Patagonia Down Jacket
So I bought this as a belay coat a couple of years…
Fabric: Not sure
Fill: 700 (I think)
Price Paid: $180
So I bought this as a belay coat a couple of years back and I have been greatly impressed. I have worn it on three snowy camps and one Teton summer ascent and it has worked great.
The real beauty of Patagonia is that their stuff is so thoughtfully designed. I was noticing new things about my coat on the third trip... My wife has a similar (but a couple of years older) North Face jacket that does not compress as well, rides up when leaning over and has uneven distribution of feathers often (you can fluff up down parkas like you would a down pillow). I hardly loose and feathers and this coat (even though its not a hoodie) has kept me warm! I do regret not buying a hooded down coat though.
I have worn this coat several times in drizzle and the coat was able to bead off water...
I imagine that the 700 fill down is probably not as warm as the 850+ that you can get now but I tell you what you can notice the difference of quality from the 650 fill power.
Over all this coat was a decent value and has served me well.