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Anyone own a Eddie Bauer Peak XV
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Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
Re: pockets on 02/07/2013 17:12:12 MST Print View

Note, my jacket is an original PeakXV from the first season it was release...the lining could have changed since then. My jacket only has a small napolean style stretch pocket that will not fit anything more than a wallet or a couple bars, etc.


I had thought about adding a pocket, but it's not an easy task. The lining is extremely light (feels like a 15d fabric) and considering the weight of a full nalgene'd risk tearing open a large panel in the jacket if that bottle bounced. Also, the jacket is fully baffled, so I wouldn't trust a local laundry to start dissecting the jacket...not a lot of tailors deal with down, and even less with fully baffled garments. I've looked it over many times, and it would be pretty complex and involve reinforcing the 15d lining by placing heavier material behind (either through the hand warmer pocket, or by removing the lining, adding a reinforcing fabric panel, and then re attaching. There are a few other options, but none that I could pursue with absolute faith in that the jacket will retain structural integrity.

Sorry OP, I have no means of verifying the original down fill content...I believe I saw a post on BPL stating that someone called customer service, and those were the published numbers.

Maybe Richard can post a new clo rating for the newest version of the jacket?

Edited by Konrad1013 on 02/07/2013 17:13:52 MST.

josh wagner
(StainlessSteel) - F
hmm on 02/07/2013 22:07:20 MST Print View

never thought the inside would be so delicate. i assumed the inside was on the rugged side to match the exterior. could a cylinder be sew into the guard behind the zipper?

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
Re: hmm on 02/07/2013 22:30:32 MST Print View

That was something I was wondering...I guess you could sew a cylinder to the material behind the zipper (which is the same rugged exterior fabric), but the bottle position would be almost directly in front of you. Not sure how well that would work. I've learned to just use exterior insulated waterbottle pocket. But yeah, im not sure if this is even an issue anymore, since other poster mentioned that the new XVs have a bottle pocket.

josh wagner
(StainlessSteel) - F
hehe on 02/07/2013 23:45:06 MST Print View


Robin T
Peak XV fill weight on 02/08/2013 05:03:46 MST Print View

At full retail price i would add $30 and get a Mountain-Equipment K7 Jacket instead.
Its box-wall construction with 11.6oz of down in size L vs 11oz for the Peak XV jacket.
The total weight of the K7 jacket is only 27oz vs 38oz for the Peak XV Jacket. So about the same warmth but 11oz lighter.

Here is a video review of the K7 Jacket:

Edited by Robban on 02/08/2013 05:08:23 MST.

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
Re: Peak XV fill weight on 02/08/2013 08:55:16 MST Print View

that K7 looks like a great jacket...I'm wondering if the 750fp rating is a EU rating (which I suspect) or a US rating. The Peak XV is 850FP US.

What we really need is MEC to starting making the the reflex parka again...that beast was amazing and light.

Robin T
Re: Re: Peak XV fill weight on 02/08/2013 09:23:22 MST Print View

Yes Mountain-Equipment use EU fill power.

Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Re: Peak XV fill weight on 02/08/2013 11:57:05 MST Print View

EU 750fp is no more than 800fp US and so a little less quality than the Peak XV jacket at US 850fp. Peak XV is fully baffled construction as well so that shouldn't be a difference between those two jackets. I suspect the main difference in weight with the Peak XV and the K7 is the shell material used. The Peak XV uses Cordura fabric which is quite beefy and durable from abrasion.

Ryan Bressler
(ryanbressler) - F
Inside pockets on 02/08/2013 12:54:39 MST Print View

We bought men's and women's in the fall at the 40% off black friday sale. Men's has big inside pockets and more burly construction (including water proof breathable shell I think). Women's seems to still be the old lighter design with no inside pockets.

I keep a 2 liter dromalite in my inside pockets no problem...haven't tried a nalgene but sure it would be fine.

Robin T
Re: Re: Re: Re: Peak XV fill weight on 02/08/2013 12:59:42 MST Print View

Dont get me wrong. I own the first modell of the peak xv jacket and i love it. But if the newer versions is heavier and less insulating and cost more money than the first version then thats a step back to me.
And ive read many reviews of people saying that the first version was the best.
When it first came it was a light as a middleweight jacket but warm enough for everest. Now its warm as a middleweight jacket but almost weigh as much as the heavyweight expedition jackets.
Im sure the Cordura is a durable fabric.
Mountain-Equipment use the Drilite loft fabric in their Anapurna jacket, Greenland jacket and Redline suite. Thats the gear they recomend for himalaya and polar expedition so im sure its durable enough aswell. My Peak XV has 850 us fp 90/10 down. Mountain-Equipment use 750 eu fp 93/7 down. Im sure their 750 down is equal to 850 us down.

Simas Peciura
Peak XV clo value on 02/12/2013 07:12:17 MST Print View

Thank you for your answers, K7 looks like a great jacket, but it would be really interesting to see the clo values for Peak XV jacket. Does anybody know what it is for 2010 version?

Robin T
Peak XV Clo value on 02/12/2013 09:15:23 MST Print View

Richard Nilsey said that it had a clo of 7.47. If the new modell has 2 oz less down filling it should be around 6,5 clo

Simas Peciura
Eddie Bauer down fill weight comparison on 02/25/2013 10:31:06 MST Print View

So if anyone's interested at last I was able to find out down fill weight of the 2010 model of Eddie Bauer Peak XV jacket:
DOWN WEIGHTS(2010) (OZ) 12.08 12.76 13.6 14.5 15.31
DOWN WEIGHTS(Current) 10.08 10.5 11.07 11.7 ?

Edited by pechius on 02/25/2013 10:32:03 MST.