The Yeti Ace is a high warmth jacket with a good amount of down for the surprisingly light weight. The Ace is made with high quality materials from the 'Next to Nothing' outer through to the traceable Crystal Down.
Ace is a very light H-Box jacket made of superiour components like the ultralight ”next to nothing” fabric and the premium down filling, offering a total weight of only 420 g. Still Ace offers outstanding insulation due to the advanced chamber construction and the filling of 95/5 white goose Crystal Down with a fill power of 800+ cuin. All Crystal Down comes purely from European geese and are traceable according to the Yeti Ethical Down Code. The jacket can be compressed and packed into its own left hand pocket.
Yeti's Ace Down Jacket is uber stylish as with a lot of the Yeti designs but more importantly it is really comfortable and warm to wear. The super soft 'next to nothing' material they use is really soft and comfortable then the H-Box design ensures warmth is uniform across the jacket.
There is a change in design and materials across the shoulders to give some added strength and therefore durability but I would not trust this to take a fully loaded pack and the wear and tear that comes with that kind of use. All of the zips are quite chunky but in my opinion much easier to use and much more durable than on other lightweight down jackets.
The hood is fully adjustable with three toggles to keep the elements out. The jacket has elasticated cuffs that are stitched inside the actual sleeve as a skirt which works perfectly at allowing mobility while restricting draughts and heat loss. To top it all of this jacket packs down really well into its own pocket meaning it is great to stow in your pack and take out if you feel the cold as much as me.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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