I’m a sucker for a big, fat puffy down jacket in the doldrums of the Winter months. Slipping one on is like wearing a sleeping bag–as comfy as can be. The best part about natural down fibers is the packability so you don’t feel like you’re constricted in any way. GoLite is not only leading the charge in sustainability, but they are also producing killer, top-shelf apparel that’s both eco-friendly and durable/functional.
GoLite Roan Plateau Features:
- Warm and packable 800 fill natural down
- 100% nylon ripstop mini with DWR finish
- Relaxed fit
- Includes stuff sack
- Stretch knit cuff liners
- Drawcord waist
- Media pocket with internal cord routing
- Weight: 470 g (1 lb)
- Colors: Twilight Blue, Red Rock, Grease, Black
- MSRP: $225 ($275 w/hood)
The GoLite Roan Plateau jacket is available with or without a hood (I tested the non-hooded variety) and is stuffed with 800 fill down feathers–providing roasty toasty warmth on ultra-cold days. The cut of the jacket provides a tad more length than is typical and that’s a good thing since it keeps your backside covered while out and about.
I’ve used this jacket around town and weathering some cold temps at the start of Dawn Patrols (single digits) and have found it to be extremely anatomical in fit, excellent in coverage and very warm. I really appreciate the inner stretch sleeve cuffs as they keep snow out and provide an excellent weather barrier. The anatomically-cut sleeves and cuffs provide for excellent coverage under use.
I’ve been stashing the GoLite Roan Plateau jacket inside my backcountry skiing pack (Osprey Kode 30) for an emergency layer just in case and it packs down extraordinarily-small for its high loft. MSRP is $225.
- Anatomical and usable fit provides excellent coverage
- Love the stretchy inner sleeve cuff
- Compresses down for storage
- Extremely warm
- High, lined collar is comfortable and warm
- Extra length can make you look “pregnant” when it bunches up
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