Mountain Equipment Annapurna Mens Down Jacket - £150 (Black/Medium only) @ Go Outdoors
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Mountain Equipment Annapurna Mens Down Jacket - £150 (Black/Medium only) @ Go Outdoors

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Found 28th Dec 2011
Been keeping my eye on this recently as I need a new, warm jacket for those cold mornings on the station platform....

This has come down in price from £200 to £150 in the Go Outdoors sale.

Available in Black/Medium only online, but may be other sizes/colours available in store.

Next best price I could find for this is around £180

An established classic with exceptional warmth, built for polar and Arctic exploration.

The Mountain Equipment AnnaPurna Jacket is totally windproof, highly water resistant and offers full weather protection in all but driving rain. With over 40 years of sales, the Annapurna is designed for Polar and Arctic exploration and is almost unrivalled in features and benefits.

Six pockets, articulated arms and drawcord hem points all ensure that the AnnaPurna will not only keep your belongings organised and at hand, but also let you move freely and move along with you, an essential quality in a jacket designed for the harshest conditions in the world.

Made with a Drilite Loft® outer, the relative low weight of 420g (size L) is enhanced with an impressive 90% pure down with a 600+ EU fill power, allowing for supreme warmth when moving or stationary.

The body of the Annapurna is very similar to a sleeping bag, with a full box wall construction throughout the jacket to ensure even spread of down in order to avoid cold spots.

Features like the shoulder padding and neck baffle keep you comfortable as you carry a load, while the insulation is reliably warm thanks to the full box wall construction and Mountain Equipment's own patented EXL® insulation system.

Articulated elbows and a drop tail make sure you're draught-free from all angles, and plenty of warm pockets let you keep your gear at hand, and your hands warm, so you need not open the jacket or stop and access your rucksack in order to grab your kit.

A mesh water bottle holder prevents liquids freezing, and the included stuff sack makes for easy packing, and can be used as an emergency pillow.

The Annapurna is a winter weight jacket designed for serious adventurers and technical routes. A women's alternative, the Mountain Equipment Cho Oyu Jacket, which boasts all the same features and details but tailored to suit a female climber, is also available.

To read more about the technology behind insulation, read our guide here.

Drilite Loft® outer
Synthetic shoulder wadding
Full box wall construction
Zip off hood with wrap around closure to aid insulation
Patented EXL® system in the hood and back of the jacket
Synthetic filled double baffle inside the main zip
Inner Halo neck baffle for warmth retention
Articulated elbows and a drop tail
2 large fleece lined lower pockets
2 large external chest pockets
1 large internal zipped mesh pocket
1 internal mesh water bottle holder (stops water freezing)
Drawcord capture points at the hem
Adjustable cuffs with laminated tabs
Packs into a stuffsac (supplied)
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Way overpriced for a walking jacket if like most people you only go walking in the UK.

"built for polar and Arctic exploration"? Bit of a limited market, surely?
Well, it's not a walking jacket, is it?

Show me where this can be bought for less then....
Company so so but customer service and reservation system stinks!

They had an offer on jackets just before Christmas - reserved it and received confirmation email - got to the store first thing in the morning and even though they had printed out my email confirmation, they had no stock as the rest (6-7 jackets) had been reserved so I couldn't buy it.

Made a formal complaint but as expected - no response! Would have thought they might have the decency to offer to sell me the jacket at the price on offer at the time but like many companies these days - they don't care much about customers just about profits - that's why a lot of them go down the pan!

They now have a system on their website that you can't make reservation on special offers but a bit late now!



steven_9709

Well, it's not a walking jacket, is it?Show me where this can be bought … Well, it's not a walking jacket, is it?Show me where this can be bought for less then....



You might not be able to get this jacket cheaper but if all you need is "a new, warm jacket for those cold mornings on the station platform...." you could pick up a fleece from Millets for £20!
UncleWilly

You might not be able to get this jacket cheaper but if all you need is … You might not be able to get this jacket cheaper but if all you need is "a new, warm jacket for those cold mornings on the station platform...." you could pick up a fleece from Millets for £20!



A fleece is nothing like a proper jacket and I'd sure as hell need more than a t-shirt and a fleece to keep me warm on days any lower than 10 degrees

With that said, I do think this is abit overkill for something that wouldn't really be a necessity, at least within the UK. As long as you get your layering right (base layer, then a fleece, and an outer shell) you're usually good to go. Maybe useful if you can't be bothered with layers I suppose

However, it is a good price for what it is, for those who could use it. Heat added
I have this jacket in XL Black - paid £150 from Coventry store - amazing bit of kit too warm for active things like hill walking but great to wear around cold campsite with just a thin t shirt underneath and with their build quality will last years and also a change from the North Face jackets every man and his dog owns lol - Heat added
UncleWilly

You might not be able to get this jacket cheaper but if all you need is … You might not be able to get this jacket cheaper but if all you need is "a new, warm jacket for those cold mornings on the station platform...." you could pick up a fleece from Millets for £20!


Take my advice and keep out of things you don't understand
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