The Womens Micro Ratio Down Jacket uses 650 Fill Power hydrophobic 'Q.Shield' down to create a lightweight flexible midlayer.
Mountain Hardwear says:
Low-profile down jacket with an outstanding warmth-to-weight ratio. The Micro Ratio Down Jacket is fortified with Q.Shield™ DOWN 650-fill insulation, which retains critical loft and warmth even when wet, so you stay balmy without the bulk. Despite its big-jacket warmth, this compressible wonder is designed so efficiently that it stows away in its own pocket for packing.
||||Q.Shield DOWN is a giant leap forward in down performance. Down fibers are infused with a permanent water repellency that helps maintain insulating performance even when exposed to moisture.|
Mountain Hardwear's Micro Ratio Garments are filled with 650 Fill Power hydrophobic 'Q.Shield' down, so they will not achieve the warmth to weight ratios of garments using higher Fill Power down clusters, however they are still highly technical and very lightweight garments. The Micro Ratio garments are ideal mid layer insulation that will comfortably replace a much heavier fleece.
The outer fabric has a nice matt finish rather than the shiny appearance associated with the lightest garments and with a higher thread count it will be more durable. Cuffs are lightly elasticated and there's a drawcord hem for easy adjustment on the fly. The jacket also features two external zippered hand warmer pockets and one long internal stash pocket. The jacket can be compressed down and stored away into its own pocket which is perfect for saving space when packing.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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