- Apr 19, 2008
- Reaction score
Has anyone tried / seen / got an opinion on the new ultra light down puffer jackets? I got one from the U collection several winters ago and it looks like they've made them part of the mainline. I gave it a lot of wear and it took a bit of beating so retired it earlier this year. A great jacket for the price but the major downside was the shedding - i'd often take it off and my under layer (especially if it was a knit) would have feathers all over it. I also found over time the sleeves 'bunched' at where you fold your arms. But it was incredibly lightweight and i liked the puffy fit so i'd be tempted again if they've fixed the shedding.
Alternatively the JW reversible down jacket might be an option. A bit more substantial with what looks like a removable hood so might be decent in the B&W. Not entirely sold though. Other option i'm debating is the down puffer from Arket. They've got a decent down range albeit more expensive. But the temperature has dropped here and i need something.
In other Uniqlo news i'm a little disappointed in the fleece half zip pullover thing. I went TTS as i want a midlayer to wear over a t-shirt. Fit is okay but the bottom is finished with that elasticated ribbing, and with the pocket system the whole thing kinda rides up and flared out awkwardly. Might be fixed by sizing up but don't really wanna wear 7 layers underneath it like half the models on the product page do.
So honestly I found that this might be better seasons for down. There’s yellow ultra light down jacket that I thought was great. Because of its versatility. Thin enough to put underneath a jacket but warm enough for a fall night. And it’s a color that’s actually pretty good with a lot of colors somehow.
I tried on this JW Anderson jacket today which was actually awesome. Great quality, removal fleece liner and it looks and feels like a thick water repellent shell. The cut was great as well. Fits slightly more relaxed with slightly boxy sleeves which would be good for a knit underneath. Just felt like a great piece and really comfortable.
Tried on this red puffer and it was pretty dope, felt kinda like 90s rapper in a way. Fit was oversized and felt like wearing a down comforter lol but I liked it.
And this other jacket I thought was really good. Made me think of original + J. Quality was good but it felt more refined and minimal than other pieces. This one I felt like it could be worn in different seasons.