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The Cloudveil Down Patrol Jacket knows how to get… warm.

Bust out the Cloudveil Men's Down Patrol Jacket and shirk the shivers when the snow accumulation leaves your thermometer covered and completely unnecessary this winter. Bolstered with Gore's WindStopper fabric and 650-fill down, this puffy stands up to the nastiest weather Mother Nature can muster. The dual direction front zipper provides easy access to a harness. A hood that fits over your helmet shelters you from the biting wind, while mesh-lined Underarm zips cool you off as you skin up the ridge. The Down Patrol's powder skirt protects nipples from chilly deep pow shots, and you can remove the skirt when you want to rock the Down Patrol Jacket's unique quilted look around town.

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So Im about 5-10" and weight 145lbs. should...

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So Im about 5-10" and weight 145lbs. should i go with a medium or small?

5 5

The last Puff you'll ever own.

This jacket is perfect. I have never written a review before, but I felt as if I was obligated to do so after putting on this jacket. It fits very true to size, (I'm 6'2" 185lbs and I ordered the large) with enough wiggle room to layer. Although there is room to layer, you won't have to!! This jacket is an oven, plain and simple. It also doesn't have that down coat "sheen" that a lot of coats have. It looks good, feels good...what more do you need?

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Does this jacket pack down very small? I...

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Does this jacket pack down very small? I see that it doesn't come with a stuff sack.

2 5

Good Design but poor execution & horrible new customer service department

Good design for the jacket but poorly constructed. Weak buttons and low quality zipper that snags everytime it is used (seems to be a Cloudveil trend).

To get a button fixed, it takes Cloudveil 3 freaking weeks to send it to a repair shop, whom did it in a week. The new Boulder customer service staff is a junkshow; they keep loosing track of warrant items sent to them (even with RA#s). This brand is going downhill fast.

I would definitely never buy from them again.

How does the Down Patrol compare to the...

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How does the Down Patrol compare to the primaloft Zero-G? How does it compare to a Patagonia R4? Any warranty concerns with Cloudveil?

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This is a great down jacket.

5 5

Great purchase.

I've been wearing this jacket in upstate NY and even down to 6 degrees F, it's kept me warm with just a t-shirt on underneath. The windstopper fabric does an excellent job of keeping out both the wind and the snow. I'm 5'10" and about 170 lbs - normally I wear mediums but with this jacket I sized down to a small and I really like the fit - it's a rather athletic fit in the smaller size, which is nice considering that down jackets are normally oversized and bulky. The pockets are great and the lining in the main outside pockets is fantastic for keeping my hands warm. The removable (and very adjustable) hood was the icing on the cake. This was well worth the money.

5 5

love it

Excellent jacket, warm, well designed, good quality. I'm 6' and 200 lbs and the Large fits me well, it is snug, but not too tight. It has a zip-off hood and powder skirt. Plenty of roomy pockets that are easy to get in and out of. The zippers work well and don't snag. The hood and collar are adjustable to keep drafts out. If someone from Cloudveil reads this, my compliments, job well done.

4 5

Great jacket!

Overall, this jacket is awesome. I am 5'8", 180#, and the large fits perfectly. It is cut to a great length, not too long, not too short. I replaced all the cheap plastic snaps with heavy duty metal ones before I even wore the jacket and that was a piece of cake. Made the jacket's snaps much more durable. Very warm, somewhat water resistant (gets slightly water-logged along the cuffs and at the bottom of the jacket, which is not uncommon), and very functional. Pockets are cut well and are in good locations, and the goggle pocket is great for touring. The pit zips definitely vent heat (I was actually able to tour in this jacket). My beef is that the powder skirt is way too loose. In blower conditions the snow does end up above the skirt, which is not big deal, since I wear bibs with it. Also, the zipper can be a bit of a pain to operate, especially with gloves, but you just have to get the hang of it. Overall, a great jacket that could use a few tweaks!

Much better value than the Patagucci down jackets!

Fill weight?

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Fill weight?

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Nevermind. Cloudveil just told me it's 213 grams for a medium.

North Summit of Denali

North Summit of Denali

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Nick Devore in the Patrol Jacket on a perfect day on the north summit of Denali

5 5

Very pleased

I purchased the jacket from backcountry.com about 1 month ago. It is very warm, in fact I only use a light base layer and light fleece in the coldest conditions. Have used it in CO so far. I like the way the collar fits when zipped all the way up. It creates a great barrier. I also have gotten several comments on how nice it looks. I an very pleased with it so far.

3 5

Not worth Retail but still nice

I was really excited to get this coat out on the slopes, unfortunatley my excitment soon turned to dissapoitment. In just four days wear two buttons from the snow skirt have broken off completly. I notified Cloudveil after the first button broke the moement I unpacked it a week ago and have not received a reply. As for actually preformance it works fairly well. It is definetly warm, there's no concern there. I had it out above 12,000 feet yesterday with windchills about -15 with only a thin base layer and was toasty! Two days earlier I was riding at about 8,000 feet with temps in the twenties and with pit zips open and a cotton tee it was great. I would hope to see the collar get a bit taller and more open in future models and also hope that the zipper cover gets larger and actually tucks over the top of the zipper. For almost four hundred dollare it seems the details were missed, but because I was able to get it for $214 I'm happy. Of course if Cloudveil never responds to my warrenty issues I probably won't buy their product again. For the money next time I think I'd try the Patagonia version.

Has anyone had a problem with down coming...

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Has anyone had a problem with down coming out of the cloudveil down patrol jacket? most seams were "leaking" down in the one I bought...

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No, this jacket rocks. It is nice and warm and comfortable and durable and pretty water proof for a down jacket. I love it and would recommend it for sure.

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Never had a problem with down coming out until I accidentally put it on the still hot stove in our camper in AK. Other than that this Down jacket is my favorite. It is extremely warm but still has solid breathability. I really really like it.

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I have had a little bit of down come out, but I think that it's to be expected with a down jacket. Since the down needs air to be able to get in in order for it to breathe and stay effective, it's conceivable that those same pores that let it breathe can let some down out. It's really not much to complain about though.

5 5

Great for almost everything

This jacket is very warm, it is made with windstopper so you do not have to worry about the wind cutting through it, The hood is removable, and it has a removable snow skirt as well. It is great for casual wear and a day cold day on the slopes. I think it is too warm to tour with. The only thing that could make this jacket better is if it was waterproof.

4 5

I've been pleased

I see some varying opinions here. I bought this in Jan 2008, and have generally been pleased with it. I've skied in in MT at temps ranging from 0 to the low 30s. I wear it over a T-shirt, and if the temps are below 10, with a fleece. For me, anything above the mid 20s is too warm in this coat, at least if moguls are involved. Once temps get into the teens, this is generally my around-town coat, too, and down to -20 so far without complaint.

The biggest beef I have is that the pit zips are impossible to manipulate with gloves: no zipper pulls. To their credit, Cloudveil CS immediately volunteered to mail me some. Twice. Neither set arrived, so I gave up.

I'm 6'3" and 230. A large fits fine with room to layer.

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If you're 230 and a large allows you room to layer, ten the jacket is quite oversized, I would think.

3 5

Value?..Not Impressed..

I was soo eagerly awaiting this jacket and I was quickly rewarded with disappointment. I have gone through trying 14+ coats from Eddie Bauer, The North Face, and Spyder. This coat was supposed to be the end-all and although very comfortable inside, once I stepped outside the shoulder area was instantly cold. It made no difference that it was windproof because there was next to no insulation in the shoulders. I m sending it back and will still shop with Backcountry but Cloudveil has not impressed me..

i was wondering how long the jacket is and...

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i was wondering how long the jacket is and whether or not it will be cut off at the waist or it is longer? if you have a length in inches that would be very helpful.thanks!

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I don't have the dimensions, but it's cut to the hip, not the waist.

5 5

EXCELLENT FUNCTIONAL DOWN JACKET

I used this jacket while riding the "Village" (Jackson Hole) and up on Glory Bowl all last winter. It is very warm, has a great powder skirt (removable), nice hood (removable) that cinches down nicely without a helmet (don't know how it fits with a helmet), relatively long sleeves and fits really well in the body for a very comfortable feel. I like that there are two pockets, an inner and outer, on the left side of the jacket (accessible with right hand) for keeping spare goggles, glasses, phone or anything else you want easy access to. The pit zips work well but I don't use them often. If I am that warm, I have the jacket opened or off and the only time that happens is while hiking or on the Gondola (soon to be TRAM AGAIN!!!). It has good draw strings at the waist to keep the cold and snow out. Good hand warming pockets and yet another pocket (located on the inside right front of jacket (accessed with left hand) that holds a bottle of schnapps very well. One other thing...there is access for a headphone wire to go through from inner pocket to head so you can rock out and be warm at the same time! The Wind Stopper material is very wind proof (hence the name, eh?) and has a really nice hand. I like the clean cut and solid color of the jacket as well. Great for ripping down mountains and wear it right into the Mangy Moose for an apres beer.

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