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Patagonia Men's Grade VII Down Parka

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For thriving—not just surviving—in the most extreme places on earth, our Grade VII Down Parka represents years of building, testing and refining among our brain trust of designers and ambassadors, resulting in a belay and bivy parka worthy of the most visionary lines on the most intimidating peaks.

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For thriving on the most visionary lines on the most intimidating peaks, our Grade VII Down Parka represents years of building, testing and refining among our brain trust of designers and ambassadors. At belays and bivies—any time you stop, or any time you’re moving through absolute zero—the parka keeps your fire burning with its precise, fully baffled construction (laminated on the arms, shoulders and chest) and differentially cut shell and liner, which traps your heat courtesy of 800-fill-power Traceable Down (goose down that can be traced back to birds that were never force-fed, never live-plucked). The design further ensures that the loft stays in place, thus eliminating cold spots, regardless of severity of use, and elasticized stitching on the side panels of the liner hug the jacket into the body. The 100% nylon ripstop shell is more robust in the sides and back, and has a DWR (durable water repellent) finish throughout. The helmet-compatible, baffled hood has a single-pull drawcord and a high-loft draft collar around the neck; the 2-way center-front zipper is backed with draft tubes that kiss together, removing the cold shoulder (or cold zipper). Plenty of pockets keep you sorted when hell freezes over: Double chest pockets and double hand pockets all have down on both sides of the pocket bags to retain warmth when open, and 4 interior catch-all pockets (two on each side) have stretch mesh for draining snow melt (the back-right interior pocket has a hidden stash tube with keeper-loop for retaining the self-fabric stuffsack). The elasticized-stitch cuff openings sit gently on the wrist, locking in heat and allowing the sleeve to be easily pulled down over gloves, or pushed up at brew stops. The hem drawcord routes through the mini snowskirt and is located several inches above the parka’s hem, thus pulling everything inward without draft spots while eliminating any hanging loops that can snag on gear and rocks. Dialed. Regular fit.
  • Light yet durable 100% nylon shell fabrics maximize wet-weather protection with a light DWR (durable water repellent) finish throughout, and glued-baffle construction on arms, shoulders and chest
  • Fully baffled construction and differentially cut shell and liner keep down lofted and eliminate cold spots; elasticized stitch on liner at side panels pulls jacket into the body
  • Alpine helmet–compatible, baffled hood has a single-pull drawcord and high-loft draft collar around the neck; 2-way center-front Vislon® zipper is backed with kissing draft tubes
  • Exterior pockets: two large chest pockets with zipper garages, and two large hand pockets with stiffened welts for easy access; all pockets have down insulation on both sides of pocket bag to retain warmth when pockets are open
  • Interior pockets: two catch-all pockets on each side of the front torso have stretch mesh for draining snow melt; right-rear interior pocket has small stash pocket with keeper-loop for retaining self-fabric stuffsack
  • Elasticized stitch at the cuff opening sits gently on the wrist, locking in heat and allowing the sleeve to be easily pulled down over gloves, or pushed up at brew stops
  • Hem-cord routes through mini snowskirt and is located several inches above jacket hem to cinch toward body without draft spots
  • Front Shell: 1.2-oz 15-denier 100% nylon ripstop with a light DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Side and Back Shell: 1.2-oz 20-denier 100% nylon with a light DWR finish. Lining: 0.85-oz 15-denier 100% nylon ripstop Pertex® Quantum built with Y-shaped filament technology and a DWR finish. Insulation: 800-fill-power 100% Traceable Down (European goose down that can be traced back to birds that were never force-fed, never live-plucked)
  • 675 g (23.8 oz)
  • Made in China.

Water Resistant

DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.

Traceable Down Insulation

Patagonia Traceable Down provides the highest assurance of animal welfare in the apparel industry. Every down cluster, in every one of our down products, comes exclusively from birds that were never force-fed and never live-plucked. How do we know? We hired an independent third-party expert to trace and verify our down supply chain from farm to jacket–and every step in between. Learn more

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Men's Grade Vii Down Parka is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect.....but not quite This thing is so close to perfect. The materials are incredibly light which makes for one of the most lightweight and compressible expedition parkas that I've ever seen. The hood is well designed and super cozy without restricting vision. Zips up nice and high over the mouth and seals well with goggles. Pockets are plentiful and easy to access. The draft tubes are well designed and the zipper doesn't snag. Wrist cuffs are soft and stay close to the wrist without being constricting. The loft in the arms and body is just right. Long drop tail for covering your butt which helps seal in warmth. Sizing is perfect (I'm a large in everything else 5'11" 200lbs linebacker build broad shoulders 34" waist) the large allows layering without feeling constrictive and it's not so bulky that I feel like a marshmallow. I literally love everything about this jacket....except for one detail and it's a big one for me. As other reviews have mentioned the down fill in the shoulders is woefully lacking. I'm pretty sure my down sweater has more actual down in the shoulders than this parka. The video with Steve shows the shoulders bulging with fill but take a look at the pics of the model. You can see how flat the shoulders are and in person they feel even less lofty and noticeably allow heat escape. If this was designed that way I would love some feedback from Patagonia as to why they dropped the amount of fill in the shoulders. Maybe they had good reason? For me though it was a deal breaker. Please Patagonia!!! Increase the fill in the shoulders and you'll have the best lightweight expedition parka on the market. Everything else about this parka is dialed in and awesome so don't change it next season...just the fill. It's still an incredible parka which is why I still gave it 4 stars but just didn't meet the needs I had for it.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular Parka Headed back to SIBERIA, and I thought I'd drop in a review first the Grade VII. In December I flew the 13 time zones to Novokuznetsk and Kansk preparing for the possibility of -30 F (see picture) and had the Grade VII in it's stuff sack in my carry-on with a twice as big giant parka in my checked on in case of the super cold stuff. Taking all the features in balance, the Grade VII turned out to be the best severe cold weather parka I have ever experienced, and by a margin, in the following categories: 1. Warmth to weight 2. Comfort and feel 3. Industrial Design 4. Maybe Manufacturing if I knew more. 5. The hood. What a great hood. 6. Packability. 7. Range of temperature (range is about 30 as a high if just walking and minus twelve if moderately layered and walking - maybe lower but -12 F was the coldest I've used the Grad VII in). I’m certainly not one to tell other reviewers what they have or have not experienced, but I am just baffled on the cold shoulders comments. I used the Grade VII to -12 F configured with a light base layer, a lined flannel shirt, and then the Grade VII. No problems - shoulders were fine. Once I was digging a car out of the snow in gale winds in below zero, and the Grade VII kept me warm. Now my Canada Goose Langford Parka does have cold shoulders, my Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero, like the Patagonia Grade VII does not. Here’s the thing, the Patagonia Grade VII is only about half the weight of the MH and less than half the weight of the CG and I can't emphasize enough how much more comfortable the Grade VII is. And the supplied stuff sack of the Grade VII is 1/3 the size of the MH's (No sack supplied with the CG). I am preparing to go back to Russia a week from Saturday for work, and as I write this Novokuznetsk is -16 F, and with it now being late February, the Grade VII will be the only outer layer I will take with me. It is really remarkable that at 1 lbs. and 7.8 oz. the Grade VII is the only outer layer I need for almost all of my Winter trips even where below zero is likely. FIT: I am 6'1", 190 lbs. and bought the Large. The fit is good, no problem with my hands over my head or using my Noctivid 8X42 Bins. I would not think the Grade VII is intended a for load bearing duty with a pack - By design the shell is a thin nylon encapsulating the down making a huge contribution to comfort but meriting some caution in use. It has been remarkably robust for it's weight and has no damage even none cosmetically. WHAT I DO: I serve a Global NGO and I travel to brrr in both hemispheres. I formerly served in hard cold in the USAF as well as being a 1993 graduate of Chuck Whittaker’s mountaineering school, and have enjoyed Winter activity ever since.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Attention to Detail I bought this as soon as it came out, but didn't really use it until a recent winter attempt on Mt Sanford in the Wrangell Mountains of AK, and a few days ice cragging around Anchorage area. It performs great. I was really impressed with the details, like the zipper baffles, the cuffs, and the field-replaceable hem drawcord. The internal pockets are good for keeping all the gloves warm, the two chest pockets are good for organizing lighters and candy bar wrappers, the hood works great with or without a helmet. I also appreciate that the stuffsack is attached (and removeable) from the jacket so I can't lose it like I always do with the DAS stuffsack. I am 6'2", 210 lbs, size 34-35" waist. I could wear the XL, but I got the XXL because I wanted a huge parka that could swallow me whole. Overall, this thing is a great piece. Patagonia hit it out of the park. I look forward to taking this thing guiding on Denali this summer.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing, but with a few major reservations I bought a small and a medium (and immediately returned the small). I'm a guide and work mostly in the southern Andes. I'm comparing this to my Arcteryx Ceres and Firebee. The Grade Vii is: 1. Lighter, with better loft. 2. The zip baffles are superb. 3. The elasticized torso baffling is also superb. 4. Materials - lighter than both arcteryx pieces and at least as warm.... BUT... the Cons: 1. The arms are too short (I'm a climbers build with positive ape index but a size L would have drowned me in the torso, yet the medium arms are basically too short. 2. The cut around the shoulder doesn't allow for comfortable overhead work, or even arms up perpendicular - i use binoculars a lot when working and this is critical for me. 3. Finally for some wierd reason the transition to the hood has no baffling and is sewn through. This creates a cold spot around the shoulder and in the thoracic-c-spine junction.And the seam kind of pulls all the weight of the jacket into your neck. Coupled with the lack of loft in the shoulder panel as others have said, this is the main issue. I really wanted to love this jacket as so much is right about it, but it's not quite there yet. Almost. Next year I'll probably re-buy it and try again ;)
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Jacket, Super Lightweight I took delivery of this jacket with trepidation. There's a dearth of reviews available. I'm thinking they haven't sold many. It is very expensive after all. One reviewer here said almost perfect but cold spots because of poorly designed shoulders. He seems very experienced and to know what he's talking about. When I read that I was like, ok, I'll judge for myself. I received the Jacket a couple of weeks ago. The first thing that struck me was the featherweight nature of it, the supple outer material. I had the black version. After wearing it merely in my backyard on a chilly but not very cold day, I immediately came to the conclusion it's unfortunately not all it's cracked up to be and aside from the incredible light weight , it's really nothing special at all. The drawstring hem was difficult to pull tight, making me feel I'd rip it. There is no inner baffle around the waist and so cold came right up the bottom. The reviewer who commented on the lack of down in the shoulders was spot on. It's probably the main weak spot in an otherwise nice jacket. For the money, it's not worth it IMHO. I really wanted to like it and keep it but with tax, for close to a thousand dollars, there are better choices out there. I returned it and Patagonia took about 10 days to refund.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Almost Perfect A huge hat tip to Steve House and the design team on this jacket and the many innovative features. The front zipper and baffle are unbeatable. They stop drafts beautifully and are easy to operate. The draft tube at the waist is intelligent and effective. Ample pockets are another win. Great hood? Yep, they nailed that too. Easy to use cuffs? Second to none. Lightweight and well cut round out the list of wins. The only problem and it's a pretty big one is the shoulder design. The construction combined with limited down fill make for very cold shoulders. Even at a moderate -10C/4F things get cold in minutes. No amount of redistributing the down helps, there simply isn't sufficient down in the baffle to keep things warm when standing at a belay. By comparison, I have a number of summer down jackets that have more fill in the shoulder region and in turn are warmer. If you're wearing this thing in modest temperatures around town or walking your dog I'm sure this won't be a problem but if the Rockies or AK are on your list, this is going to make you miserable in a hurry. Hoping the team can revisit the shoulder design. If they figure this out, they'll have the best down jacket ever created on their hands. Until then, the price can't be justified in the face of poor performance.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you need warm! This is it Great jacket, really beautiful design. Only thing I would say is buy one size smaller unless you are going to have lots of layers underneath.
Date published: 2016-11-16
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