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Fine down insulation that doesn't break the bank.
The MontBell Men's Alpine Light Down Jacket is just waiting to warm you in the mountains, and it'll do so without clearing out your bank account. The premium 800-fill down insulation provides incredible warmth without making you feel like you're wearing twenty heavy blankets. And both the shell and lining have wind-resistant Ballistic durability for long-lasting strength against rocks, trees, and other sharp objects out in the wilderness. When it gets warm out in the woods, you can compress this jacket down to about the size of a Nalgene bottle and stash it in your pack in case it gets cold again.
The Alpine also features elastic cuffs that softly seal out any blustery winds blowing across your body. A drawcord cinches tightly to retain all that wonderful warmth, and a microfleece collar prevents any uncomfortable rubbing against your neck. MontBell lined the hand pockets with fleece to keep your hands cozy as well as warm when you enjoy the view from the top of the mountain you just conquered.
- 20D Ballistic ripstop nylon shell with DWR coating
- 20D Ballistic nylon taffeta lining
- 800-fill down insulation
- Stuff sack included
- Elastic cuffs
- Drawcord at hem
- Two fleece hand-warmer pockets, two interior drop-in pockets
- Microfleece-lined collar
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I am looking for an XS size. Can I get...
I am looking for an XS size. Can I get that size for this jacket?
Unfortunately MontBell only makes this jacket in a Small and does not make it in and XS size.
If you could provide some of your bodily measurements, I might be able to tell you whether or not the S size would work for you. Aside from a few select garments, I know that MontBell attire tends to run on the smaller side of things. I happen to have this jacket in the parka style in a S, and it fits like a glove. Get back to me with some measurements if you find the time and don't mind taking a sec to tackle the task.
Hope this helps.
THERE'S MORE TO WARMTH THAN FILL POWER!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
First off, I absolutely love this jacket. I spent hours doing extensive research on down jackets, I bought 3 different styles (this, a patagonia, and a marmot), and this is what I found:
One of the greatest misconceptions about down jackets is that "fill power" (800-fill, for example) is the most important spec to consider-- but if you're only considering fill power you're missing half the story! A down jacket's warmth is actually derived from a variety of factors: fill power (or loft), fill weight, and wind resistance.
Fill power relates to down "loft" or "fluffiness", and has to do with feather size- larger feathers means better loft and more air an ounce of the down can trap; increasing warmth and contributing to a lighter and more compressible jacket, but not all 800 fill jackets are made equal...
Even before you try them on, if you lay two 800-fill jackets side-by-side and you can immediately tell which jacket is going to be warmer: it's the one that's thicker! It's common sense. The more insulation shoved into the jacket, the warmer it's going to be. The problem is, browsing online you can't put products side-by-side and squeeze them. You have to look at pictures, and read numerical stats. Unfortunately fill weight isn't always publicized (I had to actually look at the physical tags for some of these to get their fill weight numbers). So let's take a look:
Fill Weight (Primary Determinant of Warmth):
- MontBell UL Inner = 2 oz
- Patagonia Down Sweater = 3 oz
- Marmot Zeus = 3.5 oz
- MontBell Light Down (this jaceket) = 4.3 oz
The numbers don't lie: this jacket has the best fill weight out of all that I considered. No wonder it's by far the warmest!
As for the third factor, wind resistance, the 30 denier ballistic ripstop nylon nylon shell is the strongest, lightest, most wind resistant shell fabric made.
So there you have it! I hope my legwork helps you make a fully-informed purchase decision... to get this jacket!!
Best Puffy Jacket Ever
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
My wife gave me this Jacket to replace an old tatter puffy. I typically use Down Jackets as a mid-layer, and have rarely used them as a standalone because they aren't wind resistant. This Jacket has great wind resistance! I've skied on cold windy days and this Jacket performed beyond expectations. The Jacket has two lined hand warmer pockets which are effective, two inside pockets which are great for gloves. About the only thing this Jacket lacks is a chest pocket.
good basic down jacket
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
- Fit: True to size
Bought this as a gift for someone to get them through the Utah winters. great basic jacket, simple, comfy, warm, and good pockets. the inside pockets are pretty and the outer pockets are really soft inside.
Does anyone have this current season jacket?...
Does anyone have this current season jacket? Is the fabric still shiny like before. The photos don't look like it. Any real life pics?
I had the same reaction when I saw these pix. I looked at a new model in person and it definitely has a duller finish than previous models, though still very attractive and a little more shiny than the average.