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Mountain Hardwear - Absolute Zero Down Parka - Men's

Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Down Parka - Men's

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$559.99 Original price:$799.95
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Item #MHW2265




Tech Specs

nylon ripstop (2-layer, 30D)
800-fill down
Center Back Length:
31 in
yes, fixed, insulated, adjustable
2 chest
Claimed Weight:
2 lb 13.2 oz
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:

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

Some good things some bad

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

I live where in February it can easily get to -35 C at night before windchill. Unfortunately, I'm a good judge of cold and how to be outside in it.

My second Mountain Hardware (MH) Jacket, first was a Nielist I believe and it lasted over 10 years, a great jacket.

It's warm I'm fine at -35 C

Light, amazing such a big jacket is so light

Thumbholes in the wrist cuff if you want to use them or not, nice touch

I'm not sure why Mountain Hardware can't insulate the arms of their jackets properly? As soon as I'm outside I can feel the cold biting into the crook of my arm at the elbow. It's a new jacket and it's already screwed up with the insulation. Last MH jacket was bad in the arms too.

I wouldn't have bought if I'd know I'd be a billboard for MH.....A big logo on left front chest, left arm, and to finalize the giant branding buffet a big on the centre of the back. Some people appreciate a tasteful jacket that isn't branded like a 16-year-old girls Canada Goose jacket. I really wish they hadn't made me a billboard, I know they don't pay me to be a walking billboard. Heads up MH, tasteful quality stuff isn't branded like that.......bugs me a lot.

Great parka

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

I wore this with a light base layer today for maybe the second time, 36 degrees and drizzle. The coat is monstrous in size so perhaps go down a size from your usual size unless you are mountaineering with it. It’s very warm, almost hot, with extra large pockets in the outside chest and sides. The hood is one of the best out there, it’s super warm, sized perfectly without any adjusting and even without a hat. As I said the coat is BIG so to remove some bagginess, I stuffed my knit cap and a heavy duty bandanna in the chest pockets. At $400+ it’s a steal. Go for it if you don’t mind bulk and a very technical look (including 3 Mountain Hardwear logos on the jacket). Recommend. There’s better expedition coats out there but this is a great jacket for the price.

Q Shield Down - Performance over time

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      This is very funny yet informative at the same time.

      Overview of HM Absolute Zero Down Parka

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