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[Unidays] North Face Men's Sierra Peak Jacket $252 Delivered @ Iconic

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Price already discounted to $315 on Iconic.
If you are a student or already have unidays account can get 20% off student discount which then results the total to be $252
The code is generated through Unidays so have to have an account to be able to get it
Good Winter Jacket

Product Details

  • Quilted nylon ripstop outer; 800-fill goose down insulation; lined
  • WindWall® and FlashDry™ technologies
  • Zip-through front; cord pull
  • Zip hand pockets

TECHNOLOGY
Goose Down

MATERIAL
body 10D x 15D 26 g/m² WindWall®-100% nylon ripstop / lining 15D 32 g/m² 100% nylon ripstop with FlashDry™ / insulation 800 fill goose down; certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) by Control Union

AVERAGE WEIGHT
290 g (10.22 oz)

CENTRE BACK LENGTH
27.25"
- Jacket is compressible and stows into hand pocket with carabiner loop

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    800 and goose down (not duck) that’s pretty good though fill weight is also important and I couldn’t see any specs on that. Looks relatively chunky though so I’ll guess circa 150?

    Should be quite a warm jacket

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      I dunno. The whole thing only weighs 290 gm so it's going to be a light duty one. Looks better than thin ones from other brands, but not the equal of some of the heavier ones.

      I recently shopped for some thin ones to use like jumpers and a proper thick coat one. Ended up with a thin Macpac hoodless one and a thin hooded one 2 sizes larger, so I could use one over the other (both duck down). Also a thick goose down one with more rain resistant material on the shoulders and arms (and removable hood). It's a clearance model called Ember from Macpac - $245

      https://www.macpac.com.au/macpac-ember-hyperdry-down-jacket-—-mens/115562-CLEARANCE.html

      • +1 vote

        macpac ember hyperdry must bu way warmer than this north face. macpac one has 300gr of filling and total item weight is 970gr.

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          Yes, the Ember is quite substantial, good amount of fill, it comes down below your bum and the heavier material on shoulders and arms adds weight. I think it’s great, just wish men got better colour options.

    • +1 vote

      I'm guessing, based on similar ultralight jackets, that the fill weight would be at around 90-120 gram. Most likely around 100. It wouldn't be super warm. A 600 fill jacket with 150 gram filling would likely be warmer.

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        I believe fill weight is more important then fill power (cuin) when it comes to be warm in very cold conditions. NF item doesn't show how much fill weight is but it seems around 100gr. macpac item is has slightly less fill power but probably 3 times more filling.

        so for me, if I have this budget to spend for a jacket to be warm I would go for macpac. at the same time, NF has better show off reputation in australia!

        • +1 vote

          If I recall correctly fill power is how much volume a unit weight of down occupies. Since the ability of down to trap heat is more or less proportional to its volume, a 800 fill power jacket with 100 gram fill should provides about the same level of warmth as a 400 fill power jacket with 200 gram fill. You are thus correct that the macpac one (700 fill power with 300 gram fill) would be much warmer than this one.

  •  

    Is this better than Mac pac halo?

    •  

      Yes a bit. Halo is ok, but duck down and nothing special about the material, but it's a lot cheaper. I'd say similar warmth, but lighter. (knowledge based on recent shopping).

      Things I found:
      Sleeve cuff will be either elastic - convenient, but can snag on watches, or a velcro strap - slower, but you decide how tight, better for big hands.

      A nice feature is a stiff bit behind the zip so it doesn't catch.

      Can you easily slip your hands in the pockets? Some have top entry pockets, some seems a bit high up to easily do this.

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        Thanks

      • +1 vote

        Not really relevant but I'll say it anyway, I freaking love my Macpac Halo jacket. I bought on special for $99 and it's the best jacket I've owned, perfect for Sydney winter and (with a slim jumper underneath) workable with Melbourne winters.

        Thanks Ozbargain.

        • +1 vote

          $99 is the regular pre winter price regardles off the discounted sale no one in their right mind would pay $300. Personally it is probably one of the worst quality jackets ive ever owned material rips within a year but it does the job.

          •  

            @htbj: I agree. It's a decent jacket for the price but the material tears really easy and isn't the warmest to be honest and gets soaked really easy

            Dunno about this North face but am looking for a reasonable priced jacket that does a better job. Considering this or the Macpac Ember.

            I live out in an Alpine area we had -3 this morning but am working up at Falls Creek ski resort over winter so need something warmer and tougher.

            • +1 vote

              @slipperypete: Definetely can not complain with the price but I wouldnt purchase another for sure.

              I know the northface will eventually break down and get snagged on something but my experiences is they last much longer.

              -3 omg! sounds like you need one of those extremely expensive canadian goose jackets haha

              •  

                @htbj: Just read a good [review] (https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/reviews/clothing-mens/down-ja...)

                It has a reasonably waterproof coating and wind resistance. With the Halo, the wind just goes straight through it….to be honest I reckon that is the biggest failing. Actually that, along with the lack of water resistance and the fragility….OK not really a contest, I think I will grab this one…cheers

                • +1 vote

                  @slipperypete: Awesome, thank you, shame on the water proofing although im usually okay with a little bit of wet..

                  This with a good base layer I think would be pretty good! Hope you enjoy!

          •  

            @htbj: Surprised to hear this as I just bought a macpac halo during the recent sale ($103.20 for hooded) as the posted deals always get so many upvotes. My first halo jacket too so hopefully will last longer than a year.

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              @Craze: There is nothing comparable at $100 (imo) so I think for what its worth it aint bad at all. Definetely did the job for me.

    • +1 vote

      Macpac halo would be warmer and more durable, but this one is lighter and takes much smaller space. So if you aren't doing ultralight hiking/light mountaineering I don't think it's worth it to spend the money on this one.

      • +1 vote

        Yes thought so. Happy with the hooded halo.

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        Not so sure. This has 800 goose down. The halo has 600 80/20 duck down. The 20 is feathers I believe….correct me if wrong I ain't not expert here!!

        I also can guarantee the Halo is not as durable, it has a cheap shell that does not last well

        • +1 vote

          The macpac one would be warmer simply because it has more fill weight. That is, it uses much more down for insulation. While the fill power and the down to feather ratio also influence how warm a jacket would be, the macpac halo with 200 gram of filling (compared to this one which likely has only around 100 gram) would be warmer.

          As to the shell, this jacket uses a 26g per square meter ripstop nylon, which is a really really really light fabric. I have a bunch of ultralight jacket with similar shells, and they are as thin as plastic bags. I wouldn't be using them if I know I'm walking through any kind of shrubs.

          •  

            @yyhazy: Strange how the NF doesn't have any listing of down weight!! Just been reading about it a little more.

            As I posted above, I found the Halo to be pretty useless, especially as the wind goes straight thru it. I live in a pretty chilly area and will be working in the snow fields shortly.

            I want a decent jacket without paying a bomb. The Halo wasn't really much use unless there was no wind.

            I just placed an order for this but am now unsure!!

            Outdoor gearlab gave a good review

            Any recommendations? Thoughts on the Macpac Ember?

            Cheers

            • +1 vote

              @slipperypete: It's worth noting that outdoor gearlab while being a great source of information often has hikers and mountaineers as it's target audience. This NF jacket is in my opinion best used as a thin insulation layer to replace a fleece when the fleece is not warm enough. So you would wear a base layer first, then insulation (in this case, the NF jacket) and then a hardshell like goretex to protect you from the elements.

              I imagine that what you are looking for is a bigger and heavier down jacket that goes over everything else you are wearing. This style of jackets work best when it's so cold that there's no rain. That's why the heaviest down jackets often come with windproof and not waterproof she'll. I think macpac ember would be warm and windproof enough for you.

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                @yyhazy: Thanks for that. I wore the Halo a couple of seasons ago up at Falls…..enough rain still to soak it on occasions. but I think your advice is pretty good. I cancelled the order as it definitely wasn't what I need after a second look.
                Also I didn't like the hipster 'city look'

                Cheers

  • +2 votes

    no hood no deal

    • +6 votes

      Where the hood, where the hood, where the hood at?

  •  

    Shopback is giving 16% cashback, for those without unidays access.

    •  

      does shopback stack with unidays?

  • +10 votes

    Step 1: Buy jacket
    Step 2: …
    Step 3: Rule Victoria

    • +9 votes

      We can now cosplay Dan Andrews.STAY AT HOME!

      • +2 votes

        Hope you don't live in a double story house…

      •  

        You put your right foot in
        You put your right foot out
        You put your right foot in
        And you shake it all about
        You do the stacky wacky and you fall yourself down
        Next minute Merlino's in charge!

      •  

        Macpac need to get Merlino onboard to level the marketing playing field :P

  •  

    Just wondering how many people can afford to buy a $252 jacket these days ?

    •  

      16,729,292 in Australia alone

    •  

      Surely all the ones with $400 RM Williams at their feet

  • +2 votes

    It's Gore Tex, you know about Gore Tex?

    • +1 vote

      Haha!

      In all seriousness, if this was Gore Tex I would be all over it. But sadly it’s not. Actually I think nowadays The North Face is moving away from using Gore Tex even in their most heavy duty/warmth jackets. Probably trying to push their own versions of whatever techno fabric.

      •  

        Yep, no hiking on the moon in this,

        • Quilted nylon ripstop outer;
        • WindWall® and FlashDry™ technologies
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          Any idea on the quality of windwall and flashdry?

    •  

      You like saying Gore Tex don’t you?

  • +1 vote

    Any one seen a deal for a North Face Men's Dan Andrews Jacket? Would like to be able to get away with anything

    • +2 votes

      If Dan was wearing this one he may have had some padding to absorb some of the shock! ;-)

  • +3 votes

    $142 USD at the moment.

    So $184.14.

    This is how overpriced North Face is in oz.

    • +4 votes

      In Canada I can grab this for 100-150 bucks all day everyday.

      • +1 vote

        Burns me. Probably the reason why I went nuts in USA last time I were there buying up everything.

        Best example I can give you was a Tommy Yacht jacket. Got one from Tommy for $32 AUD.
        Here they hover around the $188.

        •  

          Are you sure it was $32? You cant even get someone to make you a jacket for $32 lol. Auspost will charge you $14 just to post it to you.

          • +4 votes

            @fuzor: It was actually $30 USD (so $36 aud at the time) 😂

            I went digging for the receipt (had to keep it, saved it for this moment)

            https://ibb.co/0m3mF4W

            • +1 vote

              @iNeed2Pee: Holy molly…And they make more money than us to boot.

  •  

    Too bad Macpac doesn't have an equivalent jacket with the same outer material. I like the Macpac Halo because it's nicely fitted but prefer the shiny material of the North Face.

  •  

    How do I wash these jackets

    • -1 vote

      Delicate wash with gentle detergent
      Lay flat to dry
      Cool tumble dry with drying balls/tennis balls to fluff up the down

  •  

    Does anyone else think the shiny black make it look like a garbage bag?

    • -2 votes

      That would make this jacket big in China.

      They already have a penchant for wearing overpriced garbage bags (think - Balenciaga).

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        Balenciaga is a european brand which is popular everywhere… :\ were talking about $250 jackets not $2500 :(

      •  

        Many of them wear reps.

    • +1 vote

      Goddammittt….just ordered it and now see how shiny it is…..looks awful, like a hipster town jacket

    •  

      This is exactly what someone said about my shiny black jacket!

  •  

    What kind of student has a spare $252 floating around? oh and is smart enough not to see that a product so heavily discounted, still would meet desired corporate profit margins?

  • +2 votes

    Looks like a trash bag

  • -2 votes

    All the young kids still living with their parents, working minimum wage while going to uni wear these in my area all the while whinging about real estate prices and the rising cost of living

    Funniest thing ever 🤣🤣

  •  

    Tempting, nice find OP.

    I'm holding out for a Rab Electron, hood, 800 down count with 190g fill, regret not buying it half off 150 GBP when I had the chance!

  •  

    Just received mine it's pretty lightweight for 250 bucks. The Macpac Halo feels warmer.

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      is it worth it?

    •  

      Interested to hear what you think. I'm looking to get a jacket. This or Patagonia down jacket. Or something else!

      • +1 vote

        When you can get a Macpac Halo for 100-150 it's a definite no if you're after a warm jacket. I'll still wear this though for days that are not so cold. I have 2 NF jackets now and I find them way overpriced. Here are the nice touches I found with the Halo that the Sierra Peak and my other NF jacket doesn't have:
        Pockets sockets are lined with a warm furry material. Keeps my hands warm.
        The top corner of the collar is lined with the same warm furry material so when it's zipped up you don't get the cold weatherproof material touching your chin.
        Velcro sleeves so you can tighten the sleeves.
        Draw string on the bottom of the jacket so you can tighten the bottom of the jacket.

        •  

          Is the NF Sierra Peak warmer than the Macpac Halo in your opinion? Thanks