/ GROUP TEST: Women's Midweight Down Jackets

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Women's down jackets thumbnail Ten women's down jackets from leading brands go head-to-head in this comprehensive group test. What does 'midweight' even mean? And by that definition, which models stand out? All will be revealed...

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ditchy - on 10 Apr 2019
In reply to UKC/UKH Gear:

Do you ever ask for samples from Phd? Their down gear is amazing but I never seem to see any reviewed.

spragglerocks on 10 Apr 2019
In reply to UKC/UKH Gear:

The problem with this review is that Rab did do a women's jacket that fits this category perfectly but I assume due to not selling enough have discontinued it.  It has some cons (no draw cord for the hood for e.g.) but it is lightweight, packable and extremely warm.

https://www.madaboutmountains.co.uk/613/products/rab-infinity-g-jacket--black.aspx

You can still get hold of them here and there (and I have one so can vouch for how great it is) but clearly there isn't enough of a market for such a specialist bit of women's kit.  Given the current Rab questionnaire you have on UKC, I'd be really interested to know why they've discontinued this after just 1 (or maybe 2) seasons - Rab offer an even higher spec one now for men: https://rab.equipment/uk/mens/insulation/zero-g-jacket but only the Neutrino Pro that you've reviewed for the test for women.

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TobyA on 10 Apr 2019
In reply to ditchy:

I believe that PHD don't give samples for any review. But it seems whenever down gear by other brands is reviewed someone on the thread says PHD is better! So they've got their guerilla marketing down perfectly! ;)

ditchy - on 11 Apr 2019
In reply to TobyA:

I can't argue with you there! I think I may contact them for some commission!


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