Ethereal FTX Parka


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Ethereal FTX Parka
Manufacturer Mountain Hardwear
Page By GuitarWIzard
Page Type Apr 28, 2002 / Apr 28, 2002
Object ID 249
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This waterproof, breathable parka features new Gore-Tex(R) XCR construction for the ultimate in protection, comfort and performance.
  • New Gore-Tex(R) XCR membrane is 50% more breathable than classic Gore-Tex, but is just as lightweight, waterproof and rugged
  • Tough ripstop nylon shell is reinforced in critical spots for superb durability under harsh conditions
  • Extra-long, low-bulk waterproof underarm zippers for easy venting
  • Articulated sleeves for maximum freedom of motion
  • One-handed face, hem and waist drawcords for a comfortable, snug fit
  • Welded waistcord construction with powder skirt for added protection and durability
  • Two-way front zipper with guttered inner flap for easy on/off
  • Fleece-lined chinguard and ergonomic roll-away hood enhance protection and comfort
  • Two Napoleon pockets are hidden under the front zipper flap; you don't have to unzip your parka to access them
  • Interior access zippers can be used for additional ventilation; a zippered sleeve pocket accesses essentials
  • Also features two inner mesh water-bottle pockets and two chest-high pack pockets
  • Earns Gore's "Extreme Wet Weather"(R) rating


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Jerry L - Jun 30, 2002 5:30 pm - Voted 5/5

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I love this jacket. I find that the vents under the armpits are very helpful in varying temperatures. It allows the air to flow and cool you down. Mine is about one year old and I haven't had any problems. It has a nice heavy duty zipper / easy to use with gloves.

scottybb - Oct 18, 2002 6:04 pm - Voted 5/5

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This jacket is awesome... let me repeat, awesome! Took it on my first outing to the Adirondacks, which were essentially melting down, streams for trails, droplets like rain under the canopy, snow in the higher elevations, and it kept me TOTALLY dry. Extremely functional, the hood with bill is a great asset, nice tuck-away feature for the hood too. Lots of interior mesh pockets for maps and stuff, two front pockets, and great manuverability in the sleeves. Tough as nails latest Gore-Tex constructions. Features a gripper interior layer so it doesn't ride up. A beautiful-looking jacket too, the Ethereal is well worth the $$ even if you pay full retail (which I didn't!).

clarity - Jan 23, 2004 2:14 am - Voted 5/5

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Bought to replace my Lowe that was stolen from a gite in Chamonix. Found it for 40% off and the store staff were upset that they hadn't seen it!

The full underarm pit-zips are great and pretty easy to use with a pack on.

The hood is perfect: large enough to accomodate helmet and can be cinched down to allow great peripheral vision. It also can be velcroed to the collar when not in use.

Plenty of good sized interior and exterior pockets.

Only drawback that was pointed out to me at time of purchase is that it weighs a bit more than some of the other jackets in the price range.

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