Gore Windstopper shell jacket with Primaloft Gold insulation
Combining the superior breathability of Windstopper with the heat holding power of Primaloft Gold, our Windloft jacket will keep you toasty no matter how damp and cold it gets. On a glacier or an exposed ridge in the Karakorum you'll appreciate the harness compatible cut, longer in back, along with side pockets that you can access easily with a pack on. A short snow skirt and a drawcord at the hem keep wind and snow out when wallowing in deep snow, and knitted cuffs stop snow creeping past the wrist, even when you're reaching high, thanks to gusseted armpits for better mobility.
- Short, harness-compatible torso length
- Reinforced shoulders, outer sleeve, elbow and hip
- Helmet-compatible hood with 3-way adjustment and laminated brim
- Interior collar seal
- Soft, bonded chin pad on inner collar
- Full-reach gusseted underarms with vents
- Pack-friendly hand pockets
- Interior chest pocket
- Short snow skirt
- Thumb-loops inside cuffs
- Knitted cuffs with external velcro cinch strap
- Watertight exterior zippers
- Contoured sleeves with articulated elbows
- Hem seals with single pull drawcord
- Insulation: Primaloft Gold 70/30 blend of premium, 70% water-resistant 750+ FP Goose Down with 30% Primaloft
Body: 100 g/m2, Arms: 80 g/m2
- Shell Fabric: Two-layer Windstopper Active Shell with a 40 denier rip-stop Nylon w/Windstopper membrane
- Reinforcements: 100% Nylon with Windstopper membrane, 114 g/m2, 80 denier plain weave.
- Lining: 100% Nylon Taffeta, 30 denier, 47 g/m2 with Water Resistant Cire finish (downproof by construction, non-coated)
- Weight (sz M): 740 g / 26 oz. / 1 lb. 10 oz.
Let me first say that I completely love this jacket. It is the perfect weight. The new primaloft is amazing. I own many jackets, and I will be putting most of them in the back of my closet after picking up this one. It fits perfectly and you can tell they pay attention to detail at redfox. I am a convert to this company and will be using their product much much more. A friend made the recommendation to try out redfox and I was reluctant, but I'm glad a gave em a try.
This jacket is the jacket that has it all. What I mean by that is that it has nearly everything that we want in a jacket but for some reason almost every jacket out there doesn't have. The harness compatible hand pockets, 2 exterior Napoleon chest pockets which are large enough to fit todays modern (large) phones. A brimmed hood. An interior zipper pocket. A mesh interior pocket that is unlike anything I have ever seen before...It is large enough to fit goggles but its opening is small and in an upper corner so whatever you put in the mesh is unlikely to be coming out. Gore "active" windstopper is a perk because so many puffys are made of such flimsy fabric and isn't windproof whereas this jacket feels like it can take a beating, be windproof, and still keep out the elements. No it won't hold up in a rainstorm but your not wearing it in the rain and if you are you better have a good hard shell over it. Helmet compatible hood. A nice "wrist gaiter" and skirt to keep snow from riding up. I love the skirt because it is very minimal but when you cinch down the elastic waist string it tightens the skirt only while not giving you the "teardrop" effect of a poofy chest and a tight waist look that is ridiculous. Pit zips. All the zippers are weather proof. Velcro cuffs. This is what I would call a mid-weight puffy jacket. Just thick enough that you don't get cold if standing around in cold weather but not so thick that if you start walking you sweat to death. Fit is good. I am 6-3 195 lbs with 5+ ape index and the XL (54) fits me good/a hair big which is fine because I will always wear a thin soft shell or fleece under it. I think L would have been a hair tight or maybe just a good athletic fit but I'm not sure. All my other jackets I own from other companys are large. However, I called up customer service to talk to them about size and they recommended the XL and shipped a free return label in case I wanted to exchange...not to mention shipping was free to begin with. Cons (small changes I would do if I made the jacket...none of which are deal breakers): Keep the primoloft gold but get rid of the 70% goose down...I've had some bad experiences with goose down. Put a Left upper arm small pocket to hold my chap stick and gum. Make the internal chest pocket stuff-able/packable (able to turn inside out with the jacket inside. Add a little more fleece like material where the zipper meets the face on the inside, there is a small strip but for me more is better. Last of all make a Soft-shell version of this (still windstopper), this would allow a little more warmth and be able to take more of a beating. Overall opinion: Hands down the most versatile puffy jacket on the market. This is due to the tough wind-proof exterior, quality insulation, excellent number/placement of pockets and weather-proof zippers. Good job Red Fox.