Top positive review
Performs as well as a my heaviest fleece, but at fraction of the weight / bulk. Buy 1 size over the sizing guide though!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 January 2018
I actually ended up buying two of these. I bought the large size first based on the size guide, but this was too snug across my shoulders, it was however a great fit for my wife, so I kept it for her and bought the XL size for me, which is a much better fit. My advice for size is this: check the sizing guide, go with the larger range that would fit you, then go one size bigger than that.
Apart from the sizing issue - which seems to be common with Down jackets - I'm very pleased with it. It's described as featherweight and that's no exaggeration, and it packs up really small too, coming with its own little stuffsack.
It's very warm given how light and thin it is, easily matching my heavyweight windstopper fleece for insulation and windchill-stopping ability. It'll make the ideal middle layer for my hillwalks once the weather improves, but for now it's keeping me warm when I walk the dogs. I've used it regularly from some weeks now and haven't noticed a single feather poking through the lining. What's more, my skin is eczema-prone but hadn't reacted to the jacket at all, which was one of my concerns prior to ordering.
The only other thing I'd note is that the zips seem rather lightweight and perhaps a little prone to sticking; they need to be handled with care otherwise I could see them breaking. On the other hand, stronger zips would increase bulk and weight slightly.
Overall, at the price I paid (£49 during the winter sale) I think these represent great value for money.