If you are looking for a very warm down jacket, the Mountain Hardwear Phantom Jacket is the answer. It has 800 fill down, which means that it is extremely warm, but also very light weight and compress down to a small size. The Mountain Hardwear Phantom Jacket only weighs 14oz.!
When I’m backpacking, the weight of my pack is always on my mind, so I am constantly looking for gear that is extremely functional but very light weight. After I picked up backpacking, one of the first purchases I made was a down jacket.
I hate being cold, and when sitting around camp I love having a down jacket and down booties, even on summer nights. It is wonderful to have in the mornings as well, when I’m steeping my tea and watching the sunrise.