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.

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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.

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