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If you were warm enough that you started sweating significantly, you had on too much insulation.  Better to start out a bit cold/cool as your body will start to generate a bit more heat as you hike.  It isn't so much the down jacket itself but that you were wearing too much insulation for the conditions/temperature.

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Down is best for rest stops and being around camp at night.   Usually it is too warm for hiking.  Exceptions might be the Rockies in winter when it is below zero, or for winter mountaineering.  I used to wear a light down ski jacket in Colorado in the winter because there was a lot of wind and cold temperatures above 10,000 feet. 

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