The Mountain Hardwear Super Compressor is a big insulated jacket designed for cold and potentially wet weather. The second warmest of all the models we included in our 2015 review, it is great for throwing on at the crag or in camp to stay toasty while relaxing. The large, fleece-lined hand pockets are very cozy when you need to take care of cold weather tasks with your bare hands, and unlike its closest competitors, this jacket stuffs away into its chest pocket.
The warmest insulated jacket we tested, the Patagonia DAS Parka, is more technically featured, and we think that it sets the standard for a synthetic "belay parka." The DAS is more water and wind resistant and has big internal drop in pockets for gloves or water bottles. We recommend the DAS for mountaineering and ice climbing, but the Super Compressor is more stylish for sure. For cragging, backpacking, and around town wear, the Super Compressor is a cozy and better looking alternative.