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Suit up for the cold.

The Mont-Bell Alpine Light Down Parka offers full cold protection at a mid weight without sacrificing compressibility. Ballistic nylon slices through wind while providing a slice-proof casing for premium 800-fill goose down. You'll have no problem cramming the Alpine Light Down Parka into the smaller compartments of your pack and even less of a problem enjoying the warming power of this alpine incubator. When you need space, this parka scrunches to a slim 5.3in by 9.5in.

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5 5

Excellent product

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I have order this jacket last year, we had a very hard winter in NE and this kept me warm all winter long, yet light enough to be packed and easy to put in the luggage

5 5

Great warmth to weight ratio

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Durable, washes well, this thing goes every where except central america with me!

MontBell Alpine Light Down Parka

MontBell Alpine Light Down Parka

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MontBell Alpine Light Down Parka

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MontBell Alpine Light Down Parka

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MontBell Alpine Light Down Parka

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MontBell Alpine Light Down Parka

MontBell Alpine Light Down Parka

MontBell Alpine Light Down Parka

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Shipping to Canada,Saskatchewan. How much...

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Shipping to Canada,Saskatchewan. How much does it cost? Thanks.

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The best way to find out how much shipping will run you is to put it in your cart and then click "Advance to Checkout." It won't commit you to the purchase, and you can put in your exact address and find out your options for shipping costs.

5 5

Alpine light down

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Keeping warm with Alpine light down on a winter sunrise

Alpine light down
4 5

Best balance available

You won't find a better down jacket for balancing weight against warmth. I agree with the other reviewers in that you wouldn't want to use this anywhere that could result in easy tears. I'm 6'2" 185 and the large fits perfectly for my purposes.

5 5

Seems worthwhile thus far

I've only used this jacket a couple of times so far, so this isn't meant to be a definitive review, but from my initial impressions, I've been pleased. The jacket itself has two exterior hand pockets lined with a soft fleece that keep those mitts warm and two interior pockets that aren't meant to hold anything particularly heavy, but will hold small items, tools, etc. Personally, I've decided to keep the included stuff sack (unattached from jacket - for some, that may be a deciding factor in purchase, so just heads up) in one of those pockets for safe keeping. According to Mont.bell, the shell is rated as 30-denier, and while I haven't had to tromp through any heavy brush or potentially damaging flora with it just yet, I would not. Just throw a light softshell over it and you'll be dandy. In any case, it's not the smallest down jacket I've seen, but after loading it up into the stuff sack, it will be a lot easier to pack down I'm sure. Also, while I normally buy things in a small, I had a buddy who recently bought the Mont.bell Ultralight Down Parka in a size Small and he said it was a bit short on the length for his taste, so I decided on a size Medium when I purchased this, and it does seem smart to buy a size larger than what you would normally get for gear tops. I'm personally 5'8" and around 140lbs and it rests about 1 1/2"- 2" below my waistline which suits me fine because all my other tops in Smalls rest at or below the same level as it, thus alleviating my worry of the bottom edge of the jacket itself getting ripped to shreds.

Seems worthwhile thus far

I am 5 '11 "220.5 LBS thickish. can not...

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I am 5 '11 "220.5 LBS thickish. can not decide L or X l?

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I'm 180 lbs and wear a large, so you will probably be most comfortable in the XL. It would be best to measure you chest and waist an use the size chart to be sure. If you have any questions, the Backcountry staff are very helpful and the live chat service is a very quick way to get a response.

5 5

Really nice, worth every dollar

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

I bought this to replace a Golite 800 fill down jacket I had. I was really impressed with the Golite, it compressed well and was really warm and I beat the heck out of it. Had some leakage problems but that's about it.This go around I decided to add a hood and also bump up the price by about $75...

It was completely worth it.The fit is perfect, just a bit bigger than an athletic fit on me. I'm 5'10" and 145lbs and got the small. It's incredibly warm, I was really impressed with that. Just a t-shirt under and I was good to go. Cuts wind a lot better than my previous one as well. I think my biggest pro about this jacket is that the construction is phenomenal. There is no leakage. I haven't had any at all. I'm very impressed and will try more Montbell prodcuts in the future.

I got the adobe colored one which I don't see here anymore but it looks great to me.

5 5

Really freaking warm

I bought it simply for casual use, and am impressed by its wind resistance and how toasty you can get under its hood. Great for travelling, it compresses well into an accompanying pouch (it does not pack down into its own pocket). If I'm just walking around town with this jacket and a warm baselayer, it needs to be well below 30F or I'll overheat.

The fabric is alarmingly thin and I am paranoid about its durability, but this is my second winter with no problems. A few times I've come across feathers but no obviously damaged seams.

I am 6'0, 160lbs, and the medium is cut the way I want it: almost trim if I'm wearing a thick sweater underneath. Doesn't fall much past my waist. If you prefer your coats on the roomy size or need extra length, you might size up.

I agree the fabric is shiny, but the olivegreen version of this jacket masks the shine and doesn't have that garbage bag look.

It's annoying that there is no collar hang loop, but not annoying enough to lose a rating star.

4 5

Good first impressions

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

Got this for Christmas and I think it is going to be the perfect addition to my clothing arsenal. I already love the UL down jacket for under my shell when resort skiing, but wanted something warmer for over the shell when ski touring, and also double as an around the town warm jacket. Much warmer than my UL jacket, feels more substantial, the material is definitely stronger, but still need to be somewhat careful with it. The hood is a nice fit.

I went with a L, to go over my hardshell etc, but wear a M in UL jacket for a more trim fit. I could go with an M here if I was going to wear it over light layers....5'11" 178lbs.

5 5

Toasty Warm, Compact, & Cut for Comfort

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

I purchased this jacket to use as a layering piece for ski touring. So far I've found that it lives up to the packability, warmth, and weight claims. This jacket takes up limited space when its packed inside its stuff sack and it lofts up quickly once unpacked.

As pointed out in other reviews, the shell material of this jacket is SHINY and thin (although I trust the overall durability). Massive interior pockets give you a great place to store liner gloves, a hat, or similar items. I have some concerns about the main zipper jamming after a season or two of use, but we'll see if that pans out.

I'm 5'11, 165lb and the large fits perfectly. I find that it's slightly longer than my (L) TNF rain shell and my (L) Outdoor Research touring shell. This is worth considering for layering.

At the end of the winter I'll report back with more thoughts.

5 5

this jacket...

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

I bought this jacket for the purpose of colder climates and as a mid-layer to go under my gor-tex ski jacket. Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to take it skiing, but overall the jacket is misleadingly warm. The jacket feels and looks very thin, but so far, it has held up and I have been comfortably warm.

6'0" & 170 lbs - M is just what I am looking for (can fit a good layer on under). I have about a 6'2" wingspan and length of sleeves is just right. Tried on L and it wasn't terribly too big, just preferred the fit of the M.

Update: Took this up to the mountains for skiing and used it as a midlayer as originally stated. Temps were in the single digits above zero. I was nice and toasty...except for my face, but not the jackets fault :). Definitely recommend this jacket.

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Update: Took this up to the mountains for skiing and used it as a midlayer as originally stated. Temps were in the single digits above zero. I was nice and toasty...except for my face, but not the jackets fault :). Definitely recommend this jacket.

5 5

all the right features

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Where this jacket goes right for me is the ability to adjust it to my particular shape. The hood is the best! I have a very short neck, so most hoods go up to far and end up coming down over my eyes. This jacket has a velcro tab on the back of the hood allowing me to pull it back up and out of my face, along with the cinch cords around the face. A drawstring hem and elastic cuffs seal out the cold. Fleece lining in the pockets and fleece in the collar (a first I've seen on this type of jacket) are welcome additions. Construction is good, uses a 30D ripstop nylon. Many jackets in this category use 15 or 20D , the little extra thickness doesn't add much weight but makes it more sturdy. The included stuff sack is nice, a minor complaint in that I prefer the design where you can stuff the jacket into it's own pocket instead of a sack that can get lost, but no biggie. This is my first item from Mont Bell and I will be looking their way again in the future.

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what is the length of shoulder for M size...

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what is the length of shoulder for M size and Lsize? My chest falls under M and waist falls under L. Would like to find out if the waist is tight fit?

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