Full Down Men's Hiking Padded Jacket - Black
captainMan50-59 years old30 January 2017Use since 1 week or lessI recommendThat review has been deposited on this product versionpurchase confirmedDesign has changed from previous versionsGreat value for money, good shoulder baffle design Design isn't as good as it used to be
I have had a previous incarnation of this jacket, when it was under the Wed'ze marque. I loved it for the fit, the warmth and the tiny pack size (I've used it as a warm overlayer for skiing and other activities, and just wandering around town in winter).
When I saw that the Quechua version was discounted to £22, I thought I'd buy another one 'just in case', assuming the design and fit would be the same.
Sadly, the design has changed, for the worse (for me, anyway).
The upper arm of the sleeve is baggier than it used to be, even if used as an overlayer.
The sleeves are about 2.5cm shorter.
The hood design has changed, so that the hood feels tight at the back, pulling the body of the jacket up, and feeling somewhat restrictive. The previous fit was perfect for me, although only having a simple lycra-bound edge elastication to hold it up; if can be blown down by winds.
I had liked the design of the shoulder baffles on the Wed'ze version, as they have raglan seams, and thus eliminate the cold spot commonly found in other down jackets that have a simple shoulder seam. This design feature is retained in the Quechua version.
If you have short, very muscular arms, and a squat neck, this might be a perfect lightweight overlayer or warm midlayer.
Sadly, even at the bargain price, I returned the jacket due to the poor fit for me.
JeffMan50-59 years old25 January 2017Use since 1 week or lessI recommendThat review has been deposited on this product versionGoodWeight, Value, General fit sizing, limited fill in some cells
I got this in the sale, so it's a bargain. More than acceptable in every way - almost.
Be aware, that as it's a very thin jacket, the amount of fill in each compartment is very little and I've seen many examples where the odd cell look almost empty, especially in the arms. In a puffier jacket this would be unlikely to happen with natural variation. With so little fill it seems unavoidable. However, it's still a good jacket and warm enough for it's weight/packability
DownMan20-29 years old19 January 2017Use since 2 to 8 weeksI recommendThat review has been deposited on this product versionGreat value, terrible fit for normal humansValue for money, weight Fit
Great value for money, but rather let down by issues with fit. Those with normal length arms and a trim torso will find the body and sleeves excessively baggy for the length of the arms. The hood is hopelessly small (I don't have a huge head either), such that the shoulders ride up when it is on (no hat or helmet).
As others have mentioned, a waist draw-cord would have been nice (although adding weight and cost), but not necessary had the fit been better considered.