I have narrowed my search for a good down jacket to just a few items:
MontBell Frostline Parka: $199, Hood, 6.7 oz fill, 25.2 oz total
Mountain Hardwear Phantom Jacket: $250, no hood, 5.3 oz fill, 15 oz total
Feathered Friends Hooded Helios: $289, Hood, 9 oz fill, 18 oz total (and option for eVent shell, presumably for extra cost)
Between those 3 jackets (for use between 0 - 15 deg F), which would you recommend for winter camp chores/cooking/drinking whiskey, etc...? I am fine with layering two good base layers + a hardshell on top. I think a hood would be nice to have, but it is not a necessity. The Feathered Friends seems to win on warmth / weight ratio, and the MontBell wins on price. Any ideas for whether or not the eVent shell option for the Helios would be worth looking into?