Dec 23, 2010 at 5:45 am #1266868
On a previous thread I was asking folk for down parka recomendations and the Peak XV
was poined out to me.
As I based in Europe I don't have the option to try one on in a local store so I was wondering do any folk on here have any experiences with it.
StephenDec 23, 2010 at 6:37 am #1677016
I bought one for the wife to replace her old parka that had worn out. She likes it, and it keeps her quite warm. Overall, I've been very happy with the First Ascent gear I've gotten.Dec 23, 2010 at 6:41 am #1677018
Are the inside pockets big enough for a 1 litre water bottle.
Thanks,Dec 23, 2010 at 9:26 am #1677045
[sigh] Sorry, false alarm. I just checked the parka, and it's the Mountain Guide Hooded Down Parka, not the Peak XV.Dec 23, 2010 at 10:35 am #1677066
Bobby PackBPL Member
@piddlerLocale: West Virginia
There is only a single pocket on the inside of my Peak XV and it's too small for a water bottle.Dec 23, 2010 at 11:59 am #1677093
The person at Whittaker Mountaineering said the inner pocket WILL hold a 32 oz water bottle but probably NOT fit a bottle w/insulator. More info — firstname.lastname@example.org
Let it snow!Dec 23, 2010 at 12:51 pm #1677117
Thanks Guys :-)
Thats a shame it doesnt have big inside pockets.
:-)Dec 23, 2010 at 1:25 pm #1677126
The one on the website DOES have a bottle pocket and will hold a 32 oz nalgene.Dec 23, 2010 at 1:34 pm #1677127
If it helps, I can probably swing by the local EB store next week and check out the parka.Dec 23, 2010 at 2:07 pm #1677134
There are 2 generations of the Peak XV. I have the first generation, which is slightly lighter, but only has 1 internal zippered pocket which will def. not fit a 32 oz bottle. The newer generation peak xv, which is being sold in stores right now, MAY have a water bottle pocket (i haven't checked myself, but based on what other peeps are saying, I bet it does) and is a bit heavier because it has added reinforcement panels to high abrasion areas.
I remember distinctively missing my water bottle pocket when I picked up my first generation peak xvDec 24, 2010 at 4:38 am #1677261
Thanks for the offer of checking that out, I will drop Bauers customer service an email after the holidays.
Thanks all for the replies.
StepehnDec 24, 2010 at 5:29 am #1677265
FWIW, many items on First Ascent's website are sold out, or at least sold out in most sizes. This includes the two warmest down parkas.Dec 24, 2010 at 9:15 am #1677307
Thanks Don, they must be popular :-)Dec 24, 2010 at 9:45 am #1677314
eric chanBPL Member
EB FA … all the womens rain jackets are gone at my nearest store … having them go for 87$ or so plus an addtional 30% off prob helps
down jackets are still around … prob more a reflection of the warmer temps in vancouver where you dont need a big down puffy
i had to resist real hard the frontpoint shells which were $100 off + take an additional 30%Dec 24, 2010 at 2:22 pm #1677366
"i had to resist real hard the frontpoint shells which were $100 off + take an additional 30%"
Don't resist, it's a great jacket. :-)
It's become my favorite winter shell.Dec 24, 2010 at 5:37 pm #1677408
eric chanBPL Member
I already got 5 softshells jackets don … 3 of em dead birdies
must resist ….. ArrrrrrrrggfDec 31, 2010 at 12:54 pm #1679274
Just checked the EB store, they did have a few jackets left, and yes, the interior pockets look like they would hold a liter water bottle.Feb 7, 2013 at 10:20 am #1951771
Sorry if I'm repeating myself, just found this to be more appropriate place to ask.
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 3:07 pm #1951890
don't let the absence of a pocket deter you from the jacket. you can take it to any local dry cleaner and ask them to sew on a simple pocket to your specific dimensions.Feb 7, 2013 at 3:32 pm #1951901
Randy MartinBPL Member
"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."
Disagree with that statement. I challenge you to find a Down Jacket with 10oz of 850 down fill at the price you can typically pick up an EB Peak XV for when they have their 20% off deals.
The other significant point about the EB Peak XV jacket is that it's a mountaineers jacket. What I mean by that is the exterior material is very tough and not like the ultra thin/light material that won't standup to much abuse (like the Patagonia Fitz Roy).Feb 7, 2013 at 4:12 pm #1951912
Note, my jacket is an original PeakXV from the first season it was release…the lining could have changed since then. My jacket only has a small napolean style stretch pocket that will not fit anything more than a wallet or a couple bars, etc.
I had thought about adding a pocket, but it's not an easy task. The lining is extremely light (feels like a 15d fabric) and considering the weight of a full nalgene bottle…you'd risk tearing open a large panel in the jacket if that bottle bounced. Also, the jacket is fully baffled, so I wouldn't trust a local laundry to start dissecting the jacket…not a lot of tailors deal with down, and even less with fully baffled garments. I've looked it over many times, and it would be pretty complex and involve reinforcing the 15d lining by placing heavier material behind (either through the hand warmer pocket, or by removing the lining, adding a reinforcing fabric panel, and then re attaching. There are a few other options, but none that I could pursue with absolute faith in that the jacket will retain structural integrity.
Sorry OP, I have no means of verifying the original down fill content…I believe I saw a post on BPL stating that someone called customer service, and those were the published numbers.
Maybe Richard can post a new clo rating for the newest version of the jacket?Feb 7, 2013 at 9:07 pm #1952079
never thought the inside would be so delicate. i assumed the inside was on the rugged side to match the exterior. could a cylinder be sew into the guard behind the zipper?Feb 7, 2013 at 9:30 pm #1952090
That was something I was wondering…I guess you could sew a cylinder to the material behind the zipper (which is the same rugged exterior fabric), but the bottle position would be almost directly in front of you. Not sure how well that would work. I've learned to just use exterior insulated waterbottle pocket. But yeah, im not sure if this is even an issue anymore, since other poster mentioned that the new XVs have a bottle pocket.Feb 7, 2013 at 10:45 pm #1952101
touche'Feb 8, 2013 at 4:03 am #1952117
At full retail price i would add $30 and get a Mountain-Equipment K7 Jacket instead.
Its box-wall construction with 11.6oz of down in size L vs 11oz for the Peak XV jacket.
The total weight of the K7 jacket is only 27oz vs 38oz for the Peak XV Jacket. So about the same warmth but 11oz lighter.
Here is a video review of the K7 Jacket:
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