Performance Mountain Parka



Shopped long and hard for an affordable alternative…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Fabric: 3 ply Gore-Tex
Price Paid: $199

Shopped long and hard for an affordable alternative to the North Face Mtn. Light and Marmot shells. At almost half-the price, I ordered the LL Bean Mtn. Guide and the Performance (Bicycle) Mtn. Parka.

I was much happier with the the Performance version. The pockets in the chest are a bit small and the hood is kind of huge (a little velcro, problem solved). I felt the construction was solid and the adjustments in the waist and hem are just fine. Had an REI ventana which I loved until its first washing, the entire coating delaminated. Thank god for their return policy.

Only wish my Performance Shell had another set of pockets, but then neither did TNF or the Marmot shell. So far, a great value!


Performance, a mail order company, had this parka…

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars
Fabric: 3 layer goretex/ripstop nylon
Price Paid: $199.99

Performance, a mail order company, had this parka on closeout price -- an exceptional value for 3-layer g-tex I thought. However, when it arrived, I was dissappointed to see poorly protected pit zips, a humongous hood with only one drawstring, and poorly placed pockets. Needless to say, I sent it back. I'd rather spend a couple extra bucks to have something functional, expecially when it is something you practically live in. For now, I'll stick to my old worn out Moonstone Advantage.

If anyone has had better luck or different views of this jacket, I would be interested to hear.

Where to Buy

sponsored links
Help support this site by making your next gear purchase through one of the links above. Click a link, buy what you need, and the seller will contribute a portion of the purchase price to support Trailspace's independent gear reviews.

Performance Mountain Parka

reviewers paid:
$199.00 - $199.99

The Performance Mountain Parka is not available from the stores we monitor.

Recently on Trailspace

Big Agnes Third Degree Review

Zpacks Solplex Review

Big Agnes Pad Coupler Review

MSR Nook 2 Review

Xero Shoes Men's Z-Trek Review

Salewa Men's Wildfire GTX Review