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Men's Phantom™ Hooded Down Jacket

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A high-loft down jacket that’s incredibly warm and astoundingly packable. The Phantom Hooded Down Jacket boasts Q.Shield™ DOWN 850-fill insulation, which resists moisture and retains critical loft even in damp conditions for consistent, dependable warmth. Baffled construction to eliminate cold spots and compressible enough to stuff into its own pocket for easy packing.
$400.00
Style# 1559571
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  • Weight: - 1 lb. 1 oz. / 492 g. -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - True to Size -
  • Good For: - Alpine Climbing -

Summary

A high-loft down jacket that’s incredibly warm and astoundingly packable. The Phantom Hooded Down Jacket boasts Q.Shield™ DOWN 850-fill insulation, which resists moisture and retains critical loft even in damp conditions for consistent, dependable warmth. Baffled construction to eliminate cold spots and compressible enough to stuff into its own pocket for easy packing.

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  • 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
  • Two large interior mesh drop pockets easily hold gloves and other essential gear
  • Full, center-front reverse coil zipper
  • Soft, “Butter Jersey” cuffs have elastic binding to seal off cold and moisture
  • Two pack and harness compatible PU zip handwarmer pockets keep valuables secure
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Materials

  • Fabric Body: 20D Nylon Rip
  • Body Fabric Content: 100% Nylon
  • Insulation: 180 g. Q.Shield™ Down 850-Fill

Measurements

  • Center Back Length: 29" / 74 cm
  • Apparel Fit: Standard
  • Weight: 1 lb. 1 oz. / 492 g.

Reviews

Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Climbing Jacket I got to use this jacket over the past winter in Alaska. I used it on a winter climb on Mount Sanford and, just recently, for an early season climb on Denali. The jacket is very warm and comfortable, especially when layered. Wind resistance is pretty good and the jacket maintains decent warmth in strong winds (20-30 mph). Though it seems fragile at first glance, the jacket holds up surprisingly well to rougher conditions, though it may not be up to full time wear in harsh, and rough environments. This is a minimalist jacket. There are 2 hand pockets (1 works as a stow pouch), an internal napoleon pocket and 2 internal stash pockets. The hand pockets are still accessible with a harness on. The hood is the only frustrating part of this jacket. There are only 2 drawcords near the chin that are perfect for cinching the hood down over your eyes, there's no cord on the back to keep the hood out of your face. It works if you have a cap or helmet on though. The jacket works great for what most climbers need, a lightweight jacket for stationary locations and summit day. If you're doing higher peaks or ascents in the dead of winter where you may wear this 95% of the time, a burlier jacket might be necessary. May 31, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very light and compressible parka I am really pleased with this product as a whole. I bought this with the intent that it would be suitable for my warmest insulation layer on trips and climbs where I expect frequent temperatures under 25 degrees F. I tend to stick to synthetics when temps are mostly over 25. Just due to poor timing this winter I never got to really put this jacket into a very cold situation. I can't comment as to the temperature range that this jacket was comfortable to me. The loft is about what I get from a 20 degree sleeping bag; pretty good. Considering this goes on over other layers and isn't generally used as a sleeping garment, I expect that based on loft alone this jacket will be warm enough for long and very sedentary activity (waiting out a storm for example) from around 0-5 degrees F at the extreme end, and for temps down to -20 during moderate activity, such as walking in flat terrain at a casual pace. The hood is large, maybe a touch too large for a modern lightweight climbing helmet. Otherwise the fit is great. The zipper is a tad dainty and requires a bit of care to seat properly before zipping. The chest seems filled with less density of down than the arms. I think that in practice this won't matter as much, the core doesn't cool as quickly as the extremities so perhaps this is a more efficient use of the fill weight than just simple even distribution. If a harness is worn over the jacket some of the torso loft is lost anyways. In any case I probably won't know for sure until next winter. Fabric is not "burly", expected for this category of item, so think about what this will be exposed to. The absolute zero parka has a tougher exterior fabric for more "full time use" in extreme temps; whereas the phantom is more for stationary periods while belaying, at camp, etc; during cold but not extreme weather, or during highly active light/fast ascents in very cold weather. Would make a good addition to the type of down bags that come with less fill in the chest to work with a parka to save overall weight. April 18, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Men's Phantom Hooded Down Jacket purchased this jacket for use in cold weather when doing photography. Just received it and only had it for about 1 week but going to return it. overall construction is good and it has plenty of insulation but two issues are deal killers: First the hood. This hood is made to incorporate wearing a climbing helmet, as such it is way to large and effectively unusable for just your head. it's like putting a tent over your head. there is a drawstring, but when this is tightened down it closes over your face. Other MHW jackets have an adjustable strap on the back to pull the hood back but not this one. if you're not wearing a large helmet underneath, the hood is unuseable. Second, the zipper. it takes me 6-8 tries to get the zipper to engage at the bottom of the jacket. thought this was just me but I see this in other reviews. clearly a design or zipper defect. if it is this difficult to engage in the comfort of my home, what's it like when it's 10 degrees, in the dark with gloves? This could have been a great jacket, but it's fatally flawed by these two issues. I wonder if the product designers ever put it on to try out. April 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fits really large I thought this fit way too large and sent it back. I usually take a large but this was huge. I'm 6'1" 165#. Maybe medium would work. Very nice otherwise. Not heavily stuffed with down. I think it was cut large perhaps to use as a belay jacket over your soft shell etc. I had some items ordered before that were cut really large and contacted the company who had some reasons for the surprise like they were intended to layer over thick stuff, loose for rock climbing, etc. Too bad there isn't more info on the website up front. February 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by very good jacket I originally bought this jacket for a filmingtrip to Nepal and served me very well. The jacket is very puffy and very good at keeping you warm even while just standing in the same place for a long time. For most conditions this jacket would be far too warm during any strenuous physical activity but is perfect for high altitude ventures or for keeping you warm while potty training your puppy in steamboat. my only complaint would be that the zipper can be a bit finicky but that is easy to overlook. January 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Warm and light An excellent jacket, often compaired to the compatable western mountaineering, it does a great job keeping you warm. I've used it in temps around 10 degrees F successfully in connection with the BD BD mercury mitt. The hood is nice and large with plenty of room for a helmet. The new wrist cuffs remind me of the seventies, but function well. If I was to ask for any changes I think O would request more down as the loft is not quite as much as I hoped for. It hasnt yet been a problem December 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Phantom Coat Awesome coat a sleeping bag with sleeves November 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket I love this jacket. Super warm and comfortable. My only grip is that it fit snug when wearing a fleece underneath. The sleeves are the tightest... November 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Jacket I don't get the whole "fits slightly small." I thought it fit true to size. Anyhoo, absolutely love the jacket. Butter cuffs so nice as expected. Can't wait to take it out and into action. October 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Great thought, moderate execution... The fit for this jacket is okay. I'm 6', 190lbs with a fit build and the medium fit well. Although, like most MH jackets it runs a little long. The idea of this jacket is great, with the high down water resistant down and baffle construction. However, there is no adjustment on the hood to account for wearing or not wearing a helmet. If you cinch down the opening draws it blocks your field of vision due to too much material above the rim. Additionally, while a double zipper is a great idea it was not functionally easy. Each time it took a few tries to get the teeth to line up, something that would be a big frustration in freezing temps. Due to these nuances I'm returning for a Montbell Mirage. September 24, 2014
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