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BC MicroTherm™ Down Jacket 2.0 - Greenclearance

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Winner of Backpacker Magazine's 2012 Editors' Choice Snow Award

Warm, waterproof and rated to 20K/20K, this revolutionary down jacket provides full–on protection for mountain storms at a fraction of the expected weight. Breathable WeatherEdge® Pro technology utilizes our most technically advanced materials and construction for elevated activity in extreme conditions, and a new longer length prevents cold updrafts.

"This 800–fill down parka kept us toasty to about 15°F when we were on the move with only a light base layer underneath (and in colder temps when we supplemented with midlayers or were laboring under heavy packs.) But it also does what no other fully insulated jacket has been able to do successfully before: vent like mad when we're working hard."
Backpacker Magazine

  • WATERPROOF/BREATHABLE AND WINDPROOF 2–LAYER SHELLWeatherEdge® Pro, 1.7 oz 12–denier fabric with StormRepel® DWR finish, rated to 20K/20K
  • 800 FILL PREMIUM EUROPEAN GOOSE DOWNDown–packed micro–channels keep you warm with minimal weight and bulk
  • DUAL–FUNCTION CHEST POCKETSProvide storage, double as heat–dumping core vents
  • INTEGRATED HOODFits easily over a ski or climbing helmet
FIT

Active Fit: Garment fits closer to the body; designed to fit over baselayers and light midlayers

  • WEATHER-SEALED ZIPPERS AND CORDED PULLSEliminate need for flaps, durable and easier to grab
  • ERGONOMIC POCKETS AND ARTICULATED ELBOWSHarness and pack compatible, ease of movement
  • ARTICULATED ELBOWSFacilitate easy movement
  • LOW-PROFILE CUFFSAdjust for snug fit
  • AN INCH LONGER THAN LAST SEASON'S VERSIONProvides more coverage to keep you warmer
  • 100% nylon waterproof/breathable 20K/20K shell; 800-fill down insulation
  • Center back length: Reg. 30.5", Tall 32.5"
  • Garment weight: 1 lb, 4 oz.
  • Imported
  • Machine wash

WeatherEdge® Pro

The best weather protection. Lighter. Stronger. For strenuous activity in extreme conditions. The first number in its 20,000/20,000 rating is the waterproofness: The fabric can withstand 20,000 mm of water suspended over its surface before moisture seeps through. The second number shows its breathability: In 24 hours, it allows 20,000 grams of water vapor to escape per square meter of fabric.

MicroTherm Down

MicroTherm is First Ascent's lightest, warmest down construction, which pairs high quality 800 fill with some of the narrowest channel baffling in the outdoor industry.

The narrow-channel construction prevents down migration and keeps the fill more evenly distributed throughout the garment—minimizing the cold spots and filling voids that could allow body heat to escape.

This elevates the overall thermal value of MicroTherm to an extremely high degree, meaning more warmth for the same weight, reducing overall bulk and allowing for easier layering as well as greater packability.

We like to emphasize it's the warmest, lightest down we've ever made.

StormRepel®

Our durable water-repellent (DWR) finish causes moisture to bead up on the surface so it rolls off or evaporates rather than soaking into the fabric.

Peter Whittaker

"A perfect combination of warmth and protection that weighs almost nothing. This jacket thrives in the wind and cold. Bring it on! "

— Peter Whittaker

Peter Whittaker
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$299
Tall -
$319
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BC MicroTherm™ Down Jacket 2.0 - Green