Mountain Hardwear Chillwave Jacket

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Warm, windproof, very comfortable winter parka. Moved…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $160


Warm, windproof, very comfortable winter parka.


  • Warm
  • Windproof
  • Nice soft high collar
  • Good fit


  • Only 650 fill
  • A little heavy
  • Bulky hood


Moved to a much colder (But sunny'r! ) town. Was finding my lighter, low weight, hiking and skiing insulating jackets were just not warm enough for casual dog walking and sitting around outside etc. I was contemplating a 800 plus fill heavily insulated belay style parka, but stumbled into this at a excellent price and was wowed by the fit and comfort after trying it on. 

It is built a little beefier than most and for my intended use that's better. It has more abrasion resistant fabric on the shoulders, hem and sleeve tops. It has 6 pockets, (2 hand warmer, fleece lined, 2 outside chest, 1 dump pocket and 1 zippered pocket inside).

Hood is heavily insulated with its own large chin draft collar (kind of redundant as the reg collar is tall, insulated and fleece lined) but is removable. 

Size... I was lucky and was able to try a medium and a large. I am 5.10, 175 lbs, and usually wear a medium in Mtn Hardwear, but I liked the large better for this jacket as the medium collar was to tight and the sleeves to short.

As it is going to be a cold weather jacket I wanted room for an insulated under layer as well for those well below zero days here. When I put this on in a large I felt i was in my down sleeping bag, super comfy and snuggly! Perfect for throwing on in a hurry and being impervious to windy cold conditions.

This is not a minimalist small packing jacket, the weight is 2 lbs 7 oz, (39 oz)  and it is the same size as my 15 degree down sleeping bag in its supplied stuff sack,  but it has a wind blocking membrane and baffle construction. This makes for no cold spots or breeze thru the coat, it makes the jacket much warmer.

What a blast sitting around watching the stars in late October at 6000 ft in MT, and feeling like you are in your own bed at home!

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The Mountain Hardwear Chillwave Down Jacket is designed to keep you comfortable during cold weather aerobic activity. 700-fill goose down locks in the heat while the windproof, extremely breathable ripstop nylon face fabric lets sweat vapor escape while blocking out frigid gusts of heat-robbing wind. The Chillwave jacket's face fabric is Airshield Core SL Ripstop II, an extremely breathable nylon ripstop fabric. This windproof fabric is soft and smooth to make layering easy. Mountain Hardwear then insulated the jacket with goose down, the most efficient natural insulator available. The Chillwave's slightly shorter cut offers lighter weight and a more compact size when packed down. Mountain Hardwear also included a stuff sack that you can use to keep the Chillwave as small as possible in your pack. An insulated, adjustable hood locks in heat where it's most likely to escape, and one-hand hem drawcords and comfortable, elasticized cuffs seal out drafts to keep you warm in high winds.


Mountain Hardware Men's Chillwave Down Jacket - The ultrawarm baffled men's Chillwave Jacket from Mountain Hardwear will keep you warm during all your winter pursuits. Windproof and abrasion-resistant Airshield Core fabric ensures breathability won't deteriorate over time. 650-fill goose down and baffle construction maximize loft and warmth. A detachable hood increases versatility, and reinforced abrasion areas improve durability. One-handed hood and hem drawcords let you make easy fit adjustments. An interior zip pocket keeps keys, ID, or other small items handy. Stay warm with the Mountain Hardwear men's Chillwave Jacket.

- Outdoorplay

CLOSEOUTS . One reviewer wearing just a short sleeve T-shirt and Mountain Hardwear's Chillwave down jacket was toasty warm in blustery 20-degree weather. Just imagine what it could do for you on a serious backcountry expedition with proper base layers! Available Colors: BLACK/BLACK, STATIC BLUE/ROYAL, CHERRY BOMB/RED VELVET, 010. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL.

- Sierra Trading Post

Grab the Chillwave Jacket, a shorter, simplified version of the Chillwave Parka from Mountain Hardwear and stay toasty-warm in natural 650-fill goose down with baffled construction to provide maximum loft and warmth. AirShield Core laminate blocks out the wind and the detachable hood keeps you protected from gusty gales. Reinforced high-abrasion areas protect your from snags and slices.

- Mountain Gear

If you're a serious winter athlete looking for a serious winter coat, meet the Mountain Hardwear Chillwave Jacket. Wide, down-filled baffles help to keep you warm regardless of the temperature. Baffle construction for maximum loft and warmth Detachable hood for versatility Reinforced abrasion areas for durability One-handed hood and hem drawcords for quick fit adjustments Interior zip pocket for keys, IDs, and other small items

- OMCgear