Mountain Hardwear Phantom down jacket

GearFlogger reviews the Mountain Hardwear Phantom jacket I am soooooo good-looking! Seriously. I wear a Mountain Hardwear Phantom jacket. You see a lot of people walking around in these over-quilted down jackets that you just know leak heat like Victoria's Secret underwear that's been pressed in a waffle iron, and you're thinking, dude! Let the down loft! Enter the Phantom.

Aside from being a styling piece of adornment for your thorax, the Phantom has beautiful, big, box-quilt baffles that minimize cold-conducting stitching and set the premium 800-fill goose down free to trap every bit of warmth you produce. Need to wire it tight? No problem, there are not one but two drawcords, at hem and waist, and each can be adjusted… wait for it… from either side! Rip and stick elastic cuffs snug over your choice of handwear, and a microfleece chin guard gives your Dudley Do-Right a little love.

Externally the Phantom has two handwarmer pockets and an upper left chest pocket; internally there's a single lower right paperback-sized pocket. All are zipped, natch, and the external zips all have zipper pulls. The Phantom is a heat-retaining machine, and all this for under a pound. It's ideal for throwing on after putting in a skin track or while on belay slave duty at the frozen waterfall. Minimalists rejoice, your jacket is here.

$250.00 at REI


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