User Review: Uniqlo Down Ultralight Parka
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $50 (Sale Price)
Really well made, affordable, down parka that does well at keeping you warm. Lightweight in both your pocket ($$) and pack!
- Very compressible
- Lacks a storm flap
- No option for cinching
I've been in the market for quite some time looking for a good, inexpensive down jacket to use as my main insulator. I know that using the words "good" and "inexpensive" when looking for a down jacket can be asking too much. However, I was really quite surprised with the quality of this jacket.
The Uniqlo Down Parka retails for under $70 and is available in XS to XL. I personally got the XL, I needed some room so I can wear other layers underneath if needed. The fit was perfect in my opinion and even without the ability to cinch the hood and bottom portion, I have found that it worked just fine and kept me warm in temps down the mid 20's
The fabric on this jacket is coated with DWR and I unknowingly tested the water resistance of this recently and so far so good. I inadvertently spilled water on the jacket and left it unattended for a few hours...a puddle had formed and when I discovered it, the water did not penetrate the fabric and the down was not affected at all.
Some basic specs on the jacket:
Shell: 100% nylon
Filling: 90% down, 10% feather (640FP)
Lining: 100% nylon
Weight: 10.12 oz.
Some pictures of the jacket:
I would recommend this product for those looking for an inexpensive insulating layer.
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