Want lightweight performance at a reasonable price? The Magma 850 is your jacket — as long as it fits. It's one of the most versatile jackets in our tests and one of the few ones our testers wouldn't give back when the side-by-side tests concluded. Not only is the Magma one of the only jackets to use high-quality 850 down, it's also one of the least expensive jackets in the test. We use it just about everywhere, from around town daily use to a perfect layer for backcountry trips. It's not as ultralight as the Ghost Whisperer, however that is largely because it has convenient pockets which makes it a better option for many people. There are only two downsides to this product: the fit is loose in the torso, and it doesn't come in a hooded version.
The Magma is no longer available in the blue we tested, but you can choose from an array of new shades, one being the classic black shown above.