Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Dark Peak NESSH Women’s Down Jacket - Review

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Join Susie today for her very first solo review as she goes over the Pros and Cons of the Dark Peak NESSH Women’s Down Jacket.

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Price : $229

Fill : 850 fill power down from responsibly sourced goose down

Weight : 11.3 oz

Packs down into waist pocket

Longer back than front

Nylon shell

Baffles (vertical side channels) very flexible

2 way front zipper allows you to unzip from the bottom when you need to sit down or as needed

Integrated wrist mitts/gaiters – these are awesome because you can tuck them in when you don’t want them

2 external insulated waist pockets and 3 internal pockets.

Available in 5 colors and sizes XS to XXL – but remember this is UK sizes so for the USA it would be minus one size. Like the M is a USA Small.

Black, gray, maroon, blue, and red

Also this is a down jacket and you don’t want it snug. Leave room for layers.


 Lightweight: 11.3oz (322g)

 Drop-back / dipped hem design (Longer in the back than the front)

 Insulated hood (helmet compatible), with elastic adjuster

 Rip-stop 10D Nylon outer & inner shell (light & highly wind resistant)

 Water resistant (DWR) coating

 850 Fill Power, Responsibly Sourced Goose Down.

 Zipper internal phone pocket

 Insulated waist pockets with zippers

 Packs away into its own pocket

 2x internal glove pockets

 Elasticated (adjustable) hem

 YKK® 2-way front zipper with wind guard.

 Elastic wrist mitts / gaiters (wrist warmers).

Fill Weights:

The NESSH Jacket has a fill weight of 90g per sq m. The actual fill weight of a jacket varies depending on the jacket’s size e.g. a size XS jacket would contain significantly less down than an XXL, but proportionally they are the same based on the amount of down spread across a jacket’s surface area.

Actual Fill weights for each size are listed below:

 XS = 111.7g (3.94oz)
 S = 119.2g (4.2oz)
 M = 126.6g (4.47oz)
 L = 134.1g (4.73oz)
 XL = 142.1g (5.01oz)
 XXL = 150.1g (5.29oz)

The jacket offers a lot of pros.

Cons for me is that the company showcases the One Sold One Given motto on the back of the jacket.

They do give away a different jacket to homeless for every jacket sold. It’s great that they do that, but it doesn’t make me want to purchase this jacket over another.

Also, the jacket they give away is different. All the information is on their website in regards to it. They are very open about why they do it and what they do.

A portion of what you pay buys another jacket? Just something to consider.  I like the color variety.

Price really isn’t that different in my opinion. There is a big range, but this one isn’t so cheap that it will blow your mind. It falls into the range of them. You can find something similar in the same price range. You can also find a good deal.

To sum it all up, there really isn’t anything to complain about. It’s a jacket that offers a lot of features. My only complaint goes back to the Buy One Give One  Business Model and the logo of that on the actual jacket itself. What are your thoughts?

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