As soon as my dad put this jacket on, he knew it was a cut above his others. He said it was definitely warmer and the fit was great on his tall frame. His arms are longer than average and the tall cut had him covered and comfortable. He loved it!
About This Item
- 100% polyester
- Trackmydown supply information on garment: Learn where your down comes from and what makes premium down premium
- Responsible Down Standard (RDS)-certified down insulation: Certified by Control Union More About RDS
- 1 Oz 20D Recycled Ripstop Polyester Shell: Perfect balance of light weight and strength
- 800 fill StormDown: Retains its insulating loft even in wet conditions
- StormRepel Super DWR: Our longest-lasting moisture-shedding finish
So far, so good. I like this jacket for the backcountry. Toured high into the mountains and hit the ridge where the wind was cranking. Thru the puffy on over my tech shell which warmed me quickly. rode to the bottom of the run and took it off, then packed it back in the pack. Too soon to determine durability. However, many of my friends have the jacket and love it as well.
I Want To Love This Jacket, But...
I really, really want to love this jacket, but as it stands, it's just OK. For reference, I'm 6'1" tall and weigh 175 - 180lbs, depending on the day, and I ordered a size medium. PROS: I absolutely love the fit...it's definitely more on the 'slim fit' side, but I prefer that. If you're big on layering thick sweaters or similar, you might want to size up. The length is also a bonus as it hits slightly lower than my other Marmot and North Face down jackets. As long as you realize this jacket isn't meant to handle sub-zero temps, it's actually very warm for how little it weighs. I'm no expert on fill power, etc., but I'm assuming it has a lot to do with the quality of the 800 fill power down. It's the perfect amount of warmth for anything in the 30 - 50 degree range assuming you're just running around town, etc. If you're using it for more active adventures, I'm sure it could go much lower. Lastly, the jacket looks great. I ordered the Indigo color with red zipper highlights and the color and style are on point. Coupled with the fit and the jacket wears really well. CONS: Biggest issue I have with this jacket and why I suspect it won't last very long is the fact that this thing absolutely bleeds feathers.I purchased the jacket in mid-December, so I've only had it roughly a month and every single time I put it on I notice more and more feathers leaking through the fabric. As mentioned above, I've owned several different jackets from North Face, Marmot, LLBean, Eastern Mountain Sports, Mountain Hardwear, etc, and never had feather leak like this jacket has. Considering it's lightweight, I'm afraid this thing will only last a year or so before it's just too drained of feathers to provide any warmth. The zippers aren't my favorite. Not terrible, but the main zipper catches on the fabric quite a bit and wants to separate at the bottom quite often. Not a deal breaker, but more of an annoyance. Wish I could recommend, but I have a feeling it won't last long.
Perfect Fit, Questionable Utility
Let me start by stating that this is the best fitting jacket I've ever worn. I'm a lanky 6' 5", 220 lbs, and the Large Tall fits me perfectly. Unfortunately, I'm not planning on keeping it. My wife has practically lived in her MicroTherm jacket for the past 2 winters. She simply adores her jacket, so I figured that I would grab one, too. I was looking for a trim, midweight insulating jacket that I could use as both a midlayer, and as a stand-alone outer layer. Since I already had a FA Downlight jacket (which I completely love!), I knew a Large Tall MicroTherm should fit just right - which it did. I tried it out running errands around town in about 25 degrees with a stiff northern breeze. Used as an outer layer, I didn't feel that it was sufficiently warm for the weight (14 oz) for a midweight down jacket, especially when I compared it to other down jackets at the same price and weight. Maybe it was the very closely-spaced sewn-through baffles. I also thought the fabric was a bit too thick and too stiff. It didn't drape very well - a bit 'boardy' feeling. Unfortunately, the jacket lacks a hem drawcord, and the elastic cuff openings are too large. This caused me to lose heat as the cold air found it's way up the hem and the cuffs. For a supposedly serious piece of outdoor clothing, I find these to be significant design flaws. It just falls short in the utility department for me. In my opinion, if EB could use the excellent fabric, hem elastic, and elastic cuffs used on their Downlight jacket, they could really improve the MicroTherm.
Bought the coat as a gift for my husband since it came in a Long size. My husband loves the fit and stretch in the shoulders. Very happy until day 3 of wearing the coat and we noticed a hole. We gave this coat 2 stars for the quality. We are hoping we can exchange it for another one of this same jacket that will last longer
I purchased this jacket in the winter of '18 and loved the fit and how warm it is for how light the jacket is (and still do). I'm 6'1"/ 185lb and am usually between medium and large and the medium fit perfectly for me. Within a few months of relatively gentle wear (i.e. wearing it to work, while running errands, etc.- not bushwhacking through pricker bushes) it developed a pinhole or two that started leaking down and I noticed that some of the stitching at the seams was starting to fray. The following winter I exchanged it for a replacement at the store (no problem there), but within a few weeks the same exact thing started happening. Once there is a small hole in this jacket, it will always have some down sticking out (regardless of whether you pull the piece out, cut it off, etc.- it will just leak more). This time around, the store's response was to have me take it to a tailor that's twenty minutes away and they'd reimburse for it if I brought the receipt back, however, based upon my experience, I think my reward for spending a couple hours doing this would be for it to just happen again. I've never had an issue with any other jackets and hate to leave a negative review, but my advice here is that there are some quality issues with this jacket and if you want something that will last more than half a season, consider something else.
Nice jacket, if you want a muumuu
I'm 5'11" 185, 43" chest, and wear a large in pretty much any shirt or jacket, so I ordered a large for a trip I have coming up in a few days. Just pulled it out of the bag and was quite disappointed with the fit. Supposedly an "athletic" fit. Not even close. The jacket literally looks like an "A" or tepee from the side. Relatively fitted at the shoulders and flares WAY out at the bottom. No worries though....there's a draw string to....oh wait....no there isn't. Sooooo.....there goes all your heat, right out the bottom...that is, unless you're portly, shaped like a pear, and can fill the extraordinarily open bottom of the jacket. And my wife got one too, which will also be going back, as the sleeves are about 8" too long and she has the same problem with the "non-athletic" fit. Too bad. It sure is a nice jacket otherwise...especially at the clearance price. Good thing...it does seem really warm, and the styling is nice. Just not the fit. This was a $16 mistake. $10 expedited shipping and $6 to ship back. Go figure...buying online. I wanted to give Eddie Bauer a chance to step into the performance wear realm. So far, a bit disappointing.
Misrepresentation of Color
Bought jacket online as the color Storm. Basically a metallic gray and have purchased this color before in different products. What I got was Dark Blue labeled as Storm. Called customer service and recorded ... got Dark Blue again. See photos. Seriously thinking of saying adios to Eddie.
I've left this product in it's plastic and am returning it as soon as I have time this week. This is not a technical ultra light down jacket that could be used in mountaineering, despite what the description reads. I've got two other down jackets, and ordered this one so that I could have a back up for when I send my patagonia jacket in for a zipper repair. Unfortunately, this is NOT a keeper. The quality of this jacket when I look at it closely next to my Outdoor Research Transcendent hoody or my Patagonia Down Sweater is an absolute joke. The sleeve cuff material was the final straw for me. It looks like something that would come in a children's toy. The amount of down in the sleeves and torso area is noticeably lacking, even when i deliberately tried to let it "loft" up. Everything about this down jacket feels cheap. I honestly think if I took this into the backcountry on an alpine climb, I would suffer.
Does not last!
Jacket looks good, but the quality is garbage. The jacket is very thin, leaks a lot, and start to rip really easily. I have been trying to contact customer support regarding their so-called lifetime guaranty, but all I get is a muddled answer that goes in circles with no concussion.
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