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I am 5'11' & 180 pound and wear L with Mountain Hardwear ,and M with Marmot. I always fall in between M and L with Patagonia. I chose M for this down sweater and leaving no space between this and a base layer, which i planed to do. Thin enough to be worn under a shell layer. A baseball size when packed.
What is the fill weight for this jacket/shirt? (Trying to compare with other lightweight options.)
Thanks for the question. The fill weight for the Patagonia Ultralight Down Shirt is 56.5 grams.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This would be the perfect all around shirt if it included just a single small pocket. I don't like struggling with having to access a pocket under this layer or relying on pants pockets when wearing a harness. Other than that an amazing piece of gear for all those 'unknown weather' days.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Super warm, super light and easy to layer. If it's real chilli I throw this under my R3 and life is toasty.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is a great shirt, easy to pack (compacts to the size of large apple or orange), warm and toasty, and so light it feels like you are not wearing anything. Love this shirt!
From lookers left to right:
Micro Puff Vest (synthetic)
Ultralight Down Shirt
Ultralight Down Jacket
Hi-Loft Down Sweater
Great minimalist down layer, no fancy big zip, pockets bla bla bla. Just a super light simple layering piece. Gets thrown in my pack everytime I go snowboarding. If it's "alaskan" cold then I'll wear it under my shell.
Weighs as much as an empty beer can and stuffs down to about the size of one.
super light and very warm. I am 5'6'' and 135lb and the size fit me perfect!
I love this down! it has been a great top layer on cold mornings and an under layer at camp or in cold conditions. It seems to keep me at the perfect temperature while hiking on a cold day, not too hot or cold. I love how light and compact it is as well.
What is the best way to wash this? The tags gives drying info, but not washing.
Buy Nikwax or Granger's down wash. Put in a capful, and wash it in a front loading washing machine. Be very careful when moving it to the dryer, because wet down is heavy, and you could rip the fabric. Throw it in a dryer with some tennis balls to keep the down from clumping.
I us this as a layer for skiing. As other reviews will attest, this jacket is super light, and remarkably warm for its weight. My go to 1st layer (under a shell jacket) for skiing is an Arcteryx Atom LT jacket, which has a full zip + Powerstretch panels for ventilation, and so can be used over a wider range of temperatures. For myself, the optimal temperature range for wearing only the Patagonia Down Shirt (over a base layer) is around 15 - 25 degrees F. It works great in combination with the Arcteryx Atom when temperatures are lower and I'm not sweating a ton. Other things I love about this are: it's so small when compressed I have a hard time telling it's in my backpack; it's fairly windproof; it fits well and never catches on my jacket or other layers; the zipper goes fairly far down so one can get good (if not full) ventilation. Probably my favorite thing about it is that is so comfortable and light that I can't feel that it is on me. (The warmth tells me something must be there.)
Fits perfect and is toasty even with just a T-Shirt on. Asked the backcountry rep about size and they were spot on.
Fit is Slim. So fits like a t-shirt. I put it on and forget that i am wearing it. Stops wind and extremely light, Love the minimalist design at waist and wrists. No pockets, comes with small stuff sack about the size of an Apple. The squares add warmth and rigidity. Love it.
well i have had the shirt for 2 weeks now and have worn it everyday. our home is about 60 degrees at
this time and it feels like it is 72. this shirt tempered
my on and off chills recently when i had a touch of the flu. i normally do not rate a piece in my arsenal so quickly, however, this 6 ounce shirt is awesome!
it is especially awesome when it is 30% off retail.
p.s. i would have given it 6 stars if it had been made here in the u.s.
How does this compare to the Norrona Lygen down750 lightweight jacket?
How gray is the asphalt gray and how dark is it compared to the raven color?
I am a huge fan of the "Bird", and if you looked in my closet you would think that it was an Arcteryx store,but Patagonia's down sweaters, nano puff jackets, special addition 900 fill jackets are a dream come true.When they came out with the down shirt, I just knew that I would have to have one. Buy one and I promise that you won't be disappointed.
No Comparison. Montbell WAY warmer and cheaper.
I bought this to compare to the Montbell UL Down Inner. Patagonia does not post their fill weights so I asked the Patagonia rep. She said there is 2 oz of Down fill in this shirt. Now that I have the Patagonia and the Montbell Inner I can say there is NO comparison between the two! I don't know if the Patagonia rep lied or the tiny box stitching hampers the ability of the down to fluff up. The Montbell box stitching is twice as big as the Patagonia and this allows it to fluff up about 4 times the loft as the Patagonia (hopefully you can see this in the photo).
Things I liked: Simple design; less zippers to snag on the very fragile material.
Things I did not like: Way too THIN to provide much warmth. Price, even on sale it was much more than several Montbell options.
Montbell UL Down Inner
Things I liked: MUCH more down; fluffs up nicely; feels warmer. Excellent price and warranty.
Things I don't like: I don't like the pockets. The down is in the exterior portion of the jacket and the pocket is basically a piece of added material on the inside. This allows the pocket to pull open creating a small slit where there is no down. I intend to stitch the pocket closed so the pocket does not gap and cause a cold spot.
This is the same lightweight, windproof, nylon ripstop exterior shell fabric used in the Special Edition Down Sweater. Half the weight and twice as strong as that used in the Standard Down sweater.