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Hopefully your pipes won't burst.

Toss on the Patagonia Men's Ultralight Down Jacket when there's a gas line break and you're without heat for a couple of days. It's a total bummer, but at least you have this highly-compressible 800-fill-power goose down jacket to keep you plenty warm. Made with durable nylon fabric, this slim-silhouette jacket fits perfectly beneath your shell when you do some winter camping or skiing, and it works great as a stand-alone layer.

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5 5

Great Jacket, but Watch the Sizing.

I'm 6'1", 175 lbs. My chest measure between 42 and 43 inches, depending on what I've done during the week. Based on Patagonia's fit guide and the reviews of others that said that the jacket ran small, I ordered a large. It swallowed me. Not even close to being an athletic fit at that size.

So I went with a medium, and it fits nicely. I can wear capilene and an r1 fleece underneath it comfortably. It may be just a tad snug around my lats when I'm driving, but hardly noticeable. Even still, there is a little extra material around my waist. I could go for more layering underneath and it still would fit fine.

Performance-wise, this jacket is spectacular. Very light, and warmer than I expected. Don't get me wrong, it's not a winter parka, but it's a great jacket for cragging on all but the coldest days. I think I could climb in this jacket, if it's not chimneys, flares or OW, or if didn't involve scraping my forearms too much. My only complaint is that it doesn't stuff into it's own pocket.

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Left to right - Patagonia Down shirt, Patagonia Down Jacket, Patagonia Nano Puff, Patagonia Down sweater.

5 5

Love it. Great jacket

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I think this is a great jacket. Very light, zipper is easy, wore it yesterday and it was cold but rainy and no issues in the rain first time out. Come with stuff sack that is easy to stuff into. Dill color in life looks darker than picture. Draw hem cord is nice and simple holds in drafts. Light and simple will be wearing quite a bit. It is a slim fit so depending on how you want it to fit and how much want to layer may want to get a size up. I usually get a XS and that fits great but if i wanted to layer more than a light weight fleece i would get a small.

5 5

Feels strange to be so warm w/ so little

This is as good as I hoped it would be. I've had it a month, and it still seems strange to be in the Tetons in mid February wearing nothing but this jacket over a base layer (and pants... for anyone with an uncomfortable visual) and I never get remotely cold.
My only gripe is that heat escapes through the collar even when it is all the way zipped up. I have a Cloudveil down vest that has a draw string on the collar that fixes a problem like that (just in case Pata-G is listening) but I won't down-rate the jacket, because it's that great otherwise.
For fit, I am 6'3" and weigh 185 and have an extra large. I like the length the XL gives me in the arms, and with the slim-fit style, it doesn't bulk out too much in the torso. I should also mention the color I have is called "Grecian Blue" and just a warning, the jacket seems a little lighter in real life than the display picture shows against a white background in my opinion. Like, one of my friends asked me if I would let his wife borrow it sometime, so... take that for what it's worth. (I will destroy my friend later) but over all great jacket. If you're considering it, it won't disappoint.

5 5

Very pleased

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Needed a middle layer for skiing, hiking and biking. The jacket is warm and very light. Will be a great jacket for hikes and bike trips. The family does make fun of the look though.

4 5

Pretty cool jacket

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I recently owned the Mountainhardwear but wanted to give Patagonia a go. So far so good. Time will tell.

5 5

Unbeatable for everyday use & skiing

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Simple as that - this jacket is perfect for cold days in the city, as well as long days on the slopes. Its light weight and warmth will blow your mind. Highly recommended and worth the price.

Most people posting here are tall. How...

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Most people posting here are tall. How about for me who is just 5'4", 145lbs, with average build and larger than usual legs? I believe my torso is short. Medium or Small? Thanks.

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Small, and they are 30% off now.

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I'm 5'2" and 135 lbs. I don't have this particular item but for every other patagonia jacket I own a small fits me absolutely perfectly.

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it really depends on how you want it to fit. I am 5'6" and 135ish and with a shirt and light fleece underneath the XS it fits great, but a little tight in the arms. I like it a little tighter. If you want to put more than a light fleece under I would get a small.

5 5

awesome

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

warm, light,durable..goodlooking. enough said

2 5

Awkward and uncomfortable fit

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I am 5'10 and 145lbs. I ordered a medium and the jacket is the worse jacket I have ever had. The jacket is long in the midsection and tends to ride up from the bottom when zipped up. When it rides up the midsection puffs out and feels/looks weird. If you buy this jacket and have a beer belly its not a problem. Returned right away.

3 5

Too Large and Loose

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

After reading the reviews about it's "slim" fit I bought a large. I'm 6'2, 180 and the large is definitely too big. I have a long torso and long arms and the length of this hangs long past my waist, the arms length seems fine but everything else is too loose and baggy especially the neck, waist. Wish I would have gotten a med...but I bought on sale and there were no more Med's on sale. Guess I'm stuck with it or I'll return it for a refund...Too bad, I really wanted one of these but didn't want to pay full price. Guess thats the trade off...

I am 5'11" 170. What size should I get.

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I am 5'11" 170. What size should I get.

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I would say large, or medium depending on the fit you're looking for. The Ultralight Down Jacket is definitely a slimmer fit and runs a bit more snug that the regular Patagonia Down Sweater or Nano Puff. I would say medium if you want a trim, more snug of a fit. Or Large is what I would wear and we're of similar size. It would give you a little more room overall and a little more length in the body which is nice.

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I got the medium and it is a perfect fit. Not as snug as I thought it would be.

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Ultralight Down Jacket in its stuff sack

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i'm 5'7", 155, 30 inch waist, but I have a large back, chest and shoulders, what size should I buy?

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Give Live chat a go, I have done it numerous times and these guys size/product knowledge is pretty good.

The u/light down jacket has a slim fit. I'm 5'9", 33 inch waist but with broad-ish shoulders and a medium is a perfect fit, so maybe a small for you.

You could order a small and a medium and return one, these guys have an awesome return policy!

5 5

Awesome mid-warmth down jacket!

Patagonia has got it just right with this lightweight down jacket. The minimalist design is fantastic. The construction quality is also very good.

It's just a great "go to" jacket for cool-to-cold weather. I use it in the cold (below freezing) as an "around town" option where you might be out in the freezing cold briefly then in your car, then inside somewhere etc. For colder temps (e.g. strolling the streets at night in the cold snow), I have a patagucci high loft down jacket that is better suited to those temps . The ultralight down jacket also goes in my pack on splitboard touring days when it's really cold as an emergency layer. If you midlayer this under a shell, it better be mega-cold unless you're standing around doing nothing.

The usual considerations with down apply e.g. if you get it wet, it's useless. The warmth-to-weight ratio is better than anything else I've worn. The "ripstop" nylon material is quite lightweight so just watch you don't snag it on anything sharp, it's nowhere near as tough as a goretex shell, say.

It's got 2 handwarmer pockets and a 'napoleon' pocket. It's also got a waist tightening cord. It packs up nice and small into the stuff sack and weighs next to nothing.

I would class it as water resistant, not waterproof, you can get a bit of snow or moisture on it, but I wouldn't want to be exposed too long unless you had a shell over it.

A lot of people seem to buy it thinking it will be a good mid-layer for snowsports, but I wouldn't use it for this unless it was really cold as in all likelihood it will get wet/sweaty. If this is what you are looking for, maybe think about synthetic insulation (which is still warm when wet) like the nano or micro puff jackets.

It's definitely slim fit.

I don't give 5 stars lightly so all-in-all, a super jacket and one I wear more than any other in my cool-cold wardrobe.

Awesome mid-warmth down jacket!
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Where is the pic from in Japan? I used to live there...

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Scott, That's Myoko Kogen train station in Niigata Prefecture.

3 5

down jacket...

its okay as a midlayer on a cold DRY day and thats about it.

I bought this as a midlayer to use under a snowboarding shell.

By the end of the day the collar was sopping wet from a combo of sweat and snow ... I didnt use it the next day. It was replaced by the R3 fleece which was pretty great!

4 5

not sure yet

this jacket fits closer than the micro puff and down sweater, which is, mostly, nice. however, i found that the material bulges out in the stomach area as if i were expecting! not sure if the jacket needs to be broken in to lay flat or whether it might have been defectively constructed, or just the design on my particular body. anyone have thoughts? the aesthetic of this coat is nice with the trimmer fit and the thin baffles. i thought it would feel lighter when on, probably from all the chatter i read beforehand, but it does feel like an insulatory jacket when on - not nothing. one complaint i do have, and this might be color specific (deep mango), is that you can see the down right through the jacket. the exterior shell material has a high sheen so it reflects light, but when in dull or normal light you can see right through it. when i first opened it and saw it, i almost thought there was mold inside the jacket. i contacted patagonia and they said, it's translucent if not transparent lightweight material. darker colors will show less. so go dark if you want to minimize visible down. good jacket but am curious to hear what others have to say about fit and visibility of down.

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I have the hoody version in large deep mango and it fits well (6', 188,34/35 waist). I understand what you mean about the stomach bulge. I bought a Marmot Zeus that I returned b/c of that issue. I just think it depends where the jacket breaks on your body. Maybe if u tightened or loosened the cinch a bit it would break differently. As for the down, I think it looks like orange camo up close. I'm not into camo or anything, but it doesnt bother me. At 1st I thought I was compromising on the color/design, but I think it looks good in person. And when I think about when and where I would wear the jacket it really becomes a moot point imo.

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I picked up this jacket as well. Sweet piece for sure, but I have the bulging issues as well.
It bugs the heck out of me for some reason. thinking of returning it, but such a killer price and awesome jacket, I am having a hard time figuring out what to do.

What's the down count, 700, 800?

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What's the down count, 700, 800?

5 5

great lil brother

i have the down jacket and now this jacket and the ultra light hoody and all i can say is buy buy buy wth the sale goin on ive had my hoody now for 2 weeks and its all i seem to wear.if i get 2 cold i zip it up into my arcteryx hyllus jacket and plenty warm this either the jacket or hoody will be ur fav go to piece .

great lil brother

I'm 6' and about 190lbs. I have the Rubicon...

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I'm 6' and about 190lbs. I have the Rubicon Rider in Large, and find it too big. I'd like to get something more fitted, but am not sure if I go Medium or Large with this jacket. Any thoughts?

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You should be fine with a large here BSW, the Ultralight Down Jacket and Rubicon Rider are completely different fits.

4 5

Warm, athletic fit

This is a very nice jacket. It is incredibly warm. You will be surprised by how lightweight it is compared to its warmth. I like the chest pocket and the hand warmer pockets as well. My only problems with this jacket are the color combinations. I got the orange one. The pictures on the internet show it as much darker than it really is. I really stand out wearing the orange, whether that is good or not. All in all, its a great jacket and backcountry.com is a great place to buy it.

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