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Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Down Parka - Men's

$899.95

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Absolute Zero Down Parka

Mountain Hardwear designed the Absolute Zero Parka to keep you warm in the coldest environments on Earth. Packed with 800-fill goose down, the Absolute Zero does its job with some of the very best insulation found anywhere in nature, and its fully welded construction is tough, lightweight, and waterproof.

  • Arctic conditions are no match for this down parka
  • Q.Shield Down insulates for warmth in the coldest conditions
  • Welded, waterproof baffles keep down from getting wet
  • Low-profile insulated hood with one-hand drawcord adjustment
  • One-handed hem adjustments are easy to use even with gloves
  • Soft, stretchy internal cuff makes a draft-proof seal
  • Multiple pockets stash your adventure items
  • Item #MHWZ9AR

Material
[membrane/laminate] Dry.Q (2-layer), [face fabric] 30Dnylon ripstop
Insulation
Q.Shield Down (800-fill)
Fit
regular
Length
hip
Center Back Length
31in
Hood
insulated
Pockets
2 chest zippered, 2 hand zippered
Claimed Weight
2lb 13oz
Recommended Use
backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding, freeride/powder skiing, freeride/powder snowboarding, ice climbing, mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 5

Absolute happiness

Fit:
Runs large

Just received my new jacket, and i am over the top happy with it . Really glad i got the large instead of xl , because they do run one size larger for sure , only problem was my bulldog wanted to eat it lol , great product, again over the top happy Would recommend to anyone

>Rating: 5

Bomber jacket

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 5"
Weight
240 lbs

I live in northern Minnesota, and put this on when it gets scary cold. It was -17F this morning. This jacket is like wearing a sleeping bag that fits well. The pockets are all in the right places, and the zippers are bomber. This is very much a summit jacket, and yet it still compresses well to carry it until you really need it. Highly recommended for cold temps. The hood is great, and stays out of the way until you need it. And it is removable, if you you know you won't need it.

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>Rating: 5

Runs +1 size large

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
XL
Height
5` 9"
Weight
260 lbs

I'm a solid XXL in most jackets/shirts etc....I have numerous down jackets from MH that barely fit in the XXL size. This has extra room in an XL, I could almost go down to a L. Undoubtedly they assume that you'll probably be wearing 3 or 4 other layers under it, which you likely would be summiting an 8000M peak. If you don't, size down at least a size.

>Rating: 5

Best High Altitude Jacket

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
M
Height
6` 0"
Weight
190 lbs

Hands down the best expedition parka on the market. I will be going overboard and taking this with me to Aconcagua in January. The detail and quality of this jacket is bar none. The sleeve cuffs are great to keep any drafts out of any area between jacket and mittens. You can tell MHW designed this with the mindset of not taking off your mittens/ gloves. The hem cords and zippers are very mitten friendly. It does come up a nice stuff sack, but I strongly recommend getting something like the Sea-to-Summit eVent dry compression to stuff it down even further, and to keep it from getting wet at all. I have a picture shown of the stuff sack it comes with. I would say it does fit a little bit large. I am typically a L in just about everything for a top, and I am right in-between a M and a L. If you like to have a looser fit or have longer than average arms, then stay true to size, but I can fit into the M just fine. Feel free to reach directly out to me for any questions about this jacket or your next big expedition trek!

Hands
>Rating: 5

Fantastic!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 4"
Weight
200 lbs

Let me preface by saying that I haven't tested this in cold weather yet since I just received it- mid October in New England. But it is well made, with lots of features and there is an abundance of down! I spoke to Greg B, a Backcountry sales guru and we decided to go with the Large. Glad I did! I'm 6'4 and 200 lbs and usually go with XL in most brands- even Mountain Hardwear. But this is very roomy in the Large. I just tried it on with: a fleece zip pullover, a Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer micro down jacket, (excellent) and a Fjallraven down vest underneath!! Plenty of room to zip up and not too tight! So definately size DOWN one size from your normal. I doubt I'd ever need all those layers, but nice to know I could do so. Also, the fabric is a great weight-not too thin, but just right for this type of parka. The sleeve cuff treatment is very well done. No Velcro tabs, just integrated jersey cuffs with thumb holes. Fluffy down everywhere-no empty spots. And the State Orange color is awesome. Congrats to Mountain Hardwear on this "tour de force" effort. Also thanks to Greg B who "knows his stuff". A real Pro. Pricey, but worth it, particularly if you get it on sale which I did.

>Rating: 5

Warm and well made.

I ordered this extra warm parka for upcoming winter here in Vermont. I like wearing only a tee layer underneath. So this parka has the features to deliver. Looks good. I ordered a L and like loose fitting, which this is on my 5'10" 200 pound frame.

>Rating: 5

Super warm

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
xl
Height
6` 3"
Weight
198 lbs

Perfect for cold and windy conditions. Usually I get cold under the arms and around neck but so far I have not had that problem with this jacket! (Used 20 days pluss)

Perfect
>Rating: 5

Best expedition parka

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 11"
Weight
196 lbs

I love this parka so much I have it in Shark and State Orange. It leaves plenty of room for layering underneath it, which makes sense because in and of itself it won't be warm enough for the environments where it is envisioned the wearer will be. However, if you're simply someplace like MN or in the NorthEast where extremely cold weather sets in, this on its own will probably suffice. I have no doubt that even in the coldest environments where I've lived (-14 F in DC with windchill in the Winter of 1995) this with only a tee shirt or thin baselayer will keep you extremely warm. Zipper alpine pockets are cavernous along with the handwarmer pockets too. Unless you plan on wearing this on its own, I would suggest against sizing down but go with your true size.

>Rating: 5

HUGE,WARM,PUFFY,AND COMFY

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size

I AM 6,4 AND PURCHASED THE XXL BEWARNED THIS JACKET IS TO BE WORN AT NEGITIVE LOW, SORRY VERY LOW TEMPS, I WORE ONE THIN BASE LAYER UNDER THIS COAT AT TEMPS OF NEGIVTIVE 10 AND I WAS JUST BURING UP! HAD TO SWITCH TO MY HUNKER DOWN JACKET, I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE WARMTH IT PROVIDES ALL IN ALL THIS JACKET IS SUPER WARM, DO SOME RESEARCH ON WHAT KIND OF ACTIVITES YOU WILL BE DOING WITH THIS JACKET, CAUSE IT AINT FOR THE CITY DUDE! ITS FOR PROFESSIONAL OR SURVIVIALIST AND EVEN POLAR ARTIC WILD MAN! WOULD FIT THE OWNERS NAME TAG ON THIS AWESOME JACKET

>Rating: 5

Jacket to Sleeping Bag Combo

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size

This jacket is actually owned by Bill whose review is actually located below, it's a size XL, I'm roughly 5'5" 130lbs, and this thing comes down over my knees when I'm standing straight. It's about 4 inches longer than my arms as well. BIG JACKET. FEEL LIKE A PUFF BALL.

This
>Rating: 5

It's a cocoon!

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

I took this monster to Aconcagua and Denali - both trips this year - and it performed amazingly well. I wear a large, and am 6'2" and 195 (in reasonable shape). On Denali summit day I wore 2 base layers, a soft shell, and an Atom SV under this and was toasty warm despite very cold temps and high winds. In other words, plenty of room to layer. I suggest a compression stuff sack for this garment - it is puffy. BTW, I tried an XL and it was too big all around.I am frankly surprised that there are not more reviews of this parka here.

>Rating: 5

Extremely Warm

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

Thankfully we didnt have to wear it to much but when we did it worked. You definitely lose some dexterity when wearing this jacket its HUGE and PUFFY and keeps you warm in almost any kind of cold. I am sure there are places where this would not work and I probably wont visit them. I am 5'8" about 200lbs bought and XL to make sure it would fit over my other jackets and it was perfect.

Thankfully