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rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Mountain Hardwear Men's StretchDown DS Hooded Jacket

I don't recommend this jacket for hiking or backpacking. Warm jacket, heavy, and bulky without hood cinch. I prefer my winter hiking gear/clothing to have some color, jackets and mid layers to be on the bright side. This jacket stands out and looks good but it is not practical for hiking/camping in the mountains. It is just way too bulky. It is very warm with very deep pockets for your hands and cell phone. I thought about trying it above treeline but with no cinch cord for the hood, it would blow… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Peak XV Parka

A full featured alpine/expedition parka advertised good to -30° F. At its $249 sale price this parka was a great value from its $499 MSRP.  I bought this parka both for bitter cold alpine skiing and as a "camp parka" when winter camping. The size large fits me well at 190 lbs, 5' 10" tall. MATERIALS: It compares most closely with Patagonia's Fitz Roy alpine parka both in design and down fill quality. the PEAK XV Parka will not pack quite as small as the Fitzroy  and other similar alpine parkas… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Men's Nano Puff Bivy Pullover

Most importantly it is a pullover, I simply prefer the pullover style for comfort and ease of wearing. I paid full price in New York while on holiday as my big down parka was simply too warm for a New York winter. Also I thought it might make a suitable LW midlayer for an Alaskan winter trip that has now been cancelled. I keep it in my day pack for ski touring in Australia's High Plains as a "just in case layer." Upside is the light weight and compactness, the downside is that 60GSM is not warm… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Eddie Bauer Men's First Ascent Downlight Hooded Jacket

A light and well made 800 fill down jacket for 3-4 season use. Very packable and good for layering or extending sleeping bag warmth. I bought this 800 fill down "puffy" on a 50% off sale because I needed it for higher altitude three-season camping. Mine is a nice "electric blue" color., the one you see here in my avatar where I'm holding my grandson. I've had mine for six years and it shows no signs of wear from skiing, backpacking, and around-town use. Its down maintains excellent loft, despite… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Pacific Trail Men's Pac Tech Terrain Jacket

Best outdoor jacket I have ever owned. I need another one! This jacket is very comfortable and can be adjusted to fit almost anyone. It has excellent water and wind resistance and in colder weather, I would layer it on top of anything else I was wearing and it would still fit great. It did an excellent job of blocking wind and moisture of almost any level, from severe rain and snow storms. It did a fantastic job of keeping in body heat, and was rugged enough to wear for nearly any outdoor event… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Lowe Alpine Triple Point Ceramic Jacket

Super quality, smart looking. I have owned this jacket for now...21 years!!!! It looks exactly like the day I got it for my birthday (I don’t). I’ve only used it for hiking and city walking so not heavily used, but still, the jacket is completely as new and I still love wearing it on a cold, windy, rainy day. It never lets my down. Damned thing that they don’t produce it any longer. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Rab Batura Jacket

Looking for a durable, seriously warm, water resistant down jacket and weight isn't a deal-breaker? Rab’s Batura II may just fit the bill. Bought the Batura II in XL size(containing nearly 480g fill-weight of down) in the Black colour with Horizon (Red) details for planned autumn/winter sub-polar and mountain expeditions. Down The Batura II uses over 450grams fill-weight(in size Large) of 800 fill-power(by US standards. Equating to approx. 743 fill-power per EU rating) of RDS certified, Fluorocarbon-free,… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Carhartt Duck Traditional Arctic Quilt-Lined Coat

Perfect for outdoor work or chores. Rugged quality construction, long life expected. Zippers are brass and well made. A perfect outer shell for labor or chores. Tough enough to camp or work in rugged conditions. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Rab Men's Xenon X Jacket

This is the best warmth-for-weight ratio synthetic jacket I have found. Totally windproof, and RAB has made this jacket with VERY few seams so the wind can't even find a way in through the Pertex Quantum. It has Primaloft Gold Active 60 grams, with double in the chest area to create hand warmer pockets. I can truly say, if you like the Pat Nano, YOU WILL LOVE THIS. This jacket seals up every cuff, collar, and seam up against your skin, and combined with the tailoring of it having few seams to begin… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Canada Goose Resolute Parka Down Insulated
$1,295
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (11)
Canada Goose Expedition Parka Down Insulated
$1,050 - $1,095
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber Down Insulated
$850 - $950
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Canada Goose Kensington Parka Down Insulated
$925
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Rock and Ice Parka Down Insulated
$829 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Parka Down Insulated
$799 - $800
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Micon Jacket Snowsport
$799 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket Waterproof
$785 - $799
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Arc'teryx Sidewinder SV Jacket Waterproof
$749
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Forest Jacket No. 3
$700 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Fission SL Jacket Synthetic Insulated
$699 MSRP
Patagonia PowSlayer Jacket Snowsport / Waterproof
$450 - $699
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Fission SV Jacket Synthetic Insulated
$517 - $689
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Rab Batura Jacket Down Insulated
$680
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Nordwand Jacket Waterproof
$675 MSRP
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Camosun Parka Down Insulated
$649
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
The North Face Himalayan Parka Down Insulated
$649
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Dually Belay Jacket Synthetic Insulated
$625
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Marmot Alpinist Jacket Waterproof
$405 - $625
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Odin Mountain Jacket MK2 Snowsport
$600 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Primo Down Jacket Down Insulated
$599 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Alpha AR Jacket Waterproof
$432 - $599
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket Waterproof
$405 - $599
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha LT Jacket Waterproof
$589 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Icefall Parka Down Insulated
$589 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face RDT Softshell Jacket Soft Shell
$52 - $579
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment Lhotse Jacket Waterproof
$575
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Canada Goose Camp Hoody Down Insulated
$575
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Expedition 8000 Jacket Down Insulated
$560
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Burton AK 3L Jacket Snowsport
$560 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
Patagonia Super Alpine Jacket Waterproof
$559 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Theta SV Jacket Waterproof
$550 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot 8000M Parka Down Insulated
$550 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment K7 Jacket Down Insulated
$550
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Nilas Jacket Down Insulated
$549 - $550
Helly Hansen Rivaridge Puffy Jacket Down Insulated
$525
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rab Infinity Jacket Down Insulated
$394 - $525
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Zeta AR Jacket Waterproof
$380 - $525
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Arc'teryx Beta LT Jacket Waterproof
$305 - $525
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Victorio Jacket Waterproof
$500 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Yupik Parka Synthetic Insulated
$500
user rating: 4 of 5 (28)
Arc'teryx Theta AR Jacket Waterproof
$500
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Peak XV Down Jacket Down Insulated
$299
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
The North Face Diameter Down Hybrid Jacket Down Insulated
$499
Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket Waterproof
$499
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Patagonia Super Pluma Jacket Waterproof
$499 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Patagonia Primo Jacket Snowsport
$499 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Fission AR Jacket Synthetic Insulated
$499 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Arc'teryx Alpha LT Jacket Waterproof
$499 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Feathered Friends Frontpoint Jacket Down Insulated
$499 MSRP
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