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Compressible cold weather protection.

Mont-Bell created the Alpine Light Down Jacket for backcountry explorers who want insulation and compressibility. The combination of ballistic nylon and premium 800-fill goose down means the Alpine Light is both warm and durable so you don’t have to worry about wrecking this shell when you’re really roughing it. You also won’t have to worry about uneven insulation or down bunching thanks to cross-stitching.

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5 5

Very Happy

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Super light weight, packs down small. I have worn it several times down to 30F and was comfortable. I wear it in and out of buildings and do not get overheated when inside for short periods.

5 5

Definite Buy

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

To preface: I have only had this jacket for a month, and it's use has only been in dry, marginally cold conditions (~30 degrees). However, I bought it because I purchased the MontBell Alpine Light Down Vest last year and absolutely loved it.

Not surprisingly, I love this jacket as well. It's incredibly warm, especially considering how light it is. The fleece lining around the neck is lovely, and does a great job of keeping the heat from leaving. This is aided by the elastic cuffs on the sleeve, as well as the drawstring that lines the bottom that you can adjust from within the low-profile pockets,

It compresses to an extremely small size, whether you choose to put it into the stuff sack that comes with it, or just stuff it into its own pocket.

I've 5'8", 170 pounds, athletic build, and a medium fits me perfectly (for both the Jacket and the Vest). That being said, both go exactly to my pant line, which I believe is ideal, however for people that want a vest to hang lower you should size up. Then again, if you're using this for warmth, it really shouldn't hang lower that your waist, as then the elastic "seal" will be broken when you walk.

4 5

Great all-around

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this jacket. At 6'3" and 175 I have trouble finding jackets that both fit in length but aren't too big around the trunk. This has a nice fit. It rides about waist high and is not bulky. Quite warm. The 800 down fill is great for warmth and minimizing bulk. Packs up small.Love it around town for cold days and is always great to have in camp. I like it so much I bought my dad one. And he is stoked!

I am 5'11'' 185lbs, would a L work even...

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I am 5'11'' 185lbs, would a L work even with a mid-weight long sleeve?

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Hey Trailson you are kinda on that edge where you could go either way between a Large and an XL, if you are 185 trim build the large might still work but if you have any extra girth you might want to size up on this one.

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Well, there is a little extra. I think with layering the XL might be the way to go. Thanks Wayne!

4 5

Not for layering.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

This jacket was purchased to be used as a mid-layer. However, due to the high loft of the baffles, the jacket was very bulky underneath a hardshell. I do recommend this jacket for it's warmth and extremely light weight. Aside from the issue with layering, this jacket is great!

5 5

Surprisingly comfortable and warm.

I love this jacket. It is incredibly comfortable, and plenty warm for all my needs as a native, mountain-loving Utahn. Fits great, gorgeous color (I got the olive green), and packs down really small in a stuff sack. Thanks, MontBell!

5 5

Great jacket, keeps you warm

Kept me warm in the Andes. Wore this and 200 icebreaker and was nice and cozy at 20 F. I think the size is true as I originally bought a Medium based on someone elses review but had to return for a large. I'm 5'9", 175lbs, and felt the medium was a little snug. Kind of wish i would have bought the parka though as the hood would be a nice feature.

4 5

great lightweight warm jacket

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Bought this jacket about a month ago for winters in Boone NC and for backpacking. It seems to be quite durable compared to what I originally thought. I'm 5'6", 150 with athletic build, and the small fits perfectly. This jacket has kept me warm in 30 degree temps with just pants and a tshirt on. And chacos of course. Great jacket overall! Very impressed.

5 5

The Backcountry Hug!

I could not be more happy with this jacket. It is like wearing a hug at the end of a long day trekking thru the Sierras. The jacket is very warm and since purchasing it I have not had to layer in the evenings. Just a t-shirt and my hug and I am all good. I was pleasantly surprised how it handled the elements, especially in windy conditions. That being said, I have yet to take it into wet weather conditions but as long as I over-layer it with a rain jacket it will be fine. If I had one complaint (and it is minor) is the jacket does not stuff down that small in its provided stuff sack (Lrg Stuffs down to 12" by 5" dia). It will stuff down further so I am contemplating picking up a smaller sack but for now I just wedge it into my sleeping bag compartment.

Important safety tip - Beware of fire... If one ember hits the fabric it will burn right thru the outside layer. I have two other buddies with the same jacket and on our last low altitude outing both of them burned holes in there hugs (I remained unsaved). The last thing you want to hear on an outing is "do you sell something burning?" "Uh yeah, it you!"

4 5

Solid Jacket so Far - I bought over the Marmot Zeus

Here's quick backstory:
- Need a light down jacket for cool evenings camping in the Sierras, but not for winter camping.
- Purchased the Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket. I loved the trim fit, but it was 1) too light/didn't provide enough warmth and 2) too much like a shiny garbage bag. Returned it.
- Ordered the Marmot Zeus and MB Alpine Light Jacket, and compared them side by side. Some pros and cons with each, but the MB felt warmer (even though they advertise same fill and have very similar weight).
- Likes: the slightly trimmer fit of the MB vs the Marmot. The torso is slightly narrower for MB. The collar liner makes it soft around the neck. Slightly shiny but feel like it can comfortably wear it around town. I like the cuffs on the MB better than the Zeus.

btw, I'm 6'5" and about 190 lbs dripping wet, so I prefer trim fit w/ longer arms.

Going camping in June in the Sierras, so will report back then!

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What size do you have? I'm 6'4" and 195 lbs and trying to decide between a L and XL.

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I'm not the above reviewer, but I'm 6'4", 195 and the XL works great over a mid layer. Sleeves are adequately long.

5 5

MontBell Alpine Light Down Jacket - Men's

super light, silky thing, this jacket. nice stuff pouch. i'm 5'11, 145 lbs. the small i ordered has a snug, fitted look, fits great. enough space underneath for a couple thin wool layers, and trim enough to fit perfectly under my medium Marmot M3 softshell. a medium might fit too, with ample room for a sweater/heavy layer underneath. haven't used it yet, so no news on warmth.

Can someone tell me what the length of the...

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Can someone tell me what the length of the jacket is? Thank you.

5 5

you gotta wear it to believe it...

I purchased the men's version to have a more comfortable fit for layering, as not all women are shaped like a bell, which is a good thing! Anyway after reading many reviews and checking many sites for the best price OMC won out! And their customer service ROCKS! This jacket is one of the best I own and as a woman I own a LOT of jackets! It's very warm for it's fill weight of 4oz-800 fill, the large drop pockets inside assure I don't loose my favorite gloves. For a "no frills" jacket it ended up my favorite, the elastic cuffs are better quality than I thought, and the color is pretty nice (blue) for a guys jacket. The hand warmer pockets do work fine, even as others have wished for both sides to be lined. I love the soft fleece at the neck very soft! For me the only problem is the static on my long hair! I have tested this jacket in short sleeves in 28 degrees and was not cold at all. I also compared it to my OR Virtuoso jacket which has 8.5 oz of 650 fill and should be warmer, but I actually grab my Mont-bell first!! You have to try it to believe it! I got a steal of a deal on the Virtuoso but not sure if I'll keep it. I own 2 Mont-bell jackets, the UL Tech at 2.9oz-800 fill and it is also a great jacket! As far as the other guys review- I really think he should contact Mont-bell if he got a dud of a jacket, their customer service is really, really good, I'm sure they'll make it right. But even Mont-bell can't please every one! Except me, I am one Happy camper!! Thanks!

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Hi, is the blue color depicted in the photos accurate? As in, is it a shiny light blue?

Thanks

1 5

Montbell is going downhill

I bought the 2011 version of the Alpine Light to replace the one I bought a couple years ago. More than anything I just wanted the adjustable draw string at the hem that is on this year’s model and not on my old one. When I got the new jacket it felt a lot thinner than my old one. I laid it down on my floor to compare thickness the old jacket had twice as much loft as the new one. I gave it a while just to make sure it wasn't because the down had been compressed. On Montbell's website they still list 4 ounces of down fill just like they have for the past three years. Suspect that Montbell is cutting some corners now that they have a foothold in the market.

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a picture is worth a 1000 words, why not post one?

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You might be comparing Montbell's discontinued "Alpine" jacket to this current "Alpine Light". The former has more down. Also, the latter is sewn through construction. Basically, the older jacket is far warmer and feels more substantial.

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Actually I have same feeling

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A picture would have been a good idea. I should have thought of that. Sorry. I actually have the discontinued Alpine also (6oz of 800 fill compared to the 4oz of down fill for the Alpine Light). No mix up there. I did post my feelings on numerous websites. To call it trolling is making some assumptions. I really feel as though Montbell is making an inferior product in comparison to what they made a couple years go. I have nothing against the company itself. I LOVE (repeat LOVE) the two jackets that I bought from them back in 2009. It could be a major source of my disappointment; the fact that I was expecting so much more based on my previous experience. My review isn?t motivated by malicious, I?m just sharing my experience, hopefully for the benefit of other consumers.

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The opening where you put your arm through is meager. The sleeves crowd your armpit. An extra inch below the armpit would be great. Gets tight under the armpit when layering. Uncomfortable to feel that seam under there.

Interior drop pocket detail

Interior drop pocket detail

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Interior drop pocket detail on the mont-bell Alpine Light Down Jacket in Burnt Umber. The jacket features these pockets on both sides, perfect for stashing gloves, a beanie, or for keeping a platy of water from freezing at night. A great feature for which I don't mind a bit of extra weight.

Microfleece-lined collar, shell fabric, zipper, and zipper garage detail.

Microfleece-lined collar, shell fabric, zipper, and zipper garage detail.

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Microfleece-lined collar, shell fabric, zipper, and zipper garage detail on the mont-bell Alpine Light Down Jacket in Burnt Umber. This is an exceptional piece.

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Would this jacket keep me warm in like -15 New York city winters?

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With the proper layering system, absolutely. In my opinion, this is primarily designed to be a lightweight backpacking jacket, but I see no reason why it wouldn't work great as an everyday cold-weather jacket.

Cuff, shell fabric, and side handwarmer zip pocket detail

Cuff, shell fabric, and side handwarmer zip pocket detail

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Cuff, shell fabric, and side handwarmer zip pocket detail on the mont-bell Alpine Light Down Jacket in Burnt Umber. I prefer elastic cuffs, and the handwarmer pockets are zippered and fleece lined.

Alpine Light Down Jacket in Burnt Umber

Alpine Light Down Jacket in Burnt Umber

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Logo, zipper, and shell fabric detail on the mont-bell Alpine Light Down Jacket in Burnt Umber. The 30-denier Ballistic Airlight shell fabric is calendared for strength and has a great DWR treatment. It is very wind- and water-resistant and quite durable. This is an accurate representation of what the color looks like in person.