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A big down jacket without big-jacket weight that keeps you warm even when it starts to spit snow or rain.
Dawn patrols and midnight runs mean cold wind and sweet face shots ... or perhaps you're braving the cold winter weather because you have a high-energy dog who needs to be walked every 15 minutes. Regardless of why you're roaming about in the dark and freezing cold, make sure you're wearing the Mountain Hardwear Women's Kelvinator Hooded Jacket to stay warm even when it starts to snow. If the sun has risen and you're starting to feel a bit overheated, shove the Kelvintor and all its 800-fill down into to its own pocket and stow it deep in your pack until the clouds roll in and hide the warm rays.
Down insulation offers unrelenting warmth without a lot weight, except when it gets wet. Wet down is useless for insulating purposes, since it loses all loft and ability to trap warm air. The folks at Mountain Hardwear created Q-Shield Down so you can revel in unrivaled down warmth, even when it's a bit spitty outside. The down fibers are infused with permanent water repellancy, helping the feathers resist becoming saturated with moisture and subsequently collapsing. When the feathers stay feathery, you stay warm.
A low-profile insulated hood keeps your head warm and dry, and a soft chin guard protects delicate chin skin from chafing against a cold metal zipper. Elastic cuffs slide over layers when you're getting dressed, but won't let chilly air up your sleeves. Two front hand-warmer pockets zip shut to save you from an expensive visit by a locksmith, and dual hem drawcords seal in warmth.
- 20D nylon ripstop shell
- 800-fill Q.Shield Down, water repellant
- Standard fit
- Low-profile insulated hood
- Micro-Chamois lined chin guard
- Full elastic cuffs
- Dual hem drawcords
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- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
- Fit: True to size
I gave this jacket to my brother's fiancee as a gift for Christmas this year and she absolutely loves it. Per usual with Mountain Hardware, it fits true to size. The down itself is incredibly light and the Q. Shield Down is truly handy for winter around here in Utah where it will be sunny one moment, and the next it will be hailing. So even if your weather conditions are unpredictable, this jacket is perfect for all cold weather conditions. Further, she found the hood to be truly handy when it gets even colder out, so if you're on the fence about a hooded down jacket or one without a hood, go for the hood, it will be worth it.
The description says 650 fill power Q.Shield...
The description says 650 fill power Q.Shield down but the specs say 800fp. Which one is it?
Sorry for that confusion. After checking with Mountain Hardwear it is 650-fill Q.Shield? Down. We will get that updated.
still says 800 fill...