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My, How You've Changed

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I purchased an Aconcagua Jacket a couple of seasons ago and wanted to replace it this year. I really liked my first purchase and expected the new jacket (with the same style name) to replicate my original. The new jacket was missing some of the features I enjoyed in the original: 1) no inner chest pocket, 2) no snaps on cuffs to interface with a shell outer layer, 3) no hang loop, 4) no fleece lining on collar or inside pockets, 5) revised cinch cord is missing an anchor, 6) less stitching on the jacket overall and different stitching on the sleeves, 7) inferior lining. I think that all of these changes merit changing the name of the style. Perhaps Aconcagua Down Jacket II. Still a nice jacket overall, but not as expected.

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Totally agree with everything you said. I purchased for my daughter a few seasons ago an decided to buy her another and one for myself as well, but found a lot a differences and the jacket seems a bit thinner. We're going to eep thm, but there's definitely a change.