Goose Down Jacket

5 reviews
$375.00 Weight 8.1 oz / 231.0 g


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When I tried on the prototype of this jacket at Trail Days in Damascus earlier this year, I knew I’d be getting one! I think my search for the perfect backpacking jacket is finally over! Bonus that it matches my Zpacks full zip sleeping bag! Zpacks does not disappoint. Just get one.

– Jennifer B., ★★★★★

When those cold nights in the backcountry hit, stay warm and cozy with our Goose Down Jacket. Striking the perfect balance of warmth and weight,​ our ultralight Goose Down Jacket is the go-to insulated layer for outdoor adventurers looking to beat the chill at an unbeatable weight!

 

  • Constructed with responsibly sourced and 'Responsible Down Standard' certified DownTek PCF-FREE water-resistant 950 fill power goose down which stays dry 90% longer than untreated down.

  • Both the liner and the shell are treated with C0 durable water repellent to resist rain spray and body moisture.

  • Comfortable body and sleeve length provide warmth over layers.

  • Fitted hood with adjustable cinch cords provides maximum coverage. 

  • Dual hand pockets help you stay warm on trail or at camp.

  • Adjustable elastic at the hem can be cinched tight to prevent the jacket from riding up.  

  • Elastic at the wrists seals the sleeves and keeps drafts out.  

  • An internal zippered chest pocket, appropriately sized for each jacket, is the perfect place to store maps or a phone.

  • The chest pocket can also be flipped inside out and used to store the jacket when not in use or used as a pillow.  
  • Both the liner and the shell are treated with "C0" Durable Water Repellent to resist rain spray and body moisture. C0 DWR contains no PFOA or PFOS.

  • All Zpacks gear has a two year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Please see our return / warranty policy.

  • Made in the USA.

Jacket Weight

The total jacket weight is displayed near the 'add to cart' button and changes dependent on which size is selected.

Jacket Down Fill Weights

Small: 3.0oz (85g)

Medium: 3.4oz (96g)

Large: 3.8oz (108g)

XL: 4.2oz (119g)

XXL: 4.6oz (130g)

.51 oz/sqyd Ventum Ripstop Nylon

The inner and outer shells of our Sleeping Bags and Quilts are both made from this super light, high quality, 7 denier fabric that weighs in at just .51 oz/sqyd (17 g/m²). 

Featuring a high quality "C0" durable water repellant (DWR), this ripstop and tear resistant material can also handle light mist and dew (but is not waterproof).

Ventum nylon cuts the wind while still allowing for excellent vapor transfer and breathability. With a soft texture, Ventum is not sticky or plastic feeling like some other fabrics in this weight range.

The material is down and mosquito proof and is an excellent choice for wind shell clothing and sleeping bag shells.

Ventum fabric tests at 39.5 CFM under ASTM D-737.


DownTek 950 Fill Power Water Repellent Goose Down

DownTek 950 Fill power goose down has a "C6" water repellent which allows it to stay dry over 90% longer than untreated down. The water repellent is PFOA and PFOS free. It is 'Responsible Down Standard' certified, ensuring that the animals are treated humanely. Goose down is a byproduct of the goose meat industry.


Measuring:

Measure your chest using a string or cloth tape measure and go by the "Fits up to" size. The "Fits up to" size includes a few inches of wiggle room for layering. The jackets are straight cut (like Men's jackets) and do not flare out at the hips. 

They are fine for women, but make sure your hips will fit the bottom hem girth, or size up.

Click here for full instructions on how to wash our down jackets.

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DE
01/03/2023
Darren E.
United States

Amazingly light and comfortable….but

Let’s start with the basics, the pros! Jacket weight is spot on what Zpacks advertises its weight for a large. The fit while boxy, it fits well on a thicker guy like myself even when lean. I really appreciate the adjustments for the waist, that is something you just don’t find on a jacket of this weight. Period. The hood isn’t overly tight, and the adjustments are very useful, especially when windy. The pockets are especially useful when you just want to warm your hands and quickly grab things like chapstick. While they are open they do not tend to let things out or drop to the ground should you use common sense. The inner pocket used for valuables is perfect, it doubles as a way to stuff the jacket in while not having to carry a stuff sack, and could be used as a pillow. The zipper is smooth and doesn’t snag easily. The cons which aren’t many, but should be considered as one of them could be an issue in very cold weather-5C. Which is the main reason why I’d rate the jacket as a 4.5/5 stars. The non-existent draft collar behind the main zipper, while the zipper is very tight and blocks most wind isn’t impenetrable. I feel that Zpacks could have added one for maybe an OZ penalty. Given that this is an “Ultra-light” jacket used for backpacking I feel that as a backpacking company Zpacks should have thought about this when designing a jacket that isn’t cheap. However when you go ultralight you do make compromises, this may just be one with this particular jacket. The elastic wristbands while functional, I find them not to be able to provide a tight enough fitting to maximize the retaining of heat. Easy fix would be much like Zpacks Rain Jacket to add adjustability. That’s it for the cons. Overall an amazing jacket that is reasonably durable and comfortable, I would definitely recommend this jacket. It provides just about every feature you’d need and want out in the backcountry. Awesome work Zpacks, keep up the great work. Please consider adding a draft collar, and adjustable wristband.

DE
01/03/2023
Darren E.
United States

Amazingly light and comfortable….but

Let’s start with the basics, the pros! Jacket weight is spot on what Zpacks advertises its weight for a large. The fit while boxy, it fits well on a thicker guy like myself even when lean. I really appreciate the adjustments for the waist, that is something you just don’t find on a jacket of this weight. Period. The hood isn’t overly tight, and the adjustments are very useful, especially when windy. The pockets are especially useful when you just want to warm your hands and quickly grab things like chapstick. While they are open they do not tend to let things out or drop to the ground should you use common sense. The inner pocket used for valuables is perfect, it doubles as a way to stuff the jacket in while not having to carry a stuff sack, and could be used as a pillow. The zipper is smooth and doesn’t snag easily. The cons which aren’t many, but should be considered as one of them could be an issue in very cold weather-5C. Which is the main reason why I’d rate the jacket as a 4.5/5 stars. The non-existent draft collar behind the main zipper, while the zipper is very tight and blocks most wind isn’t impenetrable. I feel that Zpacks could have added one for maybe an OZ penalty. Given that this is an “Ultra-light” jacket used for backpacking I feel that as a backpacking company Zpacks should have thought about this when designing a jacket that isn’t cheap. However when you go ultralight you do make compromises, this may just be one with this particular jacket. The elastic wristbands while functional, I find them not to be able to provide a tight enough fitting to maximize the retaining of heat. Easy fix would be much like Zpacks Rain Jacket to add adjustability. That’s it for the cons. Overall an amazing jacket that is reasonably durable and comfortable, I would definitely recommend this jacket. It provides just about every feature you’d need and want out in the backcountry. Awesome work Zpacks, keep up the great work. Please consider adding a draft collar, and adjustable wristband.

AG
11/10/2022
Aaron G.
United States United States

Amazing Jacket

The jacket was amazing and it was perfect for traveling. The only issue was that it was too big. They let me return it with no hassle. I can’t wait until my size is available.

S
06/20/2022
Sarah
United States United States

Sized for small men only

Would have loved to love this jacket, but sadly had to return. Very lightweight, cozy, good color, but runs terribly small. The sizing is clearly for small, skinny men with no hips. I would have to order a large to make it fit my hips (I'm 5'4", 140 lb female), and then the rest of the jacket would be huge. Please make a women's friendly version!

JB
12/16/2021
Jennifer B.

Quite possibly the Goldilocks of Backpacking Puffy Jackets!

Warmer and lighter than a Ghost Whisperer, longer and softer than a Torrid Apex. When I tried on the prototype of this jacket at Trail Days in Damascus earlier this year, I knew I’d be getting one! I think my search for the perfect backpacking jacket is finally over! Bonus that it matches my Zpacks full zip sleeping bag! Zpacks does not disappoint. Just get one.