You know the expression "like water off a duck's back"? Normally, you can't get your feather-filled jacket wet without fear of it deflating. But if your down puffer is a Mountain Hardwear
, you have no need to curse the rain. Q.Shield 800-fill down--that's Mountain Hardwear's high-tech method for infusing every fluffy feather with a permanent water repellent, so the down maintains its loft and insulation in wet conditions. A durable, quilted ripstop nylon shell separates the down so it stays nice and poofy. Keep out the cold even more with dual-hem drawcords and front handwarmer pockets. It's portable, too: smash the Mountain Hardwear Nitrous jacket into its included compression sack
, then stash it in your backpack
for just-in-case insulation on climbing
and hiking trips.