Montbell Down Range
Whether it’s for a ski or coffee run – you can’t go wrong with a Montbell down jacket.
With the cold weather well and truly here, there’s no better winter wardrobe staple than a down jacket. Light weight, warm and stylish - no matter what you need it for Montbell’s got you covered.
A down jackets warmth is as variable as the style or colour, so how do pick the right one? In this article we’re taking you through Montbell’s incredible range of down jackets and coats. Whether you’re headed to the snow or just need something for the daily commute, your dream down jacket awaits.
800 Fill Power Series
The core items of the Montbell down range are the jackets and parkas filled with 800 fill power down. The 800 fill power range balances lightness and packability with value for money. If you’re looking for a jacket to wear casually in the city or looking to upgrade your mid layer to bring your base weight down, Montbell’s 800 fill power series is a great introduction to a higher level of quality and design.
Superior Down Jacket
The Montbell Superior Down Jacket is one of Montbell’s iconic products. With a total weight of only 208g, there’s 55 grams of 800fp down in the men’s medium which is enough to keep you warm on a cold night in the city or relax at camp in the Wattagan Mountains. Warm enough without being bulky, it’s so easy to stow the Superior Down Jacket away when not in use. Stash it in your handbag while you’re in the restaurant or easily keep it in your golf bag.
Alpine Light Down Parka/Jacket
We stock the Montbell Alpine Light Down in the parka option (with a hood) or the jacket option (with no hood). Optimized slightly more towards warmth the Alpine Light Down Jacket contains 120g of 800fp down. It also adds some comfort orientated features such as fleece lined pockets and a fleece lined collar. With a total weight of only 349g this jacket is a great entry level for lightweight hiking in alpine conditions or if you just want the extra warmth and luxury for casual wear.
Frost Line Parka
The Montbell Frost Line Parka really turns up the heat with 200g of 800FP down in the mens medium. Cold spots are eliminated with box baffle construction resulting in a garment suitable for frigid, alpine conditions or the sightseeing deck of an Antarctic cruise ship. The Frost Line Parka is also a beautiful casual winter jacket with a luxurious feel. Wear it with Timberlands and jeans for a classic New York look.
The Plasma series from Montbell uses ultra premium 1000FP down and specially developed lightweight fabrics to produce some of the lightest jackets with the best warmth to weight ratios on the market. These are the legendary products featured by ultralight through-hikers on Youtube. If you are counting every gram then this is the range for you.
Plasma 1000 Down Jacket
At less than half the weight of its closest competitors, this gossamer mid layer weighs in at a feather light 135g. Containing 45g of 1000FP down this jacket is designed to replace bulky fleeces in the quest to reduce your overall packweight. The distinctive Montbell Plasma 1000 Down Jacket will always attract attention in your walking group as it appears seemingly from nowhere. Instead of tying your fleece around your waist when you begin to warm up, just stash the Plasma 1000 Down Jacket in your pocket!
Ex Light Down Anorak
The Montbell Ex Light Down Anorak delivers 85g of 900FP down for a total weight of 215g for a truly ultralight, versatile down sweater. The ¾ zip allows for a kangaroo hand pocket on the front of the jacket which is fully insulated for comfort.
Plasma 1000 Alpine Down Parka
The Montbell Plasma 1000 Alpine Down Parka brings Alpine level warmth down to an ultra light weight. Even the baffle pattern is especially designed to minimize weight. 40% of the weight of this garment is the ultra premium 1000FP down with a down to feather ratio of 95/5 while the 7d Ballistic Airlight Ripstop Nylon fabric is carefully chosen for its exceptional strength to weight ratio. With a total weight of only 237g this incredible jacket has a warmth to weight ratio like no other.
Gore-Tex Infinium Series
With Gore-Tex Infinium construction these jackets make for excellent casual wear but add the convenience of a waterproof outer fabric without a huge weight penalty. Slightly heavier fabrics do move them out of the ultra light category but in Australia we don’t have the dry cold that Northern hemisphere locations have and we need to take precautions to protect our down garments from getting wet.
Permafrost Light Down Parka
The Montbell Permafrost Light Down Parka is a brilliant value jacket for cold, wet conditions. With 120g of 800FP down and weighing in at 448g it’s at home as a belay parka or just brilliant for casual wear in the city. The 30d outer shell is sturdy and tough and it’s waterproof enough for long exposure in heavy rain. If you live in the city, this is the only warm jacket you’ll need and it still packs away conveniently while you’re inside.
The Montbell Ignis Parka took away the Backpacker Magazine Editors Choice Award in 2019 and now it’s here in a new range of colours for 2021. The ultimate in lightweight luxury, 60 grams of 1000FP down and the convenience of a Gore-Tex exterior, the Ignis Parka is a smart jacket for the city or a valuable addition to an ultra-light set up. The Ignis Parka is the ultimate example of Montbell's fastidious attention to detail and beautiful design.
Permafrost Down Parka
Here is the warmest jacket in the Montbell range. Retaining a massive 260 grams of 800FP down with box baffle construction the Montbell Permafrost Parka is built for mountaineering or Antarctic land fall but also provides the most blissful casualwear experience in the whole range. The absolute perfect jacket for an early morning start watching kids sport or setting up the perfect time lapse photograph with your astronomy club. If you just want to choose never to be cold, the Montbell Permafrost Down Parka is the total solution.
Down Coat Range
With extra length, this womens range of coats are an elegant solution to cold weather when you need to look smart.
Bernina Down Coat
The Montbell Bernina Down Coat is unique in the entire range because it is totally waterproof. The outer layer of Dry-Tec waterproof material also conceals the puffy baffles giving the jacket a sleek look. Sized in Asian sizing and available down to an extra-small, here’s an opportunity to get a jacket that fits you well.
Travel Down Long Coat
The Montbell Travel Down Long Coat features Montbell's own Polkatex DWR making this coat highly water repellant without adding any of the bulk of waterproof material. A removable hood changes up the look and luxurious fleece cuffs inside the sleeves feel absolutely delicious on a cold day. The overall look of the jacket is puffy like a doona, you just know this one’s going to be warm!
Cortina Down Coat
The Cortina Down Coat is the pinnacle of the coat range featuring the Gore-Tex Infinium outer material providing wind and waterproofness. Slightly more fitted than the Travel Down Long Coat this coat combines elegance with function.
Posted: June 11, 2021
Author: James Robertson