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Re: Costco down jacket

Postby Scouter9 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:17 pm

I now have several days in the Kirkland jacket, and also many uses of it as a short-term use outside or between the car and a meeting place, etc... CostCo still has them on the racks at the store near us.

I find the jacket to be an excellent alternative to my Patagonia. The outer material is more durable, and the fit is nearly identical. The pockets are lined, and that's cool. Warmth-wise, they're the same for me. The Kirkland does not have a "stuff-pocket"; the interior pocket one would use for that on the Patagonia is smaller and without a dual-sided zip on the Kirkland. This is the "$65 dollar difference".



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Re: Costco down jacket

Postby js hill » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:04 pm

I ordered this jacket from Costco online. The Costco stores nearby didn't carry it. When I first opened it up from the package I was ready to send it back. It didn't look like it would be warm enough when temperatures dropped to near freezing. I live in the SoCal Mtns. at 6500 ft. We have had some very low (single digit) temps this winter so I was able to give the jacket a pretty good testing. With only wearing a long sleeve cotton T-shirt underneath the jacket I stayed comfortably warm on walks and hikes. Needless to say I am sold on this jacket. It appears that Costco has sold out of this jacket for now. When they start carrying it again I want to order one for my wife.
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Re: Costco down jacket

Postby WillieCash » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:05 pm

JCP Puffer Down Jacket is basically the same thing, available for $32 on line.

I found about it from a hammocking board I am on and wouldn't trade it for the world.
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Re: Costco down jacket

Postby ERIC » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:35 pm

WillieCash wrote:JCP Puffer Down Jacket is basically the same thing, available for $32 on line.

I found about it from a hammocking board I am on and wouldn't trade it for the world.


Wish I had read this post sooner. I could only find it in a large tall or larger. Great deal, though. And as I'm sure you saw, great reviews.
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Re: Costco down jacket

Postby tomba » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:39 pm

Similar Calvin Klein jackets are in. Men's $45, women's $40. Not all Costcos have men's, and if they do, then mostly XL and XXL.

Men's medium weighs 370g with the 10g stuff sack. Close to Marmot Zeus medium: 385g. Back is longer by more than 5cm than Zeus. Baffles are twice as wide as Zeus - fewer thin stitched spots, but hopefully down won't migrate and leave part of baffle empty. Unlike Zeus, Costco's cuffs don't have elastic, they are quite open, but with gloves it seems OK. Costco Jacket has breast pocket outside, Zeus doesn't have one, Patagonia down sweater (thinner than both of them) has inside pocket.

Woman's Costco jacket weighs 275g, it is thinner, has no breast pocket, no zippers on pockets, no bottom drawstring. Last year's women's jacket looks different, has pocket zippers, is thicker, and weighs 300g.
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Re: Costco down jacket

Postby ERIC » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:51 am

Saw those the other day. Didn't appear to be 800 fill like the Kirkland jackets.
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Re: Costco down jacket

Postby tomba » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:52 am

Costco jacket lofts higher than Marmot, but it could be due to larger baffles. Marmot Zeus feels firmer - it could be because down is stuffed into narrower baffles or it has higher fill power (800). When pressed to squeeze to similar thickness thickness they feel similar.
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Re: Costco down jacket

Postby The hermit » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:31 pm

I found a costco jacket on e.bay for $50 free shipping! Searched for it since last year , just got it.super stoked!
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