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Xersion Packable Down Midweight Jacket

rated 3.0 of 5 stars
photo:   Xersion Packable Down Midweight Jacket down insulated jacket

Specs

Price Reviewers Paid: $35.00

Reviews

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Inexpensive down clothing for trail or town.

Pros

  • Price
  • Lightweight
  • Packs small
  • Down insulated

Cons

  • Sleeve elastic on one is loose
  • Not for bitter cold
  • Sewn on inner pockets on one creating a hole.

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These products come from JC Penny. I do not know if they are sold elsewhere. They list from $75 to $100 each, sell normally for about $60 and can be found on sale for about $30. I bought the orange one for $20.

These jackets and vest are filled with 90% down and 10% feathers. The vest is a lady's with stretch elastic nylon sides for a tighter fit. They are light and warm. We own one vest and three jackets... all are zippered.

The wife wears her jacket in black, not shown but same as my gray, more often than not and has pretty much let her other coats hang in the closet unless it is below 10°f or raining. I often wear my gray around town but like it in the woods as a layer to add when I stop. I also wear it around the estate, but it's too warm for hard work in say 10 to 20f degrees.

They each come with their own stuff sack which packs down to about fist size when filled. I often use the stuff sack to carry other items. The stuff sack is the same color as each jacket.

The fit and feel is nice, no looking like the Michelin Tire Man. And they also fit good under another sweater or jacket.

The orange one is in xxl so it hangs well below my belt section...and I bought it long just to do that for extra warmth. I also bought it in orange for safety/emergency reasons.

The gray one has inner sewn on pockets which leave a small hole big enough for keys or a pocket knife to fall out of. I quickly corrected that with nylon repair tape. The gray one does not have zippered pockets. ALL the others do. The elastic on the sleeves are loose on the gray one so they will allow wind to travel up the arm. This could be remedied with a gauntlet glove or mitt. The other two jackets do not have this problem.

The zippers generally do not get caught when using.

The collars are adequate and warm. There are no hoods on any at least on product I've seen.

My orange one and the wife's black have held up well with no rips etc, though I've seen an occasional feather fly off. The other two [vest and black] haven't been worn enough to  say.

They are advertised as "water resistant" but I can't vouch for that as we've kept them basically dry.

They are as wind resistant as this type of inexpensive jacket or vest is expected to be.

These aren't top of the line but they do work and the price is good.

I will post pics of all shortly if possible.

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Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $35

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