MontBell Alpine Light Down Parka - Women's

photo: MontBell Women's Alpine Light Down Parka down insulated jacket

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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The MontBell Alpine Light Down Parka provides exceptional warmth with minimal weight. This parka packs down to almost nothing so you won't have to worry about unnecessary bulk in your pack. Designed to excel as a mid-layer on any adventure, this parka will become the star of your layering system!-- Sewn thru construction-- Micro-fleece lined collar-- Insulated and fixed 2-way adjustable hood-- Draw cords for hem adjustment hidden in pockets-- Elastic cuffs seal out drafts-- 2 zippered hand warmer pockets-- 2 interior drop-in pockets-- Clean looking Reverso coiled zipper-- Standard 25-wash rated DWR treatment

- OMCgear

The Mont Bell Alpine Light Down Parka gets roughly 10% lighter and softer without sacrificing durability! Functional mid-layer's flaunt characteristics essential for comfortable backcountry activity: optimized warmth to weight ratio and exceptional compressibility. The secret to the warmth of these garments not only relies on the high lofting 800 fill power goose down, but the inherent wind shedding ability of the silky 20-denier Ballistic Nylon shell. By blocking a large percentage of wind, a relatively light layer conserves the heat your body is naturally producing. Designing outdoor clothing with warmth to weight ratio in mind is great, but we also like to think the Alpine Light pieces succeed when it comes to warmth to dollar ratio.


From freezing dawn patrols to motoring around on your scooter to waiting for the bus as a cold front swings through, the Montbell Women's Alpine Light Down Parka keeps you warm without weighing you down. The genius of this 800-fill down jacket is simplicity: uber-warm 800-fill down stuffed inside a super light, weather-resistant nylon shell. Since it weighs in at a mere 11. 9 ounces and packs down to a tidy little package, you can stuff it into your carry-on for guaranteed warmth anywhere you go. Layer it under your ski shell, keep it handy on a backpacking trip, or wear it while you're taking a walking tour of Reykjavik. The 800-fill down offers a warmth-to-weigh ratio not found in other materials. When you're packing for a pengiun-watching cruise, weight matters, but so does warmth. This parka means you won't even flirt with the luggage weight limit and you'll still stay toasty warm on deck for the duration of the day. Sewn through construction creates baffles, preventing the down from finding favorite spots in the jacket and leaving other spots bare. Ballistic nylon and a taffeta lining offer two layers of weather and abrasion resistance. The DWR finish helps water bead on the jacket surface, letting you shake off drizzles with a quick twitch. Elasticized cuffs and an adjustable hem keep the chilly air out, and a smooth microfleece-lined collar feels comfy against your throat and chin. The roomy hood fits over your beanie to give you your own plush, warm microclimate, and hand pockets warm your wind-chilled fingers.


An essential for backcountry adventure, Montbell's Alpine Light Down Parka optimizes warmth-to-weight ratio and compressibility with the toasty comfort of 800-fill power goose down and wind-shedding nylon shell fabric.



Weight 11.8 oz
Fill weight 3.3 oz
Insulation 800 Fill Power Goose Down
Fabric 20-denier Ballistic nylon taffeta, Micro-fleece lined collar, Standard DWR treatment
Compressed size 4.7 x 7.4 in
Center back length 25.6 in

While the women's version hasn't been reviewed yet, there are 3 reviews for other versions of the Alpine Light Down Parka. Read all reviews »

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The MontBell Women's Alpine Light Down Parka is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen October 22, 2015 at OMCgear.

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