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Thread: Warmest, lightest puffy: Sitka; Brooks Range; First Lite; Kuiu

  1. #21
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    Re: Warmest, lightest puffy: Sitka; Brooks Range; First Lite; Kuiu

    I have the KUIU super down jacket. the zipper stopped doing it's job, contacted there canadian contact, he sent me the postal papers, and low and behold, new jacket in my mailing box, got to like that service and warrenty, my jacket was a bit used, lots of nicks and lost down, so now I get to do this all over now, get company.

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    Re: Warmest, lightest puffy: Sitka; Brooks Range; First Lite; Kuiu

    I loved my Chamberlain down jacket. I would highly recommend it to anyone. It’s definitely on the larger side, but will keep you warm in some pretty terrible situations. If you were looking for something a tad lighter, First Lite has just announced the launch of their new brooks puffy. Same 800 fill goose down as the chamberlain, just in a lower weight. I’ll be grabbing one when they are for purchase this summer
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    Re: Warmest, lightest puffy: Sitka; Brooks Range; First Lite; Kuiu

    Bought a Chamberlain on their 2018 Pre-Boxing Day sale, very well designed and built... no delicate zipper either. Lengthy tail end and excellent attached hood. Warm is an understatement.

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    Re: Warmest, lightest puffy: Sitka; Brooks Range; First Lite; Kuiu

    I absolutely love my Sitka Kelvin, Ive worn this in many -15 to -20 days in the field and it has been a life saver for me and if you sweat or get it damp for rain it dries really quick picked up the vest to so can have more options as your hiking up mountains. Mine has to be 5 years old now and well over a hundred days in the field, not an issue.
    A bad day in the bush beats just about anything...

  5. #25
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    Re: Warmest, lightest puffy: Sitka; Brooks Range; First Lite; Kuiu

    I went the other way and looked at outdoor clothing for outdoors folks like us and settled on two great jackets

    Both work well for what you are looking for.

    The first is a RAB Microlight Alpine Jacket. This jacket was in my pack for a few years before I replaced it and it is now my every day cool-cold weather jacket. Light weight, tough, water resistant and fits better than my Sitka or the KUIU I tried on. 5 years and still going strong.

    https://rab.equipment/uk/mens/insula...ne-jacket-5571

    The other one that I really like is the OR Illuminate Hoody. Built for outdoor use by people who make great gear. Fits great, lightweight, tough and packs down really well.

    https://www.outdoorresearch.com/ca/en/mens/mens-jackets-vests/mens-down-jackets/mens-illuminate-down-hoody/p/2680871331009

    They also make a pullover that I want to try

    https://www.outdoorresearch.com/ca/en/mens-baja-down-pullover/p/2680891341007

    Good luck in your choice!

    Cheers

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  6. #26
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    Re: Warmest, lightest puffy: Sitka; Brooks Range; First Lite; Kuiu

    Quote Originally Posted by todbartell View Post
    I have two jackets and two vests, and the pants. LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Wearing a jacket as I type this, I don't want to take it off it feels too good
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    Re: Warmest, lightest puffy: Sitka; Brooks Range; First Lite; Kuiu

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