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Description

Take down downtown in this stylishly long coat.

Down is just as functional on the city streets as it is in the mountains, and wherever you find yourself, you want to be warm. The crew at Mountain Hardwear designed the Women’s Downtown II Down Coat to give you city-wise style with big-mountain warmth. Longer than some but shorter than a floor-length ballgown, this down coat goes downtown to midtown and then to uptown, keeping you warm from your head to your knees.

Down is the standard by which to judge all insulation, offering more warmth per unit weight than synthetic insulation. The feathers and plumules that compromise down intermingle and create a network of fibers and air pockets. The air pockets create a divider between cold outside air and warm air generated by your hot bod. Consequently, the cold air stays outside and the warm air stays close to your body, and you stay warm while walking home from the subway station. The high-pile Velboa fleece lining feels soft against your skin; while it's tempting to wear just the Downtown II coat alone because of the super-soft lining, it's not advisable to forgo clothes when the temps are in the teens.

An insulated hood zips off when you don't need head protection, and the faux-fur trim is just as easy to remove if you're attending the winter pro-animal conference in Denver and don't want to chance anyone mistaking your trim for the real thing. A fleece-lined chin-guard protects your chin from chafing caused by freezing metal rubbing against your skin, and fleece-lined pockets add a bit of warmth to your hands. Though this coat sports a generous center-back length and lofty 650-fill down, distinctly feminine lines and seams reduce the chances of someone asking you if you're wearing a sleeping bag.

  • 30x40 nylon twill DNP (Tactel nylon)
  • Velboa Raschel fleece lining
  • 650-fill down
  • Detachable insulated hood, removable faux-fur trim
  • Fleece-lined chin guard
  • 2 fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets