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The Best Lightweight Down Jackets: Columbia Men’s Powerfly Down Puff

It's getting cold, and I need a light, packable jacket for the trail. What should I buy?

Sep 26, 2012
Outside
Outside Magazine
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The ultra-light, 13.6-ounce Powerfly features Columbia’s much advertised Omni-Heat material on the inside. It appears as small, mirrored dots packed close together that reflect back your body heat while letting moisture and excess heat through. It works well and even looks cool—if you turned the jacket inside out, it would make a killer Halloween costume. Powerfly’s goose down measures 800 fill power, giving it one of the best insulating abilities in its class. On the outside of the $220 coat is a nylon formulated to repel water and stains.

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