No doubt about it, this is the best puffy jacket I own, and have ever owned. No exaggeration. Prior to getting this jacket a couple of weeks ago, I had four puffies in my regular rotation: a Cloudveil Down Patrol, an Arc'teryx something-or-other, an Eddie Bauer First Ascent jacket, and a Mountain Hardware expedition weight jacket. This one somehow manages to replace them all. I'm now selling a lot of puffies.
I know. Crazy. How can it replace both a lightweight Eddie Bauer down sweater and a MH 8,000+meter jacket? I don't know. I just know that I does. I ski in bounds with it and am the perfect temperature. It's the puffy I take into the backcountry with me. It's the puffy I wear while belaying ice climbing. And it's the puffy I wear around town when I want to look cute.
In addition to how awesomely warm it is for its weight and bulk is the fact that it fits well. I haven't found any other puffies that come in actual numbered sizes rather than small, medium, large. Being able to get an actual size means the Olan isn't unnecessarily puffing out.
And I love that it's reversible.
I've pretty much worn this every day since November- mostly just day to day but once we get some snow and it's freezing on the mountain, I'll be wearing this as an insulator, no doubt. I'm super picky when it comes to down jackets and this one fits the bill- really warm without looking ridiculously puffy. Plus, I love the color combo- will upload a photo.
We know this jacket will keep you warm, however, what you really need to know is this jacket has a great shape and is flattering to the figure when worn. Eider puts smaller baffles on the sides of the jacket to create this shape. Let's face it, we don't want to look like a marshmellow in our down ; )
Great for cold days in the sun, this 700-fill down puffy featured a burly zipper (common problem area for puffies) and a super-warm hood. Plus, it's reversible, so you don't have to be seen in the same jacket over and over.