MontBell U.L. Down Parka
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The Mont Bell U.L. Down Jacket weighs less than most cotton T-shirts, blocks a deceptive amount of wind, while compressing to the size of a 32 ounce water bottle. Specifically designed as a replacement for the heavy and bulky fleece garments used by many backcountry enthusiasts, the U.L. Down Series is what you need when warmth is critical, minimal weight is paramount, and space in your pack is at a premium.
At just over eight ounces, the Montbell Women's Ultralight Down Parka weighs less than a can of soda and brings the core-stoking warmth of 800-fill goose down to your winter life. This highly compressible jacket packs down to the size of your water bottle to easily to slide inside your hiking, climbing, or carry-on bag, and reinflates faster than most celebrity chef egos. The body-slimming silhouette lets you slink between trees or to the front of the tram line without leaving a wake of of bodies behind you. The entire jacket, hood included, tips the scales just over eight ounces. The 800-fill down is responsible for a solid two ounces, or a quarter of the weight. The high fill-power down means for two ounces of insulation, you get a bigger bang for your insulation buck than a lower fill-power down could provide. The fill-power indicates how much space a single ounce of down occupies. The bigger the number, the more space that ounce of down takes up. The more space consumed by the down, the more warmth the insulation provides per unit of weight. Here, you get a full two ounces of 800-fill power down. For you, this just means an eerie amount of warmth for a jacket that seems to float. The hem drawcords hide in the pocket so you don't have to expose your delicate digits when you want to seal out cold air. The insulated hood won't let you lose your head and adjusts for comfortable fit. Sewn-through construction prevents the down from shifting and settling, and zippered hand-warmer pockets should prevent your mid-morning snack from freezing.
The challenge: create the lightest and warmest insulation layer possible, without compromising on fit or features. The result is the highly refined MontBell Ultra-Light Down Inner series. This family of products delicately balances the characteristics that define reliable ultra-light apparel. For example, the U.L. Down Jacket weighs less than most cotton Tee-shirts, blocks an amazing amount of wind, and is warmer than most heavy fleece jackets, while compressing to the size of a 32 ounces water bottle. Specifically designed as a replacement for the heavy and bulky fleece garments used by many backcountry enthusiasts, the U.L.Down Series is what you need when warmth is critical, minimal weight is paramount, and space in your pack is at a premium. Single-quilt construction for weight reduction Standard DWR treatment Elastic cuffs to seal out drafts Insulated hood Hand warmer pockets 4/5C Full Zipper Stuff sack included High quality 800 fill power hypoallergenic goose down 15-denier Ballistic Airlight hollow fiber calendered nylon shell Compresses : 4.5" x 5.6 " (stuff sack included) Size: S/ M/ L/ XL Color: BK(Black)/ BTOG(Burnt Orange)/ CBL(Cobalt Blue) Weight (size med):7.0 oz. Fill Weight:1.7 oz.
- Vargo Outdoors
The MontBell U.L. Down Parka packs down to next-to-nothing while maintaining incredible warmth to weight values. Sewn thru construction 2 zippered hand warmer pockets Draw cords for hem adjustment hidden in pockets Insulated 2-way adjustable hood Stuff sack included