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Montane Featherlite Down Women's Jacket

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Due to this cut you also have the option of using the Ortles as a midlayer jacket, something that you could easily pop under a shell for an extra layer of warmth. Below about 750fp the difference is academic, but in premium jackets with a higher quality fill you'd expect goose down.

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But when you factor in the somewhat roomy fit, it isn't the most efficient out there when it comes to heat retention. You get 83g of fill in a men's Medium, which is less than some, but because of the quality it's noticeable that this jacket is very warm for its weight. But even without a helmet a simple drawcord arrangement cinches down the hood and it still works well.

It's highly wind-resistant, which does help on a breezy summit, and though it's very thin the fabric still feels pretty tough for its weight (though as with all light down jackets you'll still want to treat it nicely). We're still not 100% convinced by the cut, but it has grown on us a bit - or maybe the comparative 'rigidity' of the baffles has since softened.

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interesting articles, comprehensive gear reviews, breathtaking photographs and a vast and useful logbook system.That said, being comparatively heavy and having a large weight of fill too, the Mylas doesn't score that well in terms of the warmth on offer for its weight. You'll find that technical climbing jackets tend to feature a shorter cut, while urban and casual jackets feature a longer cut to offer additional warmth with less mobility.

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