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Basement - Montane Womens Chonos Ultra Down Jacket

230g of 800+ FP Down (US Method) / BOX WALL Construction / PERTEX Quantum Y Yarn outer shell
Weighs 552g (UK size 12)
Code: AW14119
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Montane Chonos Ultra Down Jacket uses the very best Box Wall construction method to maximise the effectiveness of the down combined with lightweight fabrics to keep the total weight to a minimum for this high performing jacket.

Montane says: Built for high altitude and extreme cold conditions, the Chonos Ultra Down Jacket combines high quality goose down and a unique PERTEX Quantum Y Yarn outer shell fabric to create a supremely warm, lightweight and packable weather resistant boxwall jacket.

The Chonos Ultra Down Jacket has minimalist weight saving features including a tailored ‘active mountain’ fit that prevents the hem raising whilst reaching high, a fully adjustable helmet compatible hood that can be easily stowed away, two deep A-line hand-warmer pockets and its own waterproof dry bag.

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Montane's Chonos Ultra Down Jacket employs a range of features to achieve a very low weight for a fully featured down jacket with Box Wall construction containing 230grams of down. The use of super lightweight fabrics and a mountain cut are two ways in which weight is saved - but in all other respects weight is added so as not to compromise on features.

For example the box wall construction adds a lot of weight comparatively speaking but really enhances the performance of the jacket compared to most other down jackets (which use stitch through construction). Box wall creates better pockets for the down to loft into with fewer 'pinch points' and cold spots to compromise performance - its a much more effective construction technique, but its also much more expensive to produce.

The other features are pretty standard for a technical jacket - the cuffs are elasticated (presumably to save a bit of weight). The hood has a wired peak and a simple velcro volume adjuster. Its a relatively close fitting garment which also preserves a high level of performance.

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  • Constructed from PERTEX Quantum Y Yarn which provides increased downproofness and a strong tear strength
  • Features Super 100 Water Repellency that provides excellent water shedding through extended periods of wear
  • PERTEX Quantum Rip-stop lining throughout ensures the jacket is incredibly lightweight
  • Technical tailoring to prevent arm lift raising the lower hem whilst reaching high
  • Articulated arms with engineered tailoring to prevent seams constricting over elbows and upper arms
  • 230g of 90/10 high quality goose down at 800+ fill power
  • Full boxwall construction provides superior warmth and eliminates cold spots
  • Fully adjustable climbing helmet compatible hood
  • Hood lined with PERTEX Quantum Y Yarn for additional water repellency
  • Hood visor stiffened with a foam insert and a wire on the lip for adjustability
  • Internal elastic loop and hook on rear hood compression drawcord allows hood to be rolled down and stowed away whilst not in use in windy conditions
  • Two deep A-line hand-warmer pockets
  • External zips feature U-shaped pulls for use with gloves or mitts
  • Full length, reversed and baffled two way YKK front zip for ease of use with a backpack or climbing harness
  • Adjustable hem to prevent spindrift entry and heat loss
  • MONTANE ‘penny cordlocks’ on lower hem sides to create a low profile for comfort under climbing or rucksack harness
  • Own waterproof storage MONTANE dry bag
  • Fit: Active Mountain
  • Activities: Mountaineering / Fast Alpine / Ice Climbing / Mountain Walking


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PERTEX® Quantum Y

35g/m² 100% nylon 20 denier rip-stop
Y-shaped yarn construction for an extremely lightweight yet durable finish.
Air permeability 1.0cc max (JIS L 1096 / ATSM D737)
Abrasion resistance 10,000+ at 12.5k PA (BS EN ISO 12947-2)
Super DWR finish with spray rating 100/20 (JIS L 1092)

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PERTEX® Quantum Rip-stop

37g/m² 100% Polyamide mini rip-stop weave
Air permeability 1.0cc max (JIS L 1096 / ASTM D737)
Spray rating 80 / 20 (JIS L 1092)
Abrasion resistance 10,000+ at 12.5k PA (BS EN ISO 12947-2)

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100 Super Water Repellency

Is a highly durable water repellent finish that provides excellent water shedding through extended wash and wear

  • Fabric: PERTEX® Quantum Y Yarn
  • Insulation: 230g (UK 12) of min 90/10 goose down at 800+ fill (USA) CERTIFIED NON LIVE PLUCKED & NON FORCE FED DOWN
  • Lining: PERTEX® Quantum Rip-stop
  • Zips: YKK reverse coil
  • UK 08 size weighs 518g
  • UK 10 size weighs 532g
  • UK 12 size weighs 552g
  • UK 14 size weighs 570g
  • UK 16 size weighs 588g

Care Instructions:

  • The Chonos Ultra Down Jacket uses PERTEX® fabric which contains a Durable Water Repellency (DWR) as the first barrier in keeping you dry. Clean your garment in order to maintain this.
  • MONTANE® recommends a professional cleaning service for down products.
  • If you choose to wash your down clothing yourself, it ideally needs to be handwashed and care must be taken to dry the product correctly.
  • Wash using a mild detergent in warm water (around 30°C/86°F). MONTANE® recommends Nikwax Down Wash.
  • Do not use fabric softeners, bleach or liquid detergent.
  • Rinse the product thoroughly after washing to remove any soap traces.
  • You should dry the product carefully in a tumble drier on a cool setting. You may need to stop the tumble drier at regular intervals to loft the down by hand (TIP: place a bag of three clean tennis balls in the tumble drier. This agitates the down to help stop it clumping together when it dries).
  • It will take some time to dry a down product thoroughly, even if the outer
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