Bight Gear Women's Swelter Jacket
Our favorite ski jacket this past winter. The Swelter rides cold chair lifts like a champ, keeps you warm while watching an alpine sunrise, and covers all the right places when the cold hits. Extra length in the torso keeps your butt warm sitting on a pack or riding a lift. Stretchy cuffs slide over gloves easily, and the helmet-compatible hood fits over both climbing and skiing helmets. And we think it’s pretty cool that the Power Fill™ insulation is made with 80% post-consumer recycled content.
NEED TO KNOW:
- Function: Midweight insulating piece that keeps body heat up when outside temps drop. When sweltering is a good thing.
- Layering: Wear this jacket alone or over 2-3 slim layers.
- Insulation Type: Synthetic (Polartec® Power Fill™ 100gm, 80% post-consumer recycled content)
- Fit: Athletic
Women’s Size Chart
4 TO 6
6 TO 8
10 TO 12
14 TO 16
General care for all garments: Machine wash cold with mild detergent, tumble dry medium, do not bleach, do not dry clean,
and do not use fabric softener.
Additional care for waterproof garments: Machine wash cold with detergent formulated for technical clothing. Tumble dry medium, do not bleach, do not dry clean, and do not use fabric softener. As needed, tumble dry medium to refresh DWR or treat with spray application such as ReviveX. Ensure down insulation is completely dry before removing from the dryer. If needed, tumble dry down garments with clean tennis balls to restore loft.
Our products have been designed for climbers and outdoor users to be worn as a system of layering, and each piece has been fit for optimal performance. In general, our products have a slim, athletic cut and a little extra length. Our layers intentionally fit over each other. If you are between sizes, or prefer more room in your garment, we recommend you choose the larger size.
Athletic Fit: A slimmer fit designed for functional movement, and can be layered over base layers and light midlayers.
Relaxed Fit: The roomiest of our fit styles that allows for layering of multiple/heavier technical layers underneath.
- Weather resistant ripstop fabric
- Helmet compatible, one hand adjustable hood
- Brushed tricot lined high front collar
- Brushed tricot lined hand warmer pockets
- Polartec® Power Stretch® Pro™ stretch cuffs
- Interior stash pocket
- Zippered interior pocket
- Drawcord hem
- Articulated elbows
- Athletic Fit
FABRICS: 20D nylon ripstop with DWR finish
INSULATION: 100gm Polartec® Power Fill™
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: China
Women's Swelter Jacket
Jacket fits my body just fine but I can't bend my arms and I'm not even wearing layers. I won't be keeping it. I think this company needs to seriously reevaluate the way they fit their clothes. I've never had this issue with other outdoor brands. very disappointed.
I have only had the jacket a couple of months but so far so great. I take it on all of my cold-weather hiking and snow adventures, will take it on my overnights, and also wear it just walking the dog in the park. It’s warm and I love the cuffed sleeves and oversized hood. Packable. Lightweight. Fits well under my shell. Nice pockets and solid zippers. Perfect length. Comfortable. I have zero complaints, which has been the case with every piece of Bight gear I have purchased.
I’m 5 ft 9 in, 120 lbs, and purchased the Swelter in a size medium. I have pretty small arms, and couldn’t believe how tight the arms were. I felt like I was wearing blood pressure cuffs. In contrast, the waist/body was huge. Beautiful color, good length, and awesome material, but sadly not for me. Customer service was great.
Normally wear mediums in other brands but the large fits me well. It's very pretty and its my replacement for my 10 year old montbell jacket. I like the shape and warmth better. I've used it spring ski touring for the descent. It will be my go to mountaineering jacket.
5'6" and 152 lbs.
I haven't had a chance to test-drive this in the mountains (thanks COVID), but so far, here are my impressions.
-The elastic cuffs are great and fit easily over gloves
-length is nice and long even on a long torso.
-pockets are all in just the perfect, functional place, all deep.
-Very quality construction.
-Fit is cut for wider shoulders and comfortable.
-I wish there were a tad more stretch through the shoulders. It's not bad, but it would be more functional with added give for movement.
-It's definitely not as warm or compressive as my down puffy, so don't expect it to fill that niche.
Overall, it's a really well-constructed jacket. it'll be a go-to for around town, backpacking in the wetter seasons, and brisk mornings. My down puffy will still be my go-to insulation for anything alpine.