Patagonia has updated the colors of this jacket. The DAS Parka is now available in two color options; black and grecian blue.
We think of our Top Pick winner as a relatively specialist piece, however, and think that most folks will be better served for everyday use by one of the lighter insulated models we tested. The Arc'teryx Atom AR Hoody is our favorite jacket with medium insulation; it is a great mid-layer for really cold weather and a good outer layer for near freezing conditions. The second warmest model we tested, the Mountain Hardwear Super Compressor, is a bit more stylish for around town wear, but doesn't have the added weather resistance and big internal drop-in pockets that make the DAS a great belay parka.