Using today's dealflyer special the MH Hooded Phantom Down Jacket is $126 down from $300. The MH Plasmic is $66 (usually $140) and is I believe a rebranded form of eVent DVL. Free shipping on orders over $100 and the code I got in my email is EEU3429P, good for three orders.
Is you use the mobile app, it's free shipping regardless of price.
Any idea how much down is in the phantom jacket?
I'm pretty sure it is the 'Dry Q Elite' that is the rebrand of eVent. The Dry.Q whatever else is just a normal 2.5 layer jacket.
I unfortunately can't remember where I read the info, whether it was a post here or on another site, where they broke down all the Dry Q levels. The gist of it was the Dry Q elite was eVent, Dry Q core was their cheap proprietary epic membrane (or coating?) and Dry Q evap was eVent DVL 2.5 layer fabric. Then again my memory often fails me and I could be quite off base.
Edited by mothermenke on 09/26/2013 12:24:54 MDT.
I believe the ratings for Dry Q Elite is 40,000/30,000 (hydrostatic head/breathability)I think standard eVent is something in the 20,000/20,000 region, probably a bit more.
Jeffrey, I believe it's 6.35oz of down. I had emailed MHW about it awhile back and they said 180grams IIRC. This is for the hooded version, figure a half to full oz less for the non-hooded. I have it and it's definitely puffy. I would put it in the solid big brand 16oz range for jackets. Not as warm looking or feeling as a beefy box-baffled jacket like a Rab Neutrino Plus, but definitely warmer and colder oriented than Montbell UL Parka or MHW Ghost Whisperer.One caveat is the fit. It's MHW Active Fit which means a little smaller than normal. I'm a solid Small in DeadBird regardless of fit and MHW active fit smalls are pretty tight. I got a medium in this jacket and it's still feels a little on the small side with room for only the smallest layers. Then again I have a climber's body so we get big shoulder/back region without increasing chest too much and everything fits weird! Definitely a nice jacket though and I can't wait to test mine out this winter.
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