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How does the Hunker Down compare to the...

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How does the Hunker Down compare to the Nilas?
I'll be doing an expedition skills seminar on Rainier next year, and I'd like to find a parka that will be sufficient without going broke.

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Pat. The Hunker Down Parka could be a great jacket for Rainer except for one small detail... It is missing the weather resistant barrier that is present in the Nilas Down Jacket. We developed the Nilas Jacket for Ueli Steck, the Austrian Alpinist, to his exact spec and with Air Shield Elite 15D fabric covering 850-fill down it is probably the nicest down jacket we have ever made. The Hunker Down is also nice but for a different environment. If you want to take the jacket to a relatively wet alpine environment I think the Nilas would be a better choice. For a less expensive option I would consider the Chillwave Jacket as well. I hope this info helps!