Karrimor Men's lightweight down gilet delivered for £21.99 @ SportsDirect.com
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Karrimor Men's lightweight down gilet delivered for £21.99 @ SportsDirect.com

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Found 21st Nov 2012
I really like down jackets as they are so warm for the weight, and you can squish them down into a really small space. The down side is that they need to be kept dry, or they lose a lot of their insulation.

I tried one on a Sports Direct branch. This is a very light down Gilet. I will mainly use it for insulation under a waterproof coat, so I don't need something with a lot of insulation. The fabric is quite shiny and there is a Karrimor logo, but the styling is inoffensive. It has two zipped pockets and comes with a stuff sac. I specifically wanted a jacket which packs down into a small space, so I can take it when I'm traveling with carry on luggage.

The label says that it is 90% duck down, 10% feather. I'm sure that it will be using down with less fill power than you would get from a brand name jacket, but its a fraction of the price.

In store the price was £30, instead of £18 by mail order with £3.99 postage. If you order from sportsdirect.com via Quidco, then you can get 5%cashback (although it quotes 9 months to pay this). The same deal is available from Sports Direct via Amazon or their eBay shop.

Practical and comfortable, the Mens Karrimor Padded Down Gilet benefits from a super lightweight design with a duck down insulation for a good warmth to weight ratio, completed with the Karrimor logo in a reflective print to the left chest.

> Mens down gilet
> Super lightweight
> Binding to the arms and hem
> 2 zipped front pockets
> Reflective Karrimor logo
> Shell and lining: 100% polyester
> Insulation: Duck down
> Machine washable
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It says that its machine washable, but I would read alpkit.com/sup…ags first for instructions on how best to do this.

I also bought one of these microfleece gilets, for when I want something warm, but where it might get wet sportsdirect.com/kar…312 I paid £34.98 in total and the quidco has tracked as £1.29
Bought a karrimor down jacket a couple of months ago and the quality is extremely poor.
I know feathers come out of down jackets but these are ridiculous.
Everything made by karrimor (Mike Ashley) these days is crap save your money and buy something decent.
My order arrived within a day, and the down gilet is great - really compact, nice and warm and in perfect condition. I also bought a microfleece gilet, and that had a jammed zip, so it needs to go back. They didn't reply to a couple of emails, so I rang them up instead.

Sports Direct are a pretty crap company to deal with, but some of their stuff is reasonable quality, and this down gilet is an excellent price.
This looked like an excellent light weight gilet for the money, but on trying it on the inside has a weird rubbery finish which causes an amazing amount of static, especially with a wool jumper. Deal breaker for me I'm afraid. As usual at Sports Direct - much cheapness!
Zimmy

This looked like an excellent light weight gilet for the money, but on … This looked like an excellent light weight gilet for the money, but on trying it on the inside has a weird rubbery finish which causes an amazing amount of static, especially with a wool jumper. Deal breaker for me I'm afraid. As usual at Sports Direct - much cheapness!



I do notice the static when I wear it over a jumper and take it off, but I can't say it worries me. I don't wear it next to my skin, and I'll usually have a coat on over the top if I'm outside. It is definitely worth trying one on in one of their shops first though. The Field & Trek (Sports Direct by another name) shop in Covent Garden also had the long sleeved jacket version for £25 the other day.
You do realise that Sports Direct own the Karrimor brand which explains why it is so poor nowadays.
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