This Super Packable Down Jacket Is Ideal for Travel, Currently $100 Off

It's warmer than most sleeping bags, at a fifth of the size

This Super Packable Down Jacket Is Ideal for Travel, Currently $100 Off
By Walker Loetscher / December 4, 2018 9:00 am

Unless you’re going full Shackleton, you need two jackets to survive any camping, backpacking or mountaineering trip: first, a rain shell with a high waterproof rating (anything over 5,000mm is good; Gore-Tex, at 20,000mm, is the standard); and second, a down jacket that packs down to the size of a soda can. Options for the latter abound, with the quality of the materials (say, goose down vs. synthetic), the various ratings (down fill, denier) and the name of the brand on the breast figuring prominently in the ultimate retail price.

And two of the best you’ll find come from Utah brand Cotopaxi: the Fuego and its lighter-weight little brother, the Fuego LT. The latter is a favorite of Ultrarunning Magazine for its supreme packability, high down rating of 900 and the fact that you can comfortably wear it the backcountry all four seasons. One thing they’re not great for? Value. At $230 and $250, the Fuego jackets fetch a pretty penny, surpassing even the Patagonia Nanopuff and North Face Thermoball for price.

Which is why right now is a very good time to buy one: the Fuego is currently going for $150 ($100 off) while the LT can be had for $138. It helps that the brand also is also a Ceritified B-Corp, relying on sustainable materials and processes and donating 2% of all profits to alleviate poverty in developing Latin American countries.

Both jackets are currently available in a range of colors and sizes; note that beyond the difference in weight (the Fuego is 14 oz., the LT 10), the original also sports a clever scuba-style hood.

BUY THE FUEGO: $150         BUY THE FUEGO LT: $138

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