First Ascent BC MicroTherm jacket.

8:06 p.m. on November 1, 2011 (EDT)
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Hey everyone, I have a question in regards to a product that I was hoping some of you could help me out on.

Since the recent down threads and the weather is changing I figured now was as good a time to ask as any.

What do ya think of First Ascents BC MicroTherm Down Jacket? It combines the BC 200 waterproof shell with 800 fill down. It retails for $300 so while not overly expensive its not cheap either. Although it does seem very functional.

 

Before I ramble too much I will wait to see what kind of feedback I get in regards to this item. Thanks in advance.

Here is a link:

http://www.eddiebauer.com/catalog/product.jsp?ensembleId=40146&&categoryId=16&categoryName=OUTERWEAR--BLAZERS&pCategoryId=2&pCategoryName=MEN&gpCategoryId=1&gpCategoryName=EB&catPath=~~categoryId=16~~categoryName=OUTERWEAR--BLAZERS~~pCategoryId=2~~pCategoryName=MEN~~gpCategoryId=1~~gpCategoryName=EB&viewAll=y&pg=1

I am looking at the Limeade version due to the darker colored liner. 

9:49 p.m. on November 1, 2011 (EDT)
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I prefer dedicated hard and soft shells, so combining down with a shell goes against my religion.

Ed

2:16 p.m. on November 2, 2011 (EDT)
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seems like it would be good for downhill skiing or putting on when you stop moving - doesn't seem like it's made to layer underneath.  most of the time, if i need something that warm for hiking, i'm inclined to wear something that handles moisture better - layers that wick, polarfleece, etc. 

8:09 p.m. on November 3, 2011 (EDT)
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What Ed sed.

11:03 p.m. on November 3, 2011 (EDT)
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I am with leadbelly on this jacket.Rather have layers and add than a large jacket. That to me is more a campsite or sking piece. Like the idea but think it would be to much.

11:14 p.m. on November 3, 2011 (EDT)
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Believe it or not other than a down bag I own no down gear at all.

I know, I know... I'm a weirdo. I have a couple high end fleece jackets, a few soft shells, and a few hardshells.. I was actually using a Burton 3/2 jacket for a few years as my shell. I have 2 of them and they honestly work pretty well...

I know down is beloved and I am not saying I won't ever use it but I haven't been that big of a fan... at least not yet.

12:18 p.m. on November 4, 2011 (EDT)
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Like any article of gear.You have your diehards and your testers.It's about what worlks for you and you found it.So stick with what You like.

1:23 p.m. on November 4, 2011 (EDT)
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I have one FA article in my kit....it is the Hangfire Hoodie. I love its design and construction. Looks like this line is well thought out. I have POURED over its offerings. Am looking at more items, though I really am down to so few needed for my trip that I may not get much of this in the bag.

2:09 p.m. on November 4, 2011 (EDT)
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giftogab said:

I have one FA article in my kit....it is the Hangfire Hoodie. I love its design and construction. Looks like this line is well thought out. I have POURED over its offerings. Am looking at more items, though I really am down to so few needed for my trip that I may not get much of this in the bag.

 Construction and design of their products are awesome.But a down jacket for myself is just to hot for me.I like layering because I get to contol the themastate I wear.One large jacket would make me uncomfertible to hike.

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