Award Winner - Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice Award 2011
The Women's Alpine Light Down Parka by Mont-Bell. The Alpine Light Down series is Mont-Bell's highly functional mid-layer that possesses some essential characteristics for backcountry travel: aggressive warmth to weight ratio, while maintaining exceptional compressibility. Once again by comparing the Alpine Light layer to its' fleece counterparts you find them lighter, more compact, and far warmer. The secret to the warmth of this garment is the excellent wind shedding ability of the 30-denier Ballistic nylon shell. By blocking a high amount of wind you are able to conserve the heat your body naturally produces. Cheat the icy blasts this Fall/Winter season and stay toasty whether you frequent the slopes of the backcountry, endure the challenges of a winter camp, or like to look the part around your favorite mountain town.
FEATURES of the MontBell Women's Alpine Light Down Parka
Sewn thru construction
Micro-fleece lined collar
Draw cords for hem adjustment hidden in pockets
Elastic cuffs seal out drafts
Two zippered hand warmer pockets
Two interior drop-in pockets
Clean looking Reverse coiled zipper
Stuff sack included
We only ship this brand to US and Canadian Addresses.
Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice Award - 2011
Rated 5 out of
Warm and Comfy!Ok, this jacket is AMAZING! I took it camping/climbing/backpacking in 20 degree weather and I was super warm with just a little sweater underneath. It is breathable and light weight, you would never believe it is as warm as it is. Plus you will want to wear it everywere because it is wonderfully comfortable in all temperatures and super stylish. I do not have a good personal cold tollerence level, so I was nervouse about how warm it would be with how light it was, but I was plesently suprised by how much I love this coat. Nicest thing I own hands down.
Date published: 2011-01-15
Rated 5 out of
It does what it is supposed to. The extra bonus...you can even move while wearing it!I got this jacket after borrowing it from a friend. The warmth - weight ratio is great. It is not bulky like some of its rivals...so you can actually use it as a layer if you want and other stuff fits over it (which means you can be warm and move at the same time!). It packs down smaller than the fleece many people pack instead. It is versitle for various temperatures both alone and as a layer - I wouldn't recommend it in the tropics though.
Date published: 2010-10-23
Rated 5 out of
AMAZING!!!After having a few different down jackets over the years, this is by far the best one I’ve ever had! It feels like you are wearing nothing (because it is so lightweight) and it’s really, really warm! It’s so comfortable and warm I never want to take it off! Plus the Mulberry color is really cute! I highly, highly recommend getting this jacket!