Sierra Designs Elite DriDown Hoody – They say there’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing. That is to say, there’s nothing better than having the right gear.
I definitely scored on this one when I wore the Elite DriDown Hoody from Sierra Designs on the Snowman Trek. I wore this on most days throughout the 25-day trek in Bhutan. At 18,000 feet I can’t say I was necessarily toasty, but I was definitely warm. And dry.
This jacket is an 850 fill, making it one of the warmest jackets on the market. I love the thumb holes and the hood that comes up around my neck for additional warmth.
The folks at Sierra Designs have done a great job at creating a feminine cut so I don’t feel totally bulky in it. Even with this form-fitting style, I can easily wear a base layer as well as