Arc’teryx Cerium LT
This Arc’teryx Cerium MT jacket features a full front zipper, adjustable hood, and a chin guard. These features help ensure no chilly air penetrates the jacket when fully zipped. The jacket also features a mix of synthetic and down insulation. The jacket is also very light, adding only a small amount of weight to a backpack.
The lightweight down construction of the Arc’teryx Cerium MT is one of its most appealing features. This jacket is filled with 850-fill power down, which is incredibly compressible. In fact, this jacket packs down to about the size of a 32-ounce water bottle and regains loft quickly. Another feature of the Cerium LT is Arc’teryx’s Down Composite Mapping Technology, which allows it to retain its loft after being packed.
Marmot Quasar Nova Hoodie
If you’re looking for a lightweight down jacket that is ridiculously warm, the Marmot Quasar M. is for you. Made from ultralightweight, DWR-treated Pertex Quantum® shell fabric and the highest-quality 850-fill-power down available, it’ll keep you toasty and comfortable no matter how cold the temperatures outside are.
The Marmot Quasar Nova Hoodie is a great packable jacket that’s ideal for winter exploration. The 800-fill goose down inside provides plenty of warmth without adding bulk to your pack. A great feature is that it can be folded into its own pocket, which will free up valuable space in your pack.
Patagonia Micro Puff Hoodie
The Micro Puff Hoodie is the ideal way to stay warm and dry on cold, winter days. This jacket is ultralightweight and water-resistant, with down-like warmth thanks to PlumaFill synthetic insulation. PlumaFill is a revolutionary featherlight down alternative that provides warmth without the bulk. This jacket is also wind-resistant. It features a long hood and adjustable cuffs.
The Patagonia Micro Puff Hoodie also has a number of sustainability features. First, it uses 100 percent recycled materials and bluesign-approved chemicals. It’s also Fair Trade Certified in its manufacturing process. However, there are some areas of improvement for this jacket. For example, its stitching pattern is very different than most synthetic jackets, so it’s possible that some patches are not stitched together properly.
North Face McMurdo Down Parka
If you’re looking for a down jacket that’s lightweight but still warm, look no further than the McMurdo Down Parka. This men’s parka has a 550-fill down insulation and is a super-waterproof and breathable option. The hood will keep you warm while the fake fur rim around the hood keeps out cold air. It also has an easy-to-zip design, which makes it suitable for most weather conditions.
The McMurdo Down Parka is packed with high-quality down insulation and incorporates a hood with a warm faux-fur lining. It’s a classic style with plenty of practical pockets, and the jacket is designed to last. It’s a great choice for cold-weather commutes and is environmentally friendly, too.
REI Co-op Stormhenge 850
The REI Co-op Stormhenge is an excellent winter parka that’s lightweight, waterproof, and has impressive warmth. It features a synthetic lining and premium 850-fill-power down. It also comes with adjustable cuffs and a helmet-friendly hood. Its design makes it a versatile choice for winter use, as it has plenty of pockets on the inside and out.
The REI Co-op Stormhenge is a winter parka-style jacket that features 850-fill power down insulation, which is an impressive amount for a winter jacket in this price range. This type of down feathers puff up dramatically and make the jacket feel thick and lofty. It is warm enough for most winter days, although it’s still advisable to layer underneath a lighter jacket to keep warm in extremely cold conditions.
Outdoor Research Super Alpine
The Outdoor Research Super Alpine Down Parka is an exceptionally warm, technical winter jacket. It is made from 800-fill down, and its Pertex Quantum face fabric helps to brush away abrasion and snags. It is the perfect piece to keep you warm and comfortable during your winter activities.
The Super Alpine Down Parka features two large, external handwarmer pockets and one large chest pocket. These pockets are spacious enough for your everyday essentials, and are lined with fleece. It also has two internal mesh stash pockets. There are plenty of pockets for a winter in the backcountry, or an urban trip in the city. The jacket also has a hood and long hem, which effectively keeps the wind out.