Basin and Range Cottonwood Down Jacket - Women's

A mountain essential.

Utah's Cottonwood Canyons serve up some of the best backcountry skiing and rock climbing west of the continental divide, and the Basin and Range Women's Cottonwood Down Jacket was built for both disciplines. Light, compressible, and warm, the Cottonwood keeps you cozy whether you're on belay on a chilly spring day or getting ready to drop in on powder-choked couloir in the middle of winter. Its recycled polyester fabric is easy on the environment and isn't easily deterred by abrasive pack straps, pine limbs, or climbing harnesses.  

  • 20D polyester (100% recycled)
  • DWR finish
  • 800-fill down insulation
  • Regular fit
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great except for the feathers

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I gave this to my mom for her birthday, She loves it, it's a great price for a gift, it's warm and comfy and super compressible. It did shed some down feathers for a bit, but as far as I know that has stopped so as long as you can make it through the first couple days of being covered in some down you should be fine. it's a great layer for skiing and it's just a nice jacket to wear out on a chilly day. She's psyched to get to use it more in the coming year.

Cosy...

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Medium

First purchase from Basin and Range and happy with product, esp as I bought on sale. Probably runs a bit large, but gives me room to layer up underneath and is nice and long. Zipper runs well and is a bit more water resistant than I expected, which is nice.

Shedding Down

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I love how compactable and warm this jacket is but I'm constantly having to pick down off my clothes and off the jacket when I wear it, so for that reason I can't give it 5stars, in fact I would give it a 3.5 if I had the option. Also it's a tad snug but I can get it to zip up. Bought a medium and I'm 5'4'' 150lbs with DD cup size. Large would have been more comfortable for me I think but that was my bad, not a sizing issue. Kept it anyway, it's still useful and warm.

Great Jacket with one weird feature

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Small

This jacket is rad! My wife loves it. That said, there is only one internal draw sting for synching it up in windy/wet/whatever situations. So, when you synch it down on the one side the synch causes an awkward and unequal squeezing of the fabric to one side of the jacket only. It looks hilarious and super weird to me. My wife was pissed about it but I told her to relax and she still loves it. So buyers beware of the funky scrunch on only one side.

So warm, So functional

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

This is my first year in Utah and I really needed some down to help me brave the winter.

Not only is this jacket probably one of the warmer ones I own, but it is so stylish and lightweight.

I got a size S and I'm 130-135, and there is still room for a lightweight layer underneath. I would confidently say this jacket is true to size and features some user friendly add-ons.

The zipper is well constructed, and never once since I've owned it has the zipper gotten stuck in fabric.

The inside of the black color (the one I purchased) has the light-blue feather texture print which adds a pop of color to this basic yet essential jacket. I love this thing! I stuff it in my bag on days when I think it might get cold outside, and it will be my go to layer in winter from now on!

(excuse my cheesy smile, I just love it so much!)

So warm, So functional

Great puffy, excellent value.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

My wife is always "freezing" but hates wearing a bulky coat. The solution was simple enough, a down jacket over a mid-layer. This jacket is awesome. She wears it almost everyday. In fact the only time she doesn't wear it is when it's too warm out. She always wears it over a layer, usually a hoodie, and we did have to send the first one back and exchange it for a bigger size. This is the best down jacket I have found for the money. My First Ascent is not as high quality as the Basin and Range.

Very nice.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

I got this for my girlfriend for Christmas. She's been wanting one of these down coats for a while now and this was definitely a win. It's lightweight but super warm. She likes how the stitching is tailored around the waist so she "doesn't look like a marshmallow." The sleeves are also nice and long. She's 5'7" and has a pretty thin build, but usually has to wear mediums because the arms in smalls aren't long enough . I took a chance and ordered the small, which fits her torso perfectly, and the sleeves are long enough that she can ball up her fists and keep them inside if she wants to.

Great coat

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

I gave this as a gift to my sister and she loved it. She said it fits true to size. She said its shorter in the front and longer in the back which she likes. Great quality!

She loved it.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

I recently purchased this as a gift for my girlfriend. I wanted to try out Basin and Range, and was not disappointed. She owned a down jacket that was a couple of years old and pretty shapeless. She appreciated the more feminine cut of this jacket, the diagonal seaming of the baffles, and the feather print lining (black colorway) was really fun. Quality and price seem good, and we both loved that the polyester was recycled and the down was traceable.

Feathers!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Med

I received this as a gift and love it! I had been eyeing for awhile but couldn't justify buying another down jacket. I've been wearing it non stop since receiving it and it's kept me plenty warm during the PDX "snowstorm".

Staying dry despite snowy shenanigans

It was the perfect plan, snowshoe up, sled down...



There was some yard-saling at the bottom, I'm quite sure the beer had nothing to do with it.



I stayed dry despite my inability to stick the landing.

Staying dry despite snowy shenanigans

Gifted

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

Nice fit on the wife and keeps her warm. Seems to leak down a little at first, but perhaps that's normal.

Puffy Jacket Party! - Updated

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large

Disclaimer: this is my first puffy jacket, so I have no sense of how it may compare to other, more expensive brands.
This jacket is super warm and protects from the wind really well. I love the color and the fit. No complaints here!
According to the size chart, I should have purchased a medium. Instead, I went with small and am very happy I did. It fits just right with a little room to layer.

UPDATE: I have worn this jacket non stop for the last few weeks and had to adjust my initial 5 star review to a 4 star for two reasons:
1. This jacket sheds! I've found feathers sneaking out at the seams.
2. If the stuffing moves around too much, the jacket looks discolored/stained.

Puffy Jacket Party! - Updated

Stay puffy, Ponyboy, stay puffy!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

Yes, I'm riffing on S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders. What does this have to do with the Basin and Range Cottonwood Down Jacket?



Absolutely nothing.



Except for the fact that I have great taste in outerwear and young adult literature. Bam!



The Kimber dog and I journeyed north to Priest Lake for family Christmas this weekend. The poor K-dog got a little car sick on the way up so we made the return trip with the windows down despite the snowy, slushy, generally crapptastic conditions - she's pretty spoiled.



Which is a long way of saying that the Cottonwood Jacket kept me quite toasty on a 3hr drive doing 60mph in December - pretty good if you ask me!



I'm really pleased with the Cottonwood. I tend to obsessively research gear before making a decision and I'd been looking at the Patagonia Down Sweater for months, I'm glad I went with Basin and Range instead. Not that the Patagonia isn't nice, I just think the Cottonwood has the edge.



The Cottonwood is 2oz lighter, probably because it doesn't stuff into it's own pocket like the Patagonia. I always end up too lazy to use the stuff pocket by day 2 of a backpacking trip so I value the weight savings more than the pocket.



Speaking of pockets, the Cottonwood has 2 interior drop-in pockets that are perfect for wallet/keys/cell phone. The Patagonia only has the chest/stuff pocket.



I also prefer the Cottonwood's metal zipper. I have a long history of $*@#ing up zippers (choose your own expletive), so I appreciate the quiet durability of Basin and Range zippers.



The deciding factor was appearance. I prefer the angled baffles and form-fit of the Cottonwood over the traditional horizontal baffles on the Patagonia. The feather print is eye-catching and should help camouflage the stain that I will eventually put on it.



Only time will tell when it comes to durability but I'm impressed so far. Kimber can't seem to resist mauling me in pursuit of my beer and the Cottonwood is standing up to that abuse.



The Cottonwood Down Jacket is a performance puffy that looks sharp enough for an evening downtown.

Stay puffy, Ponyboy, stay puffy!

Excellent lake-wear

Excellent lake-wear

You have a salty yet wicked sense of humor. Disclaimer: this comment has absolutely nothing to do with the product review.

Long Run

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

This being a brand new company, I was skeptical on making the purchase as I am not made of money. However, after a couple of weeks of searching for a winter jacket, I found myself gravitating back to this one several times. So I decided to take a chance and boy am I glad that I did - this jacket is sleek, slim, and provides me such a solid protection from the winds and the far too chilly temperatures. I love the banded wrists; keeps the wind out of all the nooks. The only thing that I would have loved would have been a hood. I know that there is a hooded jacket option now, but at the time of purchase there was not. I'll make do with a beanie and a scarf :-)

The fit is great. I can wear a roomy hoodie underneath and it zips up just fine without adding extra bulk.

I have an itch to buy the longer jacket too... We'll see, haha!

not cozy warm enough for me

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: small

the jacket felt cheap to me. not cozy warm, zipper was finicky, not the quality i wanted. returned immediately

Bought this as a gift for family

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I bought this as a gift for my mother in law for her wedding anniversary. She loves the print and I've seen her wear it several times. The tailored waist is flattering on her.

what is the back length of a medium?

Hi Stacey,



The center back length for the medium is 25.5 inches.



More questions? Just call or email me, directly.

What is the weight and length of the jacket in a size large?

Cece,



The center back length is 26.5 inches in a large and the weight of a large is 12 oz.



More questions? Just call or email me, directly.