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Need Puffy: Fitz Roy Down Hoody or DAS
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Babak Sakaki
(persianpunisher) - F
Need Puffy: Fitz Roy Down Hoody or DAS on 10/22/2011 12:40:28 MDT Print View

Had a lot of my gear stolen recently and need to replace my puffy for super cold winter expeditions and freak cold snaps in the city. I had a MHW Sub Zero SL that performed wonderfully in -25F with just a Wool 3 baselayer, wool boxers and jeans. Alas, MHW seems to have discontinued the design for something "more breathable" and less weather resistent at an even higher price.

I like the Fitz Roy Down Hoody quite a bit, but was wondering how it would compare to the DAS. Which is warmer? My concern about the Fitz Roy is the durability, but it seems like a supremely warm jacket? Does anyone have the iclo for it? What would I use the DAS for?

I used the Sub Zero as a belay jacket often, but found the hood's "face guard" was so abrasive, I had to grow out my beard and cannot fly commercial air lines as a result.


Richard Nisley
(richard295) - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Need Puffy: Fitz Roy Down Hoody or DAS on 10/22/2011 18:20:50 MDT Print View


MHW Sub Zero SL = 6.66 Iclo
Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Hoody = 3.94 Iclo
Patagonia DAS = 3.95 Iclo

The Eddie Bauer Peak XV Down Jacket is the best value replacement garment with close to equivalent warmth to your old jacket = Iclo 7.47.

There are down parkas from many other manufactures that are much warmer than the Eddie Bauer Peak XV Down Jacket. An example is the Feathered Friends Rock and Ice Parka at 11.98 Iclo.

Edited by richard295 on 10/22/2011 21:39:14 MDT.

patrick walsh
(apbt1976) - F
I have brand new EB peak VV on 10/22/2011 18:47:35 MDT Print View

It is def as warm a coat as you are gonna get without going the FF full parka route!!

I really wanna get rid of this coat as i have my eye on something else and would like to put the money from this toward that.

Richard Fischel
ff hooded volant on 10/23/2011 06:12:57 MDT Print View

i've been very happy with my volant. it's relativly light and packs down small. i don't know what the clo is, but i've had it out in sub-0 conditions in both the cascades and the whites and have been very pleased with its performance. i probably wouldn't take it to denali, but would be ok anywhere else.

i also have a wild things belay jacket. i think of it as my bullet proof vest. it may not be as warm or compressable as a down jacket of equal weight, but it offers all conditions protection and peace of mind that down is sometimes lacking.

i don't have any personal experience with the eb peak xv, but it sound like it offers great value and they appear to go on sale on a regular basis.