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An ultralight parka for warmth from your head to your hips.

At just over eight ounces, the Montbell Women's Ultralight Down Parka weighs less than a can of soda and brings the ultimate, core-stoking warmth of 800-fill goose down to your mountain life. This highly-compressible jacket packs down easily to slide inside your hiking, climbing, or ski touring pack, and when you're at the summit and freezing, it regains its loft quickly. Montbell gave this jacket a slightly tapered cut to help match the contours of a female athlete's body.

  • Ballistic Airlight nylon shell rolls with the abuse of outdoor life, has a superlight construction, and allows this vest to pack down small
  • Goose down insulation packs a superior warmth-to-weight ratio, keeps this jacket lightweight, and compresses easily
  • DWR-coated fabric repels light moisture and precipitation to keep you dry
  • A tapered cut matches the curves of a female athletes body

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Warm in the coldest conditions

Warm in the coldest conditions

This coat is incredibly light weight and packs down to the size of a small stubby can of soda. The down fill keeps you toasty when things get downright nippy. I pair this with my montbell down pants and don the "poof" suit when snow camping conditions get too cold for comfort. Dare I say I was a tad warm on my last ski tour but was thankful for my down coat and pants.

5 5

She liked it!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift
  • Fit: True to size

I bought this coat for my wife based on the reviews, and she liked it! This will work great in our milder Western Oregon winters.

lightweight greatness

lightweight greatness

great for chilly fall days, and works perfect as a layering piece

4 5

yes, it is ultra light

this jacket is ultra light but for my cold bones, it is too light. it has a lot of static in the material for Utah winters, as different materials fare better to not give out so much. this would work if not too cold out or if layered with a good shell & maybe even a vest under. [always layer, can take off what you don't need & put on what you do!]

5 5

Love this jacket

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

This is my second Mont Bell I also have the UL down without the hood. Ordered it from another company before I discovered backcountry's wonderful customer service. I was wearing it so much that I needed another. The hood is a great addition. I hate winter mostly because of the bulky outer wear. It feels like you are wearing a sweater but it is so warm. I've only needed a very light cardigan under on the coldest New York city days, wind doesn't penetrate. Love the look & have gotten many compliments. My boyfriend has the men 's version & it is the only jacket he wants to wear

5 5

A great gift idea

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift

So since I'm a man I didn't by this for me but I did get this for my wife for Christmas. I hope she doesn't read this, or there goes the surprise! She was impressed with it when she tried it on by how light it was and how warm. She did size up from a M to a L.

I'm looking for a stand-alone outer layer...

I'm looking for a stand-alone outer layer with maybe a fleece layer underneath for winter backpacking (down to about 10*). I want to stay warm while hiking and while sitting at camp (I tend to get cold sort of easy). Would the ultralight down parka or the alpine light parka be better for this kind of use? Is one warmer than the other? I wish they had EN type rating for jackets....

Best Answer Responded on

my opinion is no for what you are wanting, this jacket was too light for 10 degrees with a layer under only. I really like the mtn hardware phantom for warmth or the Patagonia hi-loft, but I use a wind/water shell over to keep the warmth in & use both under the shell if really cold, hope that helps. [I am cold all the time]

my opinion is no for what you are wanting, this jacket was too light for 10 degrees with a layer under only.  I really like the mtn hardware phantom for warmth or the Patagonia hi-loft, but I use a wind/water shell over to keep the warmth in & use both under the shell if really cold, hope that helps. [I am cold all the time]
5 5


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this for added warmth for ski touring but have since used it all the the time anytime i need touch of warmth. It's incredible how light this coat is yet it's ?uber warm and functional. I love that it barely adds any weight to an already heavy pack and even on times I haven't needed to use it i always bring it as it is virtually weightless and if my pack is full I clip it with its bag onto the side of my pack. This coat is also great for late summer hikes. I thought I lost this coat and without blinking bought another one. that's how much I love it. Practical for all things cold.
Im 5ft4, 122 lbs, narrow build and went with a small. The arms are the perfect length and it hits right at my hips.

4 5

Sleeves on the short side!

Just received my Montbell UL Down Parka, size small. I usually wear a size small or 4. I am barely 5'5", 34B, 133lbs, with a fairly athletic build. The jacket fits well around, but the arms and torso are both too short. By "too short" I mean I can't pull my hands inside the sleeves, the sleeves hit above my wrist bones when I hold arms straight out in front of me, and when I raise my arms over my head the sleeves hit below my wrists and the jacket pulls up to reveal my belly button.

Otherwise, the jacket is super light and seems super warm (Too soon to tell though, as I only wore it around the house for a few minutes.). I ordered the charcoal black and the inside color is a ruddy, rusty red (sort of an orange/brown red - the photo is accurate). I'm returning the small and have already ordered a medium. Can't wait!

4 5


The ultralight weight of the Montbell emanated body warmth with a double-walled quilt lining while it was a cinch to compress in a compactable rucksack with its feather weight material making for a one-of-a-kind jacket.

5 5


I was worried about the length of the jacket as I have a longer torso. The Patagonia jackets are too short for me and I wasn't sure if Montbell would be the same. But length was perfect and it's so stylish. I don't look like the Michelin tire man and it keeps me so warm. I even bought my boyfriend the guy version because he was so jealous of how warm I stay with something so light.

Responded on

I'm worried about the length as well. Can you let me know what size you ordered / your height? thanks.

Responded on

wow, if Patagonia are too short for you, I am curious what is long enough! I really like the Spyder Chrono Down Jacket, it's really long & stretchy. It's my "go-to" coat for most everything [& I am a coat junky]

Does anyone know the pack size?

Does anyone know the pack size?

Does anyone know the pack size?
Responded on

this packs down to about the size of a Nalgene bottle (quart size)

5 5

montbell ultralight jacket

Beautiful jacket, but being that I tend to always be cold, I decided on another jacket with a bit more down.

5 5

Best Item of Clothing You'll Ever Own!

Sometimes I feel like I should be a Mont Bell rep because I talk about this coat so much. I LOVE this coat. I wear it on all occasions: to work, under my hard ski shell, to evening events, as a light jacket in the summer. My favorite things about this coat are that it is fitted well and you'll look great in it, AND it keeps you warm outside but is just fine wearing it inside. I think I wear this coat 350 days out of the year, no exaggeration. It will be the best money you spend - just get it! OH, and don't let me forget that it weighs practically nothing, and because I have back problems it's awesome. Sometimes I forget I'm wearing it. Seriously, just buy the damn coat!

5 5

Light, comfy and packable

I actually weighted mine: 7.5 oz for a small one. Keeps me well insulated and it is super light. I really like the inner pockets/compartments, they come in handy :) The hood comes in very handy too. Highly recommend it! I love how comfortable it is and how warm it keeps me. You should get it. Really!

5 5

Great coat

My boyfriend bought me this coat for Christmas. It's great. I've never had an ultralight down parka before but I love this one. First, I love the rust/sunset orange color, the deep interior pockets, and the exterior pockets. Even though it's an outdoor type coat, I wore it to work today. It's so comfortable, I don't want to take it off. It almost feels like it is part of me, weighs nothing. It's one of the most comfortable parkas I've ever owned. It's a little pricey (but I didn't buy it) and I am not sure I would have spent the money for such a coat but I think I will be wearing this thing for a long long time.

5 5

My fav.

This is hands down the best jacket I've ever owned. I have had it for a year and wear in all the time in the Winter. It is so warm and super light weight. I love to travel with it because it packs up so small. I got the rusty color, it is more copper than red, but I love it.

5 5

Best Lightweight down jacket EVER!!!! no i REALLY mean it!!!

This thing is pretty damn sweet. I like to layer this baby up when it starts to dip down in the 20's - and it takes it like a rock star. I work outside alot, and this jacket makes for a non-sweaty work day; warm enough to keep the chill at bay, but breathable too. If your just sitting around, i would recommend a light fleece underneath - but for more active adventures - this baby's got you covered. And if it's snowin' outside, this does have some water shedding abilities, however, a light shell would do you just fine. And i seems to resist tearing on sharp pieces of metal, screws, sticks, fences --- so that's a plus.
Oh, and did i mention that this is a very flattering jacket with feminine cut, so i don't look like the Michelin man.