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Cold, wet ski conditions just got crossed off your list of concerns thanks to the waterproof shell fabric and 650-fill goose down of the Mountain Hardwear Men’s Downhill Down Parka. The zip-off, helmet-compatible hood features removable fur trim for added steeze, and tons of pockets hold everything from you MP3 player to your goggles.

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is this jacket baffled like the sub-zero...

is this jacket baffled like the sub-zero Parka? and same weight of down fill?

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allen. So, here is the deal with baffling in our jackets. The only two jackets in the Mountain Hardwear line that are baffled like a sleeping bag are the Sub Zero SL Hooded Jacket and Parka. (Chillwave Jacket for F'11) and the Absolute Zero Jacket/Suit/Pants. The rest of our jackets are sewn through which is the more traditional way of building a down jacket and much much more common in the industry. Baffling down jackets like a sleeping bag is the exception and not the norm. We use a 650+ fill power down in all of our down coats except for the Phantom Jacket, Nitrous Jacket, and Absolute Zero series where we use an 800+ fill power down. I hope this info helps to clarify! Thanks!

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thx, Jon, very helpful. I also just purchased the small Sub Zero SL Parka and will give that a try. Hope it fits!

Hello, I'm 6'3" 190lb. I am debating between...

Hello, I'm 6'3" 190lb. I am debating between L and XL. I think L fits me good but arm length probably better on XL. Would XL be too lose on me?

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Vitalii. XL may be a little roomy for you in the body but will fit nicely in the arms. Seeing as how this is an insulated jacket going with a larger size could be just fine. I am sure on cold days you will want to layer underneath this coat and with this in mind... I think the XL would be the most comfortable. I hope this info helps!

I have been looking for a cold temps skiable...

I have been looking for a cold temps skiable down jacket for a little bit now. However, The only differences I see btw the subzero and the downhill parka are a powder skirt and removeable fur. What else contributes to the $125 price difference?

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Brifle. The price difference comes from the fact that the Downhill Parka utilizes our Conduit SL laminate on the back of the fabric providing superior weather protection. This Conduit laminate essentially makes this fabric waterproof... but, because we don't tape the jacket we can't call the jacket waterproof. I hope this info helps!

I'm 5'9, 155 lbs. 30-31 waist. What size...

I'm 5'9, 155 lbs. 30-31 waist. What size would work for me? I tend to have wider shoulders too

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jet. I would get a medium. Your dimensions are similar to mine and that is what I wear! Hope this info helps!

Is this Parka suitable for wearing in town...

Is this Parka suitable for wearing in town with casual clothes?

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steela. Definitely. I would say that wearing it around town is what we had in mind when we were designing the jacket. Enjoy!

Hi, I'm an italian boy. I am 1.78 m, 66...

Hi, I'm an italian boy. I am 1.78 m, 66 kg, chest 92 cm, sleeve 78 cm, waist 84 cm, Hip 100 cm, Inseam 75.. What's my ideal size? S or M?

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steela85. You are a medium in Mountain Hardwear. Cheers!

Would this parka fit a woman? If so, I...

Would this parka fit a woman? If so, I am 5'4 135 pounds, what size would you suggest?
Why don't you carry any relaxed fit, mid length parkas, similar to this in the ladies sizes? Most if not all of the ladies parkas are very short, waist length jackets. Do you not think that the ladies "butts" get cold also???

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Hey MJO, This parka would be pretty large on a woman of your stature, even if you got a Small.

You may be interested in this parka, also from MHW. It has a similar down fill, fur lined hood, and has a longer, mid-thigh cut.

Marmot's offering is similar, but waterproof:

This one, from The North Face, has a slightly higher -but still over the butt- cut, and a weatherproof shell like the Downhill.

I hope that was a help

I am 175cm, 69kg. Is "M" OK?

I am 175cm, 69kg. Is "M" OK?

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I would check your chest and sleeve measurements against the sizing chart. Since this doesn't strike me as a jacket that you would want to layer much clothing underneath, I think you might be better off with a small rather than a medium - you are right on the line between the two sizes. If you like a looser fit, go with the medium, but definitely make sure you check the chest and sleeve sizes.

5 5

Good winter parka

I have an older version (2007 model) and love it. It's basically a down jacket sewn into a waterproof, breathable shell with some ski specific features. It's pretty warm, almost too much for skiing backcountry, but will keep you warm on the lift in even the worst condidtions, night skiing not excluded. It's cut longer, good coverage for your backside and a two-way zip down the front to make sure hip movement isn't constricted. The hood is fully insulated as well, you really don't know how much heat escapes your head till you trap it in down. With removeable powder skirt, it's great for around town in those fridged temps as well. I do like the old design better, didn't look like a down jacket at all, where this years does with the way the stitching is, might even have different construction. And the fur? at least that's removeable.

5 5

Get Down

This is a really toasty coat for the super cold days. Functional and well built, with fur lining so it looks sexy. Too warm to ski in for me, but this coat can go both ways as an expedition jacket (on the heavy side) and a sweet around towner.

5 5


Great fit, well built, and keeps me warm when I need it. I love this jacket, very happy with it.

Do did I read correctly that the fur around...

Do did I read correctly that the fur around the hood IS removable? I consider that it the WORST feature of the coat and something that has kept me from buying it.

Anybody has any images without the fur?

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Yes, by "removable fur trim" the description does indeed mean that the fur trim is removable. If that's what's kept you from buying it, then buy on, good sir. And also read the description in future, it's there for a reason.

5 5

A must buy!

I'm a skinny guy, 188cm and 73kg, and the large fits me well in terms of lenght (reaches ca. 10cm below my crotch), a little to much room in the chest area, but thats simply because of me being a featherweight.
The jacket is really warm, and after a month of daily use, i can't say that i have noticed the down sinking together.
It's warm as heck and the snowskirt is ajustable enough to give even me a tight seal. The pockets are warm, so if you are going to use it in the streets on really cold days, you wouldn't have to wear gloves. Coldest conditions i have worn it in till now has been -16C and it tackled the test without a problem even tough i didn't move much. The fur on the hood makes it look a lot better, and actually helps keeping you shielded from wind and weather. It has lots of smart details, like a goggle pocket and a keycard "rewinder thingy" that makes being a skier much easier.
All in all an awesome jacket, and if you are in the market for something like this, buy it!

Besides the furry hood and different...

Besides the furry hood and different pockets, is this jacket worth the extra cost versus the subzero Parka?

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I'd say no. It has basically the same features, but this jacket's more oriented for around town casual wear. The Sub Zero is definitely a more hardcore, technical outdoor jacket.

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Consider this jacket a ski-oriented version of the Sub Zero Parka. It is made with the same Conduit SL fabric, has a complete set of ski features (which are removable if you don't want them) including snow skirt, and even has removable fur (comes with it's own cat toy). Hope this helps!

Does the coat have handwarmer pockets....

Does the coat have handwarmer pockets. Does the hood have a cinch or velcro adjustment to heep the hood from flopping over the face? And does the hood have a cinch to tighten it around the face?