Peak Performance Black Light Down Jacket
Overall I am very happy with this jacket, it does…
Price Paid: USD $640
Overall I am very happy with this jacket, it does everything it says it does, keeps you warm and dry but for the money there are 3 areas that they need to improve on.
(1) there should be a simple tie down for the hood when not in use as it flaps around when not in use.
(2) the main zip is difficult to get started and given this jacket is all about performance a 100% reliable zip is very important especially in cold weather.
(3) the cuffs are not effective against the cold and should be velcro or similar to form a tight wind seal around the wrists.
As this is not a cheap jacket, I think they missed the opportunity to make it an awesome jacket by not paying attention to small but nevertheless critical items.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Instead of choosing between the benefits and drawbacks of down or synthetic insulation, Peak Performance has stuffed the Men's BL Down Jacket with a combination of 800-fill down and ThermoCool for uncompromising warmth and performance in challenging mountain terrain and conditions. The highly compressible and weather-resistant WindStopper shell protects from the elements while the strategic box construction eliminates cold spots in the body and sleeves. Adjust the hood and hem and make yourself comfortableyou're never going to want to take this puffy off.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version