- The polyester is super lightweight, but also strong and soft
- Great Warmth to Weight Ratio (8.4 oz)
I love my Ultralight Down Jacket. I talked to the Patagonia employee when I purchased it and he told me that the liner/exterior fabric is one of the few things that Patagonia outsources, they don't have the capabilities to make fabric this light and strong. This fabric is actually more durable than the fabric on the regular Patagonia down jackets.
The weight of this jacket is amazing, and even more so when the warmth of the jacket is considered. It is also pretty usable for layering, since it isn't too bulky.
Bringing a down jacket into the backcountry is always kind of a risk, especially if rain is in the forecast. It doesn't keep it's excellent insulating power if it gets wet. I'm still considering if this will be the jacket joining me on the trail. For now it makes a great layer when I know I'm going to stay dry.