Brittanywrote a review of Patagonia Ultralight Down Hooded Jacket - Women's on September 22, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
I think this jacket converted me to a Patagonia fan for life. It has become the ultimate staple in my wardrobe. As a layering piece or on its own, I take it with me just about everywhere.
It is super light, low profile, and stuffs into just about any bag. And I like that the design is a bit different and more modern than your typical down jacket. I have this in black, and it has a nice little sheen to it that I think makes it more fun. Added bonus, I've received more compliments on this jacket than anything else I own!
This number has been with me three years now and it looks just as good today as it did the day bought it - and it has traveled with me errywhere. Seriously awesome. I'm still not sure how it's so durable, it seems like it would rip easily but doesn't. Compare this to a LuLu down jacket I've had for about the same amount of time that will tear if it catches anything.
There is one tiny, tiny hole that I need to patch. Even with the tiniest of a tear, it does leak feathers, so when you buy the jacket I'd recommend snagging repair tape to keep on hand with you just in case, especially if you plan to wear it a lot on its own (instead of as a layering piece).
If you plan to wear this more as a layer, I'd recommend going with the sans hood version. As with most jackets, I do wish it was just a tad bit longer.