Review: Fjallraven Pack-Down Hoodie

Spend a lick of time outside in the Montanan winter, and you’ll know the importance of having a high quality down jacket in your wardrobe. The Fjällräven Expedition Pack Down Hoodie is a winter essential that meets all the lofty requirements of a good down jacket. From the moment you slip it on, you can feel the meticulous attention to detail that went into this coat. With its sleek design and robust construction, this jacket is not just a fashion statement for the winter bar-runs, but also a functional necessity in the wilderness.

The durable polyamide outer shell is wind-resistant and water-repellent, ensuring that you stay dry and protected in harsh weather conditions. But the real magic lies within the insulation. It’s filled with ethically-sourced 700-fill goose down, creating a cocoon of warmth around your body. The stitch-through down channels help distribute heat evenly, allowing you to brave freezing temperatures without feeling weighed down. The adjustable and insulated hood, coupled with a high collar, acts as a fortress against icy winds, shielding you from the biting cold. To round it out, the jacket has a handful of convenient pockets—including one inner chest pocket and two handwarmer pockets. Add in a two-way front zipper for easy ventilation, and it really shines no matter the conditions.

In terms of fit, the jacket has a slightly relaxed feel, so you can layer up underneath without sacrificing mobility. At the top of a ski line, it should be the first thing out of your pack. Throw it on over all the other layers to trap precious heat from the climb.

Overall, the combination of design, durability, insulation, and functionality make this hoodie an excellent choice for those who value performance and comfort. Whether embarking on a winter hike, exploring snow-capped peaks, or simply braving the cold in everyday life, this puffy jacket checks all the boxes. $275;