8000 Meter Parka


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title 8000 Meter Parka
Manufacturer Marmot
Page By GuitarWIzard
Page Type Mar 15, 2002 / Mar 15, 2002
Object ID 177
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The definitive outergear for sub-zero conditions, insulated with no less than 775+ fill power goose down. The baffled construction with no sewn-through seams (like a good sleeping bag) contributes to warmth. Parka detailing includes full articulation at every joint, 12 inch deep interior cargo pockets (to hold water bottles for the summit push), gripper elastic powder skirt, and stuff sack.
  • Baffled construction, not sewn through
  • Attached hood with hood muff for extra comfort
  • Storage sack included
  • Angel-Wing Movement™
  • Articulated elbows
  • Elastic drawcord waist and hem
  • Gripper elastic powder skirt
  • Zippered handwarmer pockets
  • 2 12"-deep interior cargo/warming pockets
  • Stuff sack included
  • Adjustable elastic/Velcro® cuff
  • Storm flap over zipper w/down-filled inner draft tube


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neoday - Apr 23, 2004 2:58 pm - Voted 4/5

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I am looking at this jacket. Here is additional info from Marmot. I asked what was the difference between the Plasma and this jacket. Specifically, why was this heavier.

"The 8000 Meter Parka is the most burly of our down jackets. Most people

use this when they are summating a climb. It has a 2 layer Gore-Tex

shell to make the fabric waterproof and wind resistant. ( this accounts

for some of the weight ). This piece has 800+ fill power goose down. (

Medium: 17.7 oz down )"

four stars until I use it.

RModelli - Feb 20, 2005 9:02 pm - Voted 5/5

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It's what I said when I opened the box in which this jacket was shipped to me.

I was impressed right away with the loft of this garment , even after being compressed for several days in the box. Another surprise was the amount of loft and down in the vital areas, chest and back, creating a great heat barrier for the core.

It has a powder skirt and easy to access pockets. The hood is nice and can accomodate a helmet should you choose to wear one with this jacket on.

One negative, if it can be called that, is the massive size of this jacket and the storage bag.

I would recommend this jacket to anyone that needs a lot of warmth and does not want/need a body suit.

CBakwin - Oct 21, 2008 11:26 pm - Hasn't voted

warm...real warm.
This is absolutly bomber. For super cold conditions, it is perfect for sitting in camp at 17,000', in the evening in Alaska. If you start moving you will get hot unless there is very heavy wind. I was toasty at -27, I'm talking toasty, not merely comfortable. Only problems, it is a bit heavy, and expensive, but worth it.

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