Patagonia Down Sweater
Price Paid: sample provided by Patagonia for review
As soon as I put it on, I understood why they call it a “sweater.” The Patagonia Down Sweater is super lightweight — it feels more like a sweater than a performance jacket.
It’s available in a range of colors including Amaranth (a hot pink-purple with eye-catching contrasting trim). I wore it immediately and enjoyed its warmth and comfortable fit.
Patagonia’s Down Sweater is made of 22-denier 100% recycled polyester ripstop with Deluge DWR finish. The fabric feels strong and durable and admirably repels water.
The 800-fill down is extremely lightweight and warm. The lightness of the fill makes the jacket very comfortable—some down items feel restrictive due to their bulkiness. This jacket is no weightier than a favorite fleece yet offers the warmth, water repellence, and wind resistance of heavier options.
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There's much to see 14,000 feet up at the Chasm View bivy: a vertigo-inducing panorama of the Diamond and alpenglow over the Rockies There's also chilly air in any season, and that's where Patagonia's Down Sweater comes in It delivers minimal weight, superb compressibility and high-loft warmth The ripstop shell with a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish does more than look sharp: it's tear-resistant and windproof and made from 100% recycled polyester Details include top-quality 800-fill-power goose down, an updated fit and styling, quilted-through construction, two exterior zippered pockets and a stretch-mesh interior chest pocket that doubles as a zippered stuff sack with carabiner clip-in loop
For days when your breath freezes as you sort the rack, our Down Sweater delivers featherweight, superbly compressible warmth. The 100% polyester ripstop shell on this down jacket does more than look sharp; it's tear-resistant, snow-shedding and windproof. Details include top-quality 800-fill-power goose down, a quilted-through construction, two exterior zippered pockets and a stretch-mesh interior chest pocket that doubles as a zippered stuffsack with a carabiner clip-in loop. Nylon-bound elastic cuffs and drawcord hem seal in warmth, and the Deluge(R) DWR (durable water repellent) finish sheds moisture.Details Superlight, windproof shell has high tear-strength and is treated with a Deluge(R) DWR finish Quilted construction stabilizes 800-fill-power premium European goose down Two zippered handwarmer pockets with Deluge(R) DWR-coated zippers Internal zippered stretch mesh self-stuff pocket with a reinforced carabiner clip-in loop Nylon-bound elastic cuffs and adjustable drawcord hem seal out drafts Shell and lining: 1.4-oz 22-denier 100% recycled polyester ripstop with a Deluge(R) DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Insulation: 800-fill-power premium European goose down 320 g (11.3 oz) Made in Bangladesh and China. Material Recycled Polyester - We recycle used soda bottles, unusable second quality fabrics and worn out garments into polyester fibers to produce many of our clothes.Technology Deluge(R) DWR - Patagonia's proprietary durable water repellent fabric finish, Deluge DWR, lasts substantially longer than standard DWRs. Garments with the Deluge DWR finish have like-new repellency after years of extensive use.
- Mountains Plus
Don't think because you have goose feathers and have a super light weight jacket that you can just fly away. The new women's Down Sweater is the ultimate comfort jacket. Whether you are in the shade of the temperatures are dropping in late fall; Patagonia wants to keep you in total comfort with this down sweater. PRODUCT FEATURES: Superlight, windproof shell has high tear-strength and is treated with a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish Quilted construction stabilizes 800-fill-power premium European goose down External pockets: two handwarmers with Deluge DWR-coated zippers Zippered stretch mesh stuffsack pocket with a reinforced carabiner clip-in loop Nylon-bound elastic cuffs and drawcord hem seal in warmth, seal out drafts Shell and lining: 1.4oz 22-denier 100% polyester ripstop with a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Insulation: 800-fill-power premium European goose down 320g (11.3oz)
- Appalachian Outdoors
Ultralight, windproof and toasty warm, the Down Sweater is highly compressible insulation with a 100% recycled polyester shell; ideal as a midlayer or as outerwear in chilly climates.