Labels are not all ...................
This arrived this morning.
Now, I like good gear.
I like good down gear.
And in my opinion PHD make some of the best down gear in the World.
But, I've seen reviews of this and thought - umm .......... worth a punt.
Quelle surprise. It's good. A good DWR finish to a good feel. The finish is good and the fit is just right.
Weighs very little and has been put in the same paragraphs as MB Ex light and MH Ghost Whisperer where comparisons have been made.
Ok, I'd love a PHD Wafer jacket, but, frankly, I don't need one.
But this was too good to pass up on.
More on this later - but, very good first impressions.
Ok, it's a Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Hooded jacket. Don't sniff at the label.
I am surprised just how good it looks and feels and for under £60 - just - it holds it's own against the big labels. 640 fill power is no where near the top notch gear, but, then for the weight and price it's magic.
For anyone who's wondering the down is sourced ethically, too. This was a big question in my mind.