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    Registered User ryjohnson09's Avatar
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    Default Good Down Light-weight Packable jacket

    I'm sure this forum already exists somewhere on whiteblaze but I wanted to ask for help. I'm looking to buy a down jacket for a thru hike starting in March 2016. Here is what I'm looking for:

    - I'm 5'11, 180lbs so a medium or a large jacket
    - Down (but am open to synthetic if good quality)
    - A hood (but not required)
    - No more than $100
    - New or used (if in good shape)

    I'm constantly looking on craigslist and various other sales on line...but was hoping to get some suggestions on good quality light-wieght packable down jackets for backpacking.

    Thanks for all your help!

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    Montbell ul down parka is my favorite piece of gear.....look for a good late season sale...closer to $175 nee


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    I got my MontBell UL Down Jacket new at Next Adventure, Portland, OR.

    I may have been the previous year color. It was new. It wasn't $100.

    I go to the store every time I am at the west coast.

    There are stores that take end of season stock and sell online.

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    I recently purchased a Montbell UL Down Jacket no hood bare minimum Gun Metal large for $108.46 free shipping at 8.30 oz. I am 6ft 190 and it is just right but would work for 180 lbs as well. It was an Amazon Wishlist item that came from Backcountry.com.

    If I had not found this one on sale, I would probably have purchased a Uniqlo Down Jacket that range from sale price of $29 depending on size/color combination up to $79 regular price. These are the cheapest down jackets but seem to be working for a lot of hikers.

    Good luck in the search.
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    Mont bell ul down or thermawrap. Enough said !

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    Both, if you can. MontBell Thermawrap for hiking. Mont Bell UL Down for stopping and in camp.

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