I wanted a gilet that i could use with these 2 garments as and when necessary.
So i searched and tried on a few but nothing within my price range. I didn’t want to pay too much because it was only a supplementary piece of kit.
I had quite a few good suggestions, which again was either outside my price or had been discontinued or were too bulky. But thanks folks for the suggestions.
I didn’t find what i wanted and thought maybe when the winter clothes start to hit the shelves again i might find something. So surprisingly i had an email last week from Uniqlo showing the latest range of ultralight down gilets.
Exactly what i wanted.
The stock had just arrived and choices were plenty. I ordered a medium size and in black. 2 days later i am wearing it.
Weight 138 grams.
The gilet is black even though it looks blue in the photo.
You can see from the scales that it weighs138 grams.
The outer shell and inner face is polyamide and has a DWR good enough for light rain showers.
The filling is 90% down, 10% feather. The down fill is min 640 but the spec does not give what amount of down.
There is a good high collar with 2 hand warmer pockets and the zip is YKK with a added zip pull.
The arm holes and hem are very slightly elasticated.
On the inside there are 2 very wide and deep pockets that suit an OS map perfectly. A pocketable bag is also supplied and when packed the bundle is about the size of a coke can.
I am glad i waited.