A very light down jacket, the Minim feels a lot lighter than its actual figures. But it is remarkably warm despite its weight. The lightness is in part due to the Pertex Quantum face-fabric used, as well as an absence of zips on pockets and other bulk-boosting additions. Only one chest pocket has a zip closure, with two handwarmer pockets going without. In an effort to save bulk, deliberately slimline zips have been used and as a result, their durability is compromised, especially when stuffing the jacket into the chest pocket. Unfortunately, the fine weave of the Pertex and the additional stitching used in the jacket’s construction pushes up the price, while feather-loss through the stitching and even through the fabric was noticable. After a day wearing a light pack, in the snow, it did feel a little like it was shedding in preparation for an early summer.
Fabric: Pertex® Quantum
Women’s version available: Yes
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