Primaloft Gold Insulation (133g at torso/80g at arms/hood)
DWR water repelling coating
Brush-finished fabric for noise concealment
Pass-through internal zippers allowing access to mid-layer pockets
Underarm zippers for heat displacement
Dual Shoulder pockets
Internal chest pocket
Additional length cut at lower back to shield from the elements while sitting
With Airbase’s big air pockets, you have nothing contacting the majority of your skin surface, while adjacent polypropylene wicks moisture, so you always feel dry and warm.
EARLY SEASON LAYERS:
Designed for a close-to-the-body feel with a four way stretch material that won’t hold you back.
With a water resistant, yet-extremely breathable membrane and 4-way stretch, mid weight layers provide excellent warmth-to-weight ratio to keep you comfortable without weighing you down.
Technical, versatile, lightweight, and built to last. Made of 4-way stretch polyester with a DWR finish, providing a close riding, athletic fit with a cut that gives unrestrained freedom of movement.
COLD WEATHER GEAR:
Featuring 80gm Primaloft insulation, packable into its inside-chest pocket, breathable, and touting a superior warmth-to-weight ratio, Eberlestock cold weather gear is built to perform.
Four-way stretch fabric with a 40K+ breathability rating and 20K+ waterproofing will keep you dry when it rains -- and will not cause it to rain condensation inside the jacket when you are climbing up a mountain.
This jacket absolutely blew my idea of what a jacket could be out of the water
I have a lean 6'2/195lb build/long arms and the large fits great. It's warm down into the 20s/30sF but still nice in the low 50s with the armpit vents. Good for light showers/snow also. High quality zippers and packable(stuffed it into about 5"x5"x5" of space in a backpack while flying).
I like this jacket, well made and warm, has kept me warm in temps below freezing. I purchased a Large.
Runs a little small, I’m 5’10, 185, arms are a little tight, especially if I try to layer my clothing. May want to go up a size if you have an athletic build.
I’ve been wearing this a lot for active use in temps from the 20s-mid 30s and have been pleased with the warmth for weight, water repellency, and ability to thermo regulate with zippers. With enough layers it should be adequate for colder temps or sitting in place in the above temps. Overall I’m pleased with the color, quality, and fit in terms of length.
Very warm and works great so far.
Fits small so consider sizing up are actually take your measurements. (Worst case make an exchange.)
I am 200 lbs at 5'6, 48in Chest, 35in waist (from navel), forgot arm length.
Do with that what you will, but I want to give some good context instead of a booty ass review with nothing to back what I'm saying.
The XL fits me just right with the measurements that I listed with that being said it's just enough space that I could maybe get a thin silk layer and a shirt underneath the jacket "Comfortably". Your fit will vary!!
Even with that though you won't need much because of the way this jacket is designed.
It has a super soft, comfy, warm, silky goose down like layer built in to the parka. Eberlestock has a name for it, but its gold something and it's definitely gold.
The zipper design is really good it has a rubber water proof/resistant? Barrier on both sides of the fly. It basically has a lot of Wet Weather top features to minimize as much water getting in to the jacket, but this parka is NOT waterproof. It is water resistant and makes a good effort to make sure it resists as much as possible.
Pocket design is kinda butt, but that's my opinion and I bet Eberlestock probably has a reason for it. I will say though they made a good attempt at it. The large chest pockets sit a little to high for me and the pockets running almost the whole length of my upper torso is not my preference.
Once you open the chest pockets you'll notice another zipper on the inside that I assume are for either additional venting or access to your pockets underneath the parka if your wearing an additional layer with pockets.
Has another small zippered pocket on the inside left side and armpit zipper vents that are meshed not fully exposed.
Overall I do recommend the parka. It's not meant for mild winters like 45°F and above. It'll get toasty trust me. Don't try it you'll look like a dummy if you think you'll look cool and wear it when it's not that cold. You've been warned. Also "Get out there." Don't be princess and use your equipment and gear.
This jacket is well made and very warm. It also has a nice fit and not bulky. I like the vents under the arm which allows you to cool down when you begin to heat up while moving through terrain. The jacket is well worth the cost when you are looking for gear that will keep you comfortable while out in the elements.
This jacket keeps me very warm in the New England climate. Works great in 10-40 degree F weather. I am 6’1” and 250 lbs and the XL fits me great.
Thunderbolt Mountain Parka
Besides the delivery that took forever, I’m really excited from my purchase. Quality, functionality and design are very impressive like any Eberlestock products