Posted - 11/08/2011 : 4:39 PM
| Hey CT,
Up for sale is a Black Feathered Friends Hooded Helios Down Jacket in Size Large (probably a better fit for a medium) with upgraded eVent waterproof fabric!
This is a very fine piece for the discerning coastal mountain man. In brand new condition(worn twice for trips to the grocery store, never in the mountains, never stuffed into a pack or compressed, stored hanging in a closet, no rips, stains, lost down or loft or any signs of wear whatsoever). In fact, this is better then new - I say this because I purchased it with the expensive ($75) upgrade for the fabric to be eVent waterproof fabric instead of the normal fabric. This makes this a coveted waterproof, breathable, high quality down jacket. This option is no longer available through feathered friends, this is indeed a rare garment.
The size was a little snug on me and thus it needs to find a home where it will be put to good use. This top quality piece will last some lucky gent a lifetime. This is the perfect down jacket for the Wet coast as even the dampness in the winter air will cause normal down jackets to wet out let alone precipitation. This is pretty much a one off, I have never seen or heard of other Feathered Friends eVent down jackets being offered up for sale.
I paid over $400 US for this jacket new, I'm willing to part with it for a scant $250 cdn. Thats cheaper then a patagucci down sweater!
Feathered Friends garments are the highest quality down products in the market and are handmade in Seattle, WA. Pictures are available but the image uploader is giving me grief at the moment.
Hooded Helios Jacket
Fill Weight: 9 oz
Average Weight: 18 oz
Sewn through construction
Large interior stash pocket & Insulated hand warmer pockets
Zipper draft flap & lycra trim seals out drafts
850+ fill down
Since its introduction in 2006, the Hooded Helios has been one of our most popular jackets. Why has it been such a hit? It is an excellent lightweight jacket for alpine climbing, ski touring, belaying, winter camping, and four-season use in the Cascades.
The sleek, integrated hood adds warmth without weight, and this lighter design makes a perfect counterpart for our Vireo sleep system in milder conditions. It packs small, and our standard model made from Epic by Nextec fabric sheds moisture and breathes well.
Edited by - splitboarder on 11/21/2011 1:09 PM