Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero SL Hooded Jacket
This is hands down the best down jacket I've ever…
Price Paid: Bought via pro deal
This is hands down the best down jacket I've ever owned. It has many nice creature comforts, such as the lined pockets, but the real standouts are the excellent construction and overall warmth.
I have a fairly small build, so I haven't experienced the length problem that other reviewers mentioned. I have a size medium of this jacket.
I've used this jacket on many extended climbing trips, several spanning the winter. I've had mine for about 5 years now, and it's still in great shape. Own this jacket and fear no cold!
This jacket is warmth. As a photographer, I am often…
Fill: 650 down
Price Paid: $200
This jacket is warmth.
As a photographer, I am often out in both pre dawn cold, but also just standing there. When I need to keep warm while not moving in really cold winter weather this is my turn to jacket.
The Jacket is big, puffy, and warm. I like the Conduit SL which makes this jacket able to withstand a wet snow I might otherwise need a shell over a down jacket. Fleece lined pockets make a difference to keep hands warm. The hood is super! A jacket for winter really needs a hood and this one delivers.
The cut is short but long enough. Perfect for a climber as it allows access for a harness.
My back measures around 19" and I fall right at the breakpoint between M and L on the Osprey back measurer. I find the Sub Zero is a perfect fit. But those with longer torsos often report it too short.
MH builds three jackets in this series- Jacket, Hooded Jacket, and Parka.
The plain jacket is a city coat. For winter outdoors get the hooded or parka as both have hoods. And for outdoor wear in milder seasons I'd get an 800 fill down sweater over the plain jacket. Both the parka and hooded jacket are nice. Check the length and decide which one is better for you and that is the one.
Note with 650 fill it is reasonably compressible. An 800 fill parka is more so but also costs twice as much. Catch a year end or REI sale and score this one. Two thumbs up!
This is an excellent down jacket at all point of view,…
Fabric: Conduit silk
Price Paid: $428.53 in Europe
This is an excellent down jacket at all point of view, nice design, high quality fabric, strong and still supple, Conduit fabric is wonderful. A versatile winter down jacket for mountaineering and town.
If I had a wish, it would be to add a down section at bottom back because even for a XL men it was a little shorter for my 69.3" size, that's the reason why I bought also the same item in parka version (longer back)in a very nice blue color. If you buy this item you won't be disappointed.
I've had this jacket for at least 5 years. It's been…
Fill: 650 fill
Price Paid: ??
I've had this jacket for at least 5 years. It's been on one major expedition and numerous climbs in the Cascades. The longer I own it the more I like it. I'm a bit rough on it, stuffing it in the top of my pack along with screws and other sharp stuff, but there is not a single puncture or rip in the fabric. It still looks great and repels moisture. It's plenty warm. I got it a bit large to go over other gear; so it covers lower than a typical jacket. With down or fleece pants, it is adequate in all but the coldest conditions (where you need a full parka).
Pros: very warm, good fit, hood adjustable to any…
Price Paid: $250
Pros: very warm, good fit, hood adjustable to any head-size, convenient pockets.
Cons: velcro closure over zipper has started wearing out threads on jacket front after two years of wear.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Description of Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero SL Hood JacketWinter beards are beneficial, but, winter beards can only do so much in attempts to thwart alpine conditions. Designed for backcountry and alpine climbing the Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero SL Hooded Down jackets SL Rip AXF body insulated with 650-fill Goose Down and outfitted with a waterproof Conduit SL laminate bare the brunt of the storm providing a stout defense against winters relentless high altitude attack. Designed for backcountrymountaineeringclimbing. FeaturesDetachable hood for versatilityDurable, waterproof body with warm 650-fill downBaffle construction for maximum loft and warmthReinforced abrasion areas for durabilityArticulated sleeves for mobilityInterior water bottle pocketInterior zip pocket for keys, ID, other small itemsOne-handed hood and hem drawcords for quick fit adjustmentsStuff sack includedAXF Super DWR finish repels water 5 times longer than standard DWRs
- US Outdoor Store
Head out to the highest, coldest peaks in puffy warmth supplemented with waterproof and breathable Conduit SL protection in Mountain Hardwear's Sub Zero SL Hooded Jacket. Designed with snowsports and alpine climbing in mind, it sports a detachable down-filled hood, reinforced abrasion areas, and one-handed drawcords.
- Mountain Gear
The Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero SL Hooded Jacket is designed for mountaineering, alpine climbing and all backcountry snowsports. The Sub Zero SL Hooded jacket has a Conduit SL laminate fabric which has both an exterior DWR coating and an inner membrane that resists water penetration, 650 down fill, baffled construction and a detachable hood. The Sub Zero SL Hooded jacket average weight size large is 2lbs. 4oz. Center back length is 29" (1"longer than Sub Zero Jacket, 3" shorter than Sub Zero SL Parka). Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero SL Hooded Jacket Features: Baffle construction Zip-off, detachable down hood Fleece lined hand pockets One handed hood and hem draw cords Interior water bottle pocket Interior zip pocket Reinforced abrasion areas Stuff sack included Adjustable, Velcro cuffs Zip chest pocket This product is a "Top Pick" by Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. Materials: Body: SL Rip AXF Laminate: Conduit SL Insulation: 650-Fill Goose Down Weight: 1.03 kg (2 lb, 4 oz)
The Mountain Hardwear Men's Sub Zero SL Hooded Jacket surrounds you with 650-fill down for the coldest possible conditions this winter. Mountain Hardwear's most popular down jacket, the Sub Zero SL is cloaked in Conduit SLthe company's proprietary water resistant, breathable fabric, allowing you to wear the Sub Zero SL 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, and of course, Mountain Hardwear's quality is legendarythere are few companies that match their excellence.