Gear Review: Westcomb Cayoosh LT Sweater

October 16, 2012  |  In Gear Reviews   |   Tagged , , , , , , , , ,   |   4 Comments

 

Westcomb Cayoosh LT Sweater
$260, 10 oz. (men’s medium)
Sizes: men’s XS-XXL, women’s XS-XL
westcomb.com

From Idaho’s Sawtooths to Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness and Washington’s Olympic Mountains, this full-zip down jacket proved surprisingly warm for its weight in temperatures from the 40s down to a hair below freezing (with only one or two base layers underneath). Two reasons for that: the hypo-allergenic Hutterite down feathers, which Westcomb says exceed the European standard for 850-fill down, make the jacket lighter, more compact, and warmer. Plus, the soft and supple Pertex Quantum 20-denier shell is the lightest fabric in the Pertex line, with the best strength-to-weight ratio; it also shed a light rain and repelled wind.

Read this and every story at The Big Outside! Please subscribe or log in now.

Get My Free Email Newsletter

Enter your email address for updates about new stories, gear reviews, and expert tips!

4 Responses to Gear Review: Westcomb Cayoosh LT Sweater

  1. Bao Le   |  May 28, 2013 at 4:36 am

    Thanks! Have you ever tried the Canada Goose Hybridge Lite hoody? if so, how would you rate this against that? Im having a tough dilemma. Thanks in advance!

  2. Bao   |  May 2, 2013 at 5:29 am

    Hi Michael, do the pockets have zips?

    • MichaelALanza   |  May 2, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      No, Bao, the pockets do not have zippers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Like This Story? Get My Free Email Newsletter!

Enter your email for updates about new stories, expert tips, and gear reviews.


Grand Canyon Hiker