Light, inexpensive, and warm, the Mont Bell Frost Smoke is an eminently wearable, mountain ready jacket. Simple design features and construction help keep the cost low on the Frost Smoke. Don't be dissuaded by its lack of flash though, this jacket is a solid performer that will keep you warm when you need it too. With two hand warmer pockets and a velcro cinch at the back of the hood, the Frost Smoke is full of simple features that make it user-friendly and adjustable.
Though slightly lower quality in terms of craftsmanship, the materials used in its construction are high quality and you won't notice any significant difference between it and better crafted jackets. In spite of losing a little down, and the occasional errant stitch, the the Mont Bell Frost Smoke is durable enough to last you more than a few seasons in the mountains. It earns our Best Buy award for a quality jacket available at a wallet-friendly price.
The MontBell Frost Smoke Parka may be difficult to find at major retailers. If you find this is the case, take a peek at our Best Down Jacket for Men review to compare all of the models that we tested.