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Montbell Down Guide

2017/11/24

Helping choose the best down for you

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Commitment to materials, confidence in quality

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Montbell’s down clothing is not just high quality and ultralight. From wind blasted, snowy peaks to everyday use on your way to the supermarket, Montbell makes a variety of down garments. Each jacket is designed for a specific use and to meet that use we use different materials and techniques, such as unique quilting patterns, to produce the best possible product. This allows you to select the best piece to meet your needs.

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◆ 1000 fill power down
An astonishing, super high-quality down that makes rethink what is possible with down

◆ 900 fill power down
Ultra high quality down that boasts excellent warmth for weight

◆ 800 fill power down
High quality down that achieves an excellent balance between warmth and weight

Fill power is a measure of down’s lofting ability, describing the amount of volume that one ounce of down displaces in a cylinder when weighted. What does this mean in plain English? The higher the fill power, the higher the quality the down. Generally, 600-700 fill power down is considered good quality, with 700+ in the realm of high quality. Montbell’s Down achieves fill power of 800 - 1000, giving it amazing loft, which in turn traps a high volume of dead air. This layer of dead air insulates the air inside the jacket warmed by your body, from the cold air outside the jacket.

Construction

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Original Quilting Pattern For Plasma Serise

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Explained simply, Montbell's patented quilting pattern reduced weight by not for forming traditional rectangular boxes. Instead by "skipping" stitches, fabric to fabric contact is reduced which can contribute to the formation of cold spots.

Down Insulation Chart

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Plasma 1000 Series

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This series of down clothing is the world’s lightest weight down clothing*, made using super high quality materials and advanced production techniques. Filled with 1000 fill power down and featuring an ultralight and ultrathin, resilient shell fabric. Even the stitches of the original quilting pattern have been designed for maximum weight reduction. Achieving an astonishingly compact size that radically changes established norms, this piece lets you experience the pride and joy of what Montbell is all about: "Light & Fast" and "Function is Beauty."
Based on research by Montbell on jackets with the same level of warmth as of July

Recommended uses:
The ultimate ultra compact, ultra portable piece, whether used as a middle layer for freezing alpine climbs or as year round outer layer for keeping the chill off in the great outdoors or wearing around town.

Superior Down Series

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Combining high quality down and a super lightweight shell material, this line of down garments offers excellent warmth to weight ratio at a great value. The unique quilting pattern improves comfort by reducing cold spots and an antistatic treatment reduces the buildup of static electricity. Wear as a middle layer in the cold weather and as an of outer layer for spring and fall trekking. An extremely versatile series of garments, the Superior Down Series is your go to insulation when your main conflicts are warmth, weight, space and most importantly, wallet.

Recommended uses:
Mid layer in cold weather and an outer layer for spring and fall trekking. Also perfect for everyday use around town or on the commute to work.

Superior Down Round Neck

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This line of down clothing has snap buttons instead of a zipper. This means the front of the jacket is flatter and when worn as a middle layer, doesn’t feel bulky or restrict movement. A matte fabric and round-neck design ensure that this clothing is good for everything from outdoor activities, travel or under a suit at the office.

Recommended uses:
Use as a middle layer during winter or a convenient, portable piece for year round use.

Plasma 1000 Alpine Down Parka

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The Plasma 1000 Alpine Down Parka is designed to be as light as possible with extremely thin materials. Filled with 1000 fill power down, to improve mobility the armas are slightly articulated. Designed with zippered hand pockets for use as an outer jacket.

Recommended uses:
Extremely compact and portable, this down jacket provides plenty of warmth when taking a break on winter treks and backcountry snowshoeing. Great as a stop & go outer layer in cold climates.

Light Alpine Series

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Achieves both excellent warmth and a light feeling fit, this line of down clothing is ideal for all-purpose use. Sewn through construction provides an economical way to keep down in place while reducing as much weight as possible. Compact and portable for carrying on the go, the Alpine Light Series is a must when warmth is required and your space in your pack is a premium.

Recommended uses:
Portable piece of insulation that is perfect for taking out of your pack when you need a break from winter trekking, backcountry snowshoeing, and other snow centric activities.

Altiplano Down Parka

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Ultra-thin shell fabric achieving resilience and smooth mobility is filled here with high quality 900 fill power EX down. Achieves both high heat retention and a lightweight, compact form factor.

Alpine Down Parka and Jacket

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Designed specifically for the mountain with well thought out features that keep you warm whether you’re on belay or just taking a break after touring a couple miles into the backcountry in search of powder. The Alpine Down Series utilizes 800 fill power down, balancing warmth and weight and features box construction to maximize down loft and minimize cold spots. The Alpine Down Series are a feature laden piece that performs exceptionally well on your alpine pursuits.

Recommended uses:
Vertical pursuits where weight matters, but sacrificing warmth isn’t an option.

Permafrost Light Down Parka

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Made with Windstopper fabric, this line of high quality 800 fill power down insulation offers weather resistance, windproofing, breathability, and excellent heat retention. Although the Permafrost series isn’t fully waterproof, it certainly stands up against light rain and snow, making this a versatile jacket for high elevation recreation.

Recommended uses:
Great for alpine pursuits or conditions when Mother Nature may not quite be on your side.

Permafrost Down Parka

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Made with Windstopper fabric, this line of high quality 800 fill power down insulation offers weather resistance, windproofing, breathability, and excellent heat retention. Although the Permafrost series isn’t fully waterproof, it certainly stands up against light rain and snow, making this a versatile jacket for high elevation recreation.

Recommended uses:
Great for alpine pursuits or conditions when Mother Nature may not quite be on your side.

Ventisca Down & Polar Down Series

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Using the unique structural technology we developed in producing sleeping bags, this down jacket features a rich filling of ultra high quality 800 fill power down that will keep the wearer warm even in extreme climates. The surface features POLKATEX®, a world-class water-repellent fabric, which keeps snow at bay. The area from the shoulders to sleeves, which is subject to friction and wear and tear, is reinforced. This product features ultra high quality, 800 fill power EX down.

Mountain Inspired

Suitable for a wide variety of cold weather uses. Curious city dwellers should think of this piece as more sleek “head to toe” down sweater and less outdoor oriented super puffy. Models come with a stuff sack that allows you to compactly store and carry on the go.

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