Review: Stio Hometown Jacket

(MY) DESCRIPTION: 

Don't let the name fool you, this jacket is GREAT for wearing around town in the winter, but I always pack it for skiing, belaying, and mountaineering. It's so warm and doesn't look too bulky at all. I am a huge fan of everything "puffy jacket" and this one has been my favorite out of all of them.

Why you ask? Well its super light and easy to pack, which is very important to me as I often carry pretty heavy loads in my backpack. Its also incredibly versatile, I can wear it out with jeans or skiing down a mountain. Its amazing to find a jacket that can be completely badass while also being good-looking. 

I am 5'3", 112 lbs, this jacket is a size small and fits perfectly. 'Tap Shoe' color 

I am 5'3", 112 lbs, this jacket is a size small and fits perfectly. 'Tap Shoe' color 

I have a few things from this company which are all 4+ years old, and they all are still some of my most-used items that look about the same as the day I got them (minus a few duct-tape pieces on the down), I highly recommend checking them out!

COLOR/COST

I have this jacket in black, what they call 'tap shoe' but they also have it in Pagoda Blue, Cerise (pink!), and castlerock (grey). It costs $295 but currently is on sale at STIO for $147.50

HOW WARM IS WARM?

This 800-down jacket keeps me comfy in -10 degrees if I layer and 15-20 degrees F if I'm not layering. 

PROS & CONS

Pros: Versatile, lightweight, athletic cut, warm

Cons: Like all downs its not super durable (prone to ripping)

DETAILS (SPECS) 

  • Illume Cire™, 100% Nylon, 20 denier, 36 g/m2 with DWR

  • AlliedFeather™ HyperDRY™ Water Repellent Down, 90/10 White Goose Down, 800 fill

  • Responsibly sourced down

  • Soft, supple hand feel with high loft down insulation to retain heat

  • Generous down baffles increase heat retention

  • Peripheral adjust, fixed hood

  • Zippered handwarmer pockets

  • Interior security and stash pockets store on mountain essentials

  • Adjustable storm sealing hem with low-pro cord locks customizes performance

  • Stio® grosgrain finish at center front interior draft flap protects zipper teeth

  • Clean finish cuff with internal elastic for comfort and performance

  • Custom Stio® silicone zipper pulls

  • Embroidered Stio® and Pinecone logos

  • Center back length 27 ¼”, size M

  • Weight:13 oz.

  • Regular Fit - Our medium cut. Roomier than Trim but designed with athletic performance and comfort in mind.

Exterior & Lining: Illume Cire™, 100% Nylon, 20 denier, 36 g/m2 with DWR 

Illume™ Cire is an ultralight downproof plainweave fabric with excellent tear strength and a shiny cire finish. The tightly woven, durable nylon has a DWR finish providing excellent water resistance with super soft handfeel and great packability. 100% Nylon, 35 g/m2, 20d Plainweave, 80/20 DWR. 
 

Insulation: AlliedFeather™ HyperDRY™ Water Repellent Down, 90/10 White Goose Down, 800 fill 

ALLIED's newest water resistant technology, HyperDry™ results from years of research and development. Proprietary nanotechnology treatments create the longest lasting water resistant down on the market, meaning you stay warm longer in the wettest of conditions. As a bluesign® approved textile, it has met the most stringent of sustainable production standards. 

Check it out here: http://www.stio.com/womens-hometown-down-jacket