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Re: Down jackets

Postby rifraf » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:29 pm

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
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Re: Down jackets

Postby Trevtassie » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:06 pm

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.

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Re: Down jackets

Postby rifraf » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:15 am

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:
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Re: Down jackets

Postby cp123 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:17 pm

September usually.


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

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Re: Down jackets

Postby Aushiker » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:41 pm

Massdrop have a drop on the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisper at US $179.99 + Postage.

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Re: Down jackets

Postby Aushiker » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:04 am

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.

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Re: Down jackets

Postby Aushiker » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:40 am

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

Postby rifraf » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:27 pm

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:
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Re: Down jackets

Postby rifraf » Sun May 27, 2018 2:04 pm

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
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Re: Down jackets

Postby rifraf » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:28 pm

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
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Re: Down jackets

Postby nezumi » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:11 pm

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
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Re: Down jackets

Postby Cycleops70 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:52 pm

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.

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Re: Down jackets

Postby rifraf » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:43 pm

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
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Re: Down jackets

Postby rifraf » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:46 pm

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:
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Re: Down jackets

Postby rifraf » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:13 pm

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.
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Re: Down jackets

Postby Cycleops70 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:40 am

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.

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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

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Re: Down jackets

Postby rifraf » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:35 pm

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.
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Re: Down jackets

Postby nezumi » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:19 pm

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?
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