JanSport Orb Jacket
Fabric: some kind of nylon, a ripstop version
Fill: 650 fill down, or maybe 550
Price Paid: gift
I have used this on Rainier, Devils Peak, Devils Thumb, Eldorado, and countless other peaks. Bottom line, it works great. It's lightweight, packs super small, and it's very warm. My only complaint is that there's no hood, but for a jacket this inexpensive, but this well made, it's worth it. Just carry a few extra hats.
Fill: 550 down
Price Paid: $60
Filled with a lower grade down, this jacket is not quite as lightweight and compressible as the $200 and up competitors, but it is still very warm, well constructed, good looking, and to top it all off - inexpensive!
When working as a snowmaker at a ski resort this winter I had to quit wearing mine because it was TOO warm. It is better suited for low-exertion, such as a "belay" jacket or for hanging around camp, sitting in your tent, or sitting at a football game. It will keep you warm. When combined with a lightweight waterproof shell (I use the Red Ledge Thunderlight over it), it is even warmer and then you can safely wear it in the wettest snowfall or freezing rain too.
I bought the ladies version for my fiancee, she loves it and looks really cute in it.
If you have money to burn, then get the TNF Nuptse or Mountain Hardwear, etc. For those who need to balance price with performance, get this one - you will be satisfied and warm.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
It's colder than heck out there, and unfortunately the street isn't lined with people singing your favorite song like in the movies. The Jansport Orb Jacket's down fill will keep you warm, and the electronics pocket and earphone holder will keep your personal soundtrack going. Down is the warmest insulation on the planet, bar none, and the Orb covers you in it with tricot brushed edges so the coat will never rub you the wrong way. Velcro cuffs and a drawcord waist keep the cold air where it belongs: out. The Orb is super compressible, so you can stuff it in the corner of a backpack for emergency warmth on the way to work or school.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
The Jansport Orb Jackets down fill will keep you warm, and the electronics pocket and earphone holder will keep your personal soundtrack going.
- Explore64 refers to the men's version