Cotopaxi made this jacket with premium 800-fill water-resistant down that provides excellent warmth but is still slim and packable, and the scuba hood will come in handy when you need to batten down the hatches. The Fuego is already notably affordable at its regular price of $250, but at $175, it’s a steal. (One notable catch: it’s available in small, medium and extra large but is sold out in large and XXL.)
You’ll be glad you have it a few months from now, too, as there are plenty of warmer weather uses for down jackets: hikes to higher elevations, chilly mornings and evenings and trips to the Southern Hemisphere are just a few.
Tanner Bowden is a staff writer at Gear Patrol covering all things outdoors and fitness. He is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and a former wilderness educator. He lives in Brooklyn but will always identify as a Vermonter.
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