Macpac Sundowner

This is a very lightweight duvet jacket at just 592g yet it is packed with top-quality down to provide a good level of insulation for general winter use. It has a fleece-lined collar to add extra comfort and warmth around the neck. You get the usual zipped hip pockets, internal pocket and elasticated cuffs. The shell is very water-resistant too and feels reasonably durable. It will be ideal for those who want a good level of warmth with good all-round performance for use in UK winter mountain situations. But it is not quite as warm as some other jackets and you do not get a hood. Others are lighter, too (but not as warm). The cuffs are not adjustable either.  So not a lot wrong, but personal preference may make or break the sale. Like most other duvet jackets, this is stitched through, so cold spots are possible.


Outer: Gore-Tex Windstopper laminate
Inner: nylon
Insulation: 180g 90/10 down 600 fill power
Sizes: S-XL (men’s); S-L (women’s)
Weight: 592g (men’s size L)
Made in China
Stores in UK: England 4; Wales 0; Scotland 7; Ireland 0

Verdict: Buy it if you want a lightweight warm layer for year-round warmth at a good price with good all-round mountain walking features.