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Re: Down jackets

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:29 pm
by rifraf
Aushiker wrote:The search continues ... came across UniQlo and their Ultra Light Down jacket today. They have a presence in Australia so for some you could see the jackets in store. BPL, Bushwalk.com.au and Reddit seem to be positive about these jackets which are sub 300 grams from what I can found out and really really price competitive at AU$119.90 and possibly cheaper again via eBay.



Perhaps pertinent to those able to reach a store

Uniqlo Men's Ultra Light down Jackets - $39.90 (RRP $119.9) [in-Store Only]

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/293257

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:06 pm
by Trevtassie
I've got one of those jackets I bought in Japan for 2500yen. Good as a very light overlayer, even better as a mid layer... compacts down to something the size of a baked bean can.

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:15 am
by rifraf
The above Ozbargain site link according to Warin is for a sale on Fathers Day.

This wasn't mentioned in the original Uniglow posting so I posted it in here thinking it had already started.

Apologies to anyone put out :oops:

Hmmmm I'm not even sure when Fathers Day is......... :shock:

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:17 pm
by cp123
September usually.


If anyone hasn't already check out Mont in Canberra for outdoor wear, their gear is brilliant.

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:41 pm
by Aushiker
Massdrop have a drop on the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisper at US $179.99 + Postage.

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Re: Down jackets

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:04 am
by Aushiker
Aushiker wrote:Massdrop have a drop on the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisper at US $179.99 + Postage.

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This drop is back at Massdrop ... the lowest price is ~AU$199 so a bit cheaper than in March.

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:40 am
by Aushiker
Had to replace my Haglof Essen Minimic [long story short, some idiot didn't secure his saddle bag] so just picked up a Montbell US Plasma 1000 Down Jacket which weighs in sub-200 grams and was selling for $200 from the Montbell Australia website. Apparently reduced from $400.

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Re: Down jackets

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:27 pm
by rifraf
UNIQLO Women's + Men's Ultra Light Down Vest for $59.90 EACH with Free Shipping

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/361630

Code: LUNAR

Winter is coming! :lol:

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 2:04 pm
by rifraf
For some possibly interesting prices on jackets including down ones, following an Ozbargain site referral, I came across a site I'd not seen before:
https://au.sportsdirect.com/mens/mens-outdoor-clothing

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:28 pm
by rifraf
Possibly another cheapie for the budget constrained - $50 puffer.

Spotted on ozbargain:
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/383724

https://www.harrisscarfe.com.au/men/clo ... a/p/562717

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:11 pm
by nezumi
rifraf wrote:Possibly another cheapie for the budget constrained - $50 puffer.


For a brief moment, I thought you were talking about salbutamol/Chris Froome. :D

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:52 pm
by Cycleops70
rifraf wrote:Possibly another cheapie for the budget constrained - $50 puffer.

Spotted on ozbargain:
https://www.harrisscarfe.com.au/men/clo ... a/p/562717


I have a good quality down jacket, but it's so good I just can't bring myself to take it bikepacking.
So I thought I'd give one of the Harrisscarfe ones a go.
I'll let you know if it's any good.

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:43 pm
by rifraf
Cycleops70 wrote:[
I have a good quality down jacket, but it's so good I just can't bring myself to take it bikepacking.
So I thought I'd give one of the Harrisscarfe ones a go.
I'll let you know if it's any good.


With Perth reporting its coldest night in nine years recently (assuming I read the article right), even if all its used for is adding some warmth to a sleeping bag, its a decently priced tool.

Look forward to reading your report. Good luck with it.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-08/c ... ce/9848740

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:46 pm
by rifraf
nezumi wrote:
rifraf wrote:Possibly another cheapie for the budget constrained - $50 puffer.


For a brief moment, I thought you were talking about salbutamol/Chris Froome. :D


LOL- very good :lol:

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:13 pm
by rifraf
Columbia Flash Forward Hybrid 650-fill down-insulated Jacket $89.85 & More Down Jackets Fr $69.85 Shipped (AT) AdventureMegaStore

Spotted on: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/386119

The Spiel:

Free shipping no min spend for 4 days.

Columbia Flash Forward Hybrid Jacket $89.85 size L,XL,XXL. RRP$250
Designed for dynamic activities in cool-to-cold temps, which are times when warmth, comfort and mobility are all equally important, this versatile, water resistant jacket features a 650-fill down-insulated core and lightweight stretch panels on the sides and sleeves. This product is made with 100% responsibly sourced down. We are committed to ensuring the highest industry animal welfare guidelines.

Water resistant fabric
650 fill power down insulation
Responsibly-sourced down insulation
Zippered hand pockets
Center Back Length: 28
Active Fit
Imported

More down/ jackets while stocks last:
Columbia Flash Forward Down Jacket - Mens
https://www.adventuremegastore.com.au/p ... -columbi...
and
https://www.adventuremegastore.com.au/p ... -columbi...
Ecolite Voyager 600 Ecodown Jacket - Mens
https://www.adventuremegastore.com.au/p ... ecolite-...
and
https://www.adventuremegastore.com.au/p ... ecolite-...

and more
https://www.adventuremegastore.com.au/c ... -clearan...


http://www.adventuremegastore.com.au

I'm not personally familiar with this store and its merely advisement of the advert on Ozbargain.

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:40 am
by Cycleops70
It arrived before the weekend, so I took it with me on my #Swiftcampout in the Avon Valley National park.
Trying it on, it seems they stitched medium arms onto XL body. Never mind, it's OK as long as you don't point at anything & expose half your forearm.

It came with it's own stuff sack & it packs down quite small (it's relativity thin to begin with).
I wore it with a thin merino long sleeve shirt & I was warm enough. The temperature in the morning before the sun hit was 1C

So not bad. I'd be happy taking this bikepacking, & not being concerned that I'd trash my good gear.

rifraf wrote:
Cycleops70 wrote:[
I have a good quality down jacket, but it's so good I just can't bring myself to take it bikepacking.
So I thought I'd give one of the Harrisscarfe ones a go.
I'll let you know if it's any good.


With Perth reporting its coldest night in nine years recently (assuming I read the article right), even if all its used for is adding some warmth to a sleeping bag, its a decently priced tool.

Look forward to reading your report. Good luck with it.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-08/c ... ce/9848740

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:35 pm
by rifraf
Cycleops70 wrote:It arrived before the weekend, so I took it with me on my #Swiftcampout in the Avon Valley National park.
Trying it on, it seems they stitched medium arms onto XL body. Never mind, it's OK as long as you don't point at anything & expose half your forearm.

It came with it's own stuff sack & it packs down white small (it's relativity thin to begin with).
I wore it with a thin merino long sleeve shirt & I was warm enough. The temperature in the morning before the sun hit was 1C

So not bad. I'd be happy taking this bikepacking, & not being concerned that I'd trash my good gear.



Good that it does the job.

For those who like warm forearms, perhaps an alternative purchase might be made in an upcoming Aldi sale on July 7

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/387046

The spiel:

The Aldi Outdoor sale is back. Lots of good hiking gear available on the 7th of July. Down gear is quite a bit cheaper than Uniqlo ($110 for jacket)

Down Jacket ($49.99)
Down Vest ($29.99)
Hiking Shoes ($29.99)
Merino Wool Jacket ($49.99)
Merino Thermals ($29.99)
Down Sleeping bag ($99.99)
Touchscreen gloves ($12.99)
Car charger ($6.99)

There is a link to pics from the catalogue on the ozbargain page above.

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:19 pm
by nezumi
I'm actually looking at the kids range coming out this weekend (I think? Maybe Wednesday?).

Mr 2 could do with a down jacket so we can get outside a bit more in winter.

Of course, he will refuse to wear it, but it's the thought that counts right?

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:34 am
by Warin
Yep for kids stuff on wed
https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys ... d-27-june/

Direct link to the aldi 7th stuff https://imgur.com/a/xcQjhnF

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:56 am
by Arbuckle23
rifraf wrote:
The Aldi Outdoor sale is back. Lots of good hiking gear available on the 7th of July. Down gear is quite a bit cheaper than Uniqlo ($110 for jacket)

Down Jacket ($49.99)
Down Vest ($29.99)
Hiking Shoes ($29.99)
Merino Wool Jacket ($49.99)
Merino Thermals ($29.99)
Down Sleeping bag ($99.99)
Touchscreen gloves ($12.99)
Car charger ($6.99)

There is a link to pics from the catalogue on the ozbargain page above.


Great, been hanging to get another pair of their gloves. Very happy with the pair I have now.
Do the job well. Need another pair to rotate when washing etc.

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:11 pm
by rifraf
Macpac has their "Halo" down jacket once again on special $99.99

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/389067?page=1#comment

Be aware that although they have an eBay presence, it appears when bought from eBay, 10% gst is added to the total.

I'd recommend some caution when attempting to buy online from their store too as traditionally items bought online get shipped from NZ.

I'll be ringing Macpac later to find out the added gst question regarding online sales and will edit this post.

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:44 pm
by rifraf
Ok, just got off the blower to Macpac.

I rung both their 1800 number and an Aussie store to confirm.

It appears that when you buy online, you should expect gst to be added to your purchase the same as eBay (as per July 1st changes)

Also the prices in store will soon being going up to reflect this gst change so that prices online and instore match.

Interesting on the gst front given that I believe Macpac is now Australian owned company.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/indust ... 7/austra...

No doubt Smoking Joe, now in the USA, will be dancing once again at the thought of Aussie battlers needing to get better jobs. :twisted:

Thanks Gerry :(

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:01 pm
by rifraf
For those still shivering.......

Karrimor Men's Ice Down Jacket - $80.39 Delivered (Was $259.98) (AT) SportsDirect

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/389879

The ozbargain spiel:

Could this be the deal to beat the famed Macpac Halo? This appears to be better value at 750+ fill down and comes from a reputable outdoors company.

Unfortunately this model is available in men's only.

Karrimor Ice Down Jacket Mens
Enjoy warmth in style in the Karrimor Down Jacket, crafted with a full zip fastening with inner placket, up to a high neck, with full length sleeves, two zip fastening hand pockets plus a zip fastening chest. a toggle adjustable waist and an incredibly warm down filling. Classic Karrimor branding completes the look.

Men's jacket
750+ fill power down
Full zip fastening with inner placket
High neck
Full length sleeves
2 zip fastening hand pockets
1 zip fastening chest pocket
Toggle adjustable waist
Incredibly warm down filling
Classic Karrimor branding
Shell/Lining: 100% Nylon Ripstop
Filling: 90% GooseDown, 10% Feather
Dry clean only

Code: CL20

Re: Down jackets

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:42 am
by rifraf
Nova Down Padded Jacket 90% Down & 10% Feather Down Fill Power 700 $53.99 + Shipping (AT) MountainWarehouse

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/391049

www.mountainwarehouse.com

The ozbargain spiel:

"Free Shipping if spend over $140.

The Nova Down Padded Jacket is the top choice in casual winter wear. Water-resistant outer, premium down insulation and it even packs away into its own bag - simple and straight to the point, just the way we like it.

STYLE
Lightweight
Zipped pockets
Packs away into its own bag

SUBSTANCE
90% Down & 10% Feather insulation
100% Nylon
Water-resistant fabric
Down Fill Power 700"