I got a First Ascent Microtherm Down Jacket as a Christmas gift this year. I have had really good luck with many previous First Ascent garments. The fit, fabric, etc. of the Microtherm Down Jacket were perfect, so I expected no issues. I tried it out skiing for the first time today ... wore it as a mid-layer under a shell. Really great fit, nice light mid-layer. HOWEVER, when I took it off at the end of the day, my baselayer (black, of course) was COVERED with down feathers/debris. I looked like I was in the path of duck shot through a jet engine! So that leads me to 2 questions:
- Has anyone else had problems with excessive down leakage from the FA Microtherm Down Jacket?
- Is there another down shirt/jacket that is safe to wear with black baselayers??
Love the concept, but don't want to be wearing feathers every time I ski!