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Big warmth built for the big mountains.

When mountaineering legend Ueli Steck hunkers down at altitude, he turns to the Mountain Hardwear Men's Nilas Down Jacket for lofty warmth he can count on. The precedent-setting Q.Shield Down 850-fill insulation is infused with a permanent water-resistant treatment that allows the down to stay warm and lofty in wet and humid conditions. The active fit is specifically designed to be used with tools, harnesses, packs, and the like, and the baffle construction eliminates cold spots. An insulated hood can be pulled up to protect your noggin from the elements, while wrist gaskets keep wind and snow from blowing up your arms.

  • AirShield Elite 15D ripstop nylon body
  • Q.Shield 850-fill down
  • Active fit
  • Baffle construction
  • Insulated hood
  • Hand pockets
  • Wrist gaskets

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Hi,
I've purchased this down jacket for my upcoming Denali trip this spring (May). I was wondering if this is the right choice? Should I go with a heavier or lighter jacket? Please help, any comments or real life experiences will be useful and appreciated.
Thanks

5 5

A fantastic jacket

  • Fit: True to size

I don't often write reviews, and I never write one after only having an item for a couple of weeks. having said that, I want to state that this jacket is simply incredible. It is very warm. I plan to use it ski touring in new hampshire, and i can already tell it will do the job. it does really well in high winds. second, i want to point out that some of the limitations from last year are fixed on this jacket. it now has a 2-way zipper, and hood adjustments are more stable. also, it now has a zippered internal pocket. because of these though, the jacket weighs more than last year (1 lb 10 oz, as opposed to 1 lb 6 oz i think). I compare this jacket to the Rab Neutrino Plus, Patagonia Fitz Roy Parka (although which lacks hydrophobic down), etc. in terms of warmth and coverage.
A bit about sizing, I am 5'10", 180 lb, with a 16.5 by 34" neck/arm length. this jacket fits perfect in a Medium. I also always wear a Medium in Patagonia and Arc Teryx outerwear, just for your reference. The arms are a little long in MHW, but i'm fine with it as i will use this jacket in the mountains.
Last thing, the butter cuffs are the coolest cuffs i've ever seen. what a brilliant idea.

since the jacket is intended to be worn over a number of layers, should one size up or does the cut of the jacket already take that into account so one should order their regular size? Thanks

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I'm 6' 200 lbs. and have an XL. Plenty warm without layers, but large enough to accommodate. In other words, I would size up. Great jacket...I wore it today for about the third time.