900 fill down jacket, which one do you need?

900 fill down jacket is an ultra light and high quality outdoor gear.
In the market, very few brands can sustain this high standards for the demanding outdooreers: warmth and lightweight.

Which 900 fill down jacket do you need? Do you only compare the price?

all 900 fill down jackets listed in the article

It is hard to answer this question even between jackets with the same fill power. The fact is that very few manufactures help the customer for making the right choice just reading the details from the website.

Ten 900 fill down jackets, and ordered by down weight, we have tried to collect more details as possible for proving more information for a conscious purchase. In some cases, also contacting directly the manufactures.

These are the 900 fill down jackets:

  • Kailas | Mont Ultralight
  • Crux | Turbo
  • Feathered Friends | Eos
  • PHDesign | Troms Ventile
  • Jöttnar | Ragnarok
  • Crux | Halo
  • Feathered Friends | Ellia
  • Montbell | Mirage Parka
  • Stellar Equipment | Guide Expedition
  • PHDesign | Omega
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Features and technical details

Choose a down jacket is not easy. How the manufactures help the customer?

Typical operating temperature: Stellar Equipment and PHDesign mention the typical operating temperature.
Activity: Crux and Jöttnar mention some activities that the down jacket can be used for.
How use the jacket: Feathered Friends explains how to use the down jacket.
Comparison: Mont Bell compares its down jackets using a temperature profile / weight chart.
Environment: Kailas describes the environment: cold and wet mountain.

Kailas | Mont Ultralight 900 fill down jacket

Price: $329 (Jan 2020)

Designed for: Built to cope with cold and wet mountain environment, MONT ultralight water-resistant down jacket has excellent ventilation and durability. Its 900-fill goose down offers an incredible amount of warmth.

Features

Shell fabric: 10D Pertex.
Weight: 185 g / 6.5 oz (size Medium).
Hood: no.
Pockets & zips: Ultralight hidden zippered pocket and lightweight YKK zipper.
Safety & comfort features:  Stand-up collar for added warm.
Colors: 3
Fits: Athletic and slim fit
Notes: Stowable design

Down

Fill power: 900 fill power
Fill weight: 90 g / 3.2 oz (size Medium).
Fill ratio: –

Link: Kailas | Mont Ultralight – 900 fill down jacket

Crux | Turbo Jacket

Price: £249 / €299 / $329 (Jan 2020)

Design for: Turbo Jacket can be used during work-out mode in sub-zero Celsius conditions, the Turbo will help maintain that fine balance between overheating and chilling out. This makes it ideal for medium to high-intensity activities such as snowshoeing, back-country skiing, winter hiking etc.

Features

Shell fabric: 10 denier nylon ripstop, 29 g/m², water resistant 1000 mm PU coating.
Lining fabric: 15 denier ripstop Nylon, 30 g/m².
Weight: 245 g / 8.7 oz (size Medium).
Hood: no.
Pockets & zips: Two zipped hand-warmer pockets and internal chest pocket that converts into a storage bag (with belt loop).
Safety & comfort features: Adjustable hem at bottom and Lycra binding at wrists.
Colors: 4. Blue antracite, fire red and moss green.
Fit:
Notes: full -zip design. It is also available as the half-zip Turbo top.

Down

Fill power: 900 cu.in. fill power (EU) Polish white goose down.
Fill weight: 95 g / 3.4 oz (size Medium).
Fill ratio: –
Note: Filled exclusively with ethically recovered Polish goose down.

Link: Crux | Turbo – 900 fill down jacket

Feathered Friends | Eos men’s down jacket

Price: $339.00 (Jan 2020)

Design for: Eos down jacket can be used for keeping you warm on its own when conditions call for moving light and fast, or as a layering piece when weather moves in. Equally at home on the trail or around town, this lightweight and packable jacket will do wonders in your outerwear quiver.

They are designed to serve as an outer layer in milder conditions, or as a mid-layer under a shell in colder, more weather intensive conditions.

The Eos is appropriate at the largest range of temperatures – people can be comfortable in it from -18 C to 10 C. The 900 fill down jacket give its best at temperatures around and slightly below freezing (0 C) for commuting. It’s better at colder temperatures if you’re being more active.

Features

Shell fabric: Pertex Quantum brushed nylon with DWR (37 g/m2).
Weight: 300 g / 10.6 oz (size Medium).
Hood: Fixed low-profile hood.
Pockets & zips: Zippered hand warmer pockets.
Safety & comfort features:  Elastic drawcord hem.
Colors: 4. Black, Blue Sky, Midnight and Sunburst.
Fit: Fit closer to the body.
Notes: Sewn-through construction and stuff sack included. Made in Seattle, USA and Vancouver, Canada of imported materials.

Down

Fill power: 900+ fill power goose down.
Fill weight: 105 g / 3.7 oz (size Medium).
Fill ratio: –
Note: Ethically/sourced down and it can be tracked.

Link: Feathered Friends | Eos men’s – 900 fill down jacket

PHDesign | Troms Ventile 900 fill down jacket

Price: €1,195.06 (Jan 2020)

Design for: winter lows of -10°C (14°F) in the outdoors & on city commutes. The combination of Ventile and down has long been appreciated by Polar explorers in the Arctic and the Antarctic, where the effective weather protection, reassuring warmth and exceptional breathability combine to great effect. This has also made it a favorite with wildlife cameramen, commuters in the coldest cities, and many others who simply prefer the natural, rustle-free qualities of traditional outdoor fabrics, the way they were before the introduction of ripstop nylon and Gore Tex.

PHDesign - Troms Ventile 900 fill down jacket

Features

Shell fabric: Ventile.
Liner fabric: Lightweight and soft MX .
Weight: 800 g / 28 oz (size Medium).
Hood: Integral hood with wired peak: adjustable front cord with cord-ends tethered to the hood, wired peak and volume reducer on the back of the hood.
Pockets & zips: Three insulated pockets: two zipped waist level pockets and one zipped chest pocket.
Safety & comfort features: Reflector strip on the front for night location, adjustable Velcro cuff tabs and double exit shock-cord hem
Colors: 6. Charcoal, navy black, olive, orange, red and royal blue.
Fit: Custom sizing options.
Notes: Ventile is an entirely natural product that offers a unique level of comfort, look and feel as well as being windproof, highly breathable, very durable and quiet.

Down

Fill power: 900 fill power European goose down.
Fill weight: –
Fill ratio: –
Notes: Every piece of kit that PHDesign produces it is hand-filled and performance are accurately tested with a Lorch machine for testing fillpower.

Link: PHDesign | Troms Ventile – 900 fill down jacket

Jöttnar | Ragnarok Jacket for Skiing

Price: £1,032 (Jan 2020)

Design for: The Ragnarok, with this parka design, can be used for walking or hiking, however its primary design is to be used for Skiing.

Ragnarok is not recommended mountaineering or hiking (there are other models that fit this purpose), but it is a great model for those people who specially feel the cold and for them it as great choice for walking.

Jöttnar | Ragnarok Jacket for Skiing - black

Features

Shell fabric: SKJOLDR  2L waterproof/breathable fully taped shell, 20,000mm hydrostatic head.
Weight: 997 g / 35.1 oz. (size Medium).
Hood: yes.
Pockets & zips: Two pack-compatible YKK AQUASEAL zipped chest pockets, YKK AQUASEAL zipped lift pass pocket on arm, internal zipped valuable pocket, internal mesh non-zipped dump pocket and mesh lined pit zips for venting without snow ingress.
Safety & comfort features: RECCO Rescue System reflector, inner powder skirt, extendable roll away wrist warmers within the cuffs and THERMOLITE synthetic insulation in hem.
Colors: 2. Black and nightshadow.
Fit: Standard fit.
Notes: SKJOLDR is Jöttnar’s proprietary shell fabric.

Down

Fill power: 900
Fill weight: 109.6 g / 3.8 oz (size Medium).
Fill ratio: 93:7
Notes: All natural, non-synthetic treated down.

Link: Jöttnar | Ragnarok – 900 fill down jacket

Crux | Halo 900 fill down jacket

Price: £299 / €379 / $399 (Jan 2020)

Ideal for: The Halo jacket is a versatile garment, with enough down to suit a wide range of conditions and activities, and consequently our most popular style.

Lighter and less bulky than synthetic fills, not to mention longer-lasting and natural, down gives you real freedom of movement as well as warmth.

Features

Shell fabric: 20 denier Pertex Endurance, 41 g/m²
Lining fabric: 15 denier ripstop Nylon, 30 g/m²
Weight: 325 g / 11.5 oz (size Medium).
Hood: Fixed hood with Lycra trim.
Pockets & zips: Two zipped hand-warmer pockets and internal chest pocket that converts into a storage bag (with belt loop).
Safety & comfort features: Adjustable hem at bottom. Lycra cuffs and binding at wrists .
Colors: 4. Black, dark red, green and new blue.
Fit: slim, long cut.
Notes: Halo down jacket women‘s version.

Down

Fill power: 900 cu.in. fill power (EU) Polish white goose down.
Fill weight: 135 g / 4.7 oz (size Medium).
Fill ratio: –
Note: Filled exclusively with ethically recovered Polish goose down

Link: Crux | Halo – 900 fill down jacket

Feathered Friends | Ellia women’s down jacket

Prices: $349.00 (Jan 2020)

Design for: Ellia down jacket is designed to serve as an outer layer in milder conditions, or as a mid-layer under a shell in colder, more weather intensive conditions. The 900 fill down jacket is best for most people around -15 C to -5 C (or below with a higher output activity).

The Ellia steps up the warmth from the Eos, with toasty features and top-notch craft to keep you warm and comfortable in the colder months.

Features

Shell fabric: Pertex Endurance LT.
Weight: 368 g / 13oz (size Medium).
Hood: Fixed low-profile hood.
Pockets & zips: Two zippered exterior hand pockets and center front wind and water resistant YKK #5 coil Uretek zippers.
Safety & comfort features:  Dual-drawcord insulated hood, lycra cuffs and adjustable drop tail hem.
Colors: 4. Black, cool blue, grass and orchid.
Fit: Women’s specific fit.
Notes: Sewn-through construction, contoured seams , slightly longer hem in back to keep you covered and stuff sack included. Packed size: 4″ x 6″ 3L. Made in Seattle, USA of imported materials.

Down

Fill power: 900+ Goose down.
Fill weight: 138 g / 4.9 oz (size Medium).
Fill ratio: –
Note: ethically sourced down.

Link: Feathered Friends | Ellia women’s 900 fill down jacket

Montbell | Mirage Parka 900 fill down jacket

Price:  $399.00 (Jan 2020)

Design for: –

Features

Shell fabric: 7-denier Ballistic Airlight rip-stop nylon shell.
Weight: 377 g / 13.4 oz (size Medium).
Hood: 2-way adjustable fixed hood.
Pockets & zips: 2 zippered hand warmer pockets, 2 internal drop-in pockets
Safety & comfort features:  –
Colors: 2. Black and blue.
Fit: –
Notes: Box construction, draw cords for waist adjustment hidden in pockets, stuff sack included adjustable alpine cuff and Standard DWR treatment. Compressed size: ∅6.5 x 9.5 in. (∅17 x 24 cm).

Down

Fill power: 900 Fill Power EX Down.
Fill weight: 160 g / 5.6 oz (size Medium).
Fill ratio: – 

Link: Mont bell | Mirage Parka – 900 fill down jacket

Stellar Equipment | Guide Expedition

Price: 599€ (Jan 2020)

Designed for: Sophisticated down parka designed for the world’s highest peaks. Extensive periods of extreme temperatures on the world’s highest peaks and in desolate arctic regions. Lofty, and surprisingly lightweight for its size. Lab-tested in controlled environment to withstand temperatures well below -30°C.

Features

Shell fabric: DermizaxUltralight – 3-ply, DWR-treated, 82 g/sqm, 100% nylon. Main fabric – 20 000 mm waterproof.
Lining fabric: Ultralight rip-stop – 100% nylon. 34g/sqm.
Weight: M 930 g / 32.8 oz (size Medium).
Hood: Yes. Fixed hood. Opening adjustable with elastic cord on the inside. Bendable brim of hood. Size of hood adjustable at back with velcro. Double placket, whereof inner placket at collar equipped with 3D spacer mesh to avoid your breathing to condensate and freeze. Outer placket padded with synthetic insulation.
Pockets & zips: Two large side pockets and two large open inner pockets that fit 1,5 litre bottles.
Safety & comfort features: DWR-treated goose down, pre-bent sleeves, elastic cuffs and elongated back piece. Bottom hem adjustable with cord. Drop tail.
Colors: 3. Blue, orange and yellow.
Fit: Oversized expedition fit with extended back piece.
Notes: Full box baffle 3D construction with eliminated cold-spots and a comfortable fit, oversized adjustable baffled hood that fits over any helmet.
Breathability: Low. This is not a garment for high-pulse activities. Stow bag included.

Down

Fill power: 900
Fill weight: 344.7 g / 12.1 oz (size Medium).
Fill ratio: –
Note: Fill water resistant: DWR-treated water-resistant goose down.  RDS-certified, blue sign-certified and 100% traceable.

Link: Stellar Equipment | Guide Expedition – 900 fill down parka

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PHDesign | Omega

Price: €993.56 (Jan 2020)

Designed for: Typical Operating Temp:-55°C (-67°F). Omega 900 fill down jacket is the choice for the very coldest mountains and the worst Polar conditions. A fully waterproof outer protects the down on long and arduous expeditions.

Features

Shell fabric: Waterproof HS2.
Lining fabric: Lightweight M1.
Weight: 1,450 g / 51 oz (size Medium).
Hood: yes, large helmet-compatible hood.
Pockets & zips: Five expedition pockets.
Safety & comfort features: Velcro-adjusted cuffs and cordlocks at the hem allow complete lockdown in whiteouts.
Colors: 2. Orange and Red.
Fit: –
Notes: Box-wall construction for maximum loft. Available in custom sizes: Specify Body width, body length, and arm length independently. HS2 shell fabric is completely waterproof (when the seams are taped) and offers excellent breathability.

Down

Fill power: 900 fill power European Goose down.
Fill weight: –
Fill ratio: -Note: option of filling with 950 down pushes the Typical Operating Temperature down to -59°C.
Notes: Every piece of kit that PHDesign produces it is hand-filled and performance are accurately tested with a Lorch machine for testing fillpower.

Link: PHDesign | Omega – 900 fill down

Conclusion

For the customer, if it is not clear to you what’s the design jacket has been design for, we suggest to contact the customer service. Rarely the shop assistant knows details.
Let the customer service know your needs and they will be able to guide you to smart purchase.

For the manufactures. The price is an important factor for the product. Higher price tends to correspond high level of quality, technology or research.
In many cases, the features are well defined and clear.
The technology, instead, it is hard to explain synthetically and dedicated pages have been used for increase the clarity.

Many brands use vaguely the word “cold”. Cold is clearly subjective, but a winter in Lapland is different than a cold winter in California. Using the Typical Operating Temperature (TOT) helps to identify a range of temperature.
Above all, the combination about the environment and the activities can help to understand how the down jacket can be used. For example “alpine mountaineering and ice climbing” or “enjoy the starts during a cold night in the desert of Nevada”.

In conclusion, jackets and more specifically down jackets are not an easy gear to purchase. Be informed and understand the details for a conscious purchase!

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