Get through the frigid front.
A trip downtown can easily turn into an arctic experience, and when the weather turns, the Patagonia Women's Ultralight Fiona Down Parka provides superior cold weather performance with a healthy dose of urban style. With borrowed materials from the alpine line, like a tough, water-resistant outer shell and 800-fill down, this ultralight parka keeps in your warmth without making you look like you just came down from base camp.
- The ultralight nylon ripstop shell is translucent and features a Deluge DWR coating to make sure the flakes and drops don't soak into the down
- Quilted construction keeps the 800-fill down in place and effective over the life of the jacket
- Two-way zipper lets you wear the parka the way you want
- Above-the-knee fit keeps your entire torso insulated and looks great while winter window shopping
- Handwarmer pockets help warm your cold fingers
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Could anyone find the down fill temperature rating for Patagonia parkas? I've seen this one in the store and it seems like it's pretty light and thin, and won't work for below -5 Celsius. Any information on this?
Thanks a lot for the answer! So there's no way to see if this one would be warm enough unless you try it... I'm considering this for an urban wear, like wearing to work, walking around the city, nothing too active and I'd like to stay warm even if I slowly walk around with my baby stroller, but it looks like this one would be too light for places where temperature can drop to -5 (F).
Jacket don't generally get temperature ratings like sleeping bags do beucase there is way too much variability in what the user is doing (vs. just sleeping). I would say if you are just standing around and not really active you will likely be warm down into the high 30s low 40s (F). If you are walking briskly and generating some heat then you can probably go even a bit colder. That being said if you are a person who is usually warm or runs hot you may be able to wear this in really cold temperatures and conversely if you are always cold this may not be warm enough regardless of what you are doing.
I live in Wyoming where it is very cold and windy. The Fiona UL is the perfect parka for spring, summer, fall, and as an under layer in the winter, for me. The Fiona UL is a very popular parka, even in sub zero temps, where I live, but it would not be warm enough for me. I wear my Patagonia Downtown Loft Parka when it is below zero. I am 5'8"tall and weigh 135 pounds. I purchased two Fiona UL's on sale, one is a size medium and the other is a size large. I wear a size medium in the long Downtown Loft Parka with plenty of room to spare. The Fiona UL is a very slim fit, it is a slimmer fit than the Downtown Loft Parka. I wear the medium UL Fiona when I am not planning on layering much underneath and the size large UL Fiona if I plan to wear a lot of layers. I have an hourglass figure so the Fiona UL is the perfect shape for my shape. The Fiona UL is one of my favorite parkas. It is very lightweight, warm for it's weight, shapely, perfect for travel and it has a very useful hood. It is amazing how small the whole package is when the parka is stuffed into it's stuff sack.
I felt like I had a long sleeve t-shirt on. I even spoke to someone at Patagonia, and supposedly the 800 fill means the quality of the fill, not the warmth.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Love, love, love this coat. Bought it last year and never had a regret. Great fit though the sizing may run small. I'm 5'2" 120 lbs and usually wear a S in Patagonia clothing, but the M in this coat fit best. Smooth lining means it slides on easily. Full length zip and well shaped hood keeps out the elements. Comes with a stuff sack (which I wish could be tethered in a pocket or something), and it packs down to nothing. Great for travel and whipping out when the weather conditions change suddenly. Lightweight and yet warm and cozy. I don't overheat in it either, so it's wearable in a wider range of conditions than I expected. I have enough room for extra layers if needed. Nice feminine silhouette too, even with layers underneath. Hoodie profile is just right, I can wear a medium weight knit hat, or nothing at all, equally well. The cuffs are nothing special but they seem to be the perfect size for me; cold air doesn't blow in, even if I'm not wearing gloves. One of my all time favorite coats.
- Gender: Female
This was the Christmas gift my daughter was longing for, but the sizing seems to be way off. How can a coat be too small in the hips for my size 2 daughter? Really too bad as next size up would be too big on top so it is being returned.
Love the extra length, and the hood. Love the contrasting color inside. Only beef is that the zipper sticks out in an odd way. But I wear this all the time.
I bought this from Backcountry on Black Friday and got a screaming deal. I hit the jackpot because now the prices are back up to 379. This jacket is too good to be true. Super lightweight, compact, warm, dry, extremely fitted and flattering, great hood. Nothing not to like, I would say on sizing it runs small. I normally wear a 6 or small and this took a medium and is fitted snug through the upper body. This jacket seems like a freak. I can't believe it could be made so light and compact and so warm. It is as light as a feather.
The parka is everything one could want in a parka-very, very light, flattering, warm as could be without any additional bulk and a great color ( I ordered the silver.) It packs into a small rectangle which can be used as a pillow. I plan on taking it to China this February. I've gotten so many comments on this parka and though it was a tad pricy for me, backcountry had free shipping and no tax which offset the cost. I love this coat and wear it around town. It is great both casually and for dress as it has almost a space-age feel with the slightly metallic sheen. The hood is just the right size for windy, cold conditions. How can one coat be so fab? Love, love, love it and I'm not easily impressed.
what is the back length of this coat in small and medium?
From the neck seam to the hem Patagonia says they are 32.5 for the small and 33.5 for the medium.