M Patagonia DAS Parka REVIEW
by Alan Dixon
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Even with its huge, helmet compatible hood and generous sizing, the Patagonia DAS Parka is arguably the warmest jacket for its weight. At 24 ounces (680 g) the Patagonia DAS Parka still retains just about every feature one would want in a cold weather synthetic parka. It has excellent breathability - in my opinion a key feature to staying warm. I did my coldest field testing of the Patagonia DAS Parka on an October ascent of Mt. Rainer. Even when I was damp and sweaty from climbing I dried out quickly when I threw the Patagonia DAS Parka parka over me. This was crucial to staying warm on the mountain. While clearly designed for alpine climbing, it works equally well for backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and other cold climate endeavors. It is the winter parka of choice for a number of our staff.
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- Garment Style
- Fabric Description
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- Other Features
- Model Year
- STORM RESISTANCE
- RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT
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