MEC Guides Dryloft Parka


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title MEC Guides Dryloft Parka
Manufacturer MEC
Page By William Marler
Page Type Mar 27, 2002 / Mar 27, 2002
Object ID 188
Hits 4992
Product Number: 4011-268
Weight 1.24 kilograms, Med

Gear Notes
This jacket combines the lightness and
compressibility of down with the windproofness
and moisture resistance of W.L. Gore’s DryLoft®
fabric to make a warm and weatherproof garment
for severe conditions. The goose down is sewn
into tunnels in the lining, and no quilt lines
penetrate the outer shell to admit wind or water.
The cut is roomy enough to layer over other
insulation, while the below-the-hip length
insulates nearly the full torso. W. L. Gore’s DryLoft
stops wind penetration and prevents heat loss,
and its extreme breathability minimizes the
accumulation of coldness-causing perspiration
within the garment. While it is not waterproof,
DryLoft is water-resistant and will protect against
dampness and light precipitation. Down is
unmatched by any other insulation - natural or
synthetic - for its lightness, compactability, and
durability. Down is also unbeaten in the way it
moulds itself softly to your body to fill in
coldness-causing voids, and absorbs transpired
moisture to increase your comfort. It performs
best in cold, dry conditions.

Filled with 360g (in size medium) of 550
fill-power goose down.
Water-resistant DryLoft shell protects
against dampness and light precipitation,
and is extremely breathable.
Below-the-hip length insulates nearly the
full torso.
Articulated arms for ease of movement.
Detachable hood with stiffened brim.
Two zippered handwarmer pockets.
Waist and hem drawcords seal in warmth.
Made in Canada, fabric from USA.


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William Marler - Mar 27, 2002 8:03 am - Voted 5/5

Untitled Review
You can’t beat this for the price. For warmth it is as good and any of your pricier Parkas (Mountain Hardware, North Face). Very warm, fairly lightweight and durable. Zippers preform well. Have used mine to up to 23,000 feet several times with no complaints. For a dowm parka breathes fairly well.

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