The phenomenal warmth and tremendous loft of the Mont Bell Mirage Parka make it an outstanding choice for those looking to be warm in the mountains. For those who want to go light you'll be impressed by the fact that all that warmth is created by only 12.8 ounces of jacket. With 900 fill down and ultra light 7 denier fabric the Mirage Parka feels like air when you're wearing it.
Lightweight but heavy on features the Mirage parka does just about everything you could want a jacket to. Not to be mistaken for a full weight expedition parka, the Mirage Parka won't keep you as warm as a full parka will. However, it is the warmest jacket we tested in this review.
We recommend the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Hooded (7.5oz), which is more trim fitting and not as warm, if you want the lightest featured down layer.