Ultra Light Jacket Reviews

Ultra Light Jacket Reviews

In October, shortly before my trip Transsiberian, I came across this poster that caught my attention.

Ultra Light Jacket Reviews

It was an advertisement for jackets / ultra light jackets of UNIQLO. Not only my eyes were drawn to the words ultra and light, but also the price. € 79.

The clothing industry “outdoor” has always had a monopoly padded clothing. Besides, the best of them are really good, perfect balance between warmth and lightness. But it often happens that some products are more expensive than others depending on the brands and shops that sell them. This happens all the time actually.

For example, I’ve seen well wrapped firelighters for sale in shops “outdoor” that were worth ten times exactly the same product used to light a barbecue.

This kind of thing happens in almost all stores. All you need to observe.
So I wondered if padded clothing sold in a traditional clothing store would be as good a padded clothing bought in a specialty store.

The coincidence is that I received a week later (so only a few days before my departure Transsiberian) UNIQLO an email offering me to try one of their ultra-light down jackets.

WHAT DA FUCK! Employees of Uniqlo read minds?
In short, I said YES!
UNIQLO therefore sent me the Ultra-light jacket that I’ve experienced during my trip to Siberian and Japan, and here below my feelings!

Utra Light Jacket-First Impressions

A Denim Jacket

I like to travel with clothes from the life of every day, or at least, that look. I’m a fan of these denim jackets of all colors exampled on topschoolsintheusa.
That’s why this denim jacket fulfills one of my first criteria, namely sober and discreet. I may as well wear a trip than in everyday life.

Below, a photo taken in Tokyo.

A Truly Lightweight Jacket

The first thing that is noticed by taking the jacket is that it is light. Very light ! It weighs only 175 grams.
We forget quickly that the door, except for the heat it brings. The garment is lightweight and comfortable, yet very warm.

Besides, I can confirm, when I was near Lake Baikal in Siberia she was very helpful! Around 10 degrees, I did not need to have a t-shirt underneath.

The jacket is composed of 90% down and 10% feathers. The coating is a polyamide nylon, which reduces the weight of the jacket. According to the label, the density is “640 or more”.

Another advantage is that the jacket is very easy to use. There are very few pockets which further reduces weight.

The Uniqlo Jacket Detail

There is a hanger and logo is printed, not embroidered. I guess it reduces both weight and manufacturing cost.
The zipper is light, but looks good as it is YKK. It is easy to get on and off, even when it’s cold or when wearing gloves.
Moreover, regarding the cold hands, there are two pockets to warm his fingers. They have no zipper, but are lined with tape, making them warm enough. It also there’s two inner pockets practical enough and large enough to insert a phone there, a wallet or papers.

The collar is high enough to cover the area of ​​the carotid artery and neck where heat tends to escape. Each padded coat comes with a small bag of the same material as the coating. It is attached to the jacket with a small rope and also closes with a rope.

The jacket is very easy to get into his bag. When folded in, it is not bigger than a liter bottle and is not provided compressed. The bag is soft enough to take almost no place among your other solid objects. It is extremely easy to store in a travel bag or hiking. Given the weight of the padded jacket, you’ll forget even its existence!

A truly resistant jacket?

Among the labels attached to the jacket, one said “sustainably resistant to water and rain.”
I have not had the opportunity to really test it under very heavy rain, but during my trip to Japan it allowed me to stay dry when it goutteletait (yes I create my own verbs on this blog). I would have to test its resistance over time.If readers had the opportunity to test it under heavy rain, feel free to leave your impressions.

The only downside is that after two months of intensive use, I could see a few feathers to escape. Nothing bad but I wanted to clarify.

The Price

Honestly, what is more amazing with this jacket is its price (49.90 euros to 79.90 euros depending on model). It was almost a high-performance and ultra convenient clothing for almost nothing.

Conclusion

Honestly, I’m hooked! I keep talking about the importance of traveling light (I always travel with a maximum of 8kg bag, I invite you to read this article if it is not done Voyager lightweight or how my bag is less than 8kg including computer ) and this jacket filled all the requirements to be part of my range traveler.

Both warm and light, it is convenient to take, she rolls and fits in a pouch like raincoat. It can slide underneath a jacket or wear it as it is in season.

If the jacket ultra light turns warm enough, I think she will be part of clothing to be everywhere with you, just in case it’s colder than expected.

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