Jun 25, 2012 at 11:23 am #1291377
Free shipping with code SUNFISH. Currently all sizes except medium in stock.Jun 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm #1889990
In their OKC store I just saw the Microtherm Down vest and shirt for 50% off retail.. Vest came to $60 the shirt to $85. There was even a couple of smalls for less on the clearance racks $50 and $75. Best prices I've ever seen on those items.Jun 27, 2012 at 11:25 am #1890566
I've been waiting for one of these for awhile. Boom!
Thanks for the heads up.Jun 27, 2012 at 8:18 pm #1890693
How does it compare to the Mountain Hardwear Nilas?Jun 28, 2012 at 2:07 pm #1890908
@dianodaLocale: Chicago, IL
The Nilas is quite a bit lighter than the Peak XV (22oz versus 34.6oz), due in part to a lighter shell fabric (15d versus 22d). Both have a fair amount of pockets, but I'd give the nod to the Nilas for having the more useful assortment of pockets for backcountry use (2 handwarmer + 2 interior water bottle pockets) compared to the Peak XV (2 handwarmer, 1 chest, 1 interior chest). Both combine 850FP down with baffled construction, but given the overall weights of each garment, I assume that the Peak XV has a greater fill weight and overall loft, and would be warmer as a result. I can't really say how much warmer because neither EB or MH provide total fill weight.
But if I had to guess (based on shell fabric weight, number of pockets/zippers), fill weight for the Nilas is probably close to 9oz, and the fill weight for the Peak XV is probably around 15oz.
Edit: I was wrong about fill weight for the Peak XV, apparently fill weight is close to 13oz, according to the following thread, that is (see eric chan's post):Jun 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm #1891244
The peak xv is more of an expedition grade parka. (Think alaska, rainier winter etc)
If you compare it to the Feathered Friends frontpoint, it compares quite well. The Peak XV is a fantastic jacket, especially at that price.Feb 7, 2013 at 8:04 am #1951733
I've found a review on Amazon about this jacket which is saying that the first model had more down than the current does, so I started to wonder if it's true. I've found down fill weight mentioned few times on this forum and the number was 13oz. This is from posts in 2010, like this one:
These are the numbers for current model that I receiver from Eddie Bauer customer service:
Size Small – 10.08 ounces
Size Medium – 10.5 ounces
Size Large – 11.07 ounces
Size X-Large – 11.7 ounces
I've read many wonderful reviews about this jacket, but if they reduce down, I don't think that is the same good jacket anymore.
Any comments? Maybe someone can clearly state that this jacket was 13oz in 2010?Feb 7, 2013 at 10:42 am #1951781
@dianodaLocale: Chicago, IL
The jacket design has definitely been updated since last year's version (most noticeably the heavier face fabric in high wear areas – ie, shoulders/forearms), and I can't say for sure that we had fill weight correct previously – your best bet for that information is still FA customer service (as that's where we would have procured fill weight info in the first place). So I'd try asking them about it directly. Or you could try PM'ing eric chan (as he was the one who provided the 13oz number in that Dec 2010 post).
Even if there is less down in the current model, it's still a nice jacket, just heavier/more durable and maybe not as warm as the older model (but still a very, very warm jacket).
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