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Women's down Jacket advice

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:18 am
by twiga
Going to Canada (Rockies) December / January, expected temps around -35C.

Can anyone recommend a good ladies down jacket for the wife?

Not a small mens, as this will be too big. She is looking for a jacket that is a ladies specific cut for a more flattering fit *go figure*.

Any recommendations?

Re: Women's down Jacket advice

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:02 pm
by Justin
Extreme Glacier Jacket from First Ascent?
twiga wrote:She is looking for a jacket that is a ladies specific cut for a more flattering fit *go figure*. Any recommendations?
Regarding the fit, I would convince her otherwise, at -35 'C tell her that the emphasis is on being warm (which equates to having a good time) - she can sell the jacket after the trip if she wants.

Re: Women's down Jacket advice

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:13 pm
by pierre.joubert
+1 on that.... or even warmer, check the Malamute http://www.firstascent.co.za/product-de ... prodid=751

-35? Sheesh, I'd wear a JuliusM on my back if it kept me warm.

Re: Women's down Jacket advice

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:22 pm
by Justin
And if she wants to go for a real sexy look how about the Himayalan Down Suit?

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Re: Women's down Jacket advice

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:17 pm
by twiga
Thanks,

Will try and convince her to go for the FA Extreme Glacier jacket. I actually have one of these myself!

Re: Women's down Jacket advice

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:33 pm
by Chris F
Worth having a look at prices on the Mountain Co-op Website to compare prices before you leave? I'm, out of touch with SA prices.

http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/WomensClo ... r/Down.jsp

Actually the range on the website is a bit limited, they usually have a lot more stuff in the stores.

Re: Women's down Jacket advice

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:54 pm
by Justin
Twiga... something to make your wife happy.
I just spoke to First Ascent - There will be a ladies specific down jacket out shortly. Will be available in stores, before the end of the month.

Re: Women's down Jacket advice

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:07 pm
by twiga
Wow thanks Justin! Going to wait for the FA ladies jacket to become available. I would much rather support the local guys.