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Men's DownLight Alpine Jacket

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Men's DownLight Alpine Jacket

$449.00

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LOW ACTIVITY RATING 32°F.
MODERATE ACTIVITY RATING -30°F.

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Guide-built for cold-weather alpine climbing, this jacket is exceptionally warm, yet it's equally lightweight and packable. An ideal belay jacket, our guides depend on it for safety and comfort up high. Those qualities also make if perfect for travel in extreme cold. Thermally efficient, highly compressible, 800 fill StormDown maintains its insulating loft even in wet weather. Durable Pertex® ripstop nylon shell with StormRepel Super DWR finish that sheds moisture.

"This is a layer I've been missing, and it's extremely useful. It easily fits in a 40L pack with my full ski guide kit and doesn't add significant weight. I'll continue to use it as my go-to emergency layer and for breaks. I see it being a part of my guiding and personal kit throughout the winter."
—Erik Leidecker, Eddie Bauer Ski Guide
After testing the Downlight Alpine while guiding backcountry skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho

  • 30D Pertex Ripstop NylonHighly water-resistant polyurethane coating
  • Responsible Down Standard (RDS)-certified down insulationCertified by Control Union More About RDS
  • Trackmydown supply information on garmentLearn where your down comes from and what makes premium down premium
  • Fits like an Exterior layer, not a Midlayer Like original DownlightMore room for layering and slightly longer for extra coverage and warmth
FIT

Classic: Our most universal fit. Not too slim, not too relaxed on body. Designed to fit over midweight layers.

  • Adustable, fully insulated hoodHelmet-compatible
  • Secure Zip, Tricot-Lined Hand PocketsSet behind down for extra warmth
  • Dual interior stretch-mesh stash pocketsHold gloves or water bottle
  • Adjustable drawcord waistSeals out cold, dials in fit
  • Built for mobilitySleeves and shoulders cut to allow full range of motion
  • 100% nylon
  • Average length: Reg 29.5"
  • Average weight: Reg 1.42 lbs
  • Imported
  • Machine wash

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Review Summary

by PowerReviews
First Ascent|Men|Jackets & VestsMen's DownLight Alpine Jacket
 
4.3

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

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    • True to size (6), Moderately large (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great piece, could use some tweaks

By adam

from Georgia

Comments about First Ascent|Men|Jackets & Vests Men's DownLight Alpine Jacket:

I've tried out a lot of jackets, and was lucky to pick up the new alpine down jacket during the last sale. This jacket is much warmer than the normal storm down jacket with over 7oz of down vs. 4.2oz. this piece will keep you warm and cozy down to about 15 degrees with a base layer on, sitting around camp. Burly face fabric seems durable and wind/water resistant. The only minor flaws i found were that one of the smaller baffles on the front left chest was flat--not filled at all. Also, it seems like a miss that the jacket is stuffed with down, yet the area where your ears are located is actually under-filled due to the drawstring channel on the back of the head. not the warmest design, but i guess the good news is that can still hear your partner yell avalanche. about the fit, i'm 6'0, 185 and went with the medium. was swimming in the large. i can fit a base layer under the medium and the sleeves are fine and it still covers most of my butt like a parka should. at the sale price, this jacket is a steal if you are comparing warmth and weight. if this jacket was 5oz lighter it would have few competitors.

  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Height:
  • 6'0"
  • Fit:
  • moderately large
  • Size Type:
  • Regular
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  • Camping
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Disappointed

By Golfnut

from Ontario

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Comments about First Ascent|Men|Jackets & Vests Men's DownLight Alpine Jacket:

Received this about a week ago. Ordered this jacket and the Peak XV jacket, both at 50% — couldn't decide which one, so ordered both with the intent of returning one. This Downlight ended up being the loser, but only due to aesthetics. While I liked 99% of this jacket (LOVED the colour), I was shocked by how thin the shell material was. When I first unpacked the jacket, I thought it was covered in dark stains, but it turned out to be numerous clumps of dark down/feathers inside the jacket. This struck me as a terrible design oversight.

  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Height:
  • 5'10"
  • Fit:
  • true to size
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  • Regular
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Don't Order the Orange

By Anne

from Michigan

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Trim fit

Cons

  • Down shows through orange; looks filthy.

Best Uses

    Comments about First Ascent|Men|Jackets & Vests Men's DownLight Alpine Jacket:

    I've been looking for a new winter jacket, but I didn't want black. During the work week, I've often walking in a busy city after dark and the last thing I want is to not be visible to cars. I thought this orange coat would be the perfect solution. I did see some reviews stating the orange had an issue with the dark feathers showing through, but I didn't think it was going to be THAT bad. IT IS. The coat looks absolutely filthy across every quilt line. It's not just a stray feather showing through here or there -- it looks like a full line of dirt. I really like the fit and style of the coat and I'm sure it will be plenty warm, but I just can't get over looking like I rolled in a mud bath after putting the coat on. I had to return it.

    • Height:
    • 5'11"
    • Fit:
    • true to size
    • Size Type:
    • Regular
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    5.0

    Comforting but technical...

    By Drew

    from Washington

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    Eddie Bauer Guide/ Athlete

    Pros

    • packable
    • warm

    Cons

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        Comments about First Ascent|Men|Jackets & Vests Men's DownLight Alpine Jacket:

        This down jacket/parka is super-warm while remaining reasonably packable. Its a notch warmer than the classic Downlight Storm Down. Use it as an outer layer in cold, dry conditions, or to layer under a burly shell like the Duraweave Alpine Jacket to confront the nastiest alpine conditions you can find. I recommend a small stuff sack if bringing it in your backpack. Top of the line technical down insulation.

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        • moderately large
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