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Brad Walker
(brawa)

Locale: SoCal
Eddie Bauer Peak XV $148 on 06/25/2012 12:23:44 MDT Print View

Free shipping with code SUNFISH. Currently all sizes except medium in stock.

http://www.eddiebauer.com/EB/Clearance/Mens-Clearance-Overstock-Outlet/Outerwear--Jackets/index.cat

Eric Wheeler
(CactiGuy) - F

Locale: Oklahoma
Also on 06/25/2012 13:44:32 MDT Print View

In their OKC store I just saw the Microtherm Down vest and shirt for 50% off retail.. Vest came to $60 the shirt to $85. There was even a couple of smalls for less on the clearance racks $50 and $75. Best prices I've ever seen on those items.

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
Re: Eddie Bauer Peak XV $148 on 06/27/2012 12:25:18 MDT Print View

I've been waiting for one of these for awhile. Boom!

Thanks for the heads up.

Noel Tavan
(akatsuki_the_devil) - MLife
nilas on 06/27/2012 21:18:28 MDT Print View

How does it compare to the Mountain Hardwear Nilas?

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Men's-Nilas%E2%84%A2-Jacket/OM4509,default,pd.html

Joseph R
(Dianoda) - MLife

Locale: Chicago, IL
Re: nilas on 06/28/2012 15:07:38 MDT Print View

The Nilas is quite a bit lighter than the Peak XV (22oz versus 34.6oz), due in part to a lighter shell fabric (15d versus 22d). Both have a fair amount of pockets, but I'd give the nod to the Nilas for having the more useful assortment of pockets for backcountry use (2 handwarmer + 2 interior water bottle pockets) compared to the Peak XV (2 handwarmer, 1 chest, 1 interior chest). Both combine 850FP down with baffled construction, but given the overall weights of each garment, I assume that the Peak XV has a greater fill weight and overall loft, and would be warmer as a result. I can't really say how much warmer because neither EB or MH provide total fill weight.

But if I had to guess (based on shell fabric weight, number of pockets/zippers), fill weight for the Nilas is probably close to 9oz, and the fill weight for the Peak XV is probably around 15oz.

Edit: I was wrong about fill weight for the Peak XV, apparently fill weight is close to 13oz, according to the following thread, that is (see eric chan's post):

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=40893

Edited by Dianoda on 06/28/2012 15:13:19 MDT.

Matt Allen
(zeroforhire) - MLife
peak xv on 06/30/2012 17:28:25 MDT Print View

The peak xv is more of an expedition grade parka. (Think alaska, rainier winter etc)

If you compare it to the Feathered Friends frontpoint, it compares quite well. The Peak XV is a fantastic jacket, especially at that price.

Simas Peciura
(pechius)
Peak XV down fill weight on 02/07/2013 09:04:41 MST Print View

Hey guys.

I've found a review on Amazon about this jacket which is saying that the first model had more down than the current does, so I started to wonder if it's true. I've found down fill weight mentioned few times on this forum and the number was 13oz. This is from posts in 2010, like this one:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=40893

This is the amazon review:
http://www.amazon.com/review/R39IS4CDDYDQ1X/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0049C8YL2&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=1036592&store=apparel

These are the numbers for current model that I receiver from Eddie Bauer customer service:
Size Small - 10.08 ounces

Size Medium - 10.5 ounces

Size Large - 11.07 ounces

Size X-Large - 11.7 ounces

I've read many wonderful reviews about this jacket, but if they reduce down, I don't think that is the same good jacket anymore.

Any comments? Maybe someone can clearly state that this jacket was 13oz in 2010?

Edited by pechius on 02/07/2013 09:05:46 MST.

Joseph R
(Dianoda) - MLife

Locale: Chicago, IL
Re: Peak XV down fill weight on 02/07/2013 11:42:41 MST Print View

The jacket design has definitely been updated since last year's version (most noticeably the heavier face fabric in high wear areas - ie, shoulders/forearms), and I can't say for sure that we had fill weight correct previously - your best bet for that information is still FA customer service (as that's where we would have procured fill weight info in the first place). So I'd try asking them about it directly. Or you could try PM'ing eric chan (as he was the one who provided the 13oz number in that Dec 2010 post).

Even if there is less down in the current model, it's still a nice jacket, just heavier/more durable and maybe not as warm as the older model (but still a very, very warm jacket).