Karrimor Lightweight Down Jacket Mens - Black £22 @ ebay  sportsdirect_outlet
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Karrimor Lightweight Down Jacket Mens - Black £22 @ ebay sportsdirect_outlet

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Found 13th Dec 2012
Brand New Mens Karrimor Down Insulated Small to XXL on sports direct ebay wesite RRP is £79,99, well even being Karrimor it is Down so it should cost at least £70.

Lightweight and practical, the Mens Karrimor Lightweight Down Jacket is designed with duck down fill for warmth, complete with a reflective Karrimor logo printed to the left chest and back of the shoulder.

> Mens down jacket
> Super lightweight
> Binding to the wrist cuffs and hem
> 2 zipped front pockets
> Reflective Karrimor logo
> Shell and lining: 100% polyester
> Insulation: Duck down
> Machine washable

Lightweight, no details on fill level... not a full blown winter jacket more a layer! but good price for down
- MR GUS

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Might be a good price but it is a standard sportsdirect down price tactic.

I bought one of the equivalent gilets recently hotukdeals.com/dea…586 and (for the money) it has been great. Even without that rider, it has been very good.

I wanted something that was warm, but really compact, so that I can take it with me when I'm flying with only carry on luggage.

Down jackets do lose a few feathers every so often. It helps if the outer fabric has a close weave, which is the case with these jackets. It does mean that the texture of the fabric is a bit odd. You should find these jackets in store at Sports Direct. Its worth visiting one first to feel it for yourself, rather than buying by mail order straight off.

BTW, I also ordered a fleece gilet at the same time. It came with a jammed zip, so I had to return it. I would have liked a replacement, but they gave me a refund instead. Sports Direct sells some good stuff, some of it is cheap, and sometimes their customer service is OK. Caveat emptor ...


BTW, if you want a nice down jacket, with top quality down, from a company with excellent customer service, then Alpkit alpkit.com/sho…300 is worth a look. However, their jacket is £120...

Edited by: "ahenry" 13th Dec 2012

一分钱一分货.

Anyone know what the sizes are like, is small as small as its supposed to be ?

furbix

Anyone know what the sizes are like, is small as small as its supposed to … Anyone know what the sizes are like, is small as small as its supposed to be ?



You're best off trying one on in a branch of Sports Direct. I've got a gilet, and the medium size fitted, but I went for a large, as its a little bit longer, whilst it still puffs out enough to not have draughts. I don't know how the sleeve length compares.

I wanted something that was warm, but really compact, so that I can take … I wanted something that was warm, but really compact, so that I can take it with me when I'm flying .




Down jackets do lose a few feathers every so often. It helps if the … Down jackets do lose a few feathers every so often. It helps if the outer fabric has a close weave, which is the case with these jackets. It does mean that the texture of the fabric is a bit odd. You should find these jackets in store at Sports Direct. Its worth visiting one first to feel it for yourself, rather than buying by mail order straight off.




I think you are very brave or foolish buying this item.

If you do a lot of flying I wouldn't think you can afford to lose ANY feathers.






Edited by: "rizla01" 13th Dec 2012

I wouldn't buy from sports direct online as they use yodel courier service they have a Facebook page full of complaints if u want to have a look I had a really bad experience with them myself. Great deal though heat added

I really wouldn't bother, this isn't Karrimor of old (non of it is) and it WILL fall apart within 2-3 months.

Get a Rab/North Face/Marmot/Berghaus equivalent, it WILL cost you more, but another £25 in a sale will land you a jacket that will live on for years to come.

The feathers they stick in these are probably recycled from thrown away pillows... maybe...

I find it sad what happened to the Karrimor brand. I'm sure they used to stand for proper outdoors quality before becoming just another Sports Direct home label.....

The_Hoff

I really wouldn't bother, this isn't Karrimor of old (non of it is) and … I really wouldn't bother, this isn't Karrimor of old (non of it is) and it WILL fall apart within 2-3 months.Get a Rab/North Face/Marmot/Berghaus equivalent, it WILL cost you more, but another £25 in a sale will land you a jacket that will live on for years to come.The feathers they stick in these are probably recycled from thrown away pillows... maybe...



If you need a jacket that is really warm, then paying extra for a premium brand name jacket will be best. My gilet doesn't quote the fill power, so I assume that its not great.

The label on these jackets say "Karrimor", but it has nothing to do with the Karrimor brand of old. Its a bargain basement jacket. However, its also being sold at a bargain basement price. I usually wear mine underneath a waterproof jacket, so you can't see the label in any case.

This year, Alpkit have increased the price for their jackets by ~25%. I bought one from Alpkit from a sale for £60 back in 2006 forums.thedigitalfix.com/for…606 and it has been great, but at the moment, I don't think you will find anything with the equivalent quality to it for less than £100. I had a search for down gilets when I posted the deal that I linked to in my first post, and I could only find gilets from other budget brands for £40. To get one from Rab would have been £84. If you spend 4x more, you will get a nicer jacket, but its not going to be 4x nicer.

The_Hoff

I really wouldn't bother, this isn't Karrimor of old (non of it is) and … I really wouldn't bother, this isn't Karrimor of old (non of it is) and it WILL fall apart within 2-3 months.Get a Rab/North Face/Marmot/Berghaus equivalent, it WILL cost you more, but another £25 in a sale will land you a jacket that will live on for years to come.The feathers they stick in these are probably recycled from thrown away pillows... maybe...



Have you been sniffing the EVO stick again? Karrimor may not be the quality brand it used to be but where else could you get a down filled coat for £22? What I would be more concerned with is how much down feathers are used, as anything less than 500 fill is not really worth buying.

Think I'll give this a miss, but thanks for the detail ahenry, you certainly seem to know your stuff.

I bought a Karrimor gilet last year, and for the money paid it is very good. The fill is good, and it is very warm. Yes, it does leak feathers a bit, but not too many. Compared to Rab, TNF, etc there may be more feathers than down, but still excellent value for money. I also have a mid ranged Rab down coat, and obviously this is better, but for a half decent down jacket on a budget it looks good value for money.

Expired to £25 which is the same price in-stores currently at Sports Direct & their Field & Treks. Try it on in-store for: correct size, quality check & avoiding Yodel. More protection via Amazon for £26 delivered.

Looks underlayer design, max 600 fill power, probably nearer 500 maybe some feathers mixed in. Rab is OK but pricey. Best down makers, apparel & sleeping bags, are a handful of family cottage industries in US & a certain small firm in UK for trekkers/explorers but more expensive than known average famous consumer brands. These are OK for daily chores in UK.

StonedSte

Have you been sniffing the EVO stick again? Karrimor may not be the … Have you been sniffing the EVO stick again? Karrimor may not be the quality brand it used to be but where else could you get a down filled coat for £22? What I would be more concerned with is how much down feathers are used, as anything less than 500 fill is not really worth buying.



I bought one of these a week or so ago at £25 + £3.99 shipping.
I ended up sending it back though - I'm sure that this might be ok for a walker as a midlayer alternative to a fleece, but I have to be honest, I wasn't very impressed. I really wasn't expecting all that much for the price paid, but in my opinion, the fill power was rather poor. For *me*, it wasn't providing very much warmth at all and I considered it a waste of £28.99. Yes, a Rab Microlight jacket is 5x the price of this, but if you're needing a down jacket that performs, I'd rather put the £29 towards this than buy cheap once and have to buy again.
I think this is a decent price for what it is, and have voted hot accordingly. However, it is not the bargain of the century that the RRP might imply.
Edited by: "FatalSaviour" 14th Dec 2012
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