Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero Parka
If you're looking for a jacket to keep you warm, this…
Fill: 650 down
Price Paid: $159
If you're looking for a jacket to keep you warm, this will do it. But the cut on this jacket is odd. The sleeves run short for a puffy jacket. A puffy jacket will always require more play in the sleeve length because when you move your arms, the puffiness of the sleeves won't have typical drape and flow.
Mountain Hardware could have easily resolved this with either a longer sleeve but preferably an inner fleece cuff. The jacket utilizes Velcro tabs on the sleeves to close up and make the otherwise roomy opening tight, but these are awkward and uncomfortable if cinched tight to work out the kinks of the sleeves. You end up with a big puffy sleeve narrowed and puckered on the end by the wrist. If the jacket had inner fleece cuffs to hold the sleeves in place, I'd rate it with 4 stars.
The length of the jacket is sweet, top thigh and the chamois lined collar which zips high and lined hand warmer pockets are great. The jacket is also very light, fluffy and compresses into a stuff sack.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Designed for cold nights and mornings in camp, the Sub Zero Parka from Mountain Hardwear keeps you warm with the natural warmth and compressibility of 650-fill goose down. Keep your head and ears warm with the insulated, removable, zip-off hood and tighten up the adjustable cuffs for further heat-trapping comfort.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
The Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero Parka is the essential parka for multi-day excursions in the mountains. The Sub Zero parka provides all the essentials, warmth, water-resistance and breathability. Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero Parka Features: Insulated with lofty and warm 650 fill goose down Abrasion resistant reinforcement panels on the shoulders and arms combat wear and tear Zip-off insulated hood Fleece lined handwarmer pockets Adjustable cuffs for fit options Dual hem drawcords for quick fit adjustments Interior zip pockets stores ID, keys, other small essentials Micro-chamois chin guard prevents zipper chafe Stuff sack included Materials: Body: Z Rip (100% polyester) Panel: Nutshell Taslan (100% nylon) Insulation: 650 fill goose down Weight: 825 g (1lb 13 oz)
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero Hooded Jacket - The Men's Sub Zero Hooded Jacket by Mountain Hardwear surrounds you with 650-fill down for the coldest possible conditions this winter. Mountain Hardwear's most popular down jacket, the Sub Zero is cloaked in Conduit water resistant, breathable fabric, allowing you to wear the Sub Zero skiing in drier climates and cruising around town while those fat flakes pile up. The seams in the baffles are not sewn-through, much like a high-quality sleeping bag. This means there is no true separation of the insulation at the seams, so you stay warmer and more comfortable, without the cold spots common in sewn-through down garments. The hood is detachable, and the fleece-lined collar and hand pockets keep you extra comfortable. An interior mesh water-bottle pocket is super handy for backcountry excursions. The Mountain Hardwear Men's Sub Zero Hooded Jacket is proof of the legendary quality produced by this companyâ€”there are few companies that match their excellence.
- Outdoorplay refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Men's Sub Zero Parka (Fall 2010) FEATURES of the Men's Sub Zero Parka by Mountain Hardwear Insulated with lofty and warm 650-fill goose down Abrasion-resistant reinforcement panels on the shoulders and arms combat wear and tear Zip-off insulated hood Fleece-lined handwarmer pockets Adjustable cuffs for fit options Dual hem drawcords for quick fit adjustments Interior zip pocket stores ID, keys, other small essentials Micro-Chamois-lined chin guard prevents zipper chafe Stuff sack included SPECIFICATIONS: Average Weight: 1 lb. 13 oz. / 825 g. (size large) Center Back Length: 32in. / 81 cm. Materials: Body: Z Rip (100% polyester) Panel: Nutshell Taslan (100% nylon) Insulation: 650-Fill Goose Down Usage: Backcountry / Climbing / Cool Weather Athletic / Mountaineering
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version