Thread discussing the warmth ratings of jackets where its mentioned.http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=18950&disable_pagination=1
I have one of these in a XLTall also and I normally wear an xl or LT. It is a great jacket but I've only tried mine on inside the house since I have a Mountain Hardwear Phantom as my main down jacket. Mine weighs around 16 oz. This is a good buy on them. I was thinking about selling mine or maybe trading for a Montbell UL Down inner jacket if anyone was interested.
Thanks Bryant - I just ordered one. I've been looking for one but they have been impossible to find even on ebay.Ron
Just ordered one as well in Large TallI am 6'6 and relatively slender in the shoulder area... hope I made the right call because the XL Tall has an extra inch of sleeve length. Sure hope the sizing chart on their site is correct.Nice looking specs on that jacket.. I needed a down jacket for cold weather to compliment the collection. Thanks for the headsup
As it relates to the link:
Edited by regultr on 01/01/2010 16:32:57 MST.
Can anyone speak to the fit of this jacket. I always sit right in between a medium and large (41.5" chest 16.5" neck). If the jacket is trim then I'd go for the large. But if it is oversized at all a medium will work.Thanks, Jamie
Get the large they run a bit small.
49.97 at the sportsman's guide.http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/new-balance-jacket.aspx?a=600914
Fill is different. Big difference!
Never heard of these before, but they look pretty nice. I was thinking of getting a montbell alpine light at some point, but the price and warmth listed here make me wonder. Would I be crazy not to get the Fugu?
I don't know about the Montbell but this is a seriously warm jacket, that is well made for around 16 oz. It is comparable to a MH Phantom.
The Sportsmans Guide jacket is definitely not the same thing. It's listed as 80% duck down, 20% feathers vs. 850 FP Goose Down on the Fugu. The shell is much heavier fabric just from looking at the photos.
I'm going to give it a shot. I just ordered a size large green Fugu. I have wondered about this jacket since Richard posted his original chart. But they have not been available. I wonder where these have come form. It will be interesting to see what shows up.Jamie
I was about to order one of those as well when I noticed that they won't ship overseas, and I'm in Belgium at the moment.If anyone is interested in helping me to acquire one, let me now (by "reshipping" it to Europe after ordering to your address in the US; I'll obviously give a commission !). Thanks in advance !
Edited by ben2world on 01/02/2010 18:44:32 MST.
I just bought a Fugu from the nearest Recreation Outlet and its incedible. Super light, very very warm, very well made. I run medium in most things and I got the Meduim long and it seems to fit just a little large, but it was the smallest they had. I really ought to buy another.
Shot in the dark, but what size Damien? I ordered both a Med and Med Tall and am going to return/sell the one that loses the size battle. I'd be willing to ship it overseas if by chance the loser works for you.
Thanks for the great information, everyone. I emailed and asked if they have any coupons for new customers, and got this reply:"If you use the coupon code NEW10, it will give you 10% off your first purchase."So total before shipping = $107.99!!!
I'm 5'10", 150lb-ish, normally wear small or mediums that run a bit on the small size.. Only thing available atm is a medium-tall, or a large-regular, anybody about my size try one of these? Are the talls real long?
This morning they had Medium regular, but by the time I finally ordered they just had the Medium Tall. Sizing is on the site indicates sleeve length is 34" for regular and 35.5" for long- a difference of only 3/4" per sleeve.
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