User Review: MontBell Men's U.L. Down Inner Parka
Price Paid: $150 or thereabouts
Finally took my Montbell U.L. Hoody—that's been absolutely toasty in SF—out into the Sierra snow on a three-day snow-camp. I also, brought along a never used Patagonia DAS Parka (just in case) but even though it got down in the 30's, the U.L. under a shell was amazingly warm, even while I remained fairly still, sitting around the snow kitchen.
It's an odd feeling to wear this jacket, as it is so light, it's like it is not there and yet, your torso is warm. Size wise, I bought a large and it's almost a custom fit, but I think I would have been even better off with a little more room from an XL.
As for being part of your ultra-light arsenal—this works well as an extra sleep layer. Did I mention the hood—great.
This jacket is also SO light, it would not hurt to put velcro cinches on the wrists, or maybe an inside pocket—but these are minor details. Light. Warm. Good cut. This jacket is worth every dollar.