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Men's Absolute Zero™ Parka

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The most advanced, and carefully crafted high-altitude climbing parka ever made. The welded, waterproof construction and 800-fill down will withstand the harshest conditions atop the worlds highest peaks.
This product is certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) by Control Union.
Style# 1459281


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Features & Specs

  • Breathable - -
  • Waterproof Technology - -
  • Weight: - 2 lb. 13 oz. / 1.28 kg. -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - Fits Slightly Large -
  • Good For: - Alpine Climbing -


The most advanced, and carefully crafted high-altitude climbing parka ever made. The welded, waterproof construction and 800-fill down will withstand the harshest conditions atop the worlds highest peaks.
This product is certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) by Control Union.



  • Fabric Body: Dry.Q™ 2L Ripstop (100% Nylon)
  • Insulation: Q.Shield™ DOWN 800-Fill
  • Insulation: RDS Certified Down


  • Center Back Length: 31 in / 79 cm
  • Weight: 2 lb. 13 oz. / 1.28 kg.


  • Q Shield™ Down: welded, watertight baffle construction
  • Low profile, insulated, fixed hood with one-handed drawcord for quick fit adjustments
  • One-handed hem drawcords for quick adjustments
  • Soft, stretchy, internal cuffs seal in warmth
  • Zip handwarmer pockets


Men's Absolute Zero™ Parka is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It can save your life Have worn this brilliant jacket on trips to Northern Siberia, Northern Norway and Northern Greenland during late winter. It is the only jacket I would ever consider for these temps. Latest trip hit low 30s again. (-35c+) and it kept me warm with my light merino tops underneath. For strong winds the hood and face guards work really well. You can almost emulate inghuit eye covers. I'm 6'0 and wear a large which allows me to put bottles and cameras in the pockets without compressing down, or a thin down underneath if temps head towards low 40s. Wind resistance is good (snowmobile travel at 100k/h in -25c+.) Back length is good. Pockets are really well designed and plentiful. Front lower pockets are good backups for mittens if something goes wrong. Arm length is great. Only minor issue is need to realign biceps down after a few days. Overall - if ur heading for the arctic and ur reading reviews then there's a chance your not aware of what cold (south of -18c for me) will do to you if you get it wrong. So, stay safe - buy this jacket. Combined with 8000m mittens (do not use gloves at these temps) and you have ur top half safe. I'm hot in this at anything north of - 15c with dry still air. Add any humidity and /or wind and its needed at -10 and below.
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly Warm and Comfortable I've been a long time supporter and user of Mountain Hardwear and have owned many jackets but this one by far wins the gold medal award for being warm and functional :-) It runs slightly large which in my case is exactly what I needed. Although pricey it's by far well worth the money!!!! I would highly recommend it :-)
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great down jacket - ultimate warmth I felt it was appropriate to write a review for this jacket because I wasn't able to see it or try it on locally, and based my purchase entirely off of other reviews. This jacket is insanely warm. I've only worn it with a t-shirt underneath, up to -10 (so far). I have no doubt that when I head up to northern BC and AB, it will withstand big negative temps. Great construction - zipper does not get stuck on the material, as is a problem with some of my other jackets. So far it has repelled water without any problem. Pockets are large, cuffs are good and warm, hood covers my head with extra protection. Hood flaps will block most of the elements with only minimal exposure to the rest of your face. Sizing - I am 6'1", 230lbs, athletic build, with broad shoulders. I have been an Arcteryx & Patagonia guy most of my life, and have always been an XL with those brands. After reading other reviews, I hesitantly went with a Large, but when I arrived I was pleased to find that as others have noted, it fits quite large. I have plenty room to layer underneath. I assume that I would have been swimming in an XL. All in all I am very satisfied with this jacket. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very roomy fit and super warm This parka is super warm and very very roomy . I have broad shoulders and I'm about 6' , 260lbs and I bought the XXL and it feels very roomy. This is extremely warm , just to put it on at home , you feel super hot instantly, I have yet to wear it out in very cold weather but I think I'll try it out at the ICE holiday exhibit to see how it feels
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge and warm I usually get an xl or xxl in North Face and Canada Goose. Reading the reviews, I went with Large and it is plenty big. This is a huge jacket. I live in Iowa and it gets plenty cold. I'm pretty sure I could wear this jacket on the moon and be warm. This isn't really a jacket for every day use, in my opinion. It's just too big. This is for weekend stays on Antarctica or evening sight seeing on Everest. You will look like George Costanza in this jacket. But you will be warm.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Jacket I live in Fort McMurray Alberta, Canada. I bought this jacked to wear for a fund raising event we call "The Ride For Hope". Two or Three of us will ride our ATV's over 420 Km's, north, on a winter/ice road from Alberta to the North West Territories in hopes of raising money for our communities homeless drop in center. Most winters this ride is done in -40° weather, a couple years it was -42° plus a wind chill...very cold out... This jacket kept me warm for the entire 10 hours I was outside, not to mention the windproof of this jacket, at times I am traveling upwards of 70 km/h, and I wasn't feeling a draft through this jacket. When I put it on I look super huge, it is a very thick loft, but very comfortable. Highly recommend it in extreme weather conditions
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous This parka is tremendous. Great execution. Great fabrics. Warm as advertised. Runs large. I'm 6'4 and 200 lbs and large is plenty big enough to layer my Ghost Whisperer, fleece and even a down vest. Not likely to need all that, but you could. Size down one size when ordering. What makes it great for its intended purpose also makes it limited for other pursuits. This is designed for VERY cold mountain trekking in the deep of winter. Crawl into your down bag with this and you'll be warm at 20 below in my opinion. Not for skiing unless it's zero degrees out! The hood is plenty tall to accommodate any helmet. The extra baffle for the neck is ingenious-takes some strength to pull apart the Velcro, but it stays in place! The sleeves are perfect- the fabric with thumb holes work much better than Velcro tabs on some parkas. The Mountain Hardwear logos are quality- stitched-and are on chest, arm and back of collar. Nice touch. In all, this exudes quality, and it should at the price. I found it on sale, which made it even better! Bravo Mountain Hardwear!
Date published: 2016-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best jacket, heavily tested! My father and I both bought one for our trekking in Nepal (Went to Base camp at Everest Mtn.) This worked much better than I thought it would. Wore a t-shirt under it during the day and a long sleeve at night in my sleeping bag!. Rating it 4 stars only because walking through a door I tough both ends of the door frame
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Swimming In It I ordered this jacket a size larger than I normally wear due to the sizing of other MH clothing I have owned. It was enormous and I have already returned it for an exchange. Otherwise, it is extremely well made and I can only imagine that it fulfills its duties admirably. Only gave it 4 stars in function because I have not personally tested it's function. The fill is impressive and I am even more anxious to get one that fits.
Date published: 2016-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from chillwave X 3 I have used the mt hardwear chillwave for years. enjoyed all the features and memories this parka has given me. as all of you can probably attest to, the time spent in the outdoors helps me to survive the business world. this parka, with the obvious upgrades to the insulation and waterproofness, allows me to extend my stents well into the more extreme conditions of late winter trips. righteous !
Date published: 2015-12-25
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