I'm currently after a down jacket. Temperatures that I envisage this jacket being used are around to 0 degrees c and above, so not really arctic cold.
I am after something that is fairly lightweight, and more importantly packs small.
I do need pockets of some kind and preferably the outside pockets need to be zippered.
I will be using this more so for travel than actual backpacking.
This is my shortlist at the moment:
* Montbell Alpine Light Down Jacket - Size XL
* The North Face Thunder - L or XL, not too sure
* Patagonia Slingshot Down Jacket - L
From what I've been reading, those sizes listed should suit me (I'm 6'4" and around 210lbs). I want the jacket to be fitted, not really loose and baggy.
Anyone have any thoughts?
PS I realise the Patagonia is nearly double the weight of the other jackets, but I like the internal zippered pocket as well as the hand warmer pockets separate from the two buttoned pockets, so that makes up the weight disadvantage to me (and it still packs fairly small anyway).