Gear Test: Mission Workshop D21 - Recycled Down Jacket

We’re out there in the snow-covered backcountry with the Mission Workshop D21 – Recycled Down Jacket, putting this down jacket┬áto the test.

Highlights of the Mission Workshop D21 – Recycled Down Jacket

Initial Thoughts on the Mission Workshop D21 – Recycled Down Jacket

The Mission Workshop Recycled Down Jacket is everything you want in a durable and fashionable down piece. The slick carbon black color gives it the versatility to fit in on the streets of NYC as much as the apres-ski lounge.

Pros Cons
  • The water resistance and mini-ripstop shell have performed great even while skiing on powdery days.
  • The sizing is a little on the thinner side. I suggest sizing up. My arms and shoulders feel a little cramped in the jacket.
  • The adjustable shock cord at the hem and hood has been invaluable for unpredictable winter weather.
  • Not as packable as expected. Took up more room in my duffel on a recent flight than I would have liked.

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What do you think of the Mission Workshop D21 – Recycled Down Jacket? Have you tested it yourself? Share your thoughts in a comment below.

Charles Miller

Charles Miller is a writer, digital marketer, and outdoor enthusiast. He's led trips in Tennessee and worked at outdoor education places in Utah and North Carolina. He's originally from San Antonio, but currently lives in Salt Lake City for the hiking, climbing, mountain biking, fly fishing, and skiing. He is a perpetual optimist who loves thinking about the role of public lands in America and the writings of Wendell Berry. His work can be found at camwriting.com.

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