Latest Reviews

Plasma 1000 Down Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Extremely lightweight jacket for ultralight backpackers. I should start by saying that the Montbell Plasma 1000 is a new jacket for me. I purchased it a few weeks ago for ultra lightweight warmth while backpacking through New England this fall. In the brief while that I have owned it, I have been able to take it out a few times and get some initial impressions. Fit:  The Plasma is a fairly slim fit jacket, as much as down can be "slim fit". It still looks puffy, but doesn't feel baggy at all. Overall,… Full review

Alpine Burrow Bag Thermal Sheet

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Adds extra warmth to a lightweight sleeping bag to extend its use into colder weather. Very lightweight, but very slim cut won't fit big people, but adds a real 5 to 10 degrees to any sleeping bag depending on your metabolism. The good points first: Like most MB gear it is well made and the design is well thought out. It isn't expensive and it is an excellent idea for those who do not have enough money to buy a warmer sleeping bag and who want to camp in cooler conditions. The short zipper makes… Full review

UL Down Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars Great for layering! Montbell’s UL Down Vest is a great addition to a layering system that will help keep you warm while weighing about the same as your average t-shirt. It is not the top of the class, but for the price, weight savings, and effectiveness, I say it is a good choice. I have had my vest for over 2 years now. It went with me on the first 1,000 miles of the AT and on several overnight and weekend trips locally. If I am not wearing it I have it rolled up and in the stuff sack that was… Full review

Alpine Light Down Parka

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Warm and light, this is a great down jacket for shoulder season use — very good bargain too! This is my go-to down jacket for shoulder season use; it's usually too warm for summer use and there are plenty of lighter options. With over 4 ounces of 800 down, this jacket is warm! Not sure where the original review came from, but mine in size Large is 12.8 oz, pretty svelte for such a warm jacket. The hood is nicely cut and adjustable.  Two nice zippered pockets that are lined w/ fleece. I really… Full review

EX Light Down Anorak

rated 4.5 of 5 stars While simple in design and weighs little, the Mont-bell Down Anorak is unexpectedly warm when needed. The jacket packs down small, taking up minimal space and then fluffs up quickly to regain loft when you are ready for it. Its light weight and small packed size make it a great addition for a weight-conscious hiker looking to reduce what they carry. Background: The anorak was used during the fall and early winter for hikes, camping trips and walks from the coast to the desert country of eastern… Full review

See all 121 MontBell reviews »
Share your experience: Write a review


MontBell Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Choosing a Lightweight Summer Bag
Read more
August 4, 2006


MontBell Co., Ltd
1-33-20 Shinmachi

phone: 06-6531-4761
fax: 06-6531-4969


MontBell America, Inc.
3550 Frontier Avenue
Unit B
Boulder, CO 80301

phone: (720) 565-2800
toll-free: (877) 666-8235