User Review: Patagonia Men's Down Sweater
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120
This sweater/jacket is a favorite of mine. Super lightweight and compressability make it perfect for camping and backpacking.
- Light weight
- Good fit
- Extra care needed when cleaning, washing it
This is my #1 garment for early spring and fall camping and backpacking trips. Spent the first week of May in Yellowstone with nighttime temps in mid-20s and daytime high of 32-50 and this was almost all I needed. I did use a hardshell over it for the first hour or so in the morning or if I was on a route with a lot of wind.
It also makes a great pillow once you're in your tent and sleeping bag. I seen this on sale in a number of places lately and all I can say is, "grab one!"
I wanted to add an update: January 2013 trip to Guadalupe Mountains N.P. in west Texas.
To my surprise, we had daytime temps ranging in the 20's and low 30's, and morning temp on our third day of 14 degrees! With good long underwear and a long sleeve shirt, this down sweater and an ancient Patagonia hard shell, I was comfortable even hanging around camp before heading out. I'm sure the hard shell contributed to this of course, being absolutely wind proof, but I was quite surprised to find this exceptionally lightweight jacket (sweater) kept me warm in such conditions.