Stio is a new Jackson based apparel company that has stepped up to fill the void left by Cloudveil's departure from town. The company hopes to blend beauty and function within its products to meet the needs of a mountain lifestyle. To this end, Stio's Men’s Hometown Down Jacket is a strong embodiment of this goal.
Amidst our second high pressure cycle in as many weeks with the mercury dipping below zero to as low as -9° F, my Hometown Down Jacket has been essential for getting around town. Its lightweight 800-fill down helps keep me warm on these coldest of days while still looking good. It includes a removable hoody, plenty of pockets, and an adjustable drawstring at the waist to help keep as much heat as possible in. The Hometown down comes in two colors: tap shoe (black, my choice) and rosin (a dark green). While the jacket lacks a powder skirt (I've love to see a removable in future models), I've already seen a couple of them in the Tram line over the past couple of weeks. Look no further than the Hometown Down next time you're in the market for a puffy.
Stio also makes a Women's version of the hometown down, check it out here.
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