Penfield Walkabout Down Puffy Jacket - Quick Review

December 11, 2008

With winter finally getting into full-swing, I've got a slew of jackets that are in the flogging queue. I'm looking forward to bringing you some results of real-world usage of the Penfield Walkabout down jacket over the coming months, but here's a bit about it for your consideration. Since 1975, Penfield has been manufacturing top-quality down-filled jackets and outerwear out of their Massachusets headquarters. With a penchant for function and style, Penfield delivers a high-quality and warm jacket. Here's a little more info on Penfield: Penfield garments are designed to stand up to the demands of the New England climate, yet are equally at home sheltering you from the storm anywhere wind blows or rain falls! Our garments are made by people who know and love the outdoors. Fashion, function, practicality and durability are the key elements incorporated into every design we manufacture. About the Penfield Walkabout Down Jacket The Walkabout is built for one thing and one thing only... warmth! This puffy jacket is filled to the max with goose down goodness (80% down/20% feather) and delivers on warmth. Sometimes I forget just how puffy down jackets can be, but the Michelin Man feeling is good when your faced with single-digit temperatures in the early-morning hours in the Wasatch Mountains. Some great things I've noticed about the Walkabout include the handwarmer pockets and the included stuff/pillow sack. The pockets are perfectly-built for stashing your digits on-the-fly. The easy entry and comfortable, no-zipper pocket is great for your hands. The collar fits just right zipped-up and all hems do a great job of keeping out unnecessary drafts. It could use a small zipper pocket somewhere and the 100% nylon exterior has a little more sheen than I've seen before... it makes it look a little "plasticy". The Walkabout is available in four colors: Cobalt, Purple, Black and Olive. The Good Warm, warm, warm Feels well built High-quality 80/20 down insulation Good pricepoint at $200 The Bad Sleeves may be a little short (Men's Large) Could use at least one small zippered pocket Buy Now: Visit to Search for a Local Dealer

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