A lightweight down jacket, great for casual winter use and walking.
Hi Gear's Packlite Alpinist is a reliable, lightweight jacket for the colder months, building on the success of their Packlite Down Jacket.
Filled with a 90/10 duck down mix, with 700 down fill power, it's designed to keep your core nice and warm, and comes with a close fitting hood for all over protection from the cold wind.
It has a durable water repellent coating that will cope with light rain and snow showers, whilst the downproof fabric helps reduce overall feather loss and keeps the filling packed away inside each baffle.
Being so lightweight, it compacts down really easily and can be stuffed inside its own pocket to a manageable size, meaning you can carry it with you and have it ready to go when you need it most.
Take your actual body measurements as they are more accurate than measuring over your clothes or shoes.
Collar: Measure around the base of the neck where the collar sits.
Chest: Measure the chest at the fullest part, placing the tape close up under the arms.
Waist: Measure the natural waistline.
Inside Leg: Measure from the crotch to where your trouser is normally worn on the shoe.
Jacket Length: Measure from the centre back of your neck to your hemline. The length measurement will vary depending on the style.
Feet: Use a ruler or tape measure to measure your foot (from the heel to the tip of your longest toe) Be sure to measure both feet. Many people have feet of different sizes. Fit to the larger of the two.
I've had this coco for around a week now and it's really comfortable and warm. Fits really well and looks nice as well. The cost also packs into its own pocket which is really handy and neat. However the zips for the pocket gets stuck quite a lot but it's expected at this price point. Definitely recommend.
Reviewed by Dog Walker - 30th Oct, 2018
Can't believe how warm this is for such a thin light weight jacket. The padding really does the business!
The zip seems a bit flimsy and I don't expect it to last too many winters amd the finishing around the cuffs seems a little tatty but for £28 it does the job!
If it ever goes back to the stated RRP of £80 give it a swerve! Its nowhere near that level!
Reviewed by Joao Alberto - 29th Oct, 2018
Excellent for the price
Excellent product, fit well and the packability is good. If the weather going bad like rain or snow use with one shell. This kind of insulated jacket is to use as a mid layer.
Reviewed by Bamber - 25th Oct, 2018
Great Value for Money
Though the colour maybe a little suspect you can't beat this jacket in terms of value for money.
Reviewed by Perchie - 15th Oct, 2018
Handy lightweight jacket
Good value, handy warm pack away jacket.
Reviewed by Lee - 18th Jun, 2018
Bought one of these loved the style and colour and yes it was warm as toast, packed small to.....but after less than a month the zip gave out and jacket is now useless.zip very flimsy poor quality
Reviewed by Kev - 4th Apr, 2018
What a fab jacket.
Bought in October 2017 and have more or less used it everyday since. Very light and non resticting. Worn in the cold winds and snow and always warm. Fantastic value for money considering the amount of use I've had out of it.Only downside the zip broke today but so impessed will be buying another one before the weekend.
Reviewed by Keith - 16th Mar, 2018
Great buy for the price
Wanted a padded jacket to go outdoors in winter. Checked out a few online but saw this coat in the store. Seemed ok so took a chance. it doesn't look like it'd be very warm as it's so light but it is superb. In fact it is so warm I start to sweat if walking. This jacket is great if not doing much but you don't need many layers if walking any distance. Overall a great light, warm pad jacket that didn't cost a fortune.
Reviewed by Paula - 15th Mar, 2018
Does the job!
Reviewed by Malowe - 12th Feb, 2018
Good value but not tough enough
I have had this coat for a year, surprisingly warm and windproof. I carry a light waterproof to go over it when it rains as it soon gets wet but to be expected. Material could do with being a bit stronger, it rips easily. The main zip has failed after a year, i can never understand why cheap zips are used on outdoor gear. So, it's good but won't last long.
Reviewed by Gordy - 5th Feb, 2018
Best purchase ever!
I bought one of these jackets as a stand-by in case I Needed an extra layer, but discovered very quickly how warm and comfortable it was. In fact I probably nearly live in it. I then bought one for my wife and she loves it .
Cannot recommend it highly enough.
Reviewed by Lee - 4th Feb, 2018
Loved it but.........!
Bought this jacket and loved it. Warm and comfortable but just as I was really getting to like it, the main zip broke. Jacket now useless . The zip is the week point and is very small compared to other jackets. I would not recommend. Shame, I thought it was going to be better....
Reviewed by Knubs - 3rd Feb, 2018
Good entry level jacket for the price. Does everything it says it should do at a fair price. Light, backs down small, water repellent and windproof. Throw it in the pack for breaks and those unexpected weather changes.
Reviewed by Max - 3rd Jan, 2018
NOT MUCH FILLING
A nice jacket with good filling to the hood but very little filling to the body. Would not have paid the full price for it.
Reviewed by Mr R - 30th Dec, 2017
Decent jacket for price
Bought this jacket as it was so cheap and it didn't disappoint. Fine and light surprisingly warm what more can you expect from a £50 jacket.
Reviewed by Ellist - 12th Dec, 2017
Bought what I thought was the black one. Turns out it's more of a brown colour. Sizes are larger than you would expect. Nicely made but definitely more 500 fill than 700. Would get one if I could get a colour I like in the right size
Reviewed by Tim - 10th Dec, 2017
Decent entry level down jacket
For a down jacket this product was a very good price. For serious winter outdoor use you may want a higher spec jacket but I bought this jacket for daily use over the winter and it's great. It kept me warm at 0 degrees with just a thin sweat shirt and a T - Shirt below. Its so light you don't feel like you are wearing a coat and could easily be packed into a small rucksack.
Reviewed by Lhol - 10th Dec, 2017
Good product for the price but some flaws
The jacket is a good buy insomuch as it is warm, light and packable for a low price. However it does leak down fairly regularly and both pocket zips have now come off meaning I can't zip up the pockets or pack the coat. I don't recommend it as a long term investment but it will last you a year or two.
Reviewed by steven - 9th Dec, 2017
Hi Gear Packlite down jacket
lovely and warm for a jacket that is so thin,hardly had it off since I got it
Reviewed by matt - 9th Dec, 2017
Off colour but decent jacket
I returned this jacket in disappointment at the incorrect advertised colour of 'slate black' which is brown and no where near black as it looks like in the photos. Be warned, otherwise it is a well made lightweight jacket.