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Men's Brooks Down Sweater
Men's Brooks Down Sweater
Men's Brooks Down Sweater
Men's Brooks Down Sweater
Men's Brooks Down Sweater
Men's Brooks Down Sweater
Men's Brooks Down Sweater
Men's Brooks Down Sweater
Men's Brooks Down Sweater
Men's Brooks Down Sweater
Men's Brooks Down Sweater
Men's Brooks Down Sweater
Men's Brooks Down Sweater
Men's Brooks Down Sweater
Men's Brooks Down Sweater
Men's Brooks Down Sweater

Men's Brooks Down Sweater

800 FILL 37.5 ACTIVE DOWN

$265.00 USD

Color/PatternDry Earth

At 10.9 ounces, the Brooks Down Sweater is the definition of ultralight, highly packable backcountry insulation. Built with 100 grams of DWR-treated, 800-fill power, 37.5-DownTek, the Brooks provides advanced, active insulation that fights off moisture to keep both you and your down insulation warm, dry, and comfortable.

When you're miles into the backcountry, weight is key but not at the expense of your insulation that keeps you warm and protected. With that at the forefront of our minds, the Brooks was designed using 50% more down than its closest competitor to be the lightest weight possible while ensuring best-in-class warmth. The Brooks Down Sweater features a drop-tail hem for critical coverage when glassing, and an ultralight Turret hood design that can be operated with one hand to lock in heat while maintaining full field-of-view. Whether you are packing into the high Tundra for caribou in August or climbing southwestern Sky Islands for Coues deer in January, the Brooks Down Sweater is the trusted choice to guarantee your warmth while maintaining durability in the field.

The Brooks Down Sweater is engineered to fit close to the body for insulating purposes. Please be aware of this and size up one size if you feel you are between sizes. 


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Men's Brooks Down Sweater Details

Layering Position

  • Midlayer or Insulated Outerwear

Features:

  • True to Size: Purchase your normal size
  • 37.5 DownTek insulation - 800-fill power, 37.5-enhanced down fights off wetting of down clusters while also regulating body heat and moisture inside the jacket
  • Advanced downproof, nylon shell repels snow/rain and blocks wind
  • Center-front Vislon #8482 zipper resists snagging and provides easy operation with gloved hands
  • Articulated fit for enhanced range-of-motion
  • Innovative, reach-up arm design utilizes underarm baffling to prevent the jacket from riding up when arms are raised
  • Drop-tail hem provides added coverage to prevent drafts when glassing
  • Superlight, single-pull adjustable Turret Hood
  • Two hand pockets
  • Two interior stash pockets

How It's Built

  • Material: 37.5 DownTek
  • Cut: Athletic
  • Primary Uses:
    • Spot & Stalk
    • Upland
  • Weight: 10.9oz.

Where to Use

  • Temperature Range:
    • Below 20F
    • 20F - 45F
    • 45F - 60F

Customer Reviews

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T.S.
Fit:
Product Size: M
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 160
Waist Size: 32
Inseam Length: 31
Location: WYOMING
Primary Use: Hunting/Hiking
Great for when you need just a little more warmth

I love this piece. It's incredibly warm for how lightweight it is. I wear this under a catalyst or guide jacket to protect it from ripping.

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C.E.
Fit:
Product Size: M
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 130
Waist Size: 30
Inseam Length: 34
Location: TX
Primary Use: Guiding, hunting, and everyday wear.
My Go-To Outerlayer

Last year I found myself looking for a new outer layer with the following stipulations: that it would be hooded, warm, lightweight, athletic, and packable. I settled on the Brooks and got it in December. Since then I have worn the jacket most everyday guiding, hunting, or working, and boy has it fit the bill.

Warmth: Since December, we've had about 18" of snow, and seen true temperatures as low as 3 fahrenheit , with wind-chill down to -10. I typically wear the Brooks over a shirt in the 30s-40s comfortably, then over a Halstead or Sawtooth for 15-20 . In the few weeks it has dipped below 15, I typically layer a Sawtooth and Halstead under the Brooks to be comfortable while active. I have also added a vest to the previous combination to feel comfortable while static while predator hunting in 5 degree weather. It has done a great job keeping me comfortable in a wide range of temperatures without being too bulky to function efficiently. In down jackets, moisture can cause a problem, but I have yet to find the Brooks' point of failure in moderate rain and snow.

As stated I typically wear the Brooks everyday. I guide and hunt in country covered in mesquite, whitebrush, huisache, cholla cactus, and prickly pear. Most everyday I catch my jacket on brush of some sort; however, I have yet to have a rip or tear develop. In my everyday work the Brooks has done an admirable job surviving barbed wire fencing, maintenance work, brush management, cutting firewood, and cleaning deer all the same. I've gotten blood or fuel on it, and simply restored it to new with a spin in the washer as per FL's directions. In so far I have been pleasantly surprised by the durability and hardiness of the Brooks. Plus it is incredibly warm for the size and freedom of movement that it allows. All in all, I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a solid outer layer that can fit a wide range of temperatures and jobs!

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C.B.
Fit:
Product Size: M
Height: 67
Weight: 155
Waist Size: 31
Inseam Length: 31
Location: Tennessee
Primary Use: Hunting and Regular wear
Awesome!

The Brooks Down jacket definitely exceeded my expectations. This is a great jacket for cold weather, layer it with anything and you can withstand the coldest mornings. Don't let its light design fool you, this thing is warm. The jacket so far has been extremely durable and able to withstand anything middle Tennessee has thrown at it. I don't have any complaints at all and will end up getting another one to have for day to day wear. All in all the best overall down jacket I have ever bought.

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D.
Fit:
Product Size: L
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 195
Waist Size: 34
Inseam Length: 30
Location: Southeastern PA
Primary Use: Hunting, hiking around town.
Warm jacket

As many others I was skeptical when I took this jacket out of the box. Very light but also warm. I have had it out in windy 20-25 mph winds and 27 degree temp while hiking. Had to take it off. Layers were one 250 weight and one 150 weight merino long sleeves. This will be perfect second jacket under my main one when sitting in deer stand during the second season in special regs area in SE PA.
I have an athletic build and Large has room to layer up underneath. Amazing product and warn Orr the weight.

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A.
Fit:
Product Size: L
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 190
Waist Size: 34
Inseam Length: 32
Draw Length: 29”
Location: SE US
Primary Use: All types of hunting
Very packable

I have been very happy with this jacket. I’ve used it in the Rockies and in the SE in temps ranging from around 50 to 25 deg. It blocks the wind very well, but doesn’t make you overheat when moving. It works well as an outer layer and is also small enough to be a mid layer if needed. It packs extremely small and can fit into a pant cargo pocket. I have used it for tree stand hunting, stalking, etc. It does make some noise, but that has been a nonissue so far.

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C.B.
Fit:
Product Size: L
Height: 5’10
Weight: 205
Waist Size: 34
Inseam Length: 32
Draw Length: 28
Location: Idaho mountains
Primary Use: Anywhere from big game to birds and predator hunting! It’s super versatile!
Impressed

The hardest part about writing the review is choosing which item I wanted to write a review about. This stuff is great! It has been more packable than any other insulation I have warn and the whole system keeps me warmer than anything I have warn. Very impressed with everything’s versatility to meet the needs for a wide range of environments!

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B.C.
Fit:
Product Size: XL
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 210
Waist Size: 36
Inseam Length: 34
Location: Wyoming, Colorado, grocery store, out and about
Primary Use: Insulation and daily jacket
Works great in the woods and my kids’ pick up line

Wore this in September in Wyoming all the way through November in Colorado. Packs down great and is a perfect insulation layer. I was wearing still hunting the dark timber in October too. I love the solid colors, definitely makes it easier to justify the expense to my wife if I can wear it out of the house without being “that guy” in camo at the grocery store.

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C.C.
Fit:
Product Size: XL
Height: 5’11
Weight: 205
Waist Size: 33
Inseam Length: 34
Location: Montana
Primary Use: All Around
Awesome Piece of Clothing

I wear this in every activity I do! It is lightweight and packable but warm when you need it and a nice layer when you just need something more than a T shirt. It is a great fit so I could honestly throw on a bulky coat over it if needed. Have worn it in a snowstorm that temps went to 20 degrees and was just fine in that and First Lite T shirt. Also, blocks the wind like a champ!
Fit: I am very athletic fit and wear an XL in most every T shirt. I can wear a large but it would fit tighter to my body than I would like. I ordered an XL in this and it is perfect! Fit close but doesn’t hug my body and is still slim and sleek. Great product.

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G.
Fit:
Product Size: L
Height: 5'11
Weight: 185
Waist Size: 34
Inseam Length: 32
Location: Outdoors
Primary Use: Hunting
Amazing!

Was out for CO 2nd rifle and experienced everything the Rockies could throw at us in terms of temps from -20(air temp) to 40s and everything in between. Layered up with Firstlite thermals in their midweight, heavyweight, a hoodie and just this jacket I was actually sweating in negative temps. Even in the 30s with high winds just the midweight thermal a hoodie and this jacket and was unbelievably warm! Blocks wind very well and for as lightweight amf thin as it is the warmth is unbelievable. Worth every penny!

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K.T.
Fit:
Product Size: M
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 170
Waist Size: 32
Inseam Length: 30
Draw Length: N/A
Location: Backcountry Hunts
Primary Use: Insulating Layer
EPIC LAYER

Wore the Brooks Jacket as part of my clothing system on my recent CO 1st rifle season elk hunt. I'm 5'8" and 170 lbs. Medium fits great. I used the kiln hoody as a baselayer and wore the Brooks as an insulating layer. I also had the Vapor for keeping out any wind/precipitation. I was surprised as how comfy the Brooks was even with my pack on and how well it kept me warm even when my kiln hoody was soaked with sweat. It was the perfect layer to have for the mornings and evenings. I found myself only taking it off when I absolutely had to. When I had to bust thru a tangle of old bushes/brush it was also up to the challenge - not a single puncture or tear... I even slept with it on when temps dipped into the single digits. Incredible warmth-to-weight ratio. I consider it a must have for UL backpacking hunts. I will be wearing it for whitetail season here in KY as well - just because it is so warm and comfortable. Happy hunting out there. Cheers.