Feathered Friends Eos Down Jacket Review
Photo credit to Mark & Annie Dammann
The Feathered Friends Eos jacket exudes quality at first sight and the first time you try it on. After using the jacket extensively for the 2 years, I can easily say it’s the best down garment I’ve ever used and merits American Gear Guide’s Editor’s Choice Award. I’m impressed by how light it feels each time I put it on. Just removing it from the coat hook sometimes surprises me. You simply don’t expect a warm fully hooded jacket to weigh well south of a pound (it’s 10.6 oz). I should expect nothing less, as Feathered friends has earned a solid reputation for its high quality, responsibly sourced, locally made, and lightweight down sleeping bags and apparel.
The well designed Eos is made in the USA (in both a men’s or women’s fit) from the highest-quality materials including 900+ goose down and a Pertex Quantum shell with a durable water repellent finish. Surprisingly, it’s priced similarly to competitors made in developing world factories with inferior materials. Last I checked it was selling for $309, you can check here to see current pricing. As far as sizing, I am 5’10’’, 160lbs and the medium is a perfect fit.
Me wearing my Eos jacket overlooking the Columbia River.
I climbed Mt. Rainier with this jacket last June. Temps were in the 20s during our dark alpine start and this jacket kept me toasty warm. The jacket moves extremely well. I have full range of motion without any resistance. The super lightweight feel of this jacket only adds to my perceived freedom of movement.
Crevasse gapers on Mt. Rainier.
It’s a garment that just feels right. I wear my American made Feathered Friends Eos with pride knowing it’s made in my community, responsibly sourced, and made with the highest quality materials. As a testament to its feel my father, 75, while visiting the Pacific Northwest tried it on knowing nothing about the brand or sourcing and after about 10 minutes in the jacket he was looking up how to purchase one. He hates shopping and it’s rare to hear him talk about any sort of apparel. The Eos is my go to recommendation for family and friends and will continue to be for many years to come.
The quickly changing weather atop of Mt. Rainier.
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