MontaneFeatherLite Down Jacket - Men's

Superlight warmth wherever you roam.

There's always room for the Montane Men's FeatherLite Down Jacket, whether you're trekking to the alpine or traveling out of the country. The FeatherLite owes its superlight status to the windproof Pertex Quantum shell and lofty 750+ fill down insulation that brings the warmth without the weight.  A PEAQ Down lining gives a soft next-to-skin feel, and it's highly breathable and fast drying for exceptional comfort.

An active mountain fit pulls the FeatherLite close to your body to keep cold drafts out, and articulated sleeves keep the hem underneath your harness while climbing. An internal loop lets you stow the adjustable hood when you don't need it. The adjustable hem works with the elasticized cuffs to keep bad weather at bay. Montane also added a stuff sack for compact storage while traveling.

  • Pertex Quantum shell
  • PEAQ Down lining
  • 750+ fill down insulation
  • Active mountain fit
  • Articulated sleeves
  • Adjustable stowable hood
  • Adjustable hem
  • Elasticized cuffs
  • Stuff sack included
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Runs Really Small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XL

I usually have to buy a large or extra large to fi my shoulders and back but couldnt even zip the extra large up it was so tight. As for the rest of the quality it looked well built, great packets, ( a feature I always consider) and good fitting hood. Can't say anything about durability as I never used it.

Shoulders too tight

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Large

Very light weight and well constructed; but I had to return it because the shoulders are just way too tight on me. I usually wear a Large from other brands,. For reference I have a 45" chest and 31" waist.

Super warm and sharp looking!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XXL

I originally bought this jacket for a hiking trip on the John Muir Trail. I had to order up a size to a XXL and I am 6'1" and 215 pounds. I looked everywhere for the red/grey color combo and finally found it and ordered immediately.
The PROS: very warm, Awesome adjustable hood that stays where it should even when you turn your head, nice zippered pockets, very light and packable. Although not waterproof, it did wick away a light drizzle and the down was not affected at all.
CONS: zips from the left...minor, but annoying since I've been zipping from the right for 35 years!
Not durable and will rip on anything. If you even so much as graze a stick or tree branch, expect a snag.

This kept me warm with a long sleeve shirt under in temps as low as 30 degrees. I live in Minnesota, so now that I'm off the trail, it's a perfect mid layer under my winter parks for those days of blowing snow and below zero temps.
Before purchasing, I tried the "mountain hardware ghost"...hated the fact that it looked like a garbage bag. That trumped the great reviews i read. Also tried several arc'terex, but none matched the comfort and fit.

I gave 4 stars simply due to its super fragile outer material.

Fresh Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: med

This jacket is replacing my Marmot 650fill Ama Dablam jacket. She gave me a great 7 and a half years of VERY hard use, but alas after many holes and peices of tape and lost feathers due to holes I decided to get a new "nice" down jacket.
The first thing I noticed is that it is a treated down jacket! Frigen score because Backcountry dosent say that it has treated down.IT DOES! : ) Its called HYPERDRY. How well it works I cant say because I haven't gotten it wet yet. (Not really planning on it either). Oh and all the down comes from Non-live plucked responsible sources and you can even track you lot of down thats in your jacket. CRAZY!
The Liner on this jacket seriously insane. It almost feels like silk. Its really smooth and comphy. The outer material is the pertex whatever. I was able to get a hold of Montane and find out that the shell is a 20 Denier material. Its for sure in the light weight range but not Ultra with a 7d or something. I Hope it lasts a long time...on that Note I have dealt with Montanes warranty service for a shell I had and it was awesome. Not quite as easy as say arcteryx; you have to show proof of purchase, but they totally took care of me... Im wondering though how both companies would treat a down jacket repair request though.
Theres a small velcro inner pocket on the right side that would fit anything you want to put in there. The zippered chest pocket fits a phone wallet cliff bars and it doesn't slide all the way to your arm pits.
The Hood is for sure a winner. I knew that I wanted a hood that had the 2 way adjustable so I can cinch it down when not wearing a helmet. The only thing is the cordlocks arent sown to the jacket so no onehand pull. What the?!? I think Ill be able to bear with it though. Im 5'7 170 bigger in the chest and back and it fits fine. And the arms dont look stupid long.
I went with this jacket over the Arcteryx throrium AR becuase of the higher quality shell materials, down and the design of the jacket like the hood and pockets. and I almost forgot theres enough room to layer this with a sweater over or under a shell. Shout out to my HomeGirl Lisa for helping me out!

Blizzards on the east coast NC

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Just bought this jacket and got it right before the Blizzards hit! We had about 4-6 inches of snow and lots of ice! This jacket with a single base layer under is very warm so light weight. Very durable and the best light weight down jacket on the planet! It has a three way adjustable hood and draw strings at the waist to keep the cold out but yet can be worn in town as well. Beautiful all made product very very happy! Gets a lot of where did you get that jacket compliments.

Thanks SAS specialist😀😎🇺🇸😈