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A heat-trapping insulator that works great for fall camping or winter layering.
Winter may arrive in the middle of a camping trip or during a day on the mountain, but with the Columbia Powerfly Down Jacket locking in your body's heat, the plummeting temperatures won't wreck your outdoor plans. Thanks to the 800-fill down and an Omni-Heat thermal reflective lining, any bit of heat your core creates can stick with you throughout the deepest cold snaps of the season.
- Lightweight, durable nylon 20D Power Rip outer fabric withstands winter camping and ski days, and its Omni-Shield advanced repellency ensures snow doesn't soak the down before you can find your shell jacket
- Mini-baffled 800-fill down teams up with the Omni-Heat thermal reflective lining to hold in an incredible amount of heat as you brave the worst of winter
- Mini baffles keep the down in place over the course of many winter seasons
- Drawcord hem and full collar seal you off from the cold
- Full-length zipper provides venting and easy on-off
- The two zippered hand pockets hold your frigid fingers while you hang out next to the campfire
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hi, wich jacket is warmer or better, the...
hi, wich jacket is warmer or better, the columbia powerfly down jacket, or the north face, nuptse 2 ?
The Columbia Powerfly Down is a lightweight down jacket. Despite it's 800 fill down, this jacket will not be as warm as the TNF Nuptse 2 because of the Nuptse's far greater fill weight.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
First, some measurements of myself.
70 inches tall
30-31 inch waist
39 inch chest
Ordered the medium fit
Length is good on the arms, so even when I stretch them out the cuff stays at the wrist.
I can't say I am a huge fan of the overall length of the jacket, but it really isn't that bad.
Sometimes a little roomy in the chest or abdominal area, not too bad though.
I don't have another, similar jacket to compare it to, but here are my thoughts on the performance of the piece.
My office is around 40 degrees all the time, and just sitting around I can get cold. As soon as I start moving around though,
or when I wear it outside in cold weather, I am nice and warm. I put my Arc'teryx Alpha SV over it when outside, and it works amazingly. I don't really know how well the omni-heat reflective lining works, as I do not have a baseline to compare it to.
One possible negative that I have noticed is that it can sometimes get a little clammy or muggy in the jacket if I do not have a long sleeve layer under it. Just barely though, and I do not even know if that is a normal thing or not with down jackets, or it is just how the omni-heat ends up working. Not a huge deal though, I figure if it is cold enough for a down jacket, it is cold enough to have long sleeves on.
I wish it would have a chest pocket for a cell phone or something, but I did purchase it knowing it was lacking one, so I can not dock it.
Overall, it is a great jacket. I don't have another to compare it to though, but from what I can tell now, it works very well. I will take it as a backup layer in my pack when skiing or cold weather hiking or other type activities. It is great around the town too.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Super Light weight, but not too light a la the 850/900 down. I'm 5'10", 174. I bought size medium. Fit was close, as desired, and offered athletic movement. Fits slightly below waist, with draw string pull can stop at waist without excess. Nice color (dark blue) looks really good. My only regret is that if I had waited three weeks, i could have got it on sale for 30% less. Nonetheless, I'm am very satisfied with size/fit, color, and quality.