JEFFREY JAY LEVIN

JEFFREY JAY LEVIN

Hiker//Frigid Parks in NY's Coldest Areas

JEFFREY JAY LEVIN's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Climbing

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I AM AN AVID OUTDOOR PERSON, WHO HIKES AND IS ALWAYS IN FREEZING ICY WINTER CONDITIONS.

BEST DOWN PARKA FOR YEAR 2013

The Mountain Hardwear Chillwave Down Parka for Year 2013 has been updated. It is even warmer than their great Chillwave Parka for year 2012. This is My Choice!

REASONS THIS IS A GREAT PARKA:

1) It has High Quality Down - 700 Fill Power. This means greater loft, and greater warmth.

2) It has Baffled Construction - No Sewn Through Seams, so no icy winds will penetrate this parka.

3) It has Air Shield Technology which fights off cold winds.

4) Great Hood - Down Filled - Face and Head Protective.

5) Is Snow and Water Resistant.


BOTTOM LINE:

THIS IS THE PARKA TO BUY WHICH WORKS DOWN TO WIND CHILLS OF MINUS THIRTY (-30) DEGREES.
BASED ON MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IT WILL KEEP YOU WARM UNDER ANY CONDITIONS - OTHER THAN MOUNTAIN CLIMBING.


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JEFFREY JAY LEVIN wrote a review of on January 15, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR CHILLWAVE PARKA!
I bought four (4) Mt. Hardwear Chillwave Parkas this year-- because it is the best and warmest down parka on the market!

BRIEF REASONS THIS IS A GREAT PARKA:
1) 700 Fill Power Down = High Loft, Traps Heat, Keeps You Warm!
2) Lots of Down By Weight: Jacket has 13 ounces of Down.
3) Baffled Construction: No sewn through seams - Prevents cold air from penetrating jacket, which occurs with lesser parkas.
4) Wind Resistant/Wind Proof: Air Shield Technology does this
5) Great Down Filled Hood- Protects Your Head and Face Also

BOTTOM LINE: THIS IS THE GO TO PARKA FOR EVERYONE.
BUY IT. LOVE IT. KEEP WARM

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JEFFREY JAY LEVIN wrote a review of on December 17, 2013

5 5

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

The Mountain Hardwear Chillwave Down Parka is The Best of The Best in Down Parkas! I own three (3) of the 2013 Chillwaves! Great Investment!

REASONS THIS PARKA IS THE BEST:

1) It works! It keeps your warm in winter's worst conditions - meaning below freezing temperatures and biting winds.
2) The 2013 Chillwave has 700 Fill Power and is more comfortable than the 2012 Version.
3) It has 13 ounces of Down + Baffled Construction-No Sewn through Seams. You will not feel the biting winds.
4) Perfect Length - roughly 32-33 inches- Keeps your core warm.
5) Special Wind Resistant Technology - Keeps you warm in icy winds
6) Great Hood -Down Filled +Face Protective.

BOTTOM LINE:
1) FORGET ALL THE OTHERS! Forget North Face, Forget Eddie Bauer, Forget Land's End. None of these companies have a parka that compares to the Mt. Hardwear Chillwave.
2) Today, I returned three Eddie Bauer Peak XV Parkas - which cost $400 each because they are uncomfortable and too short in length!
3) The Mt. Hardwear Chillwave simply rocks! It does what you need in winter to keep you warm and toasty despite the elements
4) It Performs! The Others Fail!


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JEFFREY JAY LEVIN wrote a review of on September 3, 2013

5 5

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!

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JEFFREY JAY LEVIN wrote a review of on October 20, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

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.

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JEFFREY JAY LEVIN wrote a review of on August 5, 2012

5 5

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!

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JEFFREY JAY LEVIN wrote a review of on January 17, 2012

5 5

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!!

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JEFFREY JAY LEVIN wrote a review of on December 22, 2011

5 5

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!!

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JEFFREY JAY LEVIN wrote a review of on October 31, 2011

5 5

UPDATE! THE MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR CHILLWAVE PARKA IS WATER RESISTANT!!
The Mountain Hardwear Chillwave Parka is water resistant!
Mountain Hardwear, the Manufacturer has validated that this 2011 Chillwave Parka is Water Resistant. It has a Durable Water Resistant (DWR) Coating which will prevent water or snow from penetrating the parka. Great News!
I CAN NOW RECOMMEND THAT EVERYONE PURCHASE THIS PARKA!
REASONS ARE:
1) Lots of Down - Has more than 12 ounces of down fill.
2) Baffled Construction - No sewn through seams.
3) New Technology to prevent wind gusts from penetrating.
4) Great Hood- Face Protective.
5) Water Resistant - DWR Finish - as already stated.
CONCLUSION:
The Chillwave Parka is very very similar to the popular Mountain Hardwear Subzero SL Parka - which was discontinued. If you liked that parka, you will also like the latest version - the Mt. Hardwear Chillwave Parka!!!
Go for It! I will buy two of them this year! Keep Warm!

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JEFFREY JAY LEVIN wrote a review of on May 11, 2011

5 5

TOP QUALITY, GREAT WARMTH
The Mountain Hardwear Subzero SL Jacket is extremely warm, wind resistant. and nearly waterproof - due to the Conduit SL Laminate Shell. This is the "current best bet" for any of you Gear Heads, who were thinking of buying the Moutain Hardwear Subzero SL PARKA.
Mt. Hardwear after years of great sales of the Mt. Hardwear Subzero SL Parka - has discontinued it - because they think they can even improve upon - they have told me in phone calls. The improved PARKA version will be out in a few months. For now, the Mt. Hardwear Subzero SL JACKET should suffice and do a great job for most winter days. It is top quality, and will keep you warm down to minus 20 wind chills at least.

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