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I was killing time at Target yesterday and noticed on the 50% off closeout racks some pretty lightweight hooded down jackets (90% down, 10% feathers) for $25.  The shell is pretty lightweight, it feels more like a sweater - I wouldn't wear it in real full-on winter conditions, but it looks to pack pretty small and I'd be surprised if it weighed more than 12 oz. or so, if that.  Nothing in my size that I saw yesterday, so I can't comment on fit, etc.  But if you didn't treat it too harshly it looks like it could be a good bargain.

Even comes with a little stuff sack.  I'd assume there is a men's version as well, but didn't wander that far down in the store.

Just thought I'd let you know if you were in the market for a cheap down layer for the shoulder seasons.


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Picked one of these up for my daughter back in November... she loved it!  Adult small fit her very true to size with a bit of room to grow into, but not too much. She was quite comfy in it on our recent outing that got down to about 25* F at night. Perfect item for a growing teenager to have 'real' gear.... sorry not buying her the high $ stuff yet!!!
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I'll take a look.  At that price, I could see getting one even if it proved too heavy or whatever for backpacking.  Assuming, of course, that there are any in our store, and in my size.  I did look at a down jacket at Target earlier this winter, but thought it probably not warm enough--seemed kind of thin.  Even if this is the same, for $25 I'd use it car-camping and save the better one for BPing (since I always bring extra clothes when I've a car to carry them).

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Didn't see any hooded ones at my Target, and the hoodless ones I saw were atrocious colors - flourescent lime green and the hottest of hot pinks :p

They did have their version of a soft-shell on sale as well, in better colors - a subdued blue and black.


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For the record, I finally got to Target and they're gone.  It's all bikinis now.  

Do women really buy their clothes a full season in advance?  I thought it was all about instant gratification!


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Ha, it's funny this year that gals can wear bikinis right now while they're on the rack, but when winter finally arrives...good luck finding a jacket or coat.

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