The down jacket has undergone a bit of a renaissance lately. Many manufacturers have expanded their lines to include a range of mid- or sweater-weight products that are sleeker and more fashion forward than ever before. The styles range from traditional jackets to hoodies, anoraks and much more. GearGuide recently had a chance to look at a three top women’s products from some of the best companies in the business:

Down Sweater from Patagonia – Beautifully constructed and available in great colors including Amaranth (a pink and bright blue combination), this lightweight jacket works as both a mid-layer on colder days or top layer in the shoulder season. See full review.
Downlight Hoodie Pullover from Eddie Bauer First Ascent – Eddie Bauer patented the first quilted down jacket in 1936 and the new Ascent line from the company delivers fantastic style and comfort. This anorak-style jacket was an instant with us. See full review.

The Gnar Hoody from Sierra Designs – With a number of performance features, the Gnar demonstrates Sierra Designs’ commitment and understanding of the outdoors. They’ve included thumb holes, expansive pockets and a separate nylon sack for easy pack-ability. Great stuff. See full review.

Each of these jackets uses top-quality 800 fill power down for superior warmth to weight ratios. Each employs top notch materials and construction. They’re water resistant. And every one offers a set of unique features, colors and cut. Read the individual reviews to find out more.

In short, if you’re in the market for a mid-weight down jacket, definitely check these out. No matter which one you choose, you really can’t go wrong.

Thanks for reading another outdoor gear review from GearGuide. And thanks to the folks at Eddie Bauer First Ascent, Patagonia, and Sierra Designs, and PR agencies Backbone Media and Pale Morning Media for providing product and information for this review.