Best Down Parka Awards Announced by OutdoorGearLab.com for Editors’ Choice, Best Buy and Top Picks awards.
Online PR News – 09-March-2013 – cheYENNE, WY – CHEYENNE, WY – OutdoorGearLab.com announced today the results of its 2013 Editors’ Choice awards for mens down parkas. Ten of the best jackets were compared in extensive side-by side testing. They were evaluated in the following categories: warmth, versatility, water resistance, comfort, durability and compactness.
The testing involved many months of camping, snow camping, ice climbing hiking and backpacking around the Eastern Sierra, Hyalite Canyon, Cody Wyoming, New Hampshire, and the Adirondacks. View the complete down parka reviews http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Parka-Reviews
Feathered Friends Volant - http://http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Parka-Reviews/Feathered-Friends-Volant-Jacket – Winner of the Editors’ Choice award for 2013. According to Gear Editor Chris Simrell, "With 850-fill down, fully baffled construction, and weight saving features, the Feathered Friends Volant Parka puts most other down parkas to shame. This high performance, packable oven is ideal for ice and alpine climbing, but works equally well at keeping you warm when standing around on the ski hill and walking around town at night.”
Rab Neutrino Endurance - http://http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Parka-Reviews/Rab-Neutrino-Endurance – Winner of the Best Buy award for 2013. This award is given to a product that balances a high score in our tests and a reasonable price. According to Simrell, “The Rab Neutrino Endurance is an excellant middleweight parka and superb ice and alpine climbing belay parka. It is more fully featured and longer than the lighter weight parkas in our review, yet still very light (23 oz. in total) and packable when compared to the super-warm arctic style parkas on the top end of the weight spectrum. An excellent all-around choice for those looking for a parka geared towards outdoor pursuits like winter climbing, ski touring, snowmobiling, etc. "
Mountain Hardwear Chillwave http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Parka-Reviews/Mountain-Hardwear-Chillwave-Jacket – Winner of a Top Pick award for 2013. This award goes to a product that is featured for its warmth and durability. According to Gear Editor Simrell, "The Mountain Hardwear Chillwave Jacket offers much in terms of warmth, durability, and weather resistance. While the Chillwave Jacket is not very light (at 37 oz. it is, in fact, the heaviest in our review), nor particularly packable for quick trips, it can stand up to the harsh conditions. With box-baffle construction and durable fabrics, the Chillwave is geared towards keeping you very warm for the long haul. "
OutdoorGearLab LLC, headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyoming, is dedicated to creating the world’s best outdoor gear reviews. The company’s website is a free resource for people who love the outdoors and participate in activities such as hiking, climbing, backpacking, and camping. The company performs side-by-side testing of outdoor gear and publishes the results in comparative reviews. Each product is scored across a range of weighted categories, competing products are ranked, and awards are given to top performing products.