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Sierra Designs Elite DriDown Hooded Parka - 850 Fill Power (For Women)

Closeouts. Their warmest design yet, Sierra Designs' Elite parka is stuffed with 850 fill power genuine duck DriDown and crafted with baffles to hold in heat. Raglan sleeves resist bunching at the shoulders, even under a pack. And, bonus! The jacket stuffs into its own pocket and can double as a camp pillow.

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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by CW from Northern California on Sunday, February 5, 2017
    Got this for backpacking but haven't tested it on the trails yet. It's super light and warm for its weight -- very cozy, like wearing a sleeping bag, and it does make a nice pillow. I like that it's long enough to keep my backside warm and the hood stays in place pretty well even without a drawcord. Haven't gotten it wet yet, so can't comment how well the dri-down works.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Almost too good to be true! from Boston, MA on Wednesday, February 1, 2017
    I was looking for a jacket for winter hiking/camping that could also be used on extra cold days in the city to/from work. This jacket is perfect and I am very pleased! It is attractive. It is very light and extremely warm. It fits perfectly (I'm quite tall and the sleeves are long enough!). The hood is perfectly secure. It's an added bonus that there is a pocket inside the jacket to squish the fabric into to transform the piece into a pillow. Perfect for camping! The price absolutely cannot be beat!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Winter one from Oregon on Friday, January 27, 2017
    This parka is exactly what I've been looking for! I'm a size 16, 5"3, 180 lbs, and it fits perfectly with room for layering, not tight or loose.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Long-time STP shopper from North Carolina on Tuesday, January 17, 2017
    This feels good, but the dark feathers show through the fabric, creating a blotchy color effect; and the material is a bit thin, so it is not smooth.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by CC from Seattle, WA on Monday, January 16, 2017
    This coat is a great value. Super warm and great for wearing standing around in the snow. I bought it to wear at camp while snow camping and it kept me warm while hanging out on the mountain at night just as I had hoped. The pouch with a fleece lining that makes the coat into a pillow also worked great - excellent camp pillow.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by terri from Washington on Friday, January 13, 2017
    This coat is so warm and comfortable! I really love that I don't overheat but still stay warm and toasty. So far I've been wearing it in the low 20's and it's been great and in the high 30's with some rain and I've stayed dry. I would highly recommend this jacket.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Maria the Adventuress from New York, New York on Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    I'm 5'4", 120 lbs and got the small. I've worn this coat at least four times since I received it almost a week ago, and it has kept me super warm in fairly cold conditions in the Northeast--biking in the snow to and from work in 20 degree weather with wind and snow; and hiking just a few days ago in 12 degree weather with wind after the snow storm--wearing just a Columbia Heavyweight Omni-Heat 1/2 Zip Long Sleeve shirt, and an old Ice Breaker 1/2 zip sweater underneath. I'm going to Patagonia, Chile in a month and will be taking this along just in case we get hit with cold weather (it's their summer now). One of the most important things clothing and equipment can do is make us feel confident enough to go out and experience all of life's adventures--even the more uncomfortable ones--knowing that the clothing/equipment will do its job. This coat is one of those pieces of clothing that will be accompanying me on my trips to colder climates around the world for a long time to come. Lastly--I didn't initially choose the color (chili), but I have since grown to love it. I also love the fit--yes, it is a down coat...but I still feel feminine in it, and can easily layer underneath without it feeling too tight. I bought this on sale, which was an incredible deal, but...I would have bought it at full price--it's just that great of a coat. Buy it now! :-)
  • Reviewed by TT from Eastern Oregon on Monday, January 9, 2017
    I purchased both a medium and a large in this jacket not knowing which would feel and fit the best. I am returning the large as the medium was comfortable even with a medium weight fleece jacket as a second layer, and a thick cotton turtleneck as a base layer. The raglan sleeves give ample shoulder and upper arm room without feeling bulky I am 5'5", 143 lbs and I usually wear a medium. Sometimes clothing items constructed in China run small, and I cannot wear things that pull across my shoulders and are tight in the arms. This jacket is very warm even in sub zero temps and the hood has the nice feature of doubling as a neck warmer when folded over. The pockets are lined with fleece and are warm, the zipper is easy to use and runs smooth. I love the length as it covers the hip area without looking bulky or getting in the way when sitting in the car. This jacket is a good deal all around and i love the chili color.
  • Reviewed by caretired from CA on Saturday, December 31, 2016
    I hated to send this back. I really hated to. Sadly it was a little too shaped (those princess seams again) to meet my jacket needs. This makes me a traditionalist in these matters, I guess, but I will leave it to the younger and hourglass figures for this one. Also those who do not plan to put much under it. It fit, but not a good look. A shame because the jacket itself is great with nice feel and nice medium down. Looks well made.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ridin' Dan from Colorado front range on Monday, December 5, 2016
    Bought two for my daughter in differing sizes figuring we'd return the one that didn't fit. Ended up selling the second one to a friend! Can't beat the price for 850 fill down.
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