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Message posted by Brian / KK30/11/2021 at 8:12am
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I've asked Santa for a down jacket, but for some reason he has outsourced the purchase to my wife.

There are regular reviews on the Decathlon down jacket, so this is probably my jacket of choice, given its price compared to the top brand jackets.

Of course, if I was going up Everest I would indeed get a higher-rated jacket, but just for wild camping in the UK, a cheaper one will do.

It's only 3 season camping, to keep warm in my tent, not for winter waling in the snow

Does anybody here have the Decathlon down jacket and what are your ideas .. would you buy it again ?

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Message posted by Fiona W via mobile 30/11/2021 at 2:13pm
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Iíd go to ARCO, especially during a sale: work wear is excellent value. You can open an account for a small discount, but check the catalogue online in case they stock that make.
As for makes, I hate Velcro & thatís often been a decider. And the hood fastening or nib varies. Length too. So I donít think the down element is the only factor, especially when itís hard to compare, as they donít have a Tog value like down duvets.

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Message posted by ZIZAG via mobile 30/11/2021 at 4:26pm
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Hello Brian/KK
I have the Decathlon Quechua Blue Down, Large Jacket .
Full value for money £25 .
I would definitely buy again
I've had mine over five years
Very lightweight Around 300Grams
Packs down Into It's own Inner pocket to 6x4 Inches .
Have worn It Spring and Autumn .
Whilst camping .
Of course there are Better and more Insulated ones such as Rab
over Hundred pounds .
Go Outdoors have good selection of Down Jackets
Although costly .

Message posted by Wendyhouse30/11/2021 at 6:01pm
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Good review here
https://youtu.be/b8Y7SVWH7Kg

Message posted by Ewen c via mobile 30/11/2021 at 9:41pm
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My wife has a Decathlon down jacket. Very good. Compresses well and is warm. Probably the best for the price. We both use a lot of Quechua and Simond clothing.
I myself use a karrimor elite down jacket. Also good and has napoleon pockets. The elite range is better than the usual Karrimor tat. Shame that such a great company ended up the way it is now.

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Message posted by Caligula02/12/2021 at 12:55pm
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Paul Messner on U tube is keen on Decathlon down jackets.....not rain proof though?

Message posted by Ratty02/12/2021 at 1:42pm
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Hiya, I walk a lot in Wales, the Lakes, etc. and swear by Uniqlo Down Jackets

Hope this helps

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May I jump on this conversation to broaden it beyond Decathlon?

I'm looking for winter warm, lightweight, waterproof and most importantly breathable. Actually, most importantly, not £300.

Message posted by Caligula03/12/2021 at 11:47am
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Message posted by ZIZAG via mobile 17/12/2021 at 10:06pm
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I seen a Similar Down Jacket in M&S cost £59.
Looked like the Decathalon one
Which was Half the Price .........


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Message posted by Caligula01/3/2022 at 2:53pm
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Have just followed PM's suggestion and bought a Decathlon Trek 100. Incredibly lightweight and seemingly thin. Looks well made though and will test on a wildcamp (bivvying) this week................
If you (anyone )is going the Dec Trek 100 route, buy at least one size large.

Message posted by Caligula18/3/2022 at 6:38pm
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Have found it extremely versatile and effective on several cold wild camps of late.


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