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Macpac Halo Down Jacket - $99.99 (RRP $279.95) + Shipping @ Macpac

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Sale on Halo Jackets back on again. Make sure to order one or two size down as Macpac clothing tend to run larger than normal. Best thing to do is go in-store and try on to be sure.

Mens: https://www.macpac.com.au/2018/halo-down-jackets/halo-down-j...
Womens: https://www.macpac.com.au/2018/halo-down-jackets/halo-down-j...

Hooded version are $150

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    • I'd say yes personally but everyone is different….

      It depends on how cold you get generally, what you'll be doing whilst wearing said piece of clothing and so on.

    • +2

      Gets pretty cold here in Melbourne and I wear this jacket almost every day when I go out

    • -1

      My body goes quite warm rather quickly as I walk (I like walking and tend to walk fast - like going from Flinders St Station to Melbourne Central by walking).

      Will this make it too hot? Should I get the one without the ducks' feather?

      • +1

        Yes it might. The Halo gets really hot for me if I walk briskly e.g running for a train, I need to unzip it or take it off when I get on the train.
        But I wear a long sleeve shirt and a jumper underneath as my office is freezing.

        If I leisurely stroll around during the lunch break it's the perfect temp to wear this jacket.

        • +1

          I think you will get hot in any down jacket if you are actively moving your body. Down jackets are best suited for when you're stationary in our climate as it doesn't get below 0 degrees. If you get a thinner down jacket such as Kathmandu Heli or Uniqlo ulralight down jacket/parka you probably can get away without taking it off when you're active. You'll get hot but not as hot wearing a Macpac Halo.

        • -2

          @happyadventurer:

          Not just down, any jacket at all.

          It's a really silly question to ask "will I get hot in this jacket, if I'm the type of person to get hot when I walk?".

          Well madame, seems that you don't even need a jacket for that to happen..

    • +1

      I have both the Halo down and Uber light down. I find the Uber light down is just fine for a cold Melbourne winter, it also helps that it’s pretty much windproof! I usually wear it over my work shirt or a tee shirt. I heat up pretty quickly in down jackets so the Halo would get too hot for me. I still haven’t had a chance to wear the Halo jacket in snowy sub zero conditions.

    • It's okay for cold mornings or nights

  • +3

    I'm usually a small in tshirts/shirts got an xtra small Macpac fits well, if that helps anyone.

  • +6

    Can get a hooded down jacket for less than $100 from Ray's Outdoors.

    I have 2 macpac jackets (one Halo and one slim something) and 4 outraks. My personal preference is to take the outraks everytime, as they have thicker and better shell material (macpac looks like it always came out of the wash, so crinkly), elastic cuffs (macpac has velcro straps), built in carry bag (macpac has separate bag that I lost), thicker zipper and some come with a hood:

    https://www.rays.com.au/outrak-mens-down-hoodie-jacket/M5467...
    https://www.rays.com.au/outrak-womens-down-hoodie-jacket/M54...

    • I used Outrak brand during my Europe trip in the middle of winter (December/Jan) and find it to be perfectly fine and kept me nice and warm when I combined it with some decent (Uniqlo) thermals.

      • I take it those are sub zero temperatures?

        Would be good to know if I ever get over my aversion to freezing weather that they can hold up with some thermals underneath.

        I use mine on days that are <15* around Melbourne (so pretty much all winter) and at night to save around 4-7kw of heater electricity/night. The last 4 years I've bought 1-2 every year with the savings in electricity.

        • +1

          Yeah there were a few places that hit just below sub zero (Berlin, Budapest were around -2), everywhere else was hovering around the 0-5 degree range and I never really felt too cold or uncomfortable.

    • how do you find the sizing of these compared to Macpac ?

      • +2

        About the same when comparing a Halo to a Outrack without a hood. They are sized 1-2 sizes too big as they are designed to be worn with layers underneath.

        The outrack ones with hoodies are slightly not as large, and more fitted. They could still be worn with a thick jumper underneath though, they are not slim down jackets.

        I've found that I can get away with a ladies sized 10 outrack to get a slim fit on a normal down jacket without paying the price premium that the slim down jackets tend to have - don't judge :P

  • What temperatures are these designed for? Will these make you overheat in 15°c?

    • +2

      I've worn them in sub zero. Perfect for that. Probably a bit too warm for 15°c, but that's a matter of personal preference. I'd look at their Pulsar jacket or something similar for 15°c. These are better for below 10°c I'd say.

    • +1

      I’m in Melbourne, the Halo would be too hot for me. The Uber light down is just fine for me with just a shirt or t shirt underneath. Depends on if your body generates a lot of heat like me.

    • Melbourne is 5c-15c at the moment and this jacket is perfect for me. Over 15 c then it's probably too hot

  • Color - currently unavailable online
    Size - currently unavailable online

    WTF?

    • Heaps of sizes in Blue and Black still available

  • +1

    Links to the $150 hooded versions:

    Mens: here
    Womens: here

  • +3

    Waiting for the Cortana Up to go on sale.

  • Wearing mine today… Also took it to Japan and it was my go to for snow walking. Great jackets.

  • Are we able to return in store if it doesn't fit properly?

      • Sounds like a yes to me. But I'm having a blonde day - is that what you interpret too?

        • Items purchased online using Afterpay cannot be returned in store - if you need to return your item to our web store you can do so to the addresses below:

          ITEMS PURCHASED WITH PAYPAL
          Items purchased online using paypal cannot be returned in store - if you need to return your item to our web store you can do so to the addresses below:

          ITEMS PURCHASED ONLINE VIA OUR EBAY STORE
          Items purchased online via our eBay store cannot be returned in store. Please raise a return request (see instructions on instructions on eBay) and return via post.

          MACPAC REFUND & EXCHANGE POLICY
          Returned product must be unused, be in the original packaging with all tags still intact.
          Postage must be paid for by the returnee and will not be refunded. If you would like an exchange, we will then cover the shipping on your alternative item. Please note, we are not able to process an exchange for an item of higher value.
          Please allow 10-14 days for us to receive and process your request.
          We will notify you via email when we have exchanged/returned your items. Processing times for exchanges or refunds may take longer during sale periods.
          Refunds will be issued in the same tender as your original payment.
          If you return a purchase made by a gift card, we will issue a new gift card to the value of your purchase.

    • By reading it. No you cannot, you have to post it to the address listed. Only purchases made in store can be returned instore.

      • +2

        Online purchases can alternatively be returned or exchanged in any Macpac store along with your original receipt except for the following:

        ITEMS PURCHASED THROUGH AFTERPAY
        Items purchased online using Afterpay cannot be returned in store - if you need to return your item to our web store you can do so to the addresses below:

        ITEMS PURCHASED WITH PAYPAL
        Items purchased online using paypal cannot be returned in store - if you need to return your item to our web store you can do so to the addresses below:

        ITEMS PURCHASED ONLINE VIA OUR EBAY STORE
        Items purchased online via our eBay store cannot be returned in store. Please raise a return request (see instructions on instructions on eBay) and return via post.

        • oh thanks so much. I guess i'll purchase using regular credit card just for the piece of mind.

  • Let's give it a go

  • If I’m a medium at Superdry. What size would be equivalent here?

    • +1

      I would say XS. I'm normally a L in Superdry and I just bought one in store in size S

  • +2

    Online purchases can alternatively be returned or exchanged in any Macpac store along with your original receipt except for the following:

    ITEMS PURCHASED THROUGH AFTERPAY
    Items purchased online using Afterpay cannot be returned in store - if you need to return your item to our web store you can do so to the addresses below:

    ITEMS PURCHASED WITH PAYPAL
    Items purchased online using paypal cannot be returned in store - if you need to return your item to our web store you can do so to the addresses below:

    ITEMS PURCHASED ONLINE VIA OUR EBAY STORE
    Items purchased online via our eBay store cannot be returned in store. Please raise a return request (see instructions on instructions on eBay) and return via post.

  • +9

    Bought one just so I can say that I am wearing a macpac while holding a macbook at mcdonalds

    • :D

    • +1

      Username justify your mac mania.

    • Let me guess which burger you're eating?

    • Where is your Makita drill?

      • So how would you travel from McDonald's to your Macmansion in a Maclaren? :p

  • Thanks OP, got one for my wife, she would never let me sped such money for her on Jacket…not sure she will be happy but once bought she has no option but to wear it (when freezing) :-) wish me luck..

    • +2

      I wish I had a wife like that.

      • Inb4 someone replies with 'Damn, I wish I had a wife. Period.'

        • Hmmmmm

        • +4

          Speaking from experience, there is nothing worse than a bad wife.

          No wife >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> bad wife.

          However the only way you ever get yourself in a situation like that is to be oblivious to a lot of red flags, so it's really your own fault for choosing a bad wife.

        • +1

          You'd be a fool to wish for such a liability.

      • Well the reason why she will get upset is also because i dont have one..( but got one for her)

  • Thanks op, will be great addition to the winter warmers.

  • Is the 'black iris' colour (sold out in any case) effectively navy?

    • Yes it Black Iris is navy in colour, very confusing!

    • Was just in store to check it out, the 'black iris' is in stock in store but is much brighter than displayed on the online store. Best described as a slightly darker blue.

  • +2

    Can confirm sale is in store!

  • +2

    In case anyone is unaware, Macpac also has an eBay presence.

    Also if you spend over $100, I believe you also get the free shipping

    https://www.ebay.com.au/str/macpac1973?_trksid=p2047675.l256...

    • But you have to pay GST on top of the price, since we're past the 1st July and it is shipped from New Zealand. Effectively eroding and eBay code you may have :(

      • When you buy online, it comes from NZ (unless things have recently changed).
        I've traditionally bought a lot of stuff from their site and the postmarks suggest it was shipped from NZ.
        I wonder what the deal is now regarding gst?

        • NZ goods = overseas. 10% is added further alone the checkout which wipes out the 10% voucher code.

    • you can only return instore using credit card on web store. If that matters like it does for me then i would recommend that instead. Piece of mind that no errors can occur and i lose money.

  • +2

    I got a Macpac halo last year. It's like a cheatcode to stay warm. I normally layer it with other things but it's greater.

    ONly qualm is that it's a bit bulky. It packs down really small but when I'm wearing it it feels a bit weird cooking or things like that. But strong recommend regardless.

  • Would this be overkill for a Perth winter?

    • +1

      I find (for me) that down puffer jackets are fine for sitting or standing around.

      Any walking and my armpits get quickly soaked with sweat.

      The supermarket is only 10-15 mins away but is enough to get sweaty when wearing one with only a base layer underneath.

      I tend to wear a Macpac down vest if there will be any walking.

      I found my Sundowner jacket way too warm for Perth so gave it to a relative in NZ.

      I've bought a lighter Supernova to sit around camp when I cycle tour WA in winter.

      The vest I use if there is to be any walking is the Sundowner vest.

      Hope this helps

      • Yeah mate thanks, it helps. I just need to move past the fact that it's a great price…. It's not a great price if you're only going to use it very very sparingly.
        EDIT: Although, as it's cheap, maybe I could just use it for camping….

    • +2

      It was very useful last week when we had 5-7 degree mornings!
      It does keep you quite warm so not good for mild winter - e.g. 15-18 degree day.

      • I could have used it last Friday night camping. It was freezing!!!

  • How does this compare to the $49 Aldi down jacket?

    • +1

      I'd spend the extra 50…. Quality is unparalleled. You pay for what you get. (this is 280 normally)

    • +3

      Well, having not seen the latest ALDI offering, I can't say for certain, but most likely:

      • Better quality down, and more of it.
      • Better quality materials and workmanship (zips, stitching, pockets, etc)
      • Ethically sourced down.
      • Great customer service, with a good returns policy and a great warranty (if your ALDI version develops a fault, they'll probably refund you but won't be able to replace it)
    • +1

      I have last year's Aldi down jacket (looks the same as this year's) and recently bought a Macpac Halo. I haven't had the Halo long enough to compare warmth of the 2 jackets, but I will say that the Aldi is very decently warm for the price however the Macpac is has a more flattering/fashionable cut (and I expect it will be as warm or warmer than the Aldi jacket).

    • I don't believe the one from Aldi sale is actually duck down. It's a synthetic down.

      • No it's not.

    • +2

      I've got the Aldi one from the sale last year and have used it regularly since then. It's very warm (have taken it camping with evenings down to about -3 C with no problems), but the stitching on the internal stuff sack pocket isn't very good and is starting to fail on mine. It's also lighter than this jacket (450 g for my size M vs 540 for this one), which is better if you plan on taking it bushwalking. Not sure of the loft of down in the Aldi jackets, but it is a 90%/10% down-feather mix so it has a higher ratio of down than the Macpac jacket.

  • Picked one up in-store Brisbane - had heaps there, no navy in medium though.

    Warm, but not too bulky and packs into a case like a miniature sleeping bag.

    Going to use it in Tassie in a few weeks.

    • Tried to get the same in Brisbane and they didnt have one also!

      • Did you ask? the Lady said she had heaps out back?

  • +1

    How do these compare to Uniqlo down jackets?

    • +3

      Uniqlo ultra light down has a slightly higher fill power than the Macpac Halo (640 vs 600) however the Halo is much thicker and over twice the weight of the Uniqlo jackets and is therefore much warmer.

  • +1

    I have owned one of these for two years. Got one for my wife too. We both agree that this is the best investment we have ever made for $100.

    The level of warmth when outdoors in the elements is paramount - exceptional warmth instantly. At any social events We are the two people content with being outside whilst others freeze is their non-duck down jackets..

    dont hesitate, buy one.

    Note: the sizes are massive, so if you a normally an XL mens, get a L.

    • Maybe not massive enough for me. I tried it on last weekend, and only 3XL would make it for the zip. I think Im just under 120kg. if I didnt have a beer belly happening then 2XL would be okay.

  • Do you think will be warm enough for NY winters?

    • Yes, I used one on my Winter trip to USA (including NY, Chicago and Niagara Falls). Got down to -16C, with windchill of -25C in windy Chicago, from memory. With proper thermals and layering, I was fine!

  • lots available sydney store. other down jackets and macpac items on sale as well so worth checking out if you're near a store

  • How does it compare to $50 aldi down jacket

  • i'm normally between a S and a M in size, and got a S but it was too small for me so I ended up selling it and the XS is a tad on the small size but fits better. So I'd say go two sizes down from your usual size.

    • +7

      How can the S be too small for you but the XS is a tad on the small size but fits better? What?

  • +3

    Just bought one from their store. The sleeves are extra long, It fully covers my hands and no need for gloves.

  • +1

    Just to confirm they are available in store. Just bought one then. Thanks OP

  • +1

    Just picked one up in store.

    Usually a medium at 5'9 and the small fits perfectly.

    I would prefer the hooded version but not worth the extra $50.

    • +1

      u must be skinny ?

      • Size runs big.

  • Does anyone know when this sale ends? I'd like to go into a store and get fitted before committing :P

    • I have had an email from them which suggests Monday 16 July.

      Hope this helps

  • If anyone arrives on their skiing holiday to find the airline delayed their luggage, and your insurance company gives you $300 to spend on essential clothes (cheers TID), investigate a RAB microlight from the local ski shop. This has been my go-to jacket for winter whether for wearing to work, around house or on the slopes.

    • But why are we investigating?

  • Someone post when the hooded version goes to $99 please :), i think it went down to that price in-store in march this year

    • I got one for $120 last year towards the end of winter. Still very happy with it :)

  • Definitely worth the purchase. I’ve got jackets that cost 3x as much as my halo, and they aren’t nearly as good.

  • With or without the hood? I know it's personal preference, just curious if someone has had one and finds the hood annoying or handy?

    • +1

      Definitely handy, especially if you don't tend to wear beanies. We've had a couple of windy days in Melb and the hood is a lifesaver. It's a tight one btw, not a large floppy one (which flips off in the wind).

      • Yup I think that's the smart move…

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