Gear Review

3 5

Good Jacket, but insulation was not spread evenly

I bought this jacket and was really excited when I got it because it lofted up so high at first. However one day when it got to be around 5-10 degrees with some wind I decided to try the jacket out while walking the dogs and noticed i was getting getting cold around my lower back. When i came back inside I inspected the jacket more carefully and saw that the bottom two baffles on the backside were almost completely empty of down. It was a huge let down because I love Montbell jackets. I have both the UL Thermawrap and the Alpine light down parka and absolutely love them. Who knows maybe I got a bad one, but I ended up going with the RAB Neutrino Plus.