Men's Brooks Down Sweater – First Lite Performance Hunting
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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
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

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 in between sizes. 

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.



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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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Fit:
Product Size: L
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 185
Fit Comments: Seems like a good blend of comfortable as outerwear yet tight enough for layering.
Location: Colorado ski town living.
Primary Use: Walking dogs, going to work, picking up the ladies while I’m picking up the kids. And archery season like too many months away!
Something real nice Clark

I’ve always used a synthetic layering jacket like this from Patagonia, but always wanted a down version. I sold outerwear for 20 years in the ski industry knowing down has a far superior comfort range than synthetics, however it was just in theory for me. Santa delivered a little spending cash and I finally went for it, and I “Got myself something real nice Clark!” Should have done this year’s ago, however I’m glad I held out for the First Lite. Colorado ski town living, damn cold lows, super warm highs. And it’s true, this jackets comfort range is impressive. Keeps me warm stomping around at -10, yet walk in the office and I’m super comfortable not overheating because of the breathabilty. I bought this jacket already jonesing for next years archery season. I didn’t realize I’d be wearing it every day till then. Simply put I love it and I’m glad I finally went for it.

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Fit:
Product Size: L
Height: 602
Weight: 195
Fit Comments: Not as "atheltic fit" as many reviews state, but "true to size"
Location: Hiking, backpacking
Primary Use: I'm betting this will replace my ever-popular Mtn. Hardwear Ghost Whisperer on pack trips.
Exceeds expectations!

Like many other reviews, I was sceptical when I first put my hands on the Brooks. It's not "puffy", does'nt seem to have any "loft", and is way too light weight and thin to be worthwhile. The day after i bought it North Texas turned solid white with a rare heavy snow (26 degrees with 10-25 mph north winds and a 16 degree wind chill factor). I boldly, dawned a Wick LS crew, Klamath quuarter zip, and my new Brooks to spend three hours feeding cows. The high winds didnt phase the Brooks! I was comfortable and able to move with ease the entire time. I'm 6'2" 195 lbs and was worried about sizing. Im on the border of medium and large on many First Lite products and have made several exchanges due to sizing. This is the first "true to size" First Lite outer layer I have received. I love my Cirrus, but the Brooks fills a new gap! You won't regret it.

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Fit:
Product Size: XL
Height: 6'
Weight: 240
Fit Comments: a little smaller fit but not in a restrictive way.
Location: Alaska
Primary Use: hunting
A must have.

I bought this due to a recommendation from one of the guys I spoke with on the phone. I explained that I live in Southeast Alaska and wanted a versatile, lightweight solution for backpack hunting (mainly sheep). This thing is awesome. It's been -20 and I'll throw this on over a t-shirt to go shovel the deck off or wear around running errands. Definitely would use it as an internal insulation layer for hunting applications in cold weather, but I think it does very well in temps lower than the recommended temp range. It breathes well, it's super lightweight and packable. Maybe Alaska has warped my perception of what "cold" is and I'm using it in temps lower than most people would, but there's no doubt that this little 11oz down sweater overperforms and is worth every penny. I love it. I want one in every color. Kudos to the FL folks for this great piece of gear. Glad I trusted the recommendation and gave it a go. Very pleased with it.

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Fit:
Product Size: L
Height: 5'11
Weight: 180
Fit Comments: They seem to run slightly on the large size..if using as an insulation layer, I recommend sizing down
Location: North America in temps below 50
Primary Use: Hunting and as a Friday night cruiser
Perfect!

I was unsure of what exactly the application would be for this piece at initial roll out, but after using for a variety of situations, I am convinced that the Brooks may very well be the most versatile insulation jacket. Alone, I have worn it into the low 50 degree range. As an insulation layer, it has been worn into the single digits. I was also confused on the name, using the word "Sweater". It makes perfect sense now; use it in any application where you may otherwise opt for......a sweater.. Genius

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Fit:
Product Size: M
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 155
Fit Comments: Tailored fit
Location: Jacket/Layered insulation
Primary Use: Whitetail/Bear/Turkey
Remarkable Little Jacket

Looks can be deceiving in terms of this Brooks Down Sweater. When I first received it, I had my doubts as to how warm the jacket would be. The jacket is very thin and extremely lightweight. However, either the construction or the real down really make this jacket actually pretty warm. I have tested wearing this jacket just with a t-shirt underneath on sub freezing days a number of times hiking, both with minimal wind, and it has proven itself to be quite warm. In fact, I think the jacket is actually a bit warmer than the First Lite Catalyst softshell, which is one of my favorite pieces. The jacket seems to have a consistent reliable regulated warmth. If the wind is blowing hard or if you are stationary in a stand and just wearing this jacket without much or any insulating layers, you will probably get chilly. However, active hunting or adding good insulating layers--this jacket would work. The Brooks Sweater also works as an insulating layer, for instance under the Catalyst or even under the Solitude to make it extra warm. It is a puffy jacket, so will not be as durable as a soft shell and will definitely get torn up if going through thorns or brush. The fit for me works very well, it is not tight but is form fitting, which I think helps with heat retention. The hood is really well designed and really envelopes your head to keep you warm. Finally., the jacket also looks good and could be worn around town. Very well made and designed for hunters. Another hit from First Lite and much improved over the previous Cirrus jacket.