Alaska, the Alps, the Karakoram: The DAS Parka has long been synonymous with cold-weather alpine climbing the world over. Its well-sculpted fit maximizes warmth (while still sized as a belay parka) with lofty warm-when-wet 120-g PrimaLoft Silver Insulation Hi-Loft throughout and an additional layer of 60-g PrimaLoft Gold insulation wrapping the torso. The lightweight, PU-coated nylon ripstop shell (with DWR finish) is durable, water-resistant and windproof. All this while shaving a few ounces of weight from older versions. A single-pull, adjustable, helmet-compatible hood and a tall collar trap extra heat. A few fine points: zippered and insulated handwarmer pockets, a zippered chest pocket, large interior mesh pockets for drying gloves, elasticized cuffs, a drawcord drop-tail hem and a 2-way zip (with internal, insulated wind flap) that lets you see your belay device. Stuffsack included.
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