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Send in style, regardless of the cold.

Your climbing trip to Yosemite is panning out to have more frigid temperatures than you were planning on. It's lucky you brought the Sierra Designs Men's Stretch DriDown Hooded Jacket or you might never make it out of your cozy sleeping bag. This hooded jacket is essentially another sleeping bag, but more mobile. In fact, Sierra Designs used the same 800-fill DriDown insulation that's in its sleeping bags for unmatched comfort that stays drier, keeps you warmer, and dries faster than conventional down insulation. Sierra Designs then wrapped up this innovative insulation with nylon  for durability and a bit of spandex for the mobility you want while you hike, climb, backpack, or simply make breakfast. Plus, the shell has a PU coating for extra durability and DWR for water resistance against light rain showers.

Sierra Designs lined the handwarmers with brushed tricot for extra comfort when you need to warm up your digits. Let the security pocket store your phone, wallet, and other valuables to leave room for your gloves and beanie in the stash pockets.

  • Nylon, spandex shell with PU and DWR coatings
  • 800-fill DriDown insulation
  • Drawcord hem
  • Two handwarmers lined with brushed tricot
  • One interior security, two interior stash pockets

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Would this jacket be good for temperatures 10-20 below zero?

Does the jacket compress down well to a small size? I currently have the Sierra Designs TOV jacket, which I love, but I lost over 64 lbs. so I have to get a new jacket. My only complaint of the TOV was the feather loss was pretty extreme, so I was considering this new SD DriDown Hoody. I'm a backpacker and want to know if it compresses down well for stuffing into my pack?

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Hey! I think you'd be pleased at how well this jacket works for your needs. SD has dialed their gear in even more to fit serious backpacker's needs. The 800-fill power down means that this jacket is lighter and more packable than it would be if it was made with lower quality down. There's going to be a certain amount of down that leaks out of any down piece. My best advice on that would be that if you see feathers coming out try and grab them from the backside and pull them back in as they're coming out. I don't think however that you'll lose enough that you'd ever be disappointed in this jacket. Check out the review just below before you order. Looks like sizing might be a bit different than other jackets.
Good luck!

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One reason I purchased this jacket is I travel a bit and only bring a carry-on. This jacket looked to fill the bill as it packs down and is relatively light weight. Depending on how you plan to pack it, I'd say you wouldn't be disappointed. I did a quick fold and roll and measured it for you; ended up with a log 12" long and 16" (4" thick) circumference. A stuff sack would give you a smaller package. I can flat fold it 12" X 12" X 1" compressed also. Mind you this was just a quickie job. With a little thought I could make it tighter. Hope that helps.

5 5

Sizing Gouge

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small

I am 6'2", 180 lbs and have a 35.5" sleeve as measured from mid-neck to wrist. Normally wear 42L in suit or coat. I ordered the Large SDHJ and found it to be too tight across the chest. When I raised my arms out from my body to shoulder height, the armpits were very tight and the zipper was pulled tight at the nipple line. I do not have a "body builder" physique, more like a bean pole so this surprised me. Sleeve length was adequate as it hit below the wrist line. Body length hit just below the belt. I would be hard pressed to layer much more than a light sweater before becoming too tight over all. I ordered a XL and found it to fit much better. No binding across chest, sleeve length was better (when pulled taunt, hit first joint of thumb) and body length hit upper thigh/groin line. There is now room to layer underneath if needed without feeling like a tick.

Build quality is 5 of 5. Material is as described in Description; soft and has minimal noise when sliding across itself. Feather weight, you hardly notice you are wearing it. Interior pockets are stupid deep. You will have a time fishing any small items from the bottom. As the company states, they are more for carrying hats or gloves which would be easier to retrieve. The interior security pocket will hold a iPhone 6 regular size. You will need to keep the vertical zipper for this pocket closed or every time you bend over whatever you have in the pocket will slide out. The two zippered outer hand warmer pockets are well placed and deep enough to sink your hands into.

It hasn't been cold enough yet to put the jacket through its paces so I'll update this later with a performance review. Hope this helps other "bean poles" with any sizing dilemmas.

I'm 5'11 about 145 pounds. Should i get a small or medium?

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Try measuring your chest (or use your jacket size if you know it) and using that measurement. If you're closer to 36" or 37" I'd recommend the small, but anything bigger than that I don't think the medium would disappoint you. Also, take into consideration your use. Often times it's smart to get it more fitted if you plan on using it as an insulating layer underneath a shell.

1st. The description mentions a drawstring...

1st. The description mentions a drawstring hem...Is there one or two drawstrings and where are they located on the hem? 2nd. Does the jacket come with a stuff sack or does it stuff into one of the pockets? And 3rd. Is there any spandex or other type closure for the cuff of the sleeve to keep wind out or is it just loose?

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Old post but I'll give the answers. 1. Captive drawstrings (spring/plunger type keeper) inset approx. 1"-2" in from each terminal end of zipper. 2. No sack, no stuffing pocket. You might be thinking about the DriDown Baffled Parka which does. 3. The cuffs have elastic. It is not a tight/stretchy closure unless you have large wrists or are wearing layers.

5 5

Good to go . . .

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I'm 5' 10" and in the mid-190's, so I ordered a Large, which turned out to feel just a little snug, not overly so, but enough to wonder if it was going to work in the range of layerings I was expecting to use. I returned it for an XL, which fits very comfortably, with room for layering underneath. I found the sleeve length a tad long, but can live with it.

Since then, I've worn the jacket in a range of temps, from low 30's f. to below zero, and have been very happy with it. I would not count on it at the lower range if I was standing around in just the jacket and a t-shirt or sitting in the bleachers somewhere with a sub-zero windchill (go Patriots! :-)).

Nevertheless, I am very happy with the jacket and think it will serve me well for my intended purpose, which is as a light-weight, compressible, cold weather layer for around camp on a canoe trip in Canada in a week-long, early May, post ice-out, river run.

I have not had any experience yet that could test the "waterproof" quality of the down. However, I am reassured by the idea that the claimed water-resistant down will serve me better than down without that quality.

BTW, I got it in red, which is very close to the brick red color shown (at least on my monitor). Very nice.

How cold can you go with this jacket...

How cold can you go with this jacket alone?

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Temperature is always a subjective thing. Certain peoples bodies just run warmer then others... some people have much more cold tolerance then others. Wind is a factor as well of course... as is activity level. If I was wearing just a t-shirt under a jacket like this and maybe walking around town I'd say comfortable down to maybe 25�F-30�F... I am from Maine and used to much colder temps then that though, so it could be completely different for you.

what is the weight for this jacket?

what is the weight for this jacket?

Best Answer Responded on

The weight for the 800 DriDown is 4.23 oz. / 120g
and total weight of the jacket is 17.5 oz. / 496.12g

How well do you think this jacket will do...

How well do you think this jacket will do against 30 degree weather? Think it will be efficient in keeping me warm?

Responded on

if 30F is the coldest you expect to experience you should be fine with this jacket. This also depends on what you will be doing though. If you want it to wear while skiing, sure more then warm enough. If you want it to throw it on at the peak while hiking, should be fine. If you are going to be standing around for hours on end not moving... maybe not the best choice, but with a good baselayer and a shell it would probably be fine even for that. How hot your body tends to run also effects this, as temperature is a very personal thing.

4 5

Promised thumbholes do not exist

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Description very clearly mentions thumbholes twice, but they do not exist on the jacket I rec'd. Black color is also more of a dark graphite grey -- particularly noticeable when worn with other black items. Those are the only cons for me so far. Super thin and lightweight, yet very warm. Wore this for a few days spent roaming the northwoods in just-freezing temps; it did a great job of keeping me warm despite drizzle, sleet, snow and 40 mph winds. The hood is arguably the best feature of this jacket; unlike some others, it is the perfect depth, and I don't have to take it off to hear. As a woman, I knew it was a gamble to buy a men's size, but the ladies' coats are all so damn ugly. It is clearly made to fit an athletic male frame, but still, the large fit my 5'9" frame and 42" chest just fine, even with multiple layers underneath. I can even fit this over a huge hoodie for more casual use.

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Thanks so much for the review and feedback.
We will get that content about the thumbholes corrected.

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Would you still recommend it? Also, do you happen to know the weight of it, I don't see one listed, and how well does it compress?

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Yes, I would still recommend it, particularly if you need a down to withstand moist conditions (and particluarly at the lower price I see today). I couldn't tell you the exact weight, but it is light as air, and while it isn't a particularly fluffy down jacket, it compresses to a very portable lump and stuffs nicely into the empty crevices of a backpack.

Why are there two Large Sizes on your size...

Why are there two Large Sizes on your size chart?

Responded on

So a lot of people get confused and think that the numbers on sizing charts are in reference to the material length of the item, instead its the measurement of the model the item is designed around. So when you see chest size or waist size that is typically the body dimensions of the individual this jacket is designed for. So when you see on the sizing chart large listed for mens size 34 and mens size 36 that means that the jacket should fit a range a men spanning those sizes.

5 5

Best jacket ever

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I must say as a representative for Sierra Designs I am a bit spoiled by the amount of gear I get to try out, and sure enough every year I am stoked on the new product. This year is no exception other than this is by the far the best down jacket I have worn.

I got the chance to try this out last week during a cold snap in Moab. The first thing that is different is the shell and liner material it is a soft to the touch fabric which feels great against the skin, no more cold nylon. Secondly the entire jacket has stretch like your favorite softshell, so no more hindrance reaching for the beer on the top shelf. Thirdly is the warmth you have with this jacket, in order to make sure the down does not pop through the stretchy material we have placed an interior membrane in the liner, which cuts down on the wind blowing through and cooling you off. Then if that is not enough it is filled with 800 fill Dri Down.

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"a representative for Sierra Designs..." of course he likes it