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If your trip promises to be cold and wet, bring the DAS.

The Patagonia DAS Parka provides the kind of uncompromising protection you need in intense conditions. The shell is water-repellent and windproof to keep that constant breeze from getting under your skin. The hood is designed to fit over helmets, so you don't have to choose between warmth and traumatic brain injury. The synthetic insulation retains thermal value even when wet to maintain insulation through any weather. A plethora of pockets allow the jacket to play host to a range of necessary items, while handwarmer pockets provide a garage for those frosty fingers. The cut of this jacket is generous, the better to serve as a belay parka while your partner labors up the pitch.

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After 6 years of use!

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Awesome jacket!

5 5

Tough and toasty

I've used this jacket on a mid-winter overnighter of Mount Iwate (2K meter volcano in northern Japan) and I've worn it skiing the northern foothills. The jacket worked brilliantly in both situations. Its the warmest, most comfortable coat I've ever worn. It allows layering underneath without being too baggy by itself. The huge inside pockets are also great for carrying anything...I keep my water bottle in there to prevent freezing. BTW...I'm 6'3" 185lbs and I find the Large size to fit perfect...even a bit on the loose side.

I am 5'6" and 150lbs ... does anyone know...

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I am 5'6" and 150lbs ... does anyone know if the xs or the s would be better suited?

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The XS would fit you pretty well as a regular jacket. If you are looking for it as an over jacket/belay jacket then the small would work perfectly.

Trying to find one do all coat for the...

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Trying to find one do all coat for the slopes. Something warm enough for the below 0 mornings but stil comfortalbe when the sun comes out and the temperaturres climb. I ski lots of trees so I am also concerned with tearing. I've tried on the Cloud Veil Down Patrol and this Patagonia but can't figure out which will work best longest. i have found both for about $250.00 but am hoping someone else might have an opinion.

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I think this is one of the best jackets around and would be very durable for your tree skiing endeavors. I've had great luck with mine and love how warm it is

5 5

Cold Weather Peace of Mind

Going somewhere with cold in the forecast, and wondering if you'll be warm enough? Stick this thing in your pack and quit worrying.

This jacket gets great ratings, and wow does it deserve them. Wandering around in -20F with a serious wind? You won't even notice with this thing on. It's light, reasonably water-resistant, warm, and cut wonderfully. Zip it up all the way, and it snugs up around your neck to keep heat in--no neck gaiter needed. Put up the hood and you feel like you're in a sleeping bag with sleeves. It's absurdly comfortable, and the cavernous inside pockets are perfect for hat, gloves, water bottle, etc. I'm 5'7" or so and ~170 lbs, and the medium fits perfectly. Highly recommended!

5 5

Das is great

I bought the Das for New England mornings and nights and wanted something I could be out in no matter what the weather, because the black lab goes out.... no matter what the weather. I can throw it on over a t-shirt and the upper body feels like you never left the house. Only bad thing is you notice how cold everything else is cause your upper body is so damn warm. The hood is huge and can get in the way, but serves its purpose as very warm. As far as sizing, I would have worn a small at 5'11" 165 lbs, but the sleeves were too short, so I have a medium and that is what I wear normally in patagonia. I will also use this for frigid skiing and snowhoeing

How high does the collar come up in the...

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How high does the collar come up in the front?

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Quite far. If you tuck your chin in it comes up to right under goggle-line.

5 5

The piece for serious mountaineering

Absolutely the piece for serious activities in serious mountains. Bomber construction, very warm, helmet-awesome hood, gets all the details right. Not as light as down but that's the whole point - warm when wet. Wear it around Camp 4 on those surprisingly chilly May evenings, wear it while you're belaying cooking up some grub at 10,000 feet in the Canadian rockies, wear it while belaying your buddy up Dracula @ Frankenstein.

Would it be possible to layer a Mountain...

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Would it be possible to layer a Mountain Hardwear Escape shell (XL) over the Patagonia DAS in a L size?

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doubtful. the DAS is oversized itself, and designed as a belay parka to go over everything you're already wearing. possibly a medium would work.

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Probably yes,
I use a MH shell size L over a DAS size M and its not even close to being too tight.
And I find that the MH stuff runs a little small while the DAS is a bit bigger than average for its size.

5 5

I went for big and never regret

After doing research for belay parka in mid-winter Canadian Rocky weather, I desided to take this. But not many stores curry this, so I couldn't try before ordering, and wondering between XS and S. I'm using men's S, women's S & M with Patagonia, depends on what kind of fit I wanna get for the activity. Since I was going to use this especialy for cold belay time on ice, I decided to go S. Sure it makes me look like huge frosty, but I can fit it over hurness full of gears and even ice ax, and covers my bum compretely while inner pockets hold wet groves and even camera to keep it warm. Impressive. So warm, so comfy, only problem is that it exaggerates how it's cold where it's not covered by DAS.

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