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What is the fill amount and jacket weight?
Thanks so much for sending through your questions. So the fill weight of the Outdoor Research Floodlight Down Jacket is 96 grams of 800 Loft goose down. So this amount of insulation puts it in the category of lighterweight down jackets for sure but then you're relying on that shell to boost the warmth a little from there. Overal garment weight is 600grams.
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Up until what altitude would you suggest this is reasonable to use?
Thanks so much for sending through this question. So the Outdoor Research Floodlight Down Jacket is designed for "wet and cold" conditions, which is much more a lower altitude thing than higher. This jacket would be great for Aussie winter including backcountry skiing and iceclimbing and New Zealand summer mountaineering. So in those conditions, also including European summer mountaineering I would say it can reasonably take you up to 3000-4000m if you want an idea of altitude. Keep in mind though for NZ/European winter mountaineering you would most likely want more insulation than this jacket can provide.
If you're specifically after a down jacket to take you to higher altitudes then you'd be better off looking at jackets designed for "dry and cold" - meaning they save weight by not having a waterproof shell but have a lote more down and bulk to them. Expamples are the OR Alpine Down Jacket, Mont Icicle Down Jacket and then ultimately the Mont and Rab Expedition down jackets.
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