I cannot say enough about this coat. I have had it in black for 2 years and I am buying another one. I sail, backpack, ski, and travel - this coat ALWAYS comes with me. It is great on its own (35 degrees resting - 15 degrees active), but I am a very cold person, so I use it as a midlayer under my EB rain coat to make a warm winter coat when needed (20 degrees resting - 0 degrees active). Its water resistant, so when I am backpacking and it starts to rain, I can put in a few miles before I need to stop and put my raincoat on over it. I have no worries about the down getting wet. It packs down small enough for me to take it on a plane (I use it as my pillow when travelling). I wore it backpacking in Northern Iceland. It helped keep me warm on top of fjords (wind chill in the teens), and when we got back to Reykjavik it seamlessly transitioned into coat that I can wear with black pants and flats to dinner. I have really put this coat through the wringer. It has probably been on over 50 rigorous trips both in the outdoors and to foreign countries. I also wear it out and about in my everyday life. The feathers have started to poke through the seams in places, so it is time for a new one, but I am happy with how well it held up considering the wear and tear.
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