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This $115 Down Jacket Proves That Now Is the Best Time to Buy a Winter Layer

July 3, 2019 Deals By

It might seem imprudent, foolhardy or even irresponsible to buy a down jacket in the midst of a steamy summer — your cash is better spent on a bathing suit or a new hiking pack, right? Most will agree here, and both brands and retailers respond with discounts to move their insulating layers off the shelves. Cotopaxi is doing just that; its lightweight Fuego Down Jacket is currently 50 percent off, and lots of other items like windbreakers and fleeces are discounted, too.

Cotopaxi made this jacket with premium 950-fill water-resistant down that provides excellent warmth but is still slim and packable. The designers also included a touch of Polartec’s breathable synthetic Alpha insulation underneath the arms, and it has two interior and two exterior pockets. As far as down jackets go, the Fuego is already notably affordable at its regular price of $230, but at $115, it’s the cheapest you’re likely to see a coat of this quality. For those with an adequate balance of foresight and patience, this deal is one not to miss. Plus, there are plenty of uses for down jackets in the summer too: hikes to higher elevations, chilly mornings and evenings and trips to the Southern Hemisphere are just a few.

Gear Patrol also recommends:
Eddie Bauer EverTherm Down Jacket ($140)
Patagonia Down Sweater ($229)
Backcountry Silver Fork 750 Down jacket ($189+)

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