Patagonia Grade VII down filled lightweight expedition jacket mens medium new 

£395.00

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Patagonia Grade VII down filled lightweight expedition jacket mens medium new. Patagonia’s most technical and lightweight jacket yet. Cost £799 new, never been worn as new without tags £395 Patagonia Grade VII Review: The Best Down Parka EverOverview I have had the great privilege of testing all of the best down parkas in the world—over 23 models worth more than $13,500. Of these, the Patagonia Grade VII is by far the best. No other parka offers:As much warmth and a voluminous expedition fit for the low weight of 24 oz; The outstanding comfort and convenience of eight pockets;The most comfortable down parka hood I’ve ever used; Lightweight yet robust fabrics with welded construction to further increase durability in high wear areas. My bottom-line conclusion from testing myriad parkas is: Choose the Grade VII for committing objectives in frigid conditions or if you want the absolute best product (it’s a work of art). Choose the Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Hoody–a better all-purpose parka–if you don’t need the warmth of the Grade VII. There are a few other parkas that perform better for highly specialized applications, such as full-time mountaineering guides. I discuss those options in the Compared To section below. Patagonia Grade VII ReviewThe most sophisticated piece of outdoor clothing ever madeBox baffled down parkas are the pinnacle outdoor product. They are the most difficult type of clothing to construct—significantly more difficult than three-layer waterproof breathable jackets. The Grade VII is likely the single most sophisticated piece of outdoor clothing ever made. Casey Shaw, the lead designer at Patagonia, told me it was developed with no commercial costing concerns. The goal was to build the best possible parka and then consider taking it to market. The construction is so complex it took him a month to sew it. Then he spent a week training the best seamstresses at the factory “all the tricks and complicated maneuvers” necessary to build the baffles and pockets. A pinnacle piece from Patagonia’s alpine collection, with the Grade VII Down Parka you can thrive in the most extreme places on Earth. The result of years of building, testing, and refining by their team of designers and ambassadors, it is a dream insulator for mountain use. Crafted with a fully baffled construction and differentially cut shell and lining, it keeps the premium 800 fill Advanced Global Traceable Down lofted while eliminating cold spots. Comfort is enhanced further through the high-loft collar, internal draught tubes, and pockets that are insulated on both sides to retain warmth even when they’re open. Belay and bivvy ready, the Grade VII Down Parka will have you well prepared for those testing peaks.Front: 100% recycled nylon ripstop shell is lightweight yet durableSide/back: Pertex Quantum Pro 100% recycled nylon ripstop with PU dry coatingPertex Quantum Pro is light, strong and highly weather resistantDurable Water Repellent finish800 fill Advanced Global Traceable Down goose down gives plush warmthGoose down certified by NSF International, traced from parent farm to apparel factory to help ensure that the birds are not force-fed or live-pluckedDifferentially cut shell and lining keep down lofted and eliminate cold spotsGlued-baffle construction on arms, shoulders and chest maximises protectionElasticated stitch on side panel lining pulls jacket towards the bodyFair Trade Certified sewnInsulated, adjustable, helmet compatible hoodHigh-loft draught collarTwo-way Vislon front zipInternal draught tubesLarge zipped hand pockets with stiffened welts to aid accessLarge zipped chest pocketsPockets are down insulated on both sides to retain warmth when openInternal catch-all stretch mesh pocketsElasticated cuffs sit gently on the wrists while locking in heatMini snow skirtHem drawcordRegular fit743g (M)

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