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Patagonia Encapsil Down

Postby GregMiller » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:25 am

I know it's all fluff journalism at this point (I haven't seen an actual review yet), but Patagonia is apparently coming out with a 1000 fill power down jacket:

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/02/patagonia-parka/
http://player.vimeo.com/video/53090733?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&badge=0&color=ffffff

While we're on the topic, anyone have any wonderfully good or horribly bad experiences with "dridown" sorts of jackets/bags/etc?
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Re: Patagonia Encapsil Down

Postby ezabielski » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:12 am

Montbell is also going to have a 1000 fill jacket. But it weighs .4oz less than their EX-Light jacket, with the same 7D material.

From Outdoor Retailer:
http://vimeo.com/58283640

5.2oz (Medium I assume)
$270.

Re: Patagonia Encapsil Down

Postby lordhelmut » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:22 am

Its not april fool's day quite yet......

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Re: Patagonia Encapsil Down

Postby GregMiller » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:23 am

Nope, they're actually supposed to be putting it on sale on Friday, for the low low price of $700.
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Postby lordhelmut » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:38 am

Thats funny. Well, judging by the massive discounted price on the "Powslayer" at the last 40-60% off sale, I'm sure this one will do just fine. ](*,)

This reminds me of that Brian Regan refrigerator salesman skit :

"Well you've got this refrigerator here, keeps all your food cold for 600"

"You've got this refrigerator here, it keeps all your food cold for 800"

"Check this out, 1400 - keeps all your food cold!!!"

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Re: Patagonia Encapsil Down

Postby Dave B » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:39 am

GregMiller wrote:I know it's all fluff journalism at this point (I haven't seen an actual review yet)


There is a review in this months Rock and Ice but I can't find it online. Thesis was that it was as warm but and lighter than a Denali grade jacket.

Nevertheless, I think calling anything with 7D fabric a "belay" parka is at best farcical. 7D would barely stand up to a stiff breeze, much less the rigors of alpine climbing.

EDIT - I actually can't find the denier on the Encapsil but the statement stands the new MB UL down jacket.
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Re: Patagonia Encapsil Down

Postby Doug Shaw » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:48 am

Dave B wrote:Nevertheless, I think calling anything with 7D fabric a "belay" parka is at best farcical. 7D would barely stand up to a stiff breeze, much less the rigors of alpine climbing.


Who said anything about alpine climbing? This is for when the power goes out at the climbing gym in on those chilly California mornings.

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Re: Patagonia Encapsil Down

Postby Dave B » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:39 am

Here's the Rock and Ice review.
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