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UNIQLO Premium (Light) Down Jacket
For the best insulation, we only use high quality down with remarkable elasticity and insulation characteristics. Down is measured in terms of fill power, and a measurement of 550 is considered an efficient insulator. With a fill power of 640, our down is an exceptional insulator. Every down product is made with a mixture of pure down and feathers. We ensure that this product's down content is at least 90% for added softness and warmth. Due to the characteristics of down, some material may poke through the product. If this happens it is better to push it back in (pull from the other side) rather than pull it out.
This fabric has been treated with special coating to make it water-repellent. This treatment does not alter the original characteristics of the fabric.
When we spotted this on sale at UNIQLO, there was no question about it - we loved the fact this source of insulation packed up into a little matching bag of its own. Weighing between 340g-365g (depending on mens or ladies) it was a welcome addition to outer layers. Brightly coloured and well-designed, it's a great choice for keeping warm while belaying in multi-pitched climbs during the cooler months.
Both mens and ladies have nice, deep hoods, elastic around the wrists, and can fully zip up. The mens have zipped pockets, while the ladies don't, this feature would have been useful.
When not in use, it will pack up into almost nothing. Although the material is water-repellent, it is not water proof. The great thing about this product is that it is relatively quick-drying. Ours have been hand-washed in the bath, hanged, and dried overnight.
We recommend using this on top of a base layer or two, and underneath a waterproof in wet weather.
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