MontBell Alpine Light Down Jacket

6 reviews
5-star:   5
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

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Fantastic lightweight jacket. The hood is the only…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $140-$175

Summary

Fantastic lightweight jacket. The hood is the only difference from the parka.

Pros

  • Retains body heat
  • Blocks wind
  • Lightweight
  • Great pockets
  • Great zips
  • Almost quiet

Cons

  • If you have a scruffy beard the collar material can pluck a whisker and make you wince, but is super soft and warm.

Warmth-to-weight is the best...and I've bought a bunch of gear. Windproof just this side of a gale. Pockets are warm—down is to the outside.

I bought two and the alpine vest for myself. And also Xmas gifts to my hunt buddy and his wife. Hunt between 3k'-10k'. The internal waist hem adj is super—no dangling cords to catch on everything. I wear a lightweight softshell to protect it in scrubby terrain and to camo the 30 Denier and for rain and snow protection.

I'm 6'3", 240 lbs, 65 years old and the XL fits me. I'm an old original Eddie Bauer fan and I love this product.

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Great warmth, small size. Bought two of these for…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $155

Summary

Great warmth, small size.

Pros

  • Very warm
  • Wind resistant
  • Very compressible

Cons

  • None

Bought two of these for my son and I to go to Philmont BS camp. Have been using along the Appalachian Trail. Amazingly warm and lightweight. Fit is true to size, pockets are good and very wind resistant.

Montbell makes great down products. This is almost as warm as my LL Bean down parka.

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Light, comfortable, warm insulator. Montbell makes…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $110 e net deal

Summary

Light, comfortable, warm insulator.

Pros

  • Good fit
  • Light, 800 fill premium down

Cons

  • Zipper can be snaggy


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Montbell makes great down products and this jacket is no exception.  Very lightweight, but also very warm.


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I am 5.10  172 Lbs and selected a large, I tried a medium as well but liked the longer arms and not so tight in the neck and chest.  I wanted to be able to wear alone and also layer with a down vest underneath for super warmth. The large worked perfect.

I have a down light vest (Medium size) in this same brand, and I like to layer this jacket on top and then add a water proof breathable shell for a very light multiple layering system that can handle a huge range of temperature and activity change.

This is a down sweater, not a full blown waterproof outerlayer. The fabric has held up well but it is not a heavy duty abrassion resistant nylon. It is best for drier cold use. Perfect as a very compressible warm layer to pull out of the pack when at rest, or layering.  

Love it.

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You gotta try it to believe it... I purchased the…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $157

You gotta try it to believe it...

I purchased the men's version to have a more comfortable fit for layering, as not all women are shaped like a bell, which is a good thing! Anyway after reading many reviews and checking many sites for the best price OMC won out! And their customer service ROCKS!

This jacket is one of the best I own and as a woman I own a LOT of jackets! It's very warm for its fill weight of 4oz-800 fill, the large drop pockets inside assure I don't lose my favorite gloves.

For a "no frills" jacket it ended up my favorite, the elastic cuffs are better quality than I thought, and the color is pretty nice (blue) for a guy's jacket. The hand warmer pockets do work fine, even as others have wished for both sides to be lined. I love the soft fleece at the neck very soft! For me the only problem is the static on my long hair!

I have tested this jacket in short sleeves in 28 degrees and was not cold at all. I also compared it to my OR Virtuoso jacket which has 8.5 oz of 650 fill and should be warmer, but I actually grab my MontBell first!! You have to try it to believe it!

I got a steal of a deal on the Virtuoso but not sure if I'll keep it. I own 2 Montbell jackets, the UL Tech at 2.9oz-800 fill and it is also a great jacket!

As far as the other guy's review — I really think he should contact Montbell if he got a dud of a jacket, their customer service is really, really good, I'm sure they'll make it right. But even Montbell can't please everyone! Except me, I am one Happy camper!! Thanks!

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I got this jacket for trekking in Nepal. I wanted…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $130

I got this jacket for trekking in Nepal. I wanted ultralight, compressible and warm, which I could carry in my pack for the high and chilly sections either alone or under a light shell. It did the job and was superb in all respects. And, though not a primary consideration, it looks great.

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Super nice jacket. Very warm and light and compresses…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $130

Super nice jacket. Very warm and light and compresses to a tiny size. Perfect size down jacket. Not big like the Michelin man and not teeny like the UL Down Inner Jacket. Just right. Looks really sharp on the town as I have had several positive compliments.

rated 5.00 of 5 stars All Alpine Light Down Jacket versions

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