User Review: Patagonia Men's Down Sweater
Price Paid: $125
I have wanted to invest in a lightweight packable down jacket for awhile. Most are pretty pricey, so when I found this one on sale for $125 I took the plunge.
I just recently used it on an overnight hike to Dragon's Tooth on the AT. As for performance it delivered as expected. It compresses very small into it's own pocket for easy storage in my backpack and weighs only 12 oz. Temps got down in the 30's that night and I stayed very warm with it on. I didn't even use my outer shell. I later stuffed it into a sack with my shell and it made a nice pillow for bedtime.
My only complaint is that the fit is not the best. I'm 6'2" 225 lbs. I have the XL. It fits fine in the arms, shoulders, and waist, but it is too loose around the torso. I would prefer it be more form fitting. I tried on a Large, but it was too constricting in the arm pits and shoulders, so I had to go with the XL.
Still a great performer and I plan on tossing it in my pack for every backpacking trip.