canada goose black label macmillan parka function is the polar opposite of the Columbia Platinum 860 TurboDown Hooded Jacket – Women’s, which reflects any heat right back to you. Or should we say, it is equatorial opposite? The TurboDown jacket was a tropical sweat factory, no matter how slowly we walked. We think it makes more sense for a down jacket to expel excess heat, like the Hybridge Lite, rather than radiating your own heat back to you and increasing the warmth exponentially, as in the TurboDown.
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The Hybridge Lite has the feel of an ultralight down jacket, but the numbers don’t agree. At just over 11 ounces (in an extra small), it is on par with some of our more mid-range, affordable down jackets such as the MontBell Alpine Light Parka – Women’s and the MontBell Frost Smoke Parka – Women’s. The Tensile-Tech side panels likely account for this up-tick in weight, but overall we appreciated the comfort and breathability that these fleece panels provided.
With four pockets, big zip pulls, Tensile-Tech fabric inserts, and 10D fabric, we were astonished that Canada Goose managed to keep the weight of this jacket down to a minuscule 8 ounces.canada goose sale Without the fabric on the sleeves and side panels, this jacket would easily be warmer than the Mountain Hardwear Hooded Ghost Whisperer.
The present design with the Tensile-Tech fabric may or may not make it heavier, but it definitely makes it more versatile, and versatility goes a very long way when rating the worth of a jacket. canada goose sale With a mere half an ounce difference between the Ghost Whisperer and the Hybridge Lite Hoody it’s easy to see arguments for both jackets. All in all, the Hybridge has some pretty sweet features and is supremely warm for its weight.
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The Hybridge Lite is among the better jackets in this review at repelling water. The fleece is not, of course, but the nylon outer is a relatively high performer in this category. We particularly liked that the fleece side panels through the armpits allow you to dump excess heat if you are hiking (or otherwise moving and generating heat) in this jacket.
This reduces the chances of your down getting sweaty, which can reduce its loft and thus its warmth. Sweating in a down jacket will also put some of our bodies’ oils on the feathers, which reduces its loft over time.