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    • chancesare
    • By chancesare 6th Apr 18, 11:03 AM
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    Down insulated jacket
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    Down insulated jacket 6th Apr 18 at 11:03 AM
    I want a down jacket - budget 100ish.

    Ladies.
    Insulated at least 600 fill (RDS certified).
    Hood.
    Navy/grey/black.


    Something like https://www.columbiasportswear.co.uk/womens-powder-lite-hybrid-hooded-jacket%0A-1773211.html?cgid=women-jacketsVests-insulated&dwvar_1773211_variationColor=011#start=5

    To be honest I'm going round in circles looking at various makes. Is there any difference at this price level from Columbia, Patagonia and the Mountain Warehouse (cheap by comparison) offerings? I want the best value.

    Thanks for the help.
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    • maisie cat
    • By maisie cat 6th Apr 18, 11:53 AM
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    • 6th Apr 18, 11:53 AM
    I bought my north face down jacket in 2005 to go to the Himalayas and I'm still wearing it now. Before that I had a cheaper one that didn't last. If you can't afford a new high quality one I'd go for a second hand over a new cheap one.
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 6th Apr 18, 1:40 PM
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    • 6th Apr 18, 1:40 PM
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    • 6th Apr 18, 1:40 PM
    I found Decathlon usually good value.
    This 40 seems good value
    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/full-down-w-down-jacket-navy-id_8397276.html

    I can't comment on quality against different brand, however...

    The 100 jacket you link is filled with 100% polyester not down.
    • chancesare
    • By chancesare 6th Apr 18, 2:07 PM
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    • 6th Apr 18, 2:07 PM
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    • 6th Apr 18, 2:07 PM
    I bought my north face down jacket in 2005 to go to the Himalayas and I'm still wearing it now. Before that I had a cheaper one that didn't last. If you can't afford a new high quality one I'd go for a second hand over a new cheap one.
    Originally posted by maisie cat
    I do not want secondhand and I'm not going to the Himalayas. Its a dog walking jacket to supplement my waterproof and Barbour.

    I found Decathlon usually good value.
    This 40 seems good value
    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/full-down-w-down-jacket-navy-id_8397276.html

    I can't comment on quality against different brand, however...

    The 100 jacket you link is filled with 100% polyester not down.
    Originally posted by Cisco001
    Yes I linked to the jacket to give an indication of style. I don't have a Decathlon anywhere near and wanted to see the jacket in the flesh but that certainly looks promising. I will have a read of the reviews and check delivery options. Thank you.
    • Marcon
    • By Marcon 6th Apr 18, 8:11 PM
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    • 6th Apr 18, 8:11 PM
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    • 6th Apr 18, 8:11 PM
    Landsend has a range of down jackets including some in their sale at prices which are a real bargain: https://www.landsend.com/shop/search/womens/-/N-fxl?Ntt=down

    This looks as if it might be suitable: https://www.landsend.com/products/womens-lightweight-down-hooded-coat/id_321804?sku_0=::SIL Reduced from 127.70 to 49.85. Quality is brilliant.

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    Last edited by Marcon; 06-04-2018 at 8:15 PM.
    • comeandgo
    • By comeandgo 6th Apr 18, 8:31 PM
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    • 6th Apr 18, 8:31 PM
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    • 6th Apr 18, 8:31 PM
    I got a really warm light one from TK Max. It does not have a hood though.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 7th Apr 18, 12:00 PM
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    • 7th Apr 18, 12:00 PM
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    • 7th Apr 18, 12:00 PM
    Get yourself a Mountain Equipment Arete. You can pick one up at the moment reduced from 160 to 128 with further codes (Blacks). Almost at the 100 mark and probably the best brand for your budget. Forget the others, they are fashion High Street brands. Go for something that people who trek/climb actually use and ME is one of the best brands for that.
    • moneysaver
    • By moneysaver 7th Apr 18, 3:01 PM
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    • 7th Apr 18, 3:01 PM
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    • 7th Apr 18, 3:01 PM
    I can second the Mountain Equipment clothing. I have the ME lightline jacket, it is lightweight & warm. Also keeps out the rain.


    Moneysaver
    • cajef
    • By cajef 8th Apr 18, 1:51 PM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 1:51 PM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 1:51 PM
    As well as ME I would also recommend RAB.

    https://www.tauntonleisure.com/outdoor-clothing/womens-clothing/womens-insulated-jackets.html
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    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 9th Apr 18, 10:39 AM
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    I do not want secondhand and I'm not going to the Himalayas. Its a dog walking jacket to supplement my waterproof and Barbour.



    Yes I linked to the jacket to give an indication of style. I don't have a Decathlon anywhere near and wanted to see the jacket in the flesh but that certainly looks promising. I will have a read of the reviews and check delivery options. Thank you.
    Originally posted by chancesare
    Decathlon do free click and collect to Asda over 30.
    And free to return through Asda if you don't want it.
    • bearshare
    • By bearshare 14th Apr 18, 8:44 PM
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    Breathability is very important. Without this, you get very sweaty very quickly, even on a cold day, when walking. Cheap jackets do not breath well.
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