Employing DownTek insulation that combines the all-weather reliability of synthetics and the lightweight compressibility of down, the midweight Big Agnes Men’s Shovelhead Hooded Jacket delivers versatile warmth for cold weather activities. A fully insulated hood extends coverage and enhances warmth.
The jacket is insulated with ultra-lightweight, water-resistant 700-fill DownTek insulation. Renowned for their efficiency in retaining heat and compressible properties, the feathers and fibers of down have an incredibly soft, comfortable feel and, despite advances in synthetic materials, continue to provide the best warmth-to-weight ratio of any insulation available. The one inherent weakness of down insulation is that it loses much of its ability to maintain warmth when it gets wet, but DownTek performs differently. Employing a unique, innovative polymer application, DownTek actually creates a hydrophobic finish on each individual plume of down. This treatment results in insulation that stays dry longer and dries faster than untreated down jackets, should it become wet. Perhaps most impressively, DownTek retains 98% of its loft, which translates into maintained warmth that untreated down jackets simply cannot achieve. Nylon ripstop shell fabric further protects the insulation while keeping weight to a minimum.
Further enhancing thermal efficiency, the jacket utilizes Insotect Flow technology to help eliminate cold spots, regulate the movement of down inside the baffles and offer better body heat distribution. Strategically placed Flow Gate construction eliminates lateral and vertical down shifting by using vertical chambers with "gates" to control the position and density of the down insulation.
Other features include a storm flap behind the front zipper, drawcord hem adjustability, integrated thumbholes to aid in layering and eliminating cold spots between gloves and sleeves, two zippered hand warmer pockets, and two large interior mesh pockets. An additional zippered exterior chest pocket doubles as a stuff sack.
The Big Agnes Men’s Shovelhead Hooded Jacket is available in your choice of size and color options.
- Center front zipper includes interior no-draft flap and a zipper garage at chin
- Adjustable drawcord hood closure gives you added weather proofing
- Features YKK Vislon zippers
- Textured zipper pulls are easy to use with gloves
- Adjustable drawcord at hem seals out wind
- Stealth, no-draft thumb holes make layering easy and eliminate the gap between sleeve and glove
- Two zippered hand-warmer pockets with zipper garages
- Large interior mesh pockets for extra stash space
- Exterior chest pocket doubles as a stuff sack
- 700 fill power DownTek water repellent down
- Insotect Flow vertical baffles contour to your body to provide a more comfortable fit and keep you warmer
- Flow Gates eliminate down shifting to keep uniform insulation coverage
- Ultralight random rip-stop nylon shell is wind and water resistant with high tear strength and abrasion resistance
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking, Casual, Snow Sports Insulation Type Down Jacket Back Length Hip-Length Type Insulated Jacket Shell Material Nylon Ripstop Shell Other Thumbholes; Stows in exterior chest pocket Number of Pockets 5 Item Weight 17.5 oz Insulation Material 700-Fill DownTek water-resistant down Hood Yes Fit Semi-Fitted
Real Customer Reviews
- Warm and Comfortable
Likes: I wear this coat all the time- It's comfortable, warm and easy to wear/use. I especially like the internal pockets. it is incredibly comfortable! If only all of my jackets felt like this!
Dislikes: The only negative that I have is that the jacket is loosing down, I haven't had the jacket long enough to determine if is a problem or if it will stop once the jacket has been used for more than a few weeks
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