VERY THIN - NOT 700 FILL - DISAPPOINTED

Reviewed by JW from Midwest on Monday, March 9, 2015
I ordered this jacket as a gift to my wife and returned it immediately. I'm writing this to let others know about what to expect.

Upon unpacking we noticed it's very thin. Spring jacket thin. I thought maybe it needed time for the down to expand after being compressed into the bag so we hung it overnight. Next day, nothing changed. I checked the arms and there were so many areas where there was NO fill or too little fill to be effective. There were areas where I could pinch the shell and feel it was paper thin - there was nothing but nylon shell between my fingertips. The body was a bit better but still, very thin. For comparison sake I pulled the North Face Nuptse out of the closet. That jacket also has a 700 rating. It is MUCH thicker and there's much more down, it's not even close. I'd say it has 3 times the down or more. This jacket might work for a light spring day or as a zip in liner but that's it. I returned it and we're going to buy another North Face.
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