Western Mountaineering SnoJack Parka
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The Western Mountaineering SnoJack Parka Gore Windstopper was designed to provide ample upper body insulation for cold weather expeditions while allowing you to move around as if you were wearing a much lighter down sweater. This improved agility is the result of combining two construction methods to optimize performance and function. While 95% of the parka is made with baffled chamber construction, there are two narrow panels under the arms which are quilted to reduce bulk and improve mobility. Western Mountaineering kept the weight to a minimum by using the most advanced lightweight materials available.
Western Mountaineering designed its Men's SnoJack Down Parka to make alpine expeditions feel like a walk in the park. Okay, there's really no such thing as a walk in the park when you're on that kind of an adventure, facing muscle-burning heights and ridiculously harsh winds that try to blow you off this planet, but at least the WindStopper shell prevents those blustery blizzards from sneaking through to your baselayers. As far as insulation goes, the 850-fill goose down adds magnificent warmth without adding excess weight to your trek. And Western Mountaineering integrated quilted panels under the arms for unbeatable agility in such a puffy down parka. A longer cut and a drop seat increases the SnoJack's coverage across your body so you don't expose any skin to seriously frigid temperatures. Its insulated hood cinches tightly across your head so it doesn't end up acting like a parachute from the strong gusts of wind. Draft tubes encompass both the front and back of the main zipper to keep those howling winds out. Both the cuffs and waist seal out the cold and retain all that wonderful warmth. The hand-warmer pockets are insulated, and the internal pockets stretch out to hold a surprising amount of gear.
The Western Mountaineering SnoJack Parka achieves a new level of upper body mobility not yet realized in expedition weight insulation. Multiple construction methods and lightweight/premium materials will surely make this new piece a staple for years to come.-- YKK # Vislon zippers-- Baffled construction with sewn through pit panels-- Storm seal cuff design with inner wrist gasket and outer velcro tab-- Main zipper two-way separating zip with locking slider-- Double draft tubes protect for main zipper-- Zippered, insulated front pockets-- Zippered inside pocket-- Inside stretch mesh pocket-- Fully adjustable baffled hood-- Drawcord waist closure-- Drop seat pattern and long cut