Montbell Plasma 1000 Alpine Down Parka Review

Price: $439 MSRP – Check Price on Montbell Noel’s Rating:  4.6 of 5 stars Pros: Extremely warm and lightweight, very comfortable, full set of features Cons: Not very water-resistant, slightly delicate, expensive Weight: 8.4 oz Women’s Model: Plasma 1000 Alpine Down Parka Lighter Option: Plasma 1000 Alpine Down Jacket: 4.8 oz Budget Option: Superior Down Parka: $209 … Read more

Montbell Permafrost Light Down Parka: Women’s Jacket Review

Woman standing in the forest with a smile wearing a red down jacket

Price: $279 MSRP – Check Price on Montbell Keri’s Rating:  4.8 of 5 stars Pros: Great weight to warmth ratio; practically waterproof; extremely comfortable Cons: No internal zippered pockets; a tad bulky for ultralight backpacking Weight: 13.8 oz Men’s Model: Permafrost Light Down Parka Lighter Option: Alpine Light Down Parka: 12 oz Budget Option: Highland Parka: $149 … Read more

Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX Review: An Elite Backpacking Boot

Price: $230 MSRP – Check Price on: REI | Amazon Noel’s Rating:  4.6 of 5 stars Pros: Very comfortable; no break-in period; excellent ankle support, traction Cons: Relatively expensive; potential durability concerns; bulky Weight: 52.6 oz | 1.49 kg Women’s Model: REI | Amazon Lighter Option: Salomon X Ultra Mid 3 GTX: 36.5 oz | 1.04 kg … Read more