Climb through winter.
Remember the last time you froze to death sitting at a exposed belay while your partner spent three hours piecing together the last pitch? How about when you had to bivy in that howling ridgetop wind? The last traumatically arctic trip to the bar? Kiss 'em all goodbye and say hello to the Patagonia Fitz Roy Men's Hooded Down Parka. It's ultra-lofty 800-fill goose down will keep you warm in the most frigid conditions, but don't feel bad for the geese—Patagonia used only fully traceable down from geese that were never force-fed or live-plucked. The superlight Pertex Quantum shell resists tearing, and the shoulders are specially designed with a high-sheen Y-shaped yarn to increase the efficacy of the Fitz Roy's DWR coating.
Though it's seriously useful as a an everyday cold-weather jacket, the Fitz Roy was designed for use in the alpine, and has technical features to prove it, like pack- and harness-compatible hand pockets, a baffled helmet-compatible hood with a single-pull adjustment, and a drop-tail hem for extra coverage. It even comes with a self-fabric stuff sack, so you can pack it up and clip it to your harness if things ever warm up. Two generous internal drop-in pockets hold gloves, goggles, and other bulky accessories, and the internal draft tubes keep cold air from creeping in through the zipper and ruining your toasty-warm party.
- Super-warm jacket for winter alpine missions
- Pertex Quantum fabric is ultralight, yet abrasion-resistant
- DWR finish wards off snow and spindrift
- 800-fill down is extremely warm, light, and compressible
- Traceable down from geese that weren't live-plucked or force-fed
- Baffled construction prevents insulation from migrating
- Stuffs into integrated stuff sack for convenient storage
- Elasticized cuffs stay put when you want, roll up easily when needed
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
- Height: 5'6"
- Weight: 130lbs
This jacket it's absolutely bombproof.
Took it down to Patagonia to climb Cerro Torre and Torres del Paine massive and was absolutely impressed. Held up like a tank
Kept me warm in the hard winds and did not get in the way.
So glad I took it down there
which size should I choose?