REI and Jackets
Ok so I wanted to get this Patagonia nano-puff jacket for a while, I end up buying the REI knockoff of it, $60 cheaper. Turns out that the material they use is WAY too thin, and the jacket is too delicate for me. I switch it with another REI synthetic down, keep it 2 days but fits really weird, they changed how they cut things now, all feel baggy and large on a medium size.
I take it back and get finally the Patagonia one...I choose Acid green (who the hell picks colors for Patagonia?)
counting on the fact that looks weird at first, but I'll get used to it. No way, on top of it my daughter keeps looking at me disapproving my color choice. Not approved.
I went today and changed it again, with a plain black Mountain Hard-wear one.
I have to praise REI patience with me (I never changed an item so many times) but buying a down jacket today was comical. It was 70 degrees in Pleasanton.
TNF just came out with a stretchy like down...and since it has 2 stretchy panels on the sides ,, they though it has to cost more than a regular down jacket. $250. Patagonia colors are electric blue, acid green..then "dirt" and" lighter dirt" WHY?
Yes I am very bored and writing about down jackets.
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Last edited by KIRKRIDER; 01-05-2012 at 07:25 PM.