The Superior Down jacket shaves a little bit of weight off it's predecessor while keeping the same high level of warmth for its very low weight. An Excellent choice as a lightweight mid-layer or outer for a range of different adventures.
Reliable ultralight down garment, Offers an excellent balance of function and quality.
Montbell's Superior Down Jacket, has been updated to take a little bit of weight off, but retain the same level of down fill to keep a high weight to warmth ratio.
The main change is the update to the face fabric which is now a matt finish compared to the previous shinny finish (which is not everyone's cup of tea) making this an even more attractive jacket for anyone looking for a good warm lightweight mid-layer or a lighter outer-layer. The small pack size into the handy bag that included, makes this something that will fit into any day to multi day pack easily.
In terms of the fit this is not the most technical fit but does allow room for a micro fleece or even just worn with a base-layer, and is adjustable at the bottom to keep the heat in. There are also two decent sized front pockets and two internal pockets.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
(Unfortunately, we are unable to ship MontBell products outside of the UK)
- Sewn-through construction
- Draw cords for hem adjustment hidden in pockets
- Elastic cuffs
- 2 zippered hand pockets
- Stuff sack included
- Zipper: left hand insert
- Small weighs: 195g
- Medium weighs: 203g
- Large weighs: 227g
- XLarge weighs: 242g
Material & Construction
- 10-denier Ballistic Airlight nylon ripstop (water repellent finish)
- 800 Fill Power EX Down
- Fill weight: 55g
At Montbell, we source down from both the European and Asian markets to satisfy a variety of characteristics (supply/availability, low cost, consistent quality, humane practices, etc.) and maintain our lofty standards. Every season we seek to balance the superior quality for which we are known and the lowest possible raw materials cost. We change down sourcing companies frequently to insure that our customers have access to superior products at the lowest price possible. In the course of these efforts, Montbell never purchases down from operations that practice “live-plucking” methods. We only utilize down plumes and feathers collected as a by-product of water fowl raised to meet the demands of the food industry.
We will continue to look for sources of down that maximize value to our customers and allow Montbell products to perform at the highest level.