MontBell Frost Smoke Parka
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At home in alpine conditions, the Mont Bell Frost Smoke Parka leans on weight saving sewn through construction, high lofting 800 fill goose down, and wind shedding ballistic nylon. Think of this piece as a full featured alpine sweater for the highly active user with vertical intentions. Adjustable alpine cuffs and hem allow you to seal out energy sapping cold, while insulated fleece lined pockets provide a safe haven for your digits. This mountain hoody is the ultimate in performance and back country utility.
The Montbell Women's Frost Smoke Down Parka is not just smoke and mirrors. This down-filled jacket is the real deal when it comes to warm winter outerwear without a lot of weight. Navigating crowded slush-lined streets or steep backcountry ascents in skins isn't easy, and this jacket keeps a low-profile so not as to get in the way or slow you down. Reinforced shoulders and forearms handle a pack and tools without looking any worse for the wear, and DWR-treated zippers won't let falling bits of ice and snow creep in. Vertical intentions range from climbing the corporate ladder to scaling massive ice teeth in Rjukan, Swizterland. The 800-fill down offers a warmth-to-weight ratio not found in fleece or jackets with synthetic insulation. Set your sights high and don't worry about being held back by an obnoxiously heavy jacket. The Frost Smoke weighs less than three quarters of a pound and yet it brings the warmth like a heavyweight champ. The sewn-through construction prevents the life-sustaining insulation from shifting and settling so you stay warm whether you're racing to catch the first train into the city or standing in the lift line. The insulated hood adjusts to fit your head without squeezing your brain, and hook-and-loop adjustable cuffs give you wrist-warming or wrist-breathing options. The hem drawcords are hidden in the pockets so you can seal out the cold without exposing your fingers to frigid air. In the event your hands start feeling like blocks of ice, stick them in the fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets and enjoy the thrill of fingertips again.