Mountain Equipment Vega Jacket (Winter 17)


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Mountain Equipment Vega Jacket (Winter 17)

Mountain Equipment Vega Jacket (Winter 17)

The Mountain Equipment Vega Jacket is a seriously warm yet lightweight down jacket ideal as a winter belay jacket. For warmth the Vega has 229g (size L) of 800 fill power goose down which is contained in a stitched through baffle construction. The outer fabric is Mountain Equipment's own Drilite Loft II fabric which has been specially designed for use in their down jackets and provides complete windproofing and a high level of water resistance.

The Vega has a protective Half Dome helmet compatible hood so you can really hunker down when on those windy belays. Adjustable cuffs and dual tether hem drawcords ensure you can prevent draughts along with the offset insulated rear baffle on the zipper. If you're after a properly warm belay jacket for fast and light missions then the Vega has a great option.

For more information on Drilite Loft II please read Drilite Loft Explained and for more information on down fill power please read Down Fill Power Explained.

Mountain Equipment Vega Jacket Features

  • Drilite Loft II outer
  • 800 fill power Goose Down with a minimum content of 90/10
  • Stitched through baffle construction
  • Optimised down distribution and fill weights
  • Half Dome HC hood
  • 2 way YKK moulded centre front zip with offset insulated rear baffle
  • 2 zipped hand warmer pockets with moulded zips
  • Adjustable cuffs and dual tether hem drawcords
Barbados Red

100% Polyamide, Down fill

Customer Reviews of Mountain Equipment Vega Jacket (Winter 17)

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 from 1 Review

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

Reviewer: Felipe, Montreal, Canaada  

I was hunting for a frigid-weather down parka for southern Canada, -20C. I did my research, and the Vega seemed right, in spite of some negative points on some reviews.

The parka is indeed very light and very confortable. It is incredibly warm. The secret: all the down in the hood. Protect your head first, remember? The hood looks like you are wearing a helmet underneath! But who cares when it's -20C, right?!

The four stars is primarily because of the terrible main zipper. It catches all the time, so you have to be ... v e r y ... patient ... all the time. A slightly sturdier zipper would help so much.

There should also be at least one internal mesh stuff pocket. That too would not add that much weight, and again, would help so much. Overall, however, it is a joy to wear and at no moment so far this winter have I felt I should have added another layer before wandering outdoors. Highly recommended.

p.s. perhaps I am amongst the few who ended up with a bad zipper.

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