Down coat for winter... Patagonia? Outdoor Research? Marmot? Columbia?

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  1. pg600rr

    pg600rr Senior member

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    Thinking about getting a new down jacket... nothing super puffy like Canada Goose. Want something lighter weight but still warm. Have gone with the usual North Face in the past but I am really sick of their fit, so looking at other brands. Some of those mentioned in the title:
    Patagonia
    Outdoor Research
    Marmot
    Columbia

    Anyone have experience with any of these brands down jackets? I have seen a few Marmot in person and wasnt that impressed. A fmaily member has a jacket from OR and it was really nice, great weight and warmth, but the sleeves were really long for some reason/.
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    see crescent down works thread
     


  3. pg600rr

    pg600rr Senior member

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    see crescent down works thread

    just checked out their site, shit looks quite puffy (aside from the down shirt)...
     


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    OR is great stuff and the sleeves are really long because it's probably intended as a belay jacket (lots of arm movement and standing around in the cold).

    Try Arc'teryx, Norrona, Helly Hansen or Cloudveil for slimmer fitting stuff. Also backcountry.com and rei.com will have a fair number of choices. If you didn't like the fit and finish of Marmot, I doubt you find much from Columbia that will meet your desires.
     


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    robin Senior member

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    Check out Nau's offerings, too. I own the blazing jacket, which I bought from Epaulet and it's really great.
     


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    ppllzz Senior member

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    Patagonia's Down Sweater
    Nau's Down Shirt
     


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    ^This. CDW stuff is sweet, but $$$. Nau Down Shirt kills it for fit/style/price combo.

    This is actually a sweet jacket from an unlikely source. Seen it in person, and it's really nice w/ virtually invisible branding. Reminds me of the W+H Chambray jacket, but way cheaper. Not down, but same vibe.
     


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    dusty Senior member

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    I'll third the Patagonia down sweater jacket.
     


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    ma1 Senior member

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    mountain equipiment coop (http://www.mec.ca) has some really great down jackets. But they are a coop like rei and based in canada so I don't think they ship outside canada.
     


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    OR is good technical stuff. That's what I had when I used to do dumb things like climb cliffs in the Winter. Now I'm smarter. I climb things when its warm.
     


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    patagonia down sweater
     


  14. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm a big fan of Patagonia. The fit is athletic and functional. Any Patagonia product I have owned has lasted a long time.
     


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