M Cloudveil Enclosure Mountain Parka REVIEW
by Kevin Grove
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The Cloudveil Enclosure Mountain Parka provides a warm micro-shelter for the stationary backcountry adventurer. The Cloudveil Enclosure Mountain Parka has 7.6 oz/yd2 PrimaLoft One in the body and 5.9 ox/yd2 PrimaLoft One in the sleeves, making it ideal to wear while belaying an alpine climb, eating lunch before dropping into sweet powder, or hanging out around base camp. The PrimaLoft One synthetic insulation has decent compressibility; the jacket stuffs down to about 300 cubic inches in volume, roughly the size of a volleyball. PrimaLoft One also absorbs much less water than down or other synthetic insulations, maintaining nearly all of its warmth when wet. The hood is well designed and keeps the neck and face areas warm and cozy, with or without a helmet, while maintaining good peripheral vision. The Cloudveil Enclosure Mountain Parka is also a nice addition to a lightweight integrated cold weather sleeping system, allowing a much lighter sleeping bag to be used.
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