Living in Los Angeles most of my life, I never really considered needing a good down jacket. It wasn’t until I started traveling as a travel blogger, even considering buying a winter jacket. I remember my first wintery destination not having the proper attire and promising myself I would be better prepared on the next trip, and I was!
The folks at Triple F.A.T. Goose were kind enough to send me The Hesselberg Jacket, a 3/4 parka that kept me unbelievably warm during my trip to the ice hotel in Quebec. Later that year, it got me through a 2-hour snowmobile trek in Southwest Idaho before spending time in the Burgdorff Hot Springs. Needless to say, I was impressed with TFG and their thoughtfully designed jackets.
Fast forward to today, and I’m now entering a new wintery scenario I never thought I would find myself in; my own backyard. After 17 years in sunny Los Angeles, I’m currently living in the Midwest, where winter is no stranger. I reached out to Triple F.A.T. Goose to see if they had a new jacket for me to review, and that’s when they sent me the Bellinger Men’s Winter Down Jacket.
The Bellinger is a mid-weight 3/4 length men’s down jacket that features a baffle body construction and a breathable 2 layer water-resistant outer shell packed with 15 oz of 750 fill power white duck down.
Bellinger Down Jacket Product Features
- Detachable Hood
- Premium Snap Buttons
- Inner Pocket With Zipper Closure
- Hood Adjusting Draw Cord
- 2 Fleece Lined Vertical Entry Bottom Pockets With Snap Button Flap Closures
- 2 Fleece Lined Side Entry Pockets
- 2 Fleece Lined Chest Pockets With Zipper Closures
- Retractable Nylon Storm Cuffs With Thumbhole Openings
- YKK Front (Jacket Opening) Two-Way Zippers
I’ve yet to have the opportunity to put the Bellinger jacket to the lengthy cold-weather tests I previously did with its sister coat but plan on doing so this winter season. I have, however, taken advantage of the first cold day we had and wore the jacket during a photo hike. Despite its size and puffy nature, I was able to easily maneuver in all of my awkward “photographer” stances to get the shots I needed without being hindered in the process. I’ve had winter jackets in the past that made taking photos difficult due to their stiff profile. Not with the Bellinger, though.
If you care to learn more about Triple F.A.T. Goose’s Bellinger jacket or the rest of their collection, visit them online here.