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Awesome reversible puffy!
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I love Eider’s reversible down jacket! It is from the mountain/expedition series and has the features to back it up. One side has pockets for around town, ski, etc.—and one side is more climbing focused and does not have pockets so that gear won’t get caught. I’m not much of a climber personally, but I’m my husband’s belay slave so I appreciate the adaptability for climbing. The outer fabric is Pertex, which makes it highly water resistant, breathable, windproof, as well as abrasion resistant so it won’t get snagged (like many of my other puffys have) Eider uses box-baffled construction to ensure no “cold spots” where seams would typically overlap ensuring it’s every bit as warm as it looks. And the smaller baffles on the sides give the Olan a more tailored, feminine fit.
This is the perfect winter puffy for climbing, skiing, or just running errands around town in the cold!
Best Puffy I own
No doubt about it, this is the best puffy jacket I own, and have ever owned. No exaggeration. Prior to getting this jacket a couple of weeks ago, I had four puffies in my regular rotation: a Cloudveil Down Patrol, an Arc'teryx something-or-other, an Eddie Bauer First Ascent jacket, and a Mountain Hardware expedition weight jacket. This one somehow manages to replace them all. I'm now selling a lot of puffies.
I know. Crazy. How can it replace both a lightweight Eddie Bauer down sweater and a MH 8,000+meter jacket? I don't know. I just know that I does. I ski in bounds with it and am the perfect temperature. It's the puffy I take into the backcountry with me. It's the puffy I wear while belaying ice climbing. And it's the puffy I wear around town when I want to look cute.
In addition to how awesomely warm it is for its weight and bulk is the fact that it fits well. I haven't found any other puffies that come in actual numbered sizes rather than small, medium, large. Being able to get an actual size means the Olan isn't unnecessarily puffing out.
And I love that it's reversible.
Eider Olan - Urban Climber, Dec/Jan 2011
Great for cold days in the sun, this 700-fill down puffy featured a burly zipper (common problem area for puffies) and a super-warm hood. Plus, it's reversible, so you don't have to be seen in the same jacket over and over.
Eider Olan Reversible Down Jacket
Reversible gem- love the Olan Jacket
I've pretty much worn this every day since November- mostly just day to day but once we get some snow and it's freezing on the mountain, I'll be wearing this as an insulator, no doubt. I'm super picky when it comes to down jackets and this one fits the bill- really warm without looking ridiculously puffy. Plus, I love the color combo- will upload a photo.
Does this not have hand pockets on the...
Does this not have hand pockets on the yellow side?
flattering shape on!
We know this jacket will keep you warm, however, what you really need to know is this jacket has a great shape and is flattering to the figure when worn. Eider puts smaller baffles on the sides of the jacket to create this shape. Let's face it, we don't want to look like a marshmellow in our down ; )