Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Big Agnes Shovelhead Down Jacket - Review
"Hey, Nice Jacket!" That is what Luke hears all the time when wearing the Big Agnes Shovelhead Down Jacket. The Review begins now!
Big Agnes Shoveled Down Jacket Review
Amazon : http://www.amazon.com/Big-Agnes-Shovelhead-Hooded-Jacket/dp/B00CB17NRE
Big Agnes : https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Apparel/menshovelheadhoodedjacketf15
There is a men’s an women’s version
Colors : Black and Gray, Blue and Chestnut and Pumpkin
Sizes: Small to Xlarge
Price : $250
Mid-weight hooded down jackets with a straight cut
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
Lightweight nylon rip-stop shell is wind and water resistant
Adjustable drawcord hood closure keeps the weather out
Main zipper includes interior no-draft flap and a zipper garage at chin
Adjustable drawcord at hem seals out wind
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
Interior chest pocket doubles as a stuff sack
Textured zipper pulls are easy to use with gloves
Fill weight size Large - 6.5oz/ 184g
Jacket weight, size small - 15.9oz/ Basically 1lbs
This jacket is simply awesome!
Extremely warm for the weight.
I can wear this down to roughly 25 degrees without any other layers other than a t-shirt.
I like the color combination and the design of this jacket is aggressive. Typically with down jackets you have the baffles that go horizontally. With the vertical baffles you retain more heat and have less cool spots.
This is a pricey jacket but it’s a great jacket. The downtek needs to be explained a bit as I have seen some rather strange reviews for this online. Some apparently believe that this jacket is waterproof because of the downtek but that isn’t the case. It’s water repellant, not waterproof. This isn’t a rain jacket. It isn’t made to keep you dry in a wet snow. In other words it will soak through. The zipper are not waterproof.
What downtek does is this; it will keep you warm in moist, wet conditions. Light weight snow. Fine. Light sprinkle. Fine. Fog, fine.
Rain, no. Wet snow, no.