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Thwarts the cold from knife ridges to frigid, down-day wait-outs.

With a weight of less than ten-ounces, the MontBell Men’s Ultralight Down Inner Parka brings the heat to your winter climbing, backpacking, or ski touring excursion. Montbell designed this jacket to stuff down to roughly the size of a water bottle, retain your heat with high-loft goose down insulation, and cover up your head with an insulated hood. Even gram counting backcountry fiends will be hard pressed to find a mountain-worthy down jacket with a better warmth-to-weight ratio.
  • 800-fill goose down keeps this jacket lightweight, allows it to pack down easily, and goose down lofts quickly once unpacked meaning more warmth, faster
  • Ballistic Airlight nylon shell ensures durability without sacrificing weight or packability
  • Polkatex DWR coating repels light moisture and precipitation

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5 5

Shimmer Shine

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

I bought the gunmetal version for my husband for Christmas. He loved it. It fit great. It was just shiny. I was sad that he wasn't in love with the color, because he looked hot in it!

I also own the same coat in women's and I'm absolutely in love! I wear it everywhere. To the grocery store, on the slopes and every where in between. Even on cold days I'm toasty warm with only a t-shirt underneath.

Thinking of buying this one for the Boston...

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Thinking of buying this one for the Boston winter? Would this be enough? Is it waterproof? Thanks!!

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Andres,
The MontBell Ultralight Down Parka is intended as a lightweight down option that can be worn as an outer layer but usually would be worn as a mid layer under a waterpoof outer shell. If you want something a little warmer I would recommend the Montbell Alpine Light Down or even the Rab Neutrino Endurance Down Jacket.

Also, most down jackets like this one are not going to be waterproof and will require an outer shell to be worn over them in wetter conditions. I would look for something that has a waterproof breathable membrane like Gore-Tex to keep you dry.

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I wore this thing through this past 2013-2014 Boston winter, polar vortex and all. It kept me super toasty. I added a waterproof shell when needed. I occasionally added an extra layer underneath, but I didn't find I needed it unless it really dipped well below freezing.

Does it have a drawcord hood?

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Does it have a drawcord hood?

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The hood is "two way adjustable" ...

http://www.montbell.us/products/disp.php?p_id=2301156

4 5

Love it...

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

I'm 5'-11" and 155 and a medium fits well. I'm pretty slender and this is a nice athletic cut. It's super light, super packable. It's warm for cool fall and war winter days. Once it drops below 10, I use it as a mid-layer more than an outer layer. The fabric is light, but I've had no issues with rips or tears. The hood allows for a helmet or a bulky hat and I use it all the time. If you're into light and warm this is a good bet.

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Hi - my specs are about the same, may I ask what size you got?

5 5

Light and compact!

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

I love this jacket. I weigh 130lbs and am 5' 9". I bought the small and it fits just perfect in lengh and in the chest. Not too baggy nor too tight. I wasnt too crazy about the gun metal color at first but soon realized that it really didnt show dust and dirt like a solid black or blue would so that made me happy. This jackets packs up the size of a 32 oz water bottle in the stuff sack provided. However it can and does get a lot smaller than that if you decide you want buy a smaller stuff sack to put it in. It's lighter than a cotton t shirt and is really warm down to about 30F ... After that I'd consider a warm base later underneath and a waterproof shell over the top. Great layering piece for backpacking or traveling light.

5 5

Good to maybe 30*F

I may have gotten the 'old sty;le'? because it has been 2 years since i got mine, but about the sizing. I am 5'8" in barefeet, 150# w/ 36" chest, the small was tiny on me and the medium is tight with a bse t shirt and a 200# fleece under it, and short in the length of the back, letting chiily little breezez go up my back when I bent over.
It is toasty with a t shirt and dress shirt in 40*F weather. Wind goes right through it.
It is very light, too warm above 50*F.
It is a good second layer tho'over a nice fleece and under another fleece and a shell, thats good to down around 20*F.

5 5

Small or Medium

I saw a lot of comments on here about different sizes. I'm 5'11 athletic-ish 165 lbs and tried both the small and the medium. Both fit well but ultimately went with the small as mostly i'm going to wear it with 1 base layer and 1 additional warmth layer. the medium had a lot more room in the arms (elbow area), a bit more length in the sleeve, but overall a little bit too much room for me. The small on me is perfectly "fitted". I have used it on a few hikes with a heavy pack on and found it perfect form and function. So basically think about how you like to wear your coat and how many layers, if you're around my measurements or more and like to layer heavy go for Medim, but if you want a fitted look or simply smaller than me go for the Small. It is also great with a tshirt and walking around your city (Seattle).

5 5

Just what I was looking for

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Exactly what I needed this winter in New England. I looked around for something with an athletic fit that I could wear by itself around the city during the work week, and layer under technical gear on the weekends. I took a chance with MontBell's Ultralight, and it turned out to be just the ticket. I've been wearing it with layered merino wool down to about -20 C so far, and my torso has stayed satisfyingly toasty on my mile-long walk to work along the blustery Boston waterfront. I look forward to putting it to the test up in the White Mountains.

The hood is a bit voluminous (obviously meant to contain a puffy hat or helmet), and on milder days I sort of wish I could detach it, but it's so light that it's hardly noticeable behind my head. The drawstrings can pull it in a good deal anyway.

Aesthetically, I appreciate that it's one of the few down jackets without an ostentatious logo plastered on the chest. Just a clean, subtle logotype near the waist.

I'm 5'6", and the small fits me perfectly.

Not just another climbing gym puffy

Not just another climbing gym puffy

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This jacket is the real deal. Super durable as a standalone, fits great under a shell for those really cold days in the powder and the 800 fill power keeps you super warm when you've been hanging out on the belay ledge for 45 minutes. I'm 5'10 150 pounds and I wear a Medium

5 5

Great Jacket

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share

Bought this for my boyfriend who was not a believer in down jackets. He loves it & is amazed at how warm& light if feels. It is the only jacket he wants to wear. With layers he feels it will take him thru our cold NYC winters. Looks great too

Not as puffy as most people think

Not as puffy as most people think

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This jacket will bring you good good times, and might even land you a kiss or two. I am 5'9 and 143lbs and the Medium is perfect for me. I would say it would fit someone up to 155-160 and up to 5'11

4 5

Great slim fit - a bit short in the tors

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share

This jacket has a good slim fit, but was a bit too short for me in the torso (6', 170lbs). But it ended up being a perfect fit for my Dad (5' 10", 170lbs).

In terms of warmth, I never got the chance to put really test it out. Seems like it should be warm.

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What size do you have?

Do any of these jackets come in XXL? This...

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Do any of these jackets come in XXL? This is for a son that is 6'2" 210#. Saw a friends jacket and it seemed short. Came to just above his waist. Not sure re the fabric. Please explain about the heavier fabric available in the down jackets.
Thanks

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Backcountry doesn't show a XXL, I'd believe it's not available in that size, as many manufacturers only go up to 1X.

On a note of personal opinion, a jacket whose waist is shorter than the arms, is NOT a true parka, just a heavy jacket

5 5

Fantastic

Unbelievably light and packs down to the size of a grapefruit in a compression sack. Fantastic as a layering piece for some serious warmth under a hardshell. Also great on its own. Warm with only a T-shirt underneath to about 30 degrees or so, which is amazing for how light this thing is. The fit is athletic, which is nice compared to Patagonia's boxy fit on the down sweater. I had one of those and sent it back because the fit was so terrible. The hood is an excellent addition, and adds quite a bit of warmth. When not in use, you can tighten the drawstring and it acts almost like a scarf, sealing out drafts around the neck. I tried the Patagonia down sweater and Rab microlight alpine jacket, and the fit is definitely the best on the Montbell Ultralight. Perhaps not quite as warm on its own, but you can't beat it as a midlayer or jacket for the shoulder seasons. Very satisfied.

Warm (right), not warm (left).

Warm (right), not warm (left).

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Most of the day's tour in southern CA is spent in a T-shirt, but the summit is chilly. Bring a featherweight layer like this MontBell and you're doing just fine.

4 5

Needs more loft & slightly big for me.

Great jacket, and probably would have done the job for me and I'm sure will service others well. I am 5'10" and 175# & fairly fit. The Large was OK on my torso, but the arms were a touch too long which I know would have bothered me eventually. For slightly more money you can score the Feathered Friends Daybreak, and just a bit more $ the Daybreak hoody (same basically also as the Western Mountaineering Flash hoody which admittedly I have not tried on). I recommend trying these two other options (perhaps at the local gear store? Mine had the FF option) for more loft & higher perceived quality, at the same weight penalty. I believe ultimately I will be happier with the Daybreak, but they are all awesome jackets - the 3 best offered in this little niche market

3 5

solid but narrow purpose

very light, thin. packs small. Not the most comfortable jacket, but works well as an insulation layer on the move to go under a shell, but fill tends to poke through and become uncomfortable. great for Alpine Touring though, as it is light and packs small. could be more comfortable and have more durable shell material. Not a good option if looking for one insulating jacket for all purposes.