Technical super puffy, not perfect

Verified Buyer Reviewed by senorblastico from Western Washington on Tuesday, November 1, 2016
I was looking for a very warm but compressible down jacket for mountaineering and winter camping. I was surprised to see such a high-end jacket end up on STP. The Infinity Endurance uses 210g of 850p hydrophobic Europena goose down and a water resistant coating applied to the Pertex Quantum fabric... it pretty much doesn't get any higher end than this other than some crazy ultralight 1000fp jackets that are coming out. Anyways, the loft/warmth to weight ratio on this jacket is quite high and is accessible at STP prices.

The fit: I generally wear a size Large (I have a 41" chest and fairly broad shoulders, 32-33" waist) and this fit well in the shoulders and torso with room to fit other layers (I tried on by itself and with a 60g synthetic puffy under it and it was a good fit). One thing I wish is that the torso was slightly longer (I'm 6'2").

Complaints (and some of these are subjective): 1)I would like it a bit better with a torso that was 1-2" longer for a bit better coverage, but this is a technical jacket not a parka. The way it fits would facilitate fitting under a shell somewhat better.
2) The inner layer of pertex endurance fabric that lines the inside of the jacket was not sewn in on my hood, allowing the liner to flop around and move freely from the rest of the hood. I asked STP and they told me that this was a defect (I have returned the jacket and will update when I get its replacement.
3) the cuffs are elasticized but have not adjustment. Mine were not tight enough to fully close around my wrist, and could potentially let gusts in.
4) I'm not a huge fan of coil zips, I would prefer to have big ykk vislon zips on this.

Pretty much, all of the quibbles I have about this jacket are addressed in the Rab Neutrino Endurance jacket, but, alas, that jacket is not on STP. The Rab Ascent is similar to the Neutrino but uses 650p down and has a stand alone collar. Rab told me that the Ascent and the Infinity Endurance would provide similar warmth, but that Infinity would provide that warmth at a lower weight and smaller compressed/stuffed size. I opted for the Infinity because I'm a gear nerd and I liked the blue color... and I accept that.

I hope to update when I get a replacement.
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