Very nice jacket

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Lori from Green Bay, WI on Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero Down Parka - 650
Sierra Designs Long Flex Down Coat - 650 Fill Power Fill Power
Mountain Hardwear Nitrous Down Hood- 800 Fill Power
Lowe Alpine Iceshield Down Jacket - 750 Fill Power filled Jacket
I had ordered the above 4 jackets hoping to find one that fit and was warm. I received them on a very cold day, mid 20's with a north wind blowing 15-25. A perfect day to see which one would pass the test. The Sierra Designs Long Flex 650 Fill Down Coat although it was great looking and very pretty was out immediately due to the fact that it ran extremely small. Next out was the Mountain Hardwear Nitrous 800 Fill Down Jacket. It was extremely thin and the wind went right through it. The Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero 650 Fill Down Parka was a great looking lightweight jacket and it was very warm and not that bulky for a down parka. It blocked the wind in the body, but walking into the wind, the wind was somehow getting through the hood and blowing in on me. The Lowe Alpine Iceshield 750 Fill Down Jacket was the overall winner. Not bulky, looks great, lightweight, very warm and blocked the wind. I had ordered it in the Raspberry which was a great color, but returned for the black so I would not have to purchase new pants also.
  • Best Uses: Cold Weather, Extreme Conditions
  • Chest Size: Feels true to size
  • Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
  • Fit: Feels true to size
  • Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Lightweight, Warm
  • Sleeve Length: Feels true to length
  • Was this a gift?: No
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