marmot: stockholm down jacket

“i’m sooo in stockholm dude!”

just the name brings me back memories of marvin…. but aside from that a good thing to have if you happen to be in the sierra, alps or new york city and want to keep warm. i just happen to be in one of em and enjoying the new purchase. so far so good. the puff jacket is not much for looks but the tear resistant down-proof fabric and durable vislon zippers is a serious contender in durability and the cold. from this utilitarian brand, known for its down fills, comes this 650 fill goose down (the higher the fill the warmer but also the less puffier – just learned that). the jacket also sports the added zip-off hood with super soft micro fleece internal cuffs. the only bummers are perhaps the zippers that are a bit too loud for my fussy fashion polar bear in my igloo. available for $225 at marmot online store. by zz