Hiker//Frigid Parks in NY's Coldest Areas
2013 CHILLWAVE - SUPER WARM+BOUGHT TWO!
The 2013 Mt. Hardwear Chillwave Jacket rocks! I bought two of them and am very pleased.
1) 700 Down Fill means high lofting and warmer than ever.
2) Baffled Constructions Keeps Out Winds.
3) Lot of Down Fill - 12.5 ounces - Guarantees Warmth
Please! Buy One. You will love it!
MT. HARDWEAR CHILLWAVE FOR 2013 - ANOTHER WINNER
1) Mt. Hardwear has improved its great 2012 Chillwave Parka.
2) For 2013- The New Chillwave Parka has 700 Fill Power Down - which makes it even warmer than the 2012 Chillwave which has 650 Fill Power Down.
3) Lot of Down Fill - 12.5 ounces of Down will keep you very warm.
4) Baffled Construction - prevents cold spots. Cold air won't penetrate this parka.
5) Great Hood - Down Filled - Is Face and Head Protective.
6) Water and Snow Resistant with A DWR Finish (i.e. Durable Water Repellant Finish).
BOTTOM LINE: THIS IS THE BEST DOWN PARKA AROUND. BUY ONE!
WE ALL DESERVE TO BE KEPT WARM, AND THIS PARKA WILL KEEP YOU TOASTY IN WINTER'S COLDEST DAYS!
I OWN TWO (2) MT. HARDWEAR CHILLWAVE PARKAS! I CAN VERIFY THAT IT PERFORMS IN ZERO DEGREE TEMPERATURES AND 20-30 MPH WIND CHILLS.
REASONS WHY IT WORKS SO WELL:
1) 650 DOWN FILL - KEEPS YOU WARM
2) BAFFLED CONSTRUCTION - NO SEWN THROUGH SEEMS SO COLD AIR DOESN'T PENETRATE THIS PARKA
3) GREAT DOWN FILLED HOOD
4) AIR SHIELD TECHNOLOGY - ALSO FIGHTS THE COLD BITING WINDS.
5) IS WATER RESISTANT.
6) IS LIGHT AND COMFORTABLE
I RECOMMEND THE CHILLWAVE AS THE BEST DOWN PARKA AVAILABLE FOR 2012.
IF YOU MUST CLIMB A MOUNTAIN, CONSIDER THE MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR ABSOLUTE ZERO PARKA!
BUT FOR ANYTHING ELSE - THE MT. HARDWEAR CHILLWAVE IS THE BEST PARKA ON THE MARKET.
I own the Mt. Hardwear Chillwave and am 151 pounds and 5 ft. 10 inches. I am comfortable in Size Large. That said, I am quite certain that size Extra Large would be the correct size for your husband.
While his height would indicate a size Large, I think that at 220 pounds he would find the size Large a bit too tight. So I recommend the size XL. I hope this helps!
I CAN SPEAK FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.
I UPGRADED FROM MY LAND'S END 650 FILL DOWN PARKA. HERE ARE THE TWO BEST CHOICES:
1) THE BEST OF THE BEST:
IT IS THE EDDIE BAUER FIRST ASCENT
PEAK XV DOWN JACKET!! THIS IS AN 850 FILL POWER DOWN JACKET THAT IS AMAZINGLY WARM. I FIND IT IS THE BEST OF THE BEST.
2) THE NEXT BEST:
THE MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR CHILLWAVE PARKA!
I OWN IT ALSO. IT HAS A LOT MORE DOWN FILL THAN ANY LAND'S END PARKA.
I SUGGESTS YOU GO TO EDDIEBAUER.COM
AND CHECK OUT THE PEAK XV DOWN JACKET.
THIS 850 FILL POWER PEAK XV DOWN JACKET IN A CLASS BY ITSELF.
THE FEATHERED FRIENDS ICEFALL PARKA IS TOO VOLUMINOUS AND YOU WON'T LIKE IT.
I BOUGHT THAT ONE ALSO. BUT I NEVER WORE IT.
GOOD LUCK. JEFFREY JAY LEVIN
MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR CHILLWAVE STILL RULES!
For Winter cold weather with biting wind chills, I find the Mt. Hardwear Chillwave Parka is the best parka available. No, I don't work for Mountain Hardwear. I simply hate cold weather and icy wind chills.
1) I bought two Mt. Hardwear Chillwave Down Parkas in 2011 and 2012!
2) With 12 ounces of 650 down fill, this parka keeps me very warm in freezing weather - wind chills below zero.
3) The "Chillwave" is light, comfortable and durable and is highly water resistant.
4) If you value your warmth, in freezing temperatures, this is the down parka to buy!
I OWN TWO MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR CHILLWAVE PARKAS. THEY HAVE KEPT ME WARM IN SUBZERO TEMPERATURES AND ICY WIND CHILLS DOWN TO MINUS 20 DEGREES "REAL FEEL" WIND CHILLS!
REASONS THIS PARKA PERFORMS:
1) Substantial Down Fill - 13 ounces of 650 Fill Power Down.
2) Baffled Construction-No Sewn Through Seams - Prevents Icy Winds From Penetrating This Parka!
3) New Air Wave Technology - Prevents icy winds from penetrating the parka and you stay warm.
4) Great Down Hood - Head Protective and Face Protective.
BOTTOM LINE: THIS PARKA IS A GREAT INVESTMENT THAT WILL KEEP YOU TOASTY AND HAPPY!!
Hi Ron, I'd suggest you consider the North Face Metro Men's Down Jacket. In fact it is a long jacket (35" long center back length), has 750 Down Fill Power and is extremely comfortable. I bought one. Wasn't disappointed. Give it a try. Good luck. Jeff Levin
Hi there Jim. You sound like a big gentlemen, and I believe that you should play it safe with the XXL. It is better to have a bit more room, than for the Lowdown Jacket to be tight. Good Luck. Jeff Levin
Hey Ian. I am 5 ft. 10 inches tall and only 5 lbs. heavier than you are. Without any doubt, I'd suggest buying the Medium Size. Small will not fit you and you will simply need to return it. Good luck!
Hey Ron, May I suggest you buy the North Face Metro Men's Jacket, which is quite warm. It is 35 inches long, and has a nice down filled hood. The down is 750 fill power and it is a very light and comfortable down long jacket. Give it a try. U won't be disappointed. I bought one. Good luck!
Hi Max: I own several down jackets with a Polyester Shell.
The Answer is that this type of shell does a "fair job" of blocking the wind. If you want a jacket that truly does a better job of blocking the wind, take a look at the Mountain Hardwear "Hunker Down Jacket." Hope this helps.
Jeffrey Jay Levin
Hi Phenomenal! Love your name. I am guessing that this North Face Brooklyn Down Jacket - is about 33 inches.
It certainly looks longer than most jacket which tend to be about 29 inches, and men's parkas tend to be around 33 inches. So, the most informed guess would be about 33 inches. Hope this helps. Jeffrey Jay Levin
Hi Logan, If you have the option, I would return the garment as "defective." No reason you should be stuck with a North Face product whose insulation is leaking. As an alternative there is a product that is a tape that seals a down garment if there is a rip or leak. Try to google "tape to seal tear in down parka." Hope this helps. Jeffrey Jay Levin
Hi Logan, If you have the option, I would return the garment as "defective." No reason you should be stuck with a North Face product whose insulation is leaking. As an alternative there is a product that is a tape that seals a down garment if there is a rip or leak. Try to google "take to seal tear in down parka." Hope this helps. Jeffrey Jay Levin
WHY THE CHILLWAVE EXCEEDED MY HIGH EXPECTATIONS:
1) It has 13 ounces of 650 Fill Power Down, and Feels very very warm! I am certain it will perform in zero degree temps. and below.
2) More comfortable than the Mt. Hardwear Subzero SL Parka, which it replaced. The Fabric is totally comfortable and the Parka is light.
3) Air Wave Technology will prevent cold winds from penetrating this Great New Parka.
4) The Down Filled Hood is Head Protective and Face Protective. Keep in mind that this is vital! 65% of our body heat escapes from the head area.
5) I returned two North Face Metro Parkas and bought this Mt. Hardwear Chillwave Parka. This was a Great Decision!!
6) Mountain Hardwear is the Premium Manufacturer of Down Parkas. I am never disappointed with their products.
BOTTOM LINE: THE CHILLWAVE IS MY CHOICE FOR 2011 DOWN PARKA OF THE YEAR!!
Hope this helps! The Mountain Hardwear Chillwave Parka is NOT designed for constant exposure to the rain, meaning standing in icy rain for hours. It is water resistant with a DWR (Durable Water Repellant) coating. This helps.
However, I suggest a Gore-Tex outer shell on any parka in which you will be dealing with consistent icy rain!
THE MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR ABSOLUTE ZERO PARKA PROVIDES ULTIMATE WARMTH AND PROTECTION!
REASONS THIS IS THE GREATEST PARKA YOU CAN BUY:
1) Twenty (20) ounces of 800 Fill Down = Great Warmth!!!
2) Baffled Construction- Protects You From Icy Winds!
3) Waterproof! Conduit Laminate Outershell! Sealed Seams!
4) Great Hood: Head Protective and Face Protective.
THE ULTIMATE PARKA for the most frigid weather you can possibly encounter - Mountain Climbing or Anywhere Else!
1) Buy this Great Parka if you are a Mountain Climber or will encounter similar icy weather for extended periods of time.
2) It is The Best Parka Manufactured and The Warmest!!!!!
FOR ALL OTHER ICY CONDITIONS - THE MT. HARDWEAR CHILLWAVE IS THE TOP MT. HARDWEAR PARKA FOR 2011
1) It will protect you down to Zero Degrees Farenheit temperatures and below, and to "Real Feel" Temperatures of - 30 Degrees, due to 20-30 Degree Wind Chills.
2) Has 13 ounces of 650 Fill Down.
3) Is Water Resistant with a DWR Finish
4) Has New Air Resistant Technology!
5) Has A Great Down Filled Hood - with Head and Face Protection.
HI JBERK! I suggest you stay with the XL. Although it might feel "a little bulky" it will be longer than a size Large, and permit you to layer - which you probably couldn't do with the size Large. I think with your height being 6 ft. 4 inches, the XL would be your best bet. Hope this helps.
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