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mike meiers
(IntoWild) - M

Locale: SoCal
Uniqlo UL Down Parka reduced $10 - now $59.90 on 01/17/2014 05:07:11 MST Print View

I almost pulled the trigger on this a couple weeks ago when it was $70. Sometimes it pays to be a procrastinator.

http://www.uniqlo.com/us/store/lifewear/style/079122

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
coupon for $5 off on 01/17/2014 06:58:49 MST Print View

coupon for $5 off: UNIQLOAPP

i got one, sewed the hood up a bit for a perfect fit. super easy. this thing is warm and 10oz for $50 bucks

Benjamin Meadors
(thebentern) - F

Locale: Central Arkansas
Thanks! on 01/17/2014 13:50:31 MST Print View

Thanks, Mike!
I picked one up in a size small. I'm typically on the small end of medium. Sometimes small works. Sometimes it doesn't. So we'll see on the fit. It looks like their return policy is good though. :-)

Edited by thebentern on 01/17/2014 13:52:17 MST.

Mitchell Ebbott
(mebbott) - F - M

Locale: SoCal
Re: coupon for $5 off on 01/17/2014 13:54:46 MST Print View

Got any photos of the sewn hood? I just got one of these and wouldn't mind tightening it up.

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
simple hood mod on 01/17/2014 17:44:45 MST Print View

it was super easy and my first mod. anyone can do it. the hardest part was threading the needle. all i did was fold over about 1 inch of the lycra onto itself on each side and then gave it a couple of stitches. easy to remove if i ever want to as well. makes a HUGE difference as the neck and hood were pretty big and let a lot of heat escape out of the top. now the hood synches down almost balaclava style and the neck comes up to my chinny chin chin.


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Edited by rbeard on 01/17/2014 17:46:17 MST.

brian H
(B14) - M

Locale: Siskiyou Mtns
Re: simple hood mod on 01/17/2014 19:27:48 MST Print View

It's a BPL Selfie!

Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster)

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
Thickness of Parka on 01/18/2014 08:47:59 MST Print View

(Brian, I thought you avatar was a selfie...?)

So, reading various posts, I've gotten the impression that the Uniqlo Parka is a thicker, warmer jacket with more insulation than the Ultra Light Jacket? (Not counting hood of course).

The loft of a double layer of Ultra Light Jacket is about 7/8", which calculates to a CLO around 1.4.

What's the loft of a double layer of Uniqlo Parka?

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
I'm pretty sure it's the same on 01/18/2014 09:46:45 MST Print View

just with a nice down filled hood.


AS FAR AS FIT...it's not athletic by ANY means. if anything, i would say it runs just a hair large.

Edited by rbeard on 01/18/2014 13:30:06 MST.

Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster)

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
Same thickness? on 01/18/2014 11:37:35 MST Print View

Do me a favor? Lay your Uniqlo parka out flat on a table, double thickness, and measure the loft? I lay one ruler horizontally "floating" on top of the coat, then use another ruler vertically to measure loft.

(For reference, my Uniqlo Ultra Light Jacket is 7/8" loft for double thickness.)

If you're right, if the parka and the jacket have similar loft (only difference being hood), it throws into confusion a lot of the commentary on the Uniqlo parka I've seen here at BPL.

Edited by Bolster on 01/18/2014 11:38:25 MST.

mike meiers
(IntoWild) - M

Locale: SoCal
Re: Uniqlo UL Down Parka reduced $10 - now $59.90 on 01/18/2014 13:19:01 MST Print View

@ Benjamin - youre welcome!

@ Adam - missed that coupon :/ but thanks and great info on the MYOG hood.

Ill weigh my XL jacket when it arrives and report. Im traditionally an XL dude - so ill let everyone know how this fits as well...somewhere I read that the Uniqlo XL is closer to a USA 'L'. So if its too tight Ill return it or sell it.

Greg Cullison
(gcullison) - F - M
Great Service!! on 01/18/2014 17:26:56 MST Print View

I had never heard of Uniqlo, but saw this discussion yesterday and checked out their website. I ordered the UL Down Parka for my dad--he was jealous of my wife's GoLite Bitterroot that she got for Christmas.

Anyway, I ordered the jacket at 4:30, they shipped it for free at 11:30, and it arrived less than 19 hours after I ordered it--Hackensack, NJ to Lancaster, PA in about 12 hours shipping time by FedEx.

My dad loves the jacket. He hasn't taken it off all day, he says. Problem is my mom is going to need one since Dad says he is going to turn the heat down to 60!

Benjamin Meadors
(thebentern) - F

Locale: Central Arkansas
Thicker parka on 01/18/2014 20:05:54 MST Print View

@Delmar
As far as the parka being thicker, are you sure that the one being mentioned as thicker than the jacket wasn't this version?
http://www.uniqlo.com/us/store/goods/072644?gareco=r_l4
I saw it in a thread a while ago being compared to a similar Montbell garment.

I will measure mine when I get it in though.

Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster)

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
CLOnfused. on 01/18/2014 22:26:44 MST Print View

I confess I am a little confused. The reason I think there must be a big difference in loft between UL Jacket and (some kind of) Uniqlo parka is that the measured double thickness (ie, two layer) on my Uniqlo UL Jacket is about 7/8".

I read one BPLer who reported: "It [Uniqlo parka] seems to fall in between my MB UL Down Inner Parka and my MB Alpine Light jacket as far as loft. My crude measurements give me between 1.5"-2" average two-later loft for the MB Down Inner, 2.5"-2.75" average for the Uniqlo, and 3"-3.25" for the Alpine Light."

Well, my jacket is nowhere near that lofty.

And another said the Uniqlo (parka? or jacket?) seems "a worthy successor to my Stoic Hadron -- it's just as warm...."

Has a Stoic Hadron a bit under 1/2 inch of loft?

I'm trying to figure how cold I can take my Uniqlo UL Jacket. I'm thinking it has a CLO around 1.4 which comes from [.44 (loft) x 6.5 (high-FP down insulation factor) x .50 (coverage)].

That would put it in the neighborhood of the MB UL Down Inner, a WT Primaloft 1 Hoody (which uses two layers of PL), or a Rab Xenon.

Edited by Bolster on 01/18/2014 22:32:48 MST.

Vladimir Kucherov
(theonlyvlad) - M
Uniqlo Loft on 01/21/2014 16:19:04 MST Print View

Delmar,

I just did a rough measurement of my ultralight parka (with hood), and I'm seeing somewhere around 1.65 of loft for 2 layers.

Stupid question but is the ruler you put on top of the down compressing it any?

One thing I have to say about this jacket is I've noticed it's not build at all to be wind-proof. I know the main zipper has no flap, and when I put a wind-shirt over it, it feels so much warmer.

Benjamin Meadors
(thebentern) - F

Locale: Central Arkansas
Update on fit on 01/21/2014 16:27:51 MST Print View

Just got my small in today, and it fits quite well! :-)
As has been noted, the hood is a cavern, but it doesn't go down over my eyes like some of my jackets with untended hoods do. Length is great too. It actually goes over my belt, unlike a lot of jackets I have!

Mitchell Ebbott
(mebbott) - F - M

Locale: SoCal
Re: Uniqlo Loft on 01/21/2014 17:51:49 MST Print View

My ultralight parka has somewhat uneven fill, so I measured it at a few points. It looks like it ranges between 1.3 and 1.65 inches of loft (2 layers).

mike meiers
(IntoWild) - M

Locale: SoCal
Just came in today on 01/22/2014 17:04:43 MST Print View

My XL came in at 10 1/4oz... nice jacket - it fits me well and im def an XL guy.

ill let everyone know how it feels in the field - i might head up to mammoth this weekend.

Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster)

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
Re: Uniqlo Loft on 01/22/2014 18:43:18 MST Print View

>I just did a rough measurement of my ultralight parka (with hood), and I'm seeing somewhere around 1.65 of loft for 2 layers.

> It looks like it ranges between 1.3 and 1.65 inches of loft (2 layers).

Aha. So the Uniqlo parka IS a lot puffier than the UL jacket. Based on these ranges, perhaps 50% to 85% puffier. (My UL Jacket measures 7/8," double layer.) Looks like the parka is more than just a different cut and an added hood. It's built for colder weather.

>Stupid question but is the ruler you put on top of the down compressing it any?

It's a lightweight plastic ruler, and it floats on top...there's no "indentation" in the down caused by it, so I'd have to say, no. I use the plastic horizontal ruler to pick up an average of the loft across multiple baffles...so I'm not measuring at just one point. I take several measurements and average the results.

In case you're wondering: yes, I gave the jacket a good shake before measuring, to get it as lofty as I could.

Back to the parka:

A CLO calculation would put the parka around .75 (single layer) x 6.5 (Nisley's 800 down multiplier) x .52 (parka) = 2.5, give or take. For comparison, my UL jacket calculates out to a CLO of 1.4.

Edited by Bolster on 01/22/2014 18:56:43 MST.

brian H
(B14) - M

Locale: Siskiyou Mtns
Unique glow on 01/24/2014 14:33:15 MST Print View

i just rec'd my size L parka and find the fit True 2 size
on the snug side, w/out the pooch belly which seems common.

Weighs in at 9.4 oz
Very similar niche as the MB UL Parka

i may consider the KHM, Kramer hood mod, but my hood fits my L head well.

now...the mod i would jump on is custom thumb loops...but i am too chicken.
Know anyone who has the huevos to do it?

Mitchell Ebbott
(mebbott) - F - M

Locale: SoCal
Re: Re: Uniqlo Loft on 01/28/2014 20:30:43 MST Print View

"A CLO calculation would put the parka around .75 (single layer) x 6.5 (Nisley's 800 down multiplier) x .52 (parka) = 2.5, give or take. For comparison, my UL jacket calculates out to a CLO of 1.4."

That seems high. Richard Nisley puts the Montbell Alpine Light around the same, at 2.51, and that weighs 13.3oz. My size small Uniqlo parka weighs 9oz. Do you think Uniqlo's fabric is that much lighter?