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:
A tough down parka, built for tough environments, the Sub Zero handles arctic weather, so while the temperatures drop below zero, you stay protected and warm.
A tough down parka, built for tough environments, the Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero Parka handles arctic weather, so while the temperatures drop below zero, you stay protected and warm.
Stay snug in the coldest climates by wrapping yourself in the luxurious warmth of 650-fill down with the Sub Zero Parka from Mountain Hardwear. You won't have to worry about cruddy weather having a bad effect on your layer of downy warmth that's enclosed within abrasion-resistant and water repellent-treated Z-Rip polyester fabric.
- Mountain Gear
On Sale. Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Women's Sub Zero Parka (Fall 2010) FEATURES of the Women's Sub Zero Parka by Mountain Hardwear Insulated with lofty and warm 650-fill goose down Zip-off, detachable down hood Micro-Chamois-lined chin guard prevents zipper chafe AbrasionnresistanttTaslanTaslan shoulder panels for added durability Laminated Velcro cuff tabs seal in warmth Lower-back waist pull for a customized fit Fleece-lined hand warmer pockets Interior zip pocket stores ID, keys, other small essentials One-handed hood and hem drawcords for quick fit adjustments Stuff sack included SPECIFICATIONS: Avg Weight: 1 lb. 12 oz./ 803 g. (size medium) Center Back Length: 29.5in. / 75 cm. Materials: Body: Belay Dobby (100% polyester) Panel: Nutshell Taslan (100% nylon) Insulation 650-Fill Goose Down Usage: Alpine Climbing / Mountaineering
CLOSEOUTS . Sub zero temps are no match for the Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero parka, equipped with 650 fill power goose down insulation for lofty, comfortable warmth. Insulated with lofty and warm 650 fill power goose down Zip-off down hood Microchamois-lined chin guard prevents zipper chafe Abrasion-resistant Taslan shoulder panels for added durability Fleece-lined handwarmer pockets YKK(R) full-zip front Elastic drawcord hem Length: 27" (base on XS) Weight: 1 lb. 8 oz. Fabric: Polyester Lining: Nylon Insulation: 85% goose down, 15% feathers Fill power: 650 Care: Machine wash/dry Relaxed Fit Made in China Available Colors: BLACK, SEAFROST/DEEP TURQUOISE, FRESH BLUE, BRAMBLE/NEBIOLA. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL.
- Sierra Trading Post