During the first American expedition to the summit of Mt. Everest in 1963, many of the party members were decked in Eddie Bauer’s down underwear, which combined serious warmth with a low amount of bulk. Suffice to say, mountaineers of the time loved the darn thing. The Eddie Bauer Down Camp Suit resurrects that classic underwear ensemble as a one-piece garment.
A part of the outfit’s 100 year anniversary collection, this unisex garment gives you a puffy onesie that you can use as underwear, much like its mid-1900s predecessor, layering it with other garments to get you through the really cold days of the year. For winter days when the chill is a bit more tolerable, though, this thing should hold up enough to stand as its own outer layer, allowing you to strut around in a cool-looking puffy overall.
The Eddie Bauer Down Camp Suit has a sleek nylon shell that’s insulated using 650-fill RDS down, providing a good amount of warmth without the excess bulk and overstuffed appearance of traditional puffy garments. That makes it possible to use it as a base layer, so you can put on shirts, jackets, and even pants on top to make your cold-weather ensemble just that much warmer. Because it’s an overall, the darn thing keeps you toasty from the shoulders down through the length of your legs, too, making it a viable garment for wearing by itself during not-so-cold mornings at camp.
It has rib-knit collar and cuffs that can snap close to lock in body heat and stretch to make putting on the garment easy. According to the outfit, it has a universal fit that’s neither too fit nor too relaxed, ensuring it looks good without constricting your body.
The Eddie Bauer Down Camp Suit is available now, priced at $179.