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Sierra Designs Gnar Lite Down Jacket - Men's

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Cold, rainy weather and down insulation? Not just a dream with the Sierra Designs Gnar Lite men's jacket and the new DriDown™ finish for down insulation. It resists water and dries fast.

  • Premium 800-fill-power DriDown™ goose down is extremely compressible and offers exceptional warmth for its weight
  • Additionally, DriDown has a hydrophobic finish that keeps rain, sweat or melting snow from soaking in while allowing internal moisture to easily escape
  • It stays dry 7 times longer, retains 34% more loft when exposed to humidity and moisture, and dries 33% faster than untreated down
  • Durable, yet lightweight 30-denier ripstop polyester shell has a Durable Water Resistant finish to repel exterior moisture
  • Stormflap behind the full-length front zipper keeps breezes out
  • Elasticized cuffs with thumbholes keep wrists warm and sleeves in place
  • Jacket has 2 zip hand pockets, 2 interior drop-in pockets and 1 interior zip pocket
  • Comes with a stuff sack for easy packing
  • Sierra Designs Gnar jacket has a comfortable regular fit, so it's perfect for layering underneath a shell or wearing as your outer jacket with light layers underneath


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Sierra Designs Gnar Lite Down Jacket - Men's Specs
Best use
Polyester / polyester blend
Ripstop polyester
800-fill goose down
28 inches
11 ounces
Fabric type
Shell fabric
Shell lining fabric
Insulation type
Water-resistant down
Back length
Back length (in.)
Average weight

Sierra Designs Gnar Lite Down Jacket - Men's

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Sierra Designs Gnar Lite Down Jacket - Men'sis rated4.5789out of5by19.
Rated5out of5byfromGreat jacketVery comfy warm, but not too warm jacket. It geats warmer as I exert myself on hikes. I can't beleive this jackt will go without a tear for long becasue of the very light weight shell, but I will have to wait to find out. I have seen minimal down poking but have seen a few loose threads that needed to but back. The thumb holes are great.
Date published: 2013-12-29
Rated4out of5byfromgreat jacket with great featuresgreat product; I bought this large, using it over other items as an outer layer
Date published: 2013-06-05
Rated5out of5byfromFeeling the Love!Just attended a baseball playoff game in Southern Oregon, rain, wind and very cold. I love this jacket. It's light as a feather yet very warm. This is truly a quality product. Rain just ran off the thing.
Date published: 2013-05-22
Rated3out of5byfromAwesome... But leaks significant downBought this over other lightweight down jackets for two was on clearance, and has thumb holes! The thumb holes were great, keeps the sleeves down, and added a surprising amount of warmth for my hands...didn't need my liner gloves, just the shell! I used this in sub zero Chicago weather with a light base layer, the gnar, and my wind/waterproof lightweight shell and was perfectly fine walking all over the city. My girlfriend was a little chilly at the end of the night in her poofy ski jacket. I have not yet used it backpacking and it probably won't make it to my pack. It's extremely warm, light, pack able, stylish, BUT... It has been leaking significant amounts of down since day one. Look every lightweight backpacking down for under two hundred is probably going to leak some download but this was ridiculous. Every time I took off my shell it was covered in down. The jacket has not lost any warmth...but it's only a matter of time. I will be returning the jacket to REI and I'll try getting another one. Maybe mine was a random quality defect, and I would really love this to be true...I love this jacket. If it leaks again though...
Date published: 2013-03-27
Rated5out of5byfromEXACTLY what I was looking for.As a new student of minimalism, I was looking for a lightweight down jacket to serve multiple purposes to include packing in a pannier for nights off of my bicycle, in my backpack for nights around camp and to wear around town in cold weather. Every other warm jacket I own bunches up when seated driving. This one is soft and flexible enough that it is very comfortable to wear in a vehicle. I am fit and tall and most jackets that fit my shoulders and sleeve length are much too bulky. I've discovered that any garment featuring thumb holes has sleeves that are extra long. I look for them now. The Gnar Lite fits my long arms perfect without being excessively bulky in the chest. Also, I wanted the dry down so I could wear it alone or under a shell in colder weather. I compared this one to the Patagonia Down Sweater and went back and forth in my typical OCD fashion trying to decide. In the end, the Gnar Lite had the fit and features that, for me, made it a better choice than the Patagonia. I ended up trading the blue color in for the black one due to black being a lot less conspicuous. Highly recommended! Let's see how it holds up.
Date published: 2013-02-13
Rated5out of5byfromTHERE COULDN'T BE A BETTER DOWN JACKETI tried every down jacket made, for me there was either an issue of fit (too big or small), or weight, or ridiculous price, I chose this jacket and have loved every day with it, it looks great, fits well, and the whole Dri- Down thing is for real, it is not meant to wear for prolonged periods out in the rain, but.......i was recently caught in a monsoon style downpour in the East TN mountains and the jacket survived really well, after being pummeled with hard rain for over 20 minutes it kept it's loft well, kept me warm, and dried out quickly, I'm sold and you should be too!!!!
Date published: 2013-01-23
Rated3out of5byfromPretty good jacketI bought this jacket for my wife and I. Overall we are pleased with the performance of the jacket for what the original intent of it was for us that is, finding a new winter coat. We don't do or have not yet done much cold weather hiking/camping but I imagine this jacket would be ideal for such an endeavor. This is my first down jacket ever and from what I've been told its a piece of technical gear and its intent is to be an ultralight piece of gear to bring with you on the trail. Whatever. Its a good jacket to wear around when the temp. drops. My only issue with it is that it leaks little down feathers constantly. I was told by an REI employee that these types of down jackets tend to do that and with any of these technical type jackets I'll have this issue. I guess the makers of the jacket overstuff the jacket because they know this will happen, was what he also said. He also said that if I washed the jackets that it wouldn't happen anymore, which isn't true because its still happening. I still think the jacket is great and I don't think so much down is leaking that it will affect the insulation but it is a bit annoying to leave those little feathers in your wake, everywhere. Maybe we got faulty ones? Who knows. I'm still pleased with it, just contemplating whether I'm annoyed enough yet to return them.
Date published: 2013-01-18
Rated5out of5byfromFantastic!Great mid layer for alpine hiking and skiing. Used this for hiking Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa, and for skiing in the USA. Haven't had any problem, even in light rain. Only thing that is a little annoying is that it leaks feathers consistently, and that the stuff sack it comes with only has an elastic drawstring.
Date published: 2013-01-03

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