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jsn100299167 wrote a review of on October 25, 2011

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I bought the 2011 version of the Alpine Light to replace the one I bought a couple years ago. More than anything I just wanted the adjustable draw string at the hem that is on this year’s model and not on my old one. When I got the new jacket it felt a lot thinner than my old one. I laid it down on my floor to compare thickness the old jacket had twice as much loft as the new one. I gave it a while just to make sure it wasn't because the down had been compressed. On Montbell's website they still list 4 ounces of down fill just like they have for the past three years. Suspect that Montbell is cutting some corners now that they have a foothold in the market.