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 just 300grams, 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. Chilly evening chasing stags in the roar or climbing above the snowline for winter tahr, the Brooks Down Sweater is the trusted choice to guarantee your warmth while maintaining durability in the field.
Midlayer or Insulated Outerwear
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
First Lite Camouflage
First Lite patterns obliterate the human shape by utilizing a proprietary mix of nature-based algorithms in coordination with disruption and focal confusion techniques. Put more simply, the relationship between colors and shapes has been specially designed to fool the brain by resembling recurring patterns found in nature. Derived from the golden ratio found throughout the natural world, both Fusion and Cipher dissolve into their surroundings unlike anything else.
First Lite Fusion and Cipher are the most versatile patterns available to hunters because both are carefully designed to ensure concealment no matter the proximity, season, or terrain. Created using the same scientific platform and developed by Joseph Skinner, both Fusion and Cipher use proprietary pattern technology which provides equally exceptional concealment at close range and a distance--whether in the trees or on the ground.
First Lite's new Cipher pattern leverages the proven working principals of Fusion and applies them to landscape palettes with less color. Cipher emphasizes the narrower color spectrum found during the autumn and winter months in both hardwood and western environments. With its muted coloration and Fusion-inspired DNA, Cipher is a deadly weapon in every hunter's arsenal.
Fusion has become the most trusted pattern in breakup camouflage. From dry eastern lichen covered rock and tussock land, pine, and to the West Coast bush, the Fusion pattern and color palette are engineered to excel in a vast array of landscapes. Hunters virtually disappear into their surroundings at any distance – short or long – lending confidence and near perfect stealth, whether in the trees or on an alpine ridge.
First Lite Pattern Technology
LARGE SHAPE DISRUPTION
Both First Lite Fusion and Cipher incorporate large regions of light and dark colors to distort and hide the shape of the hunter's body by creating a visual which works against the signature human figure.
SMALL-MEDIUM TEXTURE DISRUPTION
After closing the distance, texture-based disruption is integral to hiding a hunter’s shape and location. A scattering of small to medium-sized elements using the pattern's color palette blend the hunter into his surroundings to ensure prey have a more difficult time visually identifying a threat.
The large and small disruption supports the overall disruptive coloration found in First Lite patterns, which use a set of colors fine-tuned to blend in with the surroundings while contrasting against body outline.
FOCAL AND DEPTH CONFUSION
First Lite Fusion and Cipher use color and nature-based algorithms to confuse the prey's focal vision. The pattern's proprietary design creates a built-in sense of depth which fools the prey's depth perception. Finally, the controlled contrast and disruptive coloration of First Lite Fusion and Cipher distort prey's peripheral vision.
LIGHT AND DARK CRACKLETURE
First Lite patterns incorporate proprietary crackleture which further contrasts against a hunter's body signature. This innovative feature provides the next level of versatility and effectiveness not matched by any other pattern.
SLEEVE: With elbow bent at 90 degree angle, measure from center back neck over shoulder, around elbow to mid point at back of hand.
CHEST: With arms in a relaxed position at sides, measure circumference around the fullest part of chest.
WAIST: Measure circumference around the narrowest point of waist.
HIP: Measure circumference around the fullest point of hip / seat.
INSEAM: Measure from base of crotch to ankle bone.
FIT TO HUNT™ FIRST LITE GLOVES
Every pair of First Lite gloves are constructed of the highest-quality materials for better performance, protection and durability. You will notice the performance difference in the field with increased comfort and dexterity.
FIT TO HUNT™ ADVANTAGE
CONFORMS TO YOUR HANDS - Our patent pending “Fit to Hunt™ construction gives you an articulated fit that improves dexterity and warmth.
MATERIALS MATTER - High-quality leathers, unique Merino wools and 37.5 technology deliver real world performance, all-day comfort and longer glove life.
OVERWRAPPED LEATHER - Goatskin reinforcement at wear/abrasion points and overwrapped stitching provide hunting specific performance, protection an
CIRCUMFERENCE: With a fingers together in a relaxed position, measure circumference over knuckles and around palm.
LENGTH: Measure from base of palm to end of middle finger.