Closeouts. Mountain Hardwear's Nilas Down jacket is prepared for more than just a cool breeze; the AirShield Elite shell fabric blocks even howling gusts, and the 850 fill power down insulation provides incredible high-loft warmth.
Reviewed by Iheartbackpacking from Wyoming on Monday, November 17, 2014
Whether you are looking for an aggressive, backcountry winter jacket or something around town, you can't go wrong with the Nilas! Last Christmas I got a men's Nilas and I loved it so very much. After losing 60 pounds, that jacket is far too big (no less warm though!). I was looking for something women specific since now I can fit into women's jackets, and I bought a coat from a competitor that was supposedly "technical". At 25 degrees I had cold spots! An Internet search later and I discovered that MHW made the Nilas in a women specific cut - but that it is now discontinued. I went to Sierra ad found out they had it - and a great deal on it to boot (as usual, my men's Nilas came from Sierra too), so I snatched it up! The pink is super cute and girly and the cut/fit is very feminine, despite the fact that it is a super lofty down coat! You just won't find a warmer coat! I have worn this thing in -10, no activity, and was toasty warm with just a tshirt underneath! I also got to try it out in 5 degree weather with 35mph gusts, and the Air Shield technology worked flawlessly - besides the wind rocking me back and forth I didn't feel a thing!! This jacket is so light it's like wearing nothing at all - it is so fluffy but not bulky. The hood is great - nice tall fleece lined collar that is easy to bury your face in when it's really chilly! I firmly believe this is the best coat you can buy - and it's ability to pack small and light appeals to my backpacking heart. If you live in a cold climate and need an amazingly comfortable, warm jacket, you won't regret this purchase. My husband is so happy to be able to inherit my other Nilas - and he agrees, it's really an amazing coat. You won't find a better deal than at Sierra, either!!
Reviewed by LF from Nebraska on Wednesday, November 12, 2014
This jacket has kept me warm with negative wind chills. I like the partial hand coverage at the end of the sleeves. My only complaint is that the zipper doesn't doesn't have a pull from the bottom which I would use while driving in the car.
Reviewed by LoveTheCold from California on Friday, October 3, 2014
Im a life long mountaineer with tens of winter climbs. MtnHrdwr is a great brand... for about half their items. This is one that doesnt make the cut.
I got this coat for my girl and our winter pursuits in the alpine and i found that it is poorly designed. The hood's drawstring is not insulated... so, even though this coat is made with great materials, the hood will not keep u warm. Plus, classic MtnHrdwr, the thumb loops are not nearly long enough, making them useless.
If you still wanna buy it, remember, the folks at MtnHrdwr are tiny people, so always order a size larger (down items seem to always be reaaaaaly small).
Reviewed by Reinerrider from Arizona on Tuesday, September 16, 2014
I travel to very cold climates (North and South Arctic) where cold, wind and rain can make for challenging conditions. This Down Jacket is great solo if there is no rain or wind, and layers well under protective top for those other conditions. If you need a down jacket for warmth, concerned about weight and space for packing buy this jacket before ST runs out. On sale, you can' beat quality or price. Sizing. I tried both the medium and large. The medium fit (34DD, average, athletic build), but a bit constrictive. The large is a little big, but allows better movement and layers well. I would say it tends to run just a little small.