This review of the Canada Goose Hybridge Lite Down Jacket is probably my most extensive yet. I've worn it rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, walking the kids to school, shoveling driveways and more.
You know those huge, red jackets you see people wearing in pictures at the South Pole? That's Canada Goose and they've been at it since 1957. They know a thing or two about down and protecting you from the elements, so I'm not surprised at the high quality in this jacket.
In the winter I use this jacket as a mid-layer, and when I'm fast packing in the mountains in the spring and fall, it's often my outer-layer. If you'd like a hood, that's also an option for about $50 more.
The Hybridge Lite Jacket is a piece you rarely see me without. Wether my mid or top layer or easily accessible in my pack, it's easy to take everywhere at less than .5 pounds.
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