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    My full downie has a tough outer layer, not canvas but a definitely feels a lot heavier and thicker than my old macpac of kathmandu downies. Give him a ring and ask about what options he has available

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    My full downie has a tough outer layer, not canvas but a definitely feels a lot heavier and thicker than my old macpac of kathmandu downies. Give him a ring and ask about what options he has available
    Is your one waterproof?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    Is your one waterproof?


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    Its 'showerproof' try and avoid wearing it in the rain but when i have for 10mins or so the water beads off it. I suspect if you put a decent spray on coating it would be ok

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    Anyone ever tried the huntech puffers?

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    How small do the WOE ones pack down? And very weighty?

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Size:  1.13 MB 600ml bottle cames with a decent stuff sack
    Not sure where the kitchen scales are hiding
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonN711 View Post
    How small do the WOE ones pack down? And very weighty?
    Iíve got a spare if youíre interested


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    Spare jacket you say....
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    I've got the Cactus puffer, they're by no means compact. A lot bigger than the S.C. one. I have both. To be honest, the Cactus one doesn't get used much it's too bloody hot half the time. I know what you mean about the inner layer of the S.C. one.

    My go to majority of the time is the Macpac Pulsar now, synthetic so still insulating when wet, lightweight and has the gussets under the arms, so never lifts at the waist no matter what you're doing. Obviously not quite as warm as the above ones but not far off it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelley View Post
    Wear on earth, cactus quality at a better price, unless you want canvas covered down in which case you need to buy from cactus.
    You can just ask blair to make you a canvas one

    He makes all the cactus jackets

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    Iíve got seven, possibly eight puffer jackets...

    1. Stoney Creek. Kept seeing them on TV, they looked cool so I had to have one. Bulky, warm, but as Ryan says, very very sweaty. I donít think Iíll take it hunting again.
    2. Sitka vest. Nice jacket. Packs down ok because it doesnít have sleeves. Colour is a bit light for NZ conditions. But a good hunting jacket. Very warm.
    3. RAB synthetic jacket. Iíve got two (long story) sweats when youíre in motion. Packs down into pocket. Nice and light and not too bulky. Good jacket. Makes a good pillow for sleeping.
    4. Macpac urber light down jacket. Amazing thing, packs down to size of a coke can. Good to carry, just in case you need it. Warm enough.
    5. Kathmandu Down vest. Nice and light, packs down to a small package and has nice hand warmer pockets.
    6. Kuiu synthetic jacket. The pick of the bunch. These guys know their stuff. I watched a few videos and picked this over their down jacket because they said it suited movement better, they were right. Packs down small and is amazingly light. My only criticism is that it doesnít have a stuff sack.
    Iíve got a couple more too...
    If it was me Iíd buy the Kuiu one only. I prefer synthetic over down for two reasons. One they dry quicker and two they breath more (as the fabric and down doesnít require coating to stay Ďdryí.
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    For a well priced lightweight option I recently picked up a macpac uber and for its purpose i’m very happy.

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    I also have a macpac standard puffer that’s a few years old now and has been my go to. Been pretty happy with it. Turns out I also have a Wear On Earth puffer. Looks the business and is crazy warm but to be fair I haven’t used it bugger all as I keep going back to the macpac which packs down a bit smaller and lighter.

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    The macpac gear is pretty good for its price and often have sales (like briscoes), i personally dont have a stoney creek one but from comments of others above and from mates i think they are only good for going shopping in or sitting at the pub, i have a macpac uberlight which isnt super warm but is perfect for wearing under a light jacket in windy conditions etc. Also packs small and weighs nothing , heres some photos i took to send to my mates when i first brought it to show how small it was! Only cost $120 from memory
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    another +1 fan of wear on earth - if you want it to pack smaller just tell that to Blair and he'll make you a lighter fill jacket.
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