Mountain Hardwear Downtown Down Coat - Women's

Cozy as a fire heated cottage.

Escape the occasionally capricious city and flee to friendlier, snow-capped yurts with Mountain Hardwear's Downtown Down Coat. When you're engulfed in weather evocative of Winter Storm Linus and the city traffic hums melodies reminiscent of deep mountain bluegrass, it's easy to pine after cozy, fire-heated cottages and warm, savory beef stews. Let the Downtown Coat be your Norwegian cast iron stove, fresh baked bread, and warm, mulled wine, all wrapped up in one, comfy coat.

Boasting a hyper-unique and highly efficient technology, this jacket is built with the uniquely fortified Q.Shield Down, which flips the atrophy of down on its head and glazes each feather with a water repellent coating—making it ideal for those peskily-damp New England stormfronts that have a knack for chilling you to the bone. The 30D quilted nylon fabric, internal high-loft fleece backing, and 650 fill down repels wind and moisture while simultaneously keeping you snug as a bug in a snowstorm swathed rug. The removable faux-fur hood lining gives this jacket a little bit of extra luxurious, subtle flair without looking overtly pretentious.

  • Internal adjustable waist drawcord
  • Q.Shield 650 fill down
  • Internal high-loft fleece backing
  • Fleece lined hand warmer pockets
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Nice Jacket

    I ordered this Jacket and the Patagonia Down With It jacket to see which one I like better. I ended up going with the Patagonia Jacket. This is a great jacket but I found the Patagonia was more flattering and had more down in the sleeves. This jacket didn't seam as warm in the arms and over all quality wasn't as nice as the Patagonia. It is a little bit cheaper, so if you were looking to save a little bit a money, you couldn't go wrong with this one!

    Way too big for short girls

      I wanted to love this coat, but it was way too big and long for my 5'1" and 115lbs frame. It looked like I was wearing a man's coat. Not flattering at all for public use and the length covered my knees. The shoulders and arms looked like they belonged on the size large. Please make petite sizes!! Still giving a three stars cause I know this coat looks great on taller gals.

      Runs Small

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

      Coat was what I expected- nice color and good quality, but if you are larger in the bust- this coat runs small! I ordered an XL and the bust fit the same as my size L Northface parka.

      weird jacket

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: xsmall

      The color is really nice but it seemed poor quality. Overall it just fit oddly and did not look nice on.

      My wife loves it

        Purchased coat for my wife and she loves it. It is a nice casual everyday coat that fits well and it is also warm.

        Great coat, runs big

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

        This is a really nice coat. It is nice and fluffy, warm, and nice-looking. The drawstring at the waist is a really awesome feature, it gives the coat a nice flattering shape. The other thing that is great is the length of the sleeves, they are super long and awesome! With that said, I have 2 complaints about this coat. One, the shoulders and arms are really big. The body of the coat fit me well, but the shoulders and arms were too big, even under a big full size sweatshirt! I plan to try sizing down, and seeing how that goes. I don't mind this coat not having the cuffs in the sleeves because it is tight enough around the wrists, in my opinion. Second, is the fur. I like fur trimmed hoods, and this one just looks a little cheap to me (not a huge deal, as it is removable). Overall this coat is nice. I live in North Dakota and have worn it twice (both times were between 5 and 11 degrees F) this coat did keep me warm and cozy even though it was cold outside.

        Gets me through Chi-beria winters!

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

        I work in downtown Chicago and this has been my daily jacket for 6 years now and it STILL keeps me warm. The zipper has seen better days and starting not to stay up but I'm working with Mountain Hardware to get it fixed. I've warn it on days that feel like -40 with windchill and made it to work with no freezerburn! Also found it to be the most generous in the chest area in its class!

        Would the extra large fit 42 bust

        Hi Diana- I'm blessed with a 36G and have this coat in an XL (bought it in 2009) and it fits perfectly!

        Cute and comfy

        • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: Medium

        While I will not keep this jacket, I do think it's really cute, warm and cozy. I am 5'8", 130 lbs, with long arms. I ordered a medium but think I could have gotten away with a small, however the waist cinch feature is awesome! I wish more parkas would offer this as it helps to make it look more feminine! The detachable hood with detachable fur trim is a great feature as well. The pockets are warm and soft and the 2 way zipper works great. Why am I not keeping this you ask?... For the same reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5... The sleeves. The wrist holes are quite large and floppy. This would be ok if there was a cinch down option. However, there was not, so there is no way to make the wrists more fitted. Unfortunately, these sleeves would let a lot of cold air/wind in, which is a no go for someone like me who runs cold and likes to be as warm as humanly possible when out in the bitter chill! So, this coat is going back. If Mtn. Hardware improves this jacket with a fitted sleeve liner or wrist cinching option, it would be amazing!

        Hi Brittney -- what color did you get?( I am looking for reviews on Stone Green to see if it is really green or brown green. )

        Awesome winter coat

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

        I love the fact that this coat fits me well. I'm 5'0 and 115 lbs - I got the size S. It kept me cozy last winter. Highly recommend this procuct.

        She loves it

          This is (was) my wife's favorite coat. It's long, had a nice hood and good zipper. I am speaking in past-tense here because the coat was too close to the heater and burned up. RIP jacket.

          She loves it

          great coat

          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

          Keeps you warm in very cold temps yet feels light weight. Definitely would recommend. I am 5.5 about 125 and a medium fits me well.

          In the good words of Mr. Andrew Jordan-

            "I bought for my daugter. It is really good. This down coat was tested on hilled terrain in real winter environment. As my daughter said, she never had this light garment and so warm. Even if you are afraid of cold, you?ll hardly notice it. The size is right. And important is right length ? the coat doesn?t impede quick walk and you can rest on snowy hill just sitting on it. I?m glad that I?ve bought it."



            Since they weren't able to put this review online, I was requested to do so!

            Voila !

            GREAT COAT

            • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

            My daughter loves this coat. It is super warm for cold Ohio days. She bought the small. She is 5'6" and weighs around 125. She has had a bit of trouble with the zipper but i think it's because it's a double zipper (zips up from the bottom for room) and she might not always get the zipper seated in properly. Overall, she is very happy with this coat.

            Love this coat!!!!

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            This is an awesome coat. I tried TNF and Patagonia, they don't fit right. This coat fits beautifully. I am 5'3" 155 pounds, 59 years young and the L fits awesome with enough room for a sweater underneath. Plus it comes in at the waist but still leaves some room. Also very light weight, but extremely warm.

            FIT is true to SIZE.

            • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

            I am 5'6" 118 lbs and ordered a size small based on the reviews. I really wished I had ordered an XSmall in the end because size small was definitely a little baggy. I like my jackets snug (but not too snug). If you are small to medium chested like me (around 34B cup size), an XS would have been a better fit. Size small was too big. Now I have to return my original order for the XS, hoping it doesn't sell out...

            Great Coat!

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            Been searching for a warm coat of this length. The fit was perfect. I used this for a winter camping weekend and was very warm the entire weekend. I also use this as my day to day winter jacket. The down is great, I rarely find myself too hot in the jacket, something that happens often in synthetic materials. I love it. Fashionable and functional.

            Great coat!

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            We purchased this coat for my wife a couple years ago and recently purchased one for her mom. It has been a great coat that warm enough for Chicago winters, but does not create a "heat box" effect to make it too hot.

            Great coat, not too stay-puf-marshmallow

              Bought this and TNF Upper West Side to try out after concludng that Patagonia Fiona wasn't warm enough. First thought was that it was too heavy for DC, but I wanted something for our coldest days when walking the dogs is an unpleasant chore, and the 15 minute walk between downtown offices I do a few times a week make me whimper. The pluses were the detachable hood, shaped silloutte (which is important n a puffier coat), above the knee length, yummy plush lining, and quality. Disn't love the look of the Other coat as much. Two days after the decision the temerature dipped and the winds picked up, resulting in wind chills of <20. I have happily walked the pooches, and even went an extra mile because I was so comfy. I am 5-6, 160, and bought a L, which gives me plenty of room for layers - or even a suit jacket. Happy customer!

              Great coat!!

                I originally ordered this coat in L black but had to send it back because it was too big. I'm 5'8", weigh 150 lbs and have a sporty build. I couldn't get the coat in a M black so I ordered purple. I'm so glad black wasn't available in my size because the purple is really nice, the photo doesn't do it justice!
                I live in Switzerland and at the moment it's -16°, so glad I have this great coat to keep me warm! The size is perfect as there is enough room for a warm sweater to fit comfortably underneath without making the coat fit snug. It is also amazingly light. I have received a lot of compliments on this coat and I love wearing it!