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Down jackets provide the insulating layer in a layered clothing approach to heat and cold management. The base layer provides moisture wicking and the down provides insulation to trap and retain heat. Down [from ducks and geese] is the lightest material relative to the amount of warmth it provides. The high warmth to weight ratio is achieved by the loft or space that traps the body's heat. The body remains warm because of the stable micro-climate of warm air created by the loft and trapped heat. The outer layer of the system is typically a technical hard shell jacket which provides near 100% water proof protection as well as wind-proof. More information on layering>>

Recommended down jacket selection criteria:
  • Weight
  • Compressibility
  • Comfortable fit
  • Wind proof, water resistant
  • Allows unrestricted movement

Bottom Line: Select a jacket that is comfortable and allows a full range of movement for belaying on a cold winter day or waiting comfortably in the transition area for your leg of a winter adventure race.

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Armada Cosmo Down Jacket - Men's

Lost in a foreign ski town after a hot-tub rendezvous? Mother Nature brewing the biggest dump in over a decade? Whatever the situation, stay warm and dry in the Armada Mens Cosmo Down Jacket.

Berghaus Furnace Down Jacket - Men's

Extremely light, packable, and warm, the Berghaus Furnace Down Jacket is portable hypothermia protection for high alpine adventures.

Berghaus Incinerator Duvet Down Jacket - Men's

For cold, wet belays, the Berghaus Mens Incinerator Duvet Down Jackets layered combination of 700-fill goose down and PrimaLoft gives you maximum warmth while protecting you from moisture.

Berghaus Liskamm Down Jacket - Men's

Like any good down jacket worth its fluff, the Berghaus Mens Liskamm Down Jacket packs big warmth while keeping weight and pack size to a minimum.

Burton AK 2L LZ Down Jacket - Men's

If you get cold or wet when you wear the Burton Mens AK 2L LZ Down Jacket, you should get a Nobel Prize or something because its pretty much impossible.

Burton AK BK Insulator Jacket - Men's

The Burton Mens AK BK Insulator Jacket works as a serious mid-layer piece when the temps get brutally cold, a bomber outer layer when the temps are a bit cold, and your go-to piece for bar-hopping ... more info.

Burton Strapped Down Jacket - Men's

On frigid winter days youll be thinking up potentially illegal ways to thank Burton for making the Burton Mens Strapped Down Jacket.

Canada Goose Chilliwack Down Parka - Men's

Beat back the worst cold that winter can dish out with the Canada Goose Mens Chilliwack Parka. This expedition parka features high-loft duck down to keep you warmly cut off from the harsh outside ... more info.

Canada Goose Chilliwack Merino Down Parka - Men's

From the masters of expedition apparel comes the Chilliwack Merino Down Parka: all the warmth of the original with a luxury merino shell on the outside.

Canada Goose Lodge Down Jacket - Men's

The Canada Goose Mens Lodge Down Jackets lightweight, warm, and windproof design makes it an ideal mid-layer for mountaineering, ski touring, and other cold alpine pursuits.

CAPP3L Dublin Down Jacket - Men's

Whether you wake up in a dark alleyway after a night at a real pub in Ireland or are ripping lines through a raging snow storm youll be happy you have the CAPP3L Mens Dublin Down Jacket wrapped ... more info.

Cloudveil Down Patrol Jacket - Men's

Bust out the Cloudveil Mens Down Patrol Jacket and shirk the shivers when the snow accumulation leaves your thermometer covered and completely unnecessary this winter.

Cloudveil Endless Down Jacket - Men's

Everyone knows down is king when it comes to backcountry insulation, but most down jackets are too warm to wear as a mid-layer or too big to stuff in your climbing packenter the Cloudveil Mens ... more info.

Cloudveil Koven Plus Down Jacket - Men's

The snow is blowing sideways, theres two feet of fresh, and the temperature is dropping, but inside the Cloudveil Mens Koven Plus Down Jacket, its so warm and comfortable you might as well have a ... more info.

Columbia Alaskan Down Jacket - Men's

Need a jacket that can handle bitter alpine ski conditions as easily as the streets of Park City? The Columbia Mens Alaskan Down Jacket is where its at.

Columbia Mt.Haines Down Jacket - Men's

The Columbia Mens Mt. Haines Down Jacket is trim enough to fit under a shell when skiing on very cold East Coast days and plenty warm as your go-to winter coat.

DC Linear Down Jacket - Men's

The DC Linear Down Jacket Mens Linear Down Jacket packs the insulation you need to ride well on the very coldest days of the year.

Mammut Ambler Hooded Down Jacket - Men's

Head into cold, unforgiving mountain environments armed with the compressible, insanely warm protection of the Mammut Mens Ambler Hooded Down Jacket.

Marmot 8000M Down Parka - Men's

Explore the highest, coldest places on earth with the high-loft warmth of the Marmot Mens 8000M Parka.

Marmot Ama Dablam Down Jacket - Men's

When you reach basecamp or the belay ledge, whip out the Marmot Mens Ama Dablam Down Jacket and envelope yourself in high-lofting, 800-fill goose down.

Marmot Greenland Baffled Down Jacket - Men's

Marmot stuffed the Mens Greenland Baffled Jacket with the highest quality goose down to make winter climbs and below-zero city nights feel as nice as reading a book in front of the fireplace.

Marmot Guides Down Sweater - Men's

The Marmot Mens Guides Down Sweater balances everything you desire in an insulated jacket: lots of warmth, low weight, and just enough features. 650-fill goose down keeps you toasty whether youre ... more info.

Marmot Iceland Down Jacket - Men's

Combine a waterproof breathable shell and ultra-lofting 800-fill goose down, and you have the ideal jacket for cold, wet, alpine conditionsthe Marmot Mens Iceland Down Jacket.

Marmot Mountain Down Jacket - Men's

Marmot made the Mens Mountain Down Jacket with the same warmth-retaining features used in a high-end, cozy sleeping bag. A powder skirt and a long length make this puffy sweet for butt-cold days on ... more info.

Marmot Stockholm Down Jacket - Men's

What could be better than socialized medicine and beautiful blonds everywhere the eyes wander? Add the Marmot Mens Stockholm Down Jacket and youve got your answer.

Marmot Whitehorse Down Parka - Men's

With 650-fill goose down to deal with the cold and waterproof breathable MemBrain shell fabric to handle rain and snow, the Marmot Mens Whitehorse Down Parka has the weather thing covered.

Marmot Zeus Down Jacket - Men's

For fast-and-light climbing missions, extended backpacking trips, or backcountry ski tours, the Marmot Mens Zeus Down Jacket gives you the warmth of a down jacket for less weight than a traditional ... more info.

Millet Expert Down Jacket - Men's

When summit day dawns with bone-chilling temperatures and frigid, blowing wind, pull on the Millet Mens Expert Down Jacket.

Millet Rescue Quantum Down Jacket - Men's

The Millet Mens Rescue Quantum Down Jacket protects you from cold, harsh mountain conditions thanks to its fluffy 650-fill down, and an interior YES rescue signal prepares you for backcountry ... more info.

MontBell Alpine Light Down Jacket - Men's

The MontBell Mens Alpine Light Down Jacket provides serious insulation with 800-fill down, and it only adds 16oz to your gear when you head into the mountains.

MontBell Extremely Light Down Jacket - Men's

Forget fanciful names inspired by Himalayan peaks; the Montbell Mens Extremely Light Down Jacket tells it like it is. At a wispy 5.7 ounces, this ultralight down layer provides high-loft warmth for ... more info.

MontBell Permafrost Light Down Jacket - Men's

The MontBell Mens Permafrost Light Down Jacket combines toasty down insulation with Windstopper protection for a serious piece of alpine layering or stand alone coat.

MontBell Tec Down Jacket - Men's

Designed for cold alpine environments but just as well suited to cold nights in camp and walks to the pub, the MontBell Mens Tec Down Jacket is the solution to your cold problem.

MontBell Ultralight Down Half Sleeve Jacket - Men's

More than a vest and not quite a parka, the MontBell Mens Ultralight Down Half Sleeve Jacket revolutionizes the T-shirt with the addition of compressible, super-warm 800-fill goose down.

MontBell Ultralight Down Inner Jacket - Men's

Designed to replace the bulky fleece layer youve been toting around In your pack, the MontBell Mens Ultralight Down Inner Jacket weights about the same as a T-shirt and packs up to the size of your ... more info.

MontBell Ultralight Down Inner Parka - Men's

With fluffy 800-fill goose down and an ultralight Airlight shell that packs down to the size of a water bottle, the MontBell Mens Ultralight Down Inner Parka might be the most valuable nine ounces in ... more info.

Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Down Parka - Men's

In your Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Parka, 800-fill down and weatherproof Conduit SL have you totally covered.

Mountain Hardwear Downhill Down Parka - Men's

Cold, wet ski conditions just got crossed off your list of concerns thanks to the waterproof shell fabric and 650-fill goose down of the Mountain Hardwear Mens Downhill Down Parka.

Mountain Hardwear Downtown Down Coat - Men's

The waterproof breathable Mountain Hardwear Mens Downtown Coat defeats cold weather with 650-fill down insulation. The insulated hood holds warmth around your head, where most of your bodys heat ... more info.

Mountain Hardwear Lodown Down Jacket - Men's

The Mountain Hardwear Mens Lowdown Down Jacket has the skinny on compressible warmth.

Mountain Hardwear Nitrous Down Jacket - Men's

The Mountain Hardwear Mens Nitrous Down Jacket provides the lightweight insulation of 800-fill down in a low-bulk package suited for nearly any day in the hills.

Mountain Hardwear Phantom Down Jacket - Men's

Stuffed with high-lofting, super-compressing 800-fill goose down, the Mountain Hardwear Mens Phantom Down Jacket is the ultimate lightweight weapon against backcountry chills.

Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero Down Jacket - Men's

For cold-weather mountaineering expeditions, make the Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero Down Jacket your toasty refuge for chilly belays and summit-ridge slogs. This 650-fill down jacket features Taslan ... more info.

Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero SL Down Parka - Men's

Slide into the Mountain Hardwear Sub-Zero Jacket and youre ready for the nastiest, wind-chilliest weather that Mother Nature can hurl your way.

Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero SL Hooded Down Jacket - Men's

The Mountain Hardwear Mens Sub Zero SL Hooded Jacket surrounds you with 650-fill down for the coldest possible conditions this winter.

Norr na Lyngen Down Jacket - Men's

Youre standing still in freezing weather for an hour while your partner struggles on vertical ice above. Good thing you have the plush, toasty Norrna Mens Lyngen Down Jacket.

Oakley Anzio Down Jacket - Men's

As you transition from the mountain to the lodge, so does the Oakley Anzio Down Jacket. Zip-off sleeves and hood convert the Anzio from a jacket to a vest in seconds.

Oakley Chamber Down Jacket - Men's

The Mens Chamber Down Jacket was created to be an inferno of toasty, reversible style. Too bad Oakley doesnt design people.

Oakley Puffy Down Jacket - Men's

When style counts as much as staying warm and dry, the Oakley Mens Puffy Down Jacket kills it on both fronts.

Oakley Puffy Jacket - Men's

The Oakley Mens Puffy Down Jacket is stuffed with cool stuff. Its designed for lighting up the mountain.

Orage Sami Down Jacket - Men's

Two feet of fresh and a bluebird day with wicked cold temperaturescould you ask for more? Forget hitting the warming shack every rungrab the versatile Orage Mens Sami Down Jacket to keep you toasty ... more info.

Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Jacket - Men's

Rise above your preconceptions of ultralight warmth with the Outdoor Research Mens Transcendent Down Jacket.

Outdoor Research Virtuoso Down Jacket - Men's

Wind-swept summit ridges and exposed skin tracks are rife with bone-chilling winds and bitter cold. The solution? The Outdoor Research Mens Virtuoso Down Jacket.

Patagonia Down Sweater Full-Zip Hooded Jacket - Men's

The Patagonia Down Sweater Full-Zip Hoody Jacket works as a mad insulating layer for frigid treks and as a windproof, water-resistant shell for mountaineering and alpine climbing trips.

Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket - Men's

The Patagonia Down Sweater is ideal as a stand-alone jacket most days or as a mid-layer when the temperature really dives. Wear it shopping or climbing your next 14er.

Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Jacket - Men's

Zip up your Patagonia Mens Fitz Roy Down Jacket, and enjoy the snow and cold. Patagonia loaded this wind-resistant, water-repellent jacket with high-loft, premium goose down to shield you from ... more info.

Patagonia Fitz Roy Hooded Down Jacket - Men's

Inspired by the iconic mountain ridgeline of the companys namesake, the Patagonia Mens Fitz Roy Hooded Down Jacket delivers massive warmth in the harsh alpine cold thanks to its premium 800-fill ... more info.

Patagonia Pipe Down Jacket - Men's

Tackle steep fall lines or sunny days in the park, then head off to take full advantage of happy hour drink specials, all from the cozy confines of the Patagonia Mens Pipe Down Jacket.

Patagonia Shotover Down Jacket - Men's

The Patagonia Mens Shotover Jacket has the spirit of an alpine shell with the insulation and burly design to weather the worst of urban winters.

Patagonia Slingshot Down Jacket - Men's

Down rules even when youre not tentbound or huddled on a belay ledge, which is why Patagonia designed the Mens Slingshot Down Jacket.

Quiksilver Sled Dogg Down Jacket - Men's

Unless youre a freak of nature you probably cant grow the kind of fur needed to keep you warm in the dead of winter, so when the mercury drops zip up the Quiksilver Mens Sled Dogg Down Jacket.

Rab Neutrino Endurance Down Jacket - Men's

Whiteout conditions and sub-zero temps at basecamp demand the unparalleled warmth and protection served up by the Rab Mens Neutrino Endurance Down Jacket.

Scott Ace Down Jacket - Men's

The Scott Mens Ace Down Jacket delivers jet fighter performance.

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