Wrap your core in warmth.
- ExceLoft synthetic insulation delivers lightweight warmth that layers well under your waterproof shell jacket
- The 30D ballistic ripstop nylon fabric stands up to abuse and features a Polkatex water-repellent treatment for added protection
- Two zippered, fleece-lined hand pockets give you a place to stash your paws when the temperature takes a dip
- Two-way adjustable hood and elastic cuffs seal out drafts
- Stuff sack included
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- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I got this jacket a month ago,and have worn it everyday since.I love it.Its light yet warm.I live in welches,Oregon(Mt.Hood) and had the chance to test it in many climates already.The jacket did not let me down.Highly Recommend.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Bought the Blue one for the fall, and have been wearing it all winter too (Northeast).
Super warm for what it is. Packs up really small. Fit's perfectly (but i am on the smaller side and tend to fit well in Japanese brands). The neck is awesome, as it zips up really high if yo want and it is wide enough to be able to breath and fit a scarf if needed.
Only complaint is that it does not have hand warmer pockets, but to be honest my hands have not been cold in the pockets.
How does this Thermawrap Pro compare with the previous model Thermawrap Parka, which it succeeded? The Thermawrap Parka had the exact same shape and build and same type and weight of synthetic fill, but weighed several ounces lighter. Where did the extra weight get allocated to in this new version? The Thermawrap Parka was a fantastic light insulation piece at about 12-14 oz depending on size. Generally disappointed to see weight go up without an increase in insulation/warmth.
the thermawrap pro,only weighs 16-17 ounces.I would hardly say thats a several ounce differance.Its only a couple ounces.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
In a word, this is a great lightweight puffy. It's as good in the mountains as it is in the city. This jacket is my daily driver, I wear it practically every day and yet my 2011 model hasn't lost much warmth after more than a year of nearly constant use (250+ days) in the mountains and city.
A few notes about sizing for 2012: MontBell increased its sizing for the US market. What that means is that the reviews you see from early this year or late last year regarding "small sizing" are no longer accurate. Case in point, the Large from 2011 of this jacket was a perfect fit for me, but now the 2012 Medium is a perfect fit. They didn't quite size up, but rather about 75% increase in sizing. So if a Large from last season was a bit big, the Medium currently being sold as of December 2012 would probably be a perfect fit with one layer or two underneath.
As a gauge, I'm 200lbs, athletic build with broader shoulders and chest, and 5'10". The 2012 version of this jacket in size Medium is a perfect athletic fit for me with one layer underneath. By "athletic"I mean that it's form-fitting but not tight, and looks almost tailored. If you want this jacket to pull belay jacket duty, I would size up if you have similar dimensions.
If you're debating between this jacket and the Nano Puff by Patagonia, this will be as warm (if not warmer) and more durable. More jacket for the money in my opinion, though it weighs 2oz more on average than the Nano Puff. Some people can fit a helmet under this jacket as well, though I wouldn't say it's designed for that. Don't expect to have much mobility if you throw the hood over your helmet in a belay.
As for warmth, people are different when it comes to how warm something feels, how well they're fed, and how much activity they're doing. I have worn this over a light fleece and been comfortable doing camp chores at around freezing. Your mileage may vary.
Check this one out, I don't think you'll be disappointed!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
A great piece of kit, it's always in my summit pack and typically always in my pack for belays.
Fit - I'm 6' 2", 190 lbs with pretty broad shoulders and a large fits like a dream; snug but not too tight, can layer underneath w/ a base layer and an R1 fleece hoody.
Weather - Seems to block wind pretty well but won't stand up to light rain for more than 10minutes or so as the shoulders will eventually wet out. Not an issue though as it's an insulation piece, not rain gear. Have been relatively comfortable into the high 20's w/ just a merino wool base layer and this piece on. You're not going to be toasty but you're also not going to be freezing. Typical alpine comfort.
Durability - Has held up well for two seasons now but I will warn you that it's not the most abrasion resistant. It tends to snag pretty readily on rough surfaces such as granite, leading to small micro rips. The fabric itself though appears to limit the extent to which these rips will grow and I've been able to simply patch 'em w/ Tenasious Tape.
Options - Highly recommend the hooded version of this jacket over the non-hooded as it allows you the ability to have a neck gaiter if you don't feel like having the hood up.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The 2012 thermawrap Pro is the first MontBell piece I purchased, I was a bit worried reading about the fit compared to previous jackets as I gather the sizing has changed. I am only 5'6", 160 pounds, usually wear a size small, 30" waist pants, 36" chest and got this in small. It is pretty fitted on me, not tight, not baggy, but pretty close cut. I love the lightweight and slick material. I was really digging the Thermawrap BC as well and will probably get that next.
Update: So it is winter now and pretty cold in the moutains at night in the mideast. This jacket is superb, it is warm with just a t-shirt underneath. I have to praise the spectacular cut once again. Although it is heavier than my First Ascent Microtherm hoody, it is much, much warmer.
I have a couple of Mont Bell coats, so I bought this for my Dad, because I love mine so much. He can't wait for winter to roll around to wear it. They are the perfect combo of light yet warm. And the fit is better than any other puffy out there. I have the same coat in the girl version and I've been caught in many storms in mine and it repels water, and also dries quick. Love this coat, I don't think there's a better jacket out there.
Love the jacket. Very dissapointed when it didn't fit as the reviews on here had suggested. This jacket does NOT size small. I'm always, always a medium, but the reviews here and the chat personnel told me to go a size larger.
5'11", 175lbs, athletic figure = Medium
Have no idea how they suggest a Large... perhaps lying to themselves about their weight... So beware when selecting your size.
To start off, I'm 6'4" 195lbs, and I bought the xl size. Length wise, it fits perfect all around. Materials and quality are very good. The outside fabric is thin, but not too thin that I worry about ripping. Ive used it down to 30 degrees F with 30mph winds with just a long sleeve shirt underneath and was warm enough just sitting there for half an hour. The hood adds so much warmth to this jacket, and I'm very glad I got one with a hood. The hood and waist both cinch down to as light as you want them.
Unfortunately, the cuffs are too loose. The let in cold air at my wrists. The bungee web thing that they use there, in my opinion, is rather useless. It only allows its circumference to expand by aprox. 1 inch. I'd givethis jacket 5 stars if it weren't for this problem.
Otherwise it's a great jacket and am sure it will serve me well for many years to come.
This is truly one of my go to jackets, in the North West it is always wet or could be always wet, this does a great job and stopping wind and rain and doesn't feel like it gets heavy. A bit tight in the arms when wearing light fleece underneath but honestly like the more form fitting. Looser around the mid section. Hood has synch cords that are simple. Came with Stuff sack which was nice but hardly use as it doesn't compress as small as down and have never really needed to stuff it. Has drawcords at waist which is huge in windy conditions. Would certainly get again.
Great fit, light and trim, DWR does good job in light snow.
Very warm for the weight and more versatile than down.
I am 5'11" 170lbs. and the large is perfect.
I ordered a Medium and it was tight in the arms and across the shoulders. I've never worn a large, but I swapped it out and the Large is a good fit. I'm 5'8" and thin so I'm still surprised to wear a large. Very toasty and comfortable. Great all-around jacket for the mild winter in the Midwest.
I am trying to understand the extent to which the fit has changed with this jacket's current iteration. A medium UL TP fits my 5 11 170 frame a close to perfect as any jacket has. Roomy enough for a couple light layers under and fitted enough to easily layer under a shell.
Would somebody who has or has tried both mind putting the fit change in terms of perceive (or exact) difference in inches around chest, in arm length and circumfrence (at bicep), and around the torso?
I am wondering if I can size down to a small in this or is I need to search for another optimal fit elsewhere. Thanks y'all.
Would anyone be willing to describe the difference in fit on the new Pro from their UL Parka.
I fit literally perfectly into the Medium of old as an undershell layer.
5'11 / 180cm & 165lbs 74 kilos
The MontBell Thermawrap Pro is an awesome jacket. Super warm for how light weight it is. Ive found that with a fleece on under it, I can stay warm no matter how cold it is outside. However, if you want a puffy jacket that will keep you super, super warm standing alone or something more durable, you might want to look elsewhere. The nylon shell is super lightweight, but you have to be careful because its somewhat easy to tear. Other than that, I love the hood and it has a nice feature on the zipper that makes it never catch. This jacket is perfect for layering as well, on super cold days i ski with it under a shell and stay warm forever. If your going light and fast and wanna look super steezy, this is the jacket for you!
This is practically NOLS instructor uniform in the rockies. It's super light, and for its weight, its incredibly warm.
Compared to the standard jacket of this weight -the mountain hardwear compressor- this jacket is better cut, weighs less, looks better, and is only slightly less warm. It has great stretch cuffs and the zippers are of appropriate weight for a lightweight jacket.
It's not the most durable jacket ever, but nothing made of featherweight nylon is. it quickly frayed a little bit around the cuff and at the jawline, but it's on the whole snag resistant. Not for offwidth climbing.
Mine has seen at least 100 days in the field heavily used, and another 50 in the city, worm everywhere, and its still going strong. It's also easy to wash, and unlike down, you don't have to worry about it getting wet.
Best Synthetic insulation jacket i have seen yet. elegant and simple design. looks fantastic for around town, functions exceptionally well for layering, 5 out of 5 for sure
I gave this jacket 5 stars because it's that good. It's SUPER warm. I can wear this and a t-shirt and be alright in 20degF. A friend turned me onto the insulated hood and I doubt I'll ever go back. Insulated hood is like a jacket, hat, and scarf all in one but even better than if you had all three. It scrunches down into an included pouch (about the size of a Nalgene). Multipitching on cold days, I clip the squished-up jacket to my harness and take it out at the belay station. This jacket has some waterproofing, but unless you're going to be around town I wouldn't rely on the waterproofing. Additionally, this jacket is fairly resistant to abrasion. I have a few small holes from sharp rock contact, but the ripstop kept them small. Still though, this is the one weakness of the jacket.
I've had this jacket for 2 years and I wear it on the mountain, at the crag, and around town. The equivalently warm version in down is really bulky, not my style, and I feel more confident in synthetic insulation because it will still keep you warm if it gets wet (unlike with down, which will leave you SOL).
I'm SUPER pleased with this jacket and would recommend to others.