The Superior Down series from Montbell includes a number of modern classics. The combination of low weight, amazingly small pack size and relative warmth are seriously impressive.
Reliable ultralight down garment. Offers an excellent balance of function and quality. Prized by budget conscious backcountry enthusiasts.
Montbell's Superior Down Parka combines high quality, lightweight outer fabric with 70g of 800 fill power down to give you an impressive weight to warmth ratio. Despite weighing in at a lightweight 249g, this hooded version of the jacket still has two decent sized zip hand pockets, a chest pocke, draw cords for the hem and a two way adjustable hood. A stuff sack is included but more often than not it gets stuffed straight into a small pocket in my pack.
The feel of the outer fabric is nice and soft so whether you're throwing it on when stopping for a break or keeping the chill out at camp this is a nice piece to wear. Overall it is an impressive package which, when combined with the price makes it an excellent option for anyone after good value for a top quality down jacket.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
- Sewn-through construction
- 2-way adjustable hood
- Draw cords for hem adjustment hidden in pockets
- Elastic cuffs
- 2 zippered hand pockets
- Stuff sack included
- Small weighs:226g
- Medium weighs: 249g
- Large weighs: 273g
- XLarge weighs: 297g
Material & Construction
- 10-denier Ballistic Airlight nylon ripstop (water repellent finish)
- 800 Fill Power EX Down
- Fill weight: 70g
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.