Really don’t slumber on Eddie Bauer. It may just be the place I stay and recreate, but I see a great deal much less Eddie Bauer on trails than I do REI, Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, and other outside makes. Why? I really do not know, but it could be that Eddie Bauer is involved far more in some people’s minds with center aged ease and comfort than comprehensive-on adventure. Just a guess.
But they now make my beloved all-temperature winter season jacket, the BC Evertherm, a mild, waterproof down jacket, and now they’ve designed what has turn out to be my favourite ultralight, packable, and really warm down hooded jacket, the Centennial Collection MicroTherm 1000.
Stuffed with 1000 fill, Accountable Down Conventional (RDS) down, this jacket weighs only 10 ounces and can be packed down to the size of a major grapefruit. The gold standard for absurdly gentle down jackets, the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer, which I also really like, weighs only 1.2 ounces much less, but it is not just about as warm as this Eddie Bauer range. This jacket also does not really feel like it will tear basically at the sight of a thorn.
Nighttime temps where I are living have dipped into the significant 30s not long ago, and I’m normally out and about in just a t-shirt and the 1000-fill jacket. It is cut a very little broader, way too, than the Ghost Whisperer, so it matches far better more than mid levels if you need additional insulation.
The jacket offers significant stretch panels in excess of the shoulder blades, which allows the comfortable issue as there’s a lot of give and move in the cloth. Other than that, the extravagant tech bobbles are restricted to three pockets, one particular of which will act as a things sack, of training course.
Confident, it is pricey—$399—but 1000 fill down isn’t usually accessible, and it is costly. But that’s why a jacket that weighs only 10 ounces can be this warm.
• Buy $399
– Justin Housman