Jan 1, 2010 at 8:49 am #1253686
I ran across these jackets at a local sports store and it looks like they got a bunch of these on clearance from some place as I don't think they make them any more. I didn't think too much about posting it because I didn't think that there would be too many of you that could take advantage since the stores are only in Utah but just found out that they also sell things on-line. I am 6'2" and 200 lbs and the XL Tall fit best. The LT would have fit also but I have broader than normal shoulders and it was a bit too tight.
Thread discussing the warmth ratings of jackets where its mentioned.
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=18950&disable_pagination=1Jan 1, 2010 at 11:19 am #1558565
I have one of these in a XLTall also and I normally wear an xl or LT. It is a great jacket but I've only tried mine on inside the house since I have a Mountain Hardwear Phantom as my main down jacket. Mine weighs around 16 oz. This is a good buy on them. I was thinking about selling mine or maybe trading for a Montbell UL Down inner jacket if anyone was interested.Jan 1, 2010 at 12:16 pm #1558573
Thanks Bryant – I just ordered one. I've been looking for one but they have been impossible to find even on ebay.
RonJan 1, 2010 at 1:46 pm #1558594
Rene de bosMember
@piemelLocale: SF Bay Area
Just ordered one as well in Large Tall
I am 6'6 and relatively slender in the shoulder area… hope I made the right call because the XL Tall has an extra inch of sleeve length. Sure hope the sizing chart on their site is correct.
Nice looking specs on that jacket.. I needed a down jacket for cold weather to compliment the collection.
Thanks for the headsupJan 1, 2010 at 3:27 pm #1558615
Jolly Green GiantParticipant
As it relates to the link:Jan 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm #1558623
@jshorttLocale: North Carolina
Can anyone speak to the fit of this jacket. I always sit right in between a medium and large (41.5" chest 16.5" neck). If the jacket is trim then I'd go for the large. But if it is oversized at all a medium will work.
Thanks, JamieJan 1, 2010 at 4:51 pm #1558638
Get the large they run a bit small.Jan 1, 2010 at 10:37 pm #1558703
@adw245Locale: Chula Vista
49.97 at the sportsman's guide.Jan 1, 2010 at 11:00 pm #1558704
– -K.T.- –Participant
Fill is different. Big difference!Jan 2, 2010 at 5:18 am #1558718
Never heard of these before, but they look pretty nice. I was thinking of getting a montbell alpine light at some point, but the price and warmth listed here make me wonder. Would I be crazy not to get the Fugu?Jan 2, 2010 at 6:12 am #1558723
I don't know about the Montbell but this is a seriously warm jacket, that is well made for around 16 oz. It is comparable to a MH Phantom.Jan 2, 2010 at 6:43 am #1558725
The Sportsmans Guide jacket is definitely not the same thing. It's listed as 80% duck down, 20% feathers vs. 850 FP Goose Down on the Fugu. The shell is much heavier fabric just from looking at the photos.Jan 2, 2010 at 10:02 am #1558775
@jshorttLocale: North Carolina
I'm going to give it a shot. I just ordered a size large green Fugu. I have wondered about this jacket since Richard posted his original chart. But they have not been available. I wonder where these have come form. It will be interesting to see what shows up.
JamieJan 2, 2010 at 5:17 pm #1558914
@dteneyLocale: Somewhere in the Alps
I was about to order one of those as well when I noticed that they won't ship overseas, and I'm in Belgium at the moment.
If anyone is interested in helping me to acquire one, let me now (by "reshipping" it to Europe after ordering to your address in the US; I'll obviously give a commission !). Thanks in advance !Jan 2, 2010 at 5:43 pm #1558919
Ben 2 WorldParticipant
@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
nmJan 2, 2010 at 5:49 pm #1558921
@rideforthebrandLocale: Red Desert
I just bought a Fugu from the nearest Recreation Outlet and its incedible. Super light, very very warm, very well made. I run medium in most things and I got the Meduim long and it seems to fit just a little large, but it was the smallest they had. I really ought to buy another.Jan 2, 2010 at 5:51 pm #1558923
Shot in the dark, but what size Damien? I ordered both a Med and Med Tall and am going to return/sell the one that loses the size battle. I'd be willing to ship it overseas if by chance the loser works for you.Jan 2, 2010 at 9:20 pm #1558970
@shongLocale: Sierras, CA
Thanks for the great information, everyone. I emailed and asked if they have any coupons for new customers, and got this reply:
"If you use the coupon code NEW10, it will give you 10% off your first purchase."
So total before shipping = $107.99!!!Jan 3, 2010 at 10:56 am #1559067
I'm 5'10", 150lb-ish, normally wear small or mediums that run a bit on the small size.. Only thing available atm is a medium-tall, or a large-regular, anybody about my size try one of these? Are the talls real long?Jan 3, 2010 at 1:38 pm #1559105
This morning they had Medium regular, but by the time I finally ordered they just had the Medium Tall. Sizing is on the site indicates sleeve length is 34" for regular and 35.5" for long- a difference of only 3/4" per sleeve.Jan 3, 2010 at 7:04 pm #1559179
@ckelleyLocale: Santa Barbara
> Sizing is on the site indicates sleeve length is 34" for regular and 35.5" for long- a difference of only 3/4" per sleeve.
Those are per-sleeve measurements (from center of the back @ the lump in the spine–aka the C7 vertebra–to the cuff). So that's 1.5" longer which sounds generous.
-ColinJan 3, 2010 at 7:28 pm #1559183
Doh! Of course it is. I'm anticipating possibly shortening the sleeves. I think that's a reasonable tradeoff if the torso comes down lower.
JimJan 7, 2010 at 11:40 am #1560515
If anybody needs an XLTall ( I usually wear an xl but these run small )I will sell mine for $90 plus shipping. Although I have owned it for a couple of years I have never worn it outside the house,it has just been hanging in my closet. Thanks, BillJan 7, 2010 at 11:40 am #1560516
Jolly Green GiantParticipant
Just curious if anyone received theirs yet. There were two vendors selling them and I got mine for about $64 at both places. Because I was unable to cancel an order, I actually ordered two (one I'll be returning as soon as it arrives).
The jacket itself looks well made and is quite comfortable. I think the arms a little short, however and the zipper seems very cheap to me which may pose a long term problem.
My greater concern, however, is that it was advertised at 13.5+ oz presumably in a medium. Mine was 31 oz (!!!) in XXL. It should have only been 3-5 oz heavier than the medium, so I wanted to see if anyone else had the same finding. At this weight, I have no intent on keeping it.Jan 7, 2010 at 11:43 am #1560519
Are you sure you got the 850 fill Fugu? Mine weighs 16 oz in xlt,because there is another made by New Balance that looks simialr but is not the same jacket.
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