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Mountain Hardwear - Absolute Zero Down Parka - Men's

Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Down Parka - Men's

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$599.96 $799.95

Item #MHW2265

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Tech Specs

Material:
nylon ripstop (2-layer, 30D)
Insulation:
800-fill down
Fit:
athletic
Length:
hip
Center Back Length:
31 in
Hood:
yes, fixed, insulated, adjustable
Pockets:
2 chest
Claimed Weight:
2 lb 13.2 oz
Recommended Use:
mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Absolute Zero Down Parka

Mountain Hardwear designed the Absolute Zero Parka to keep you warm in the coldest environments on Earth. Packed with 800-fill goose down, the Absolute Zero does its job with some of the very best insulation found anywhere in nature, and its fully welded construction is tough, lightweight, and waterproof.

  • Welded, waterproof baffles keep down from getting wet
  • Low profile insulated hood with one-hand drawcord adjustment
  • One-handed hem adjustments are easy to use even wearing gloves
  • Soft, stretchy internal cuff makes a draft-proof seal

Absolute happiness

  • Fit: Runs large

Just received my new jacket, and i am over the top happy with it .
Really glad i got the large instead of xl , because they do run one size larger for sure , only problem was my bulldog wanted to eat it lol , great product, again over the top happy
Would recommend to anyone

Bomber jacket

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

I live in northern Minnesota, and put this on when it gets scary cold. It was -17F this morning. This jacket is like wearing a sleeping bag that fits well. The pockets are all in the right places, and the zippers are bomber. This is very much a summit jacket, and yet it still compresses well to carry it until you really need it. Highly recommended for cold temps. The hood is great, and stays out of the way until you need it. And it is removable, if you you know you won't need it.

Bomber jacket

Runs +1 size large

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: XL

I'm a solid XXL in most jackets/shirts etc....I have numerous down jackets from MH that barely fit in the XXL size. This has extra room in an XL, I could almost go down to a L. Undoubtedly they assume that you'll probably be wearing 3 or 4 other layers under it, which you likely would be summiting an 8000M peak. If you don't, size down at least a size.

Best High Altitude Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: M

Hands down the best expedition parka on the market. I will be going overboard and taking this with me to Aconcagua in January. The detail and quality of this jacket is bar none. The sleeve cuffs are great to keep any drafts out of any area between jacket and mittens. You can tell MHW designed this with the mindset of not taking off your mittens/ gloves. The hem cords and zippers are very mitten friendly. It does come up a nice stuff sack, but I strongly recommend getting something like the Sea-to-Summit eVent dry compression to stuff it down even further, and to keep it from getting wet at all. I have a picture shown of the stuff sack it comes with. I would say it does fit a little bit large. I am typically a L in just about everything for a top, and I am right in-between a M and a L. If you like to have a looser fit or have longer than average arms, then stay true to size, but I can fit into the M just fine.



Feel free to reach directly out to me for any questions about this jacket or your next big expedition trek!

Best High Altitude Jacket

What size (liter) sack works well with your coat?

What size (liter) sack works well with your coat?

Travis leaving for Aconcagua in 15 days...How was this jacket? I run M on all my clothes, should I go for the S rather than the M?

Travis leaving for Aconcagua in 15 days...How was this jacket? I run M on all my clothes, should I go for the S rather than the M?

Fantastic!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Large

Let me preface by saying that I haven't tested this in cold weather yet since I just received it- mid October in New England. But it is well made, with lots of features and there is an abundance of down! I spoke to Greg B, a Backcountry sales guru and we decided to go with the Large. Glad I did!
I'm 6'4 and 200 lbs and usually go with XL in most brands- even Mountain Hardwear. But this is very roomy in the Large.
I just tried it on with: a fleece zip pullover, a Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer micro down jacket, (excellent) and a Fjallraven down vest underneath!! Plenty of room to zip up and not too tight! So definately size DOWN one size from your normal.
I doubt I'd ever need all those layers, but nice to know I could do so.
Also, the fabric is a great weight-not too thin, but just right for this type of parka. The sleeve cuff treatment is very well done. No Velcro tabs, just integrated jersey cuffs with thumb holes. Fluffy down everywhere-no empty spots. And the State Orange color is awesome.
Congrats to Mountain Hardwear on this "tour de force" effort.
Also thanks to Greg B who "knows his stuff". A real Pro.
Pricey, but worth it, particularly if you get it on sale which I did.

UPDATE
Have used this in 0 degrees. Nice and warm.
Also, the other night outside in my 0 degree down bag.
Windchill at -25. Wore fleece pullover, a down micro jacket and this parka which we call BIG Orange!
TOASTY!
If you have need for a brute like this , buy it!

Warm and well made.

    I ordered this extra warm parka for upcoming winter here in Vermont. I like wearing only a tee layer underneath. So this parka has the features to deliver. Looks good. I ordered a L and like loose fitting, which this is on my 5'10" 200 pound frame.

    Q Shield Down - Performance over time

      Super warm

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: xl

      Perfect for cold and windy conditions. Usually I get cold under the arms and around neck but so far I have not had that problem with this jacket! (Used 20 days pluss)

      Super warm

      Best expedition parka

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

      I love this parka so much I have it in Shark and State Orange.

      It leaves plenty of room for layering underneath it, which makes sense because in and of itself it won't be warm enough for the environments where it is envisioned the wearer will be. However, if you're simply someplace like MN or in the NorthEast where extremely cold weather sets in, this on its own will probably suffice. I have no doubt that even in the coldest environments where I've lived (-14 F in DC with windchill in the Winter of 1995) this with only a tee shirt or thin baselayer will keep you extremely warm.

      Zipper alpine pockets are cavernous along with the handwarmer pockets too.

      Unless you plan on wearing this on its own, I would suggest against sizing down but go with your true size.

      If you don't mind, can I please ask you what is your Chest size to fit Large size?

      Ninja Rolls

        This is very funny yet informative at the same time.

        Overview of HM Absolute Zero Down Parka

          HUGE,WARM,PUFFY,AND COMFY

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

          I AM 6,4 AND PURCHASED THE XXL BEWARNED THIS JACKET IS TO BE WORN AT NEGITIVE LOW, SORRY VERY LOW TEMPS, I WORE ONE THIN BASE LAYER UNDER THIS COAT AT TEMPS OF NEGIVTIVE 10 AND I WAS JUST BURING UP! HAD TO SWITCH TO MY HUNKER DOWN JACKET, I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE WARMTH IT PROVIDES ALL IN ALL THIS JACKET IS SUPER WARM, DO SOME RESEARCH ON WHAT KIND OF ACTIVITES YOU WILL BE DOING WITH THIS JACKET, CAUSE IT AINT FOR THE CITY DUDE! ITS FOR PROFESSIONAL OR SURVIVIALIST AND EVEN POLAR ARTIC WILD MAN! WOULD FIT THE OWNERS NAME TAG ON THIS AWESOME JACKET

          THANK YOU FOR YOUR VERY ENTHUSIASTIC REVIEW!!!

          Jacket to Sleeping Bag Combo

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

          This jacket is actually owned by Bill whose review is actually located below, it's a size XL, I'm roughly 5'5" 130lbs, and this thing comes down over my knees when I'm standing straight. It's about 4 inches longer than my arms as well. BIG JACKET. FEEL LIKE A PUFF BALL.

          Jacket to Sleeping Bag Combo

          I think you might need to size up a little bit. Looks a little small.

          I think you might need to size up a little bit. Looks a little small.

          I agree with Mr. Glaubman on this front.

          That jacket looks too tight to possibly perform basic functions.

          Size up at least 3x. :)

          I agree with Mr. Glaubman on this front. 
That jacket looks too tight to possibly perform basic functions.
Size up at least 3x.   :)

          That selfie was taken at 10,000 ft while hunkered down on Denali. The storm raged for 3 days before we could move, we needed to wear everything we had to stay warm. After that we continued on to ski off the summit and bag a few more ski lines in the area. I appreciate your input but, I believe Denali has some of the most extreme conditions out there and is at a fairly high altitude a mere 20,320'. Sorry you felt this post was ridiculous, haters gonna hate....

          That selfie was taken at 10,000 ft while hunkered down on Denali. The storm raged for 3 days before we could move, we needed to wear everything we had to stay warm. After that we continued on to ski off the summit and bag a few more ski lines in the area. I appreciate your input but, I believe Denali has some of the most extreme conditions out there and is at a fairly high altitude a mere 20,320'. Sorry you felt this post was ridiculous, haters gonna hate....

          Learn to live a little, life is more fun that way <3

          Learn to live a little, life is more fun that way <3

          Mountain Hardwear

          Men's Apparel
           SMLXLXXL
           30, 3132, 3334, 3638, 4042
          Chest

          36 - 38in

          (91 - 97cm)

          39 - 41in

          (99 - 104cm)

          42 - 45in

          (107 - 114cm)

          46 - 49in

          (124 - 127cm)

          50 - 53in

          (127 - 135cm)

          Sleeve

          33in

          (84cm)

          34in

          (86cm)

          35in

          (89cm)

          36in

          (91cm)

          37in

          (94cm)

          Waist

          29 - 31in

          (74 - 79cm)

          32 - 33in

          (81 - 84cm)

          34 - 36in

          (86 - 91cm)

          37 - 39in

          (94 - 99cm)

          41 - 43in

          (104 - 109cm)

          Hip

          36 - 38in

          (91 - 97cm)

          38 - 40in

          (97 - 102cm)

          42 - 44in

          (107 - 112cm)

          46 - 48in

          (117 - 122cm)

          50in

          (127cm)

          Inseam

          Short 30in (76cm)

          Regular 32in (81cm)

          Long 34in (86cm)

          How to Measure:
          All measurements correspond to equivalent body measurements, not the dimensions of the garment. For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
          Chest:
          Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
          Sleeve:
          Measure from the center of your back to your wrist with arms held out.
          Waist:
          Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
          Hip:
          Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
          Inseam:
          Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.