User Review: Patagonia Men's Down Sweater
Fabric: Nylon w/ DWR coating
Fill: 800 fp down
Price Paid: $100
I picked this up on a backpacking web board from another user who, at 6'5", was just too tall for this jacket in XL.
Pros: it is super-light - just over 12 oz, highly compressible and very warm for the weight. It makes a superb insulation layer under a shell for temps down into the single digits with decent base layers underneath.
It also compresses into its own internal pocket, making packing a cinch. The nylon shell w/ DWR sheds snow, but I've never tested it in the rain, and doubt I ever will, as I always have a rain shell when needed. Reasonably high collar protects the neck.
Cons: only one - the waist cinch, a very thin elastic cord, has come undone at one end, and I'm not sure it will be an easy fix. Still, this would only affect performance on really windy days if this is the outer layer.
Minor issue: some people may not like the elastic wrist closures.