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patagonia down sweater

in Clothing - Insulating - Down

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3.33 / 5 (3 reviews)

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ben wood
( benwood )

flatlands of MO
patagonia down sweater on 06/15/2009 11:28:50 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

i bought this sweater %50 off on sale for $100 and have been very happy with it.
pros: very comfy and warm, somewhat water resistant outer shell, pretty light, price
cons: sewn through construction, not the lightest option, or necessarily the most quality option.

my thoughts: i really like this jacket for those cooler evenings lounging at camp, and makes a good supplement to a sleep system. i prefer to use it as a pillow as well. i will most likely take this jacket on most trips unless it will really be hot as it can be versatile unzipped or fully zipped to add warmth. at the price i paid i think it is well worth the value and would recommend one to a friend

Edited by benwood on 06/15/2009 11:29:22 MDT.

David Chenault
( DaveC - M )

Crown of the Continent
a great design with a big flaw on 01/27/2010 10:07:29 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 2 / 5

Note: I'm folding this review of the Down hooded pullover into this section because 1) the hooded p/o isn't made anymore, 2) the critical comments likely apply broadly.

I really liked the design of the down hooded p/o I had. The details of the anorak design were well thought-out and executed. Roomy but not too much so, nice big 'roo and handwarmer pocket, great hood. Lots of warmth for the weight.

However, after 5 months of fairly regular use the down began to migrate out of the inside of the elbows. A month later, there was effectively no down present, creating egregious cold spots that I could not fix. I presume the fill was inadequate for the space in each chamber. This was a problem.

Throughout the jackets life down also worked it's way out of the seams much more frequently than I found acceptable, based on products like Mountain Hardwear down jackets and Western Mountaineering down bags. This may have exacerbated problem one.

The last straw came when the stitching on one of the chambers near the right wrist came almost completely undone. No obvious trauma seemed to precipitate this. The totality of all these weaknesses caused me to avail myself of Patagonia's excellent return policy, and exchange this for a DAS parka.

The synthetic insulation and beefier construction is more appropriate for most of my use, but I really liked the down p/o hoody, and would welcome the return of the design with more/better down and stitching.

Mike M
( mtwarden )

a nicely designed jacket, wish it was lighter on 08/07/2010 17:01:51 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I also got mine on sale ($200 for a down jacket is just too much IMO). The fit is great, mine is a size large and provides just the amount of room over a base layer.

The jacket has good loft and the drawstring hem is a nice feature. Works great around camp and in the sleeping bag- I've found it to be very warm.

The jacket (like most of Patagonia items) looks nice on as well- if you happen to want to wear it around town :)

at 13.2 oz for a size large I can't give it a 5, I recently got a MB ex light that will find it's way into my pack for most trips- the Patagonia will be reserved for colder trips

Price comparison from GearBuyer:
Patagonia Down Jacket - Boy's priced at: $51.99 - $139.00
Patagonia Down Jacket - Girl's priced at: $71.99 - $139.00
Patagonia Down Jacket - Kid's priced at: $64.49 - $129.00

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