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Men's Nilas™ Jacket

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1568701

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A warm, light, and windproof Down insulated jacket for high-altitude ascents. Designed for and used by speed climber Ueli Steck, the Nilas features 850-fill Q.Shield™ DOWN that resists moisture to retain critical loft and warmth even in damp conditions. AirShield™ technology keeps the wind at bay so that even when it’s howling, it’s always calm and dry inside the Nilas.
$550.00
Style# 1568701
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Features & Specs

  • Breathable - -
  • Weight: - 1 lb. 10 oz. / 729 g. -
  • Fit: - True to Size -
  • Good For: - Alpine Climbing -

Summary

A warm, light, and windproof Down insulated jacket for high-altitude ascents. Designed for and used by speed climber Ueli Steck, the Nilas features 850-fill Q.Shield™ DOWN that resists moisture to retain critical loft and warmth even in damp conditions. AirShield™ technology keeps the wind at bay so that even when it’s howling, it’s always calm and dry inside the Nilas.

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Materials

  • Body Fabric: AirShield™ 15D 2L
  • Body Fabric Content: 100% Nylon
  • Insulation: Q.Shield™ Down 850-Fill

Measurements

Center Back Length: 30" / 76 cm
  • Apparel Fit: Active
  • Weight: 1 lb. 10 oz. / 729 g.

    Details

  • Q.Shield® DOWN resists heat-robbing moisture and retains maximum loft even when wet
  • Baffled down construction provides all-over warmth that eliminates cold spots
  • One-handed hood and hem drawcords for quick fit adjustments
  • Low profile, insulated hood
  • Soft, “Butter Jersey” cuffs
  • Imported

Reviews

Men's Nilas™ Jacket 4.7 5 7 7
Generally as advertised the product is lightweight, fits well,is quite warm,and the jersey cuffs are a definite plus. The only negative I have found is the quality of the main zipper, which has a tendency to catch and get caught. December 25, 2014
Bomber If you get out in the elements and push your luck this is the jacket for you. Does not build up moisture inside and sheds most light precip. Almost too warm for everyday pedestrian use.... December 3, 2014
Everything I Wanted I'm far from a mountain climber since I had a leg injured in an accident. I'm 63 and have other medical issues that make me get cold easily. I did a lot of research on line and went to several stores and learned a lot about premium quality down jackets. This jacket met every criteria: waterproof down, soft cuffs, excellent stitching so down doesn't leak out, functional hood allowing for stocking cap underneath, comfortable face protection when zipped all the way up and it's wind proof to boot. I had a previous MH down jacket for the last 5 Minnesota winters and was quite pleased. It had developed a few tears and leaks but was very light and warm. This is a much higher end jacket than that but my experience with that jacket made me favorably disposed to this great brand. I am very happy with my choice. It's comfort-city for an old guy who lives in Minnesota, where winter seems to last 7 months at least. November 13, 2014
Good jacket I'm 6'2" 170lbs and the medium fits just right. Room for layering underneath but not excessive space. The only painpoint on this iacket is the main front zipper. Its just not user friendly in my opinion, especially to get it started, and fully unzipped. The other zipper painpoint is right where the zipper transitions from the front body of the jacket to the hood (mouth) area, you can't zip the jacket all the way up by only tugging the zipper. You have to hold the two flaps of the mouth up straight so the zipper can proceed to the top. It's a painpoint, but not a dealbreaker for me. I just spent a weekend of climbing and camping in 20deg weather and the jacket kept me plenty warm. Looking forward to seeing how it warms for ice climbing in canada this winter. November 13, 2014
Awesome for Icy Lands Provided to me just before I left for Iceland last winter, it was used in anger during some brutal winds and amazing chilly conditions - even got to see the jacket's Nilas namesake, frozen sea ice! All in all it's a really comfortable, athletically cut down jacket, that hides you from most nippy conditions with ease. I spent whole days sat in place watching Orca in the waters off the coast, 7 or 8 hours of not moving and I was still held at a toastie temperature inside. Zips and cords feel a bit skinny, but are easy to use and haven't failed me yet despite initial trepidation. November 2, 2014
WELL DESIGNED, WARM & LIGHT!!!!!! this is the perfect alpine climbing down jacket. it is simple, efficient and very well designed. the pockets are in all the right places. i especially like the bottle holders on the inside to keep your water from freezing. the hood is easy to adjust and fits nicely over a helmet. it is exceptionally warm plus very weight. and packs down very well. ueli steck and mountain hardware definitely know how to make an alpine climbing down jacket. November 1, 2014
Top of Rainier Incredible down parka. Wore to the summit of Mt. Rainier last week. Super light and compressible yet kept me toasty on every break and on the summit in high wind and snow. Hardly notice any weight in the pack and pull it out to shed snow and keep you warm in cold winds. Q Shield and Airfield were like a down fortress wrapped around me so I could focus on climbing while Nilas battled all the elements. Love this jacket! And it even compresses down to a softball. (BTW, wore the Ghost Whisperer Hoody as an insulating layer most of the climb and it breathes and kept me warm in wind and spitting snow/rain). September 23, 2014
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