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An ultralight insulator made famous on belay ledges worldwide.

When your partner has been on lead for the last hour and you’re huddled on a tiny, frigid belay ledge in the middle of a snow storm, give thanks to Patagonia for the Men’s DAS Parka. This lightweight puffy features a weather-resistant shell and high-lofting PrimaLoft insulation that keeps you warm even if it gets wet. The oversized hood fits over all types of helmets, and the two-way zipper lets you get at your belay device while keeping the jacket zipped. Large handwarmer pockets and interior mesh pockets store your chilly hands or water bottles, and Patagonia included a stuff sack for when it’s time to climb.

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5 5

Nice warm parka

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I bought this parka for my trip to alaska, it works great and feel comfortable

4 5

Damn Great Parka

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Solid parka, will keep you warm down to at least 20 degrees with nothing underneath. When hiking in the whites I love getting to the summit and putting this on, it keeps me warm and cozy even if it's zero and super windy. The hand warmer pockets are insulated on both sides and the big internal pockets are perfect for keeping water bottles, phones, and anything else warm while stopped.
Two complaints
-The sleeve length is actually pretty short, I don't think anyone would complain if the sleeves were long enough to keep your hands warm.
-The hood cinch is of the single pull variety, I see how it's nice on a summer rain jacket but it would be really nice if you could cich the hood around your face the way you can with a two way adjustable hood.
Sizing is pretty ideal, it fits over an outer shell without being all that bulky.

I'm 5'9" medium build
Medium is usually...

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I'm 5'9" medium build
Medium is usually snug a large is fairly comfortable I want to use this as a belay jacket. So do you think large or extra large?

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Go medium...read below.

5 5

One layer to rule them all!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

I usually wear Large in Patagonia outerwear, but that was just huge on me! I bought mine in a medium and it still fits over all of my other layers and I still have room for 1L water bottles in each interior dryer pocket. It's a great piece of armor and I don't go into cold climates without it!

5 5

Warm

I live north of Chicago where we have had the most sub-zero days in 30 years. The DAS performs well in this weather. Shoveling snow on a 5 degree day was like being in a furnace - I absolutely could not do hard work and wear this jacket.

Feel: The DAS is light and flexible and doesn't feel bulky in any way. I have ~41 inch chest with 34 inch sleeve length. The medium was too small, with tight armpits. The sleeve length in the medium, did not seem any too generous. So, if you are pushing the top end of the chest or arm length in the size chart, you may need to go bigger. Large is a great fit for me, right sleeve length for me and good fit in the chest and arm pits. The jacket is the most toasty when I have a higher volume mid-layer like a wool sweater.
My warmer weather (20-50 degree) go-to-jacket is the Nano Storm (now the Insulated Torrentshell). Wear the DAS on your coldest days and wear the Insulated Torrentshell on all others.

5 5

They love it

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

Bought for a friend who is attending school in Stockholm. He loves it. I guess if it works in Sweden it will keep you warm anywhere.

5 5

Another great jacket from Patagonia

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I read a review of this jacket on outdoorlab.com. They are right. Warm and very light jacket. Very good mid layer for me. It has two-way front zipper which is important feature when you put harness on for snow kiting. Has enough room for layers or in my case for body protection gear (Dianese performance jacket). Breaths well. The hood perfectly fits over the helmet

5 5

The best parka I've ever owned!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large

This is hands down the best jacket I have ever purchased. I have used it in the Adirondacks during a week long trip in which the temperatures dipped below -20 and it still managed to keep me comfortable. Additionally, I have used it in the Teton's and numerous mountaineering trips in Colorado. The primaloft insulation keeps you warm despite snow and sleet that would soak other down jackets. Solid purchase!

The best parka I've ever owned!
5 5

Nice

You can wear this skiing or cruising the city streets. You decide!

10 of the world's best climbers talk DAS

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A quick video about the DAS put out by Patagonia.

I like the DAS parka with in blue with red...

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I like the DAS parka with in blue with red trim - but not the one in blue with green trim - you have both pictured - which one are you selling? thanks
Tim

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The blue with red zipper and trim is and old model unfortunately. Working to get that image removed, sorry! The small thumbnail images on the left are the accurate current seasons colors.

OutdoorGearLab Review

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Outdoor Gear Lab's Top Pick synthetic insulation jacket.

5 5

Best Parka on the Planet

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I bought my DAS Parka in 2008 and have worn it extensively every winter season. I have yet to make any repairs, and its seen hundreds of dawn patrol ski days, icy alpine pitches, and miles atop a dogsled. Stayed warm in ambient temperature of -30 while mushing in Alaska. I'm 5'10, 160 lbs, and wear a medium with room to layer underneath. If the mercury is dropping, this is the go-to jacket.

I'm reading from the reviews that the parka...

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I'm reading from the reviews that the parka runs a bit large to enable layering, but if i plan to not layer so heavily like the mountaineers.... what size would you recommend?
i am about 5'9-5'10 and weigh in about 180 lbs
chest measurement is 40.5in
sleeve measurement is 31in
actual waist measurement is 34in but wear a size 32 pretty loosely for pants (idk if that's the same or not)

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Hey Paul,

So at 5'10 165lb I wear the small and it fits perfectly over a merino tee, R1 Hoody, and Beta FL shell. I also wear it around town every now and again and with just my regular clothes under it, it can be a bit billowy but still warm. I think you could get away with either the S or the M but in all honesty I would go with the M for comfort and mobility. You weigh a little more than me and my waist is a 32 and chest a 38. Most of the difference in the S and M were in the chest, the sleeve, and the length (about +1" in length and sleeve and +2" in the chest) so at a +2 chest wise from me I think the M will do you fine.

Das is warm!

Das is warm!

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The DAS parka is a classic synthetic puffy in the mountains. For all-around warmth and weather-protection the DAS does the job.

5 5

Amazing

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large

Simply put, you don't need to worry about being cold with this thing in your pack. It's worth it.

I tried on a medium but I got a Small even though I'm 6' 1" because I like it to fit more like a jacket with less airspace.

5 5

Huge

I love this jacket and have been using them for a few years as my ice climbing belay parka. As you can see below just about no one has bad things to say about it. I will say this thing is cut big so you can put it over your outerwear, but if you are in between sizes I'd go smaller. The other thing is that this jacket doesn't pack down small. Expect to lose some room in your pack, but it is worth it.

5 5

Classic

Have used this for about 4-5 winter seasons, couldn't be happier. Use it for cold weather belay duty on ice and always throw it in the pack as an emergency layer on any winter adventure. Good fit over layers, hood goes on nicely over climbing helmet. Appreciate the ability to zip up from the bottom for better harness exposure. Relatively light and packs down nicely to hang off the harness or stuff in a pack.

4 5

Warm!

This is super warm and really bright! I dig the bright orange color. I'm 6'3" and got an XL. The size is perfect to go over a couple of mid layers. It's fantastic as a belay jacket for ice climbing or any time you're belaying when it's cold. Would be nice if the hood had some adjustment, but it's not bad.

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