Patagonia Grade VII Down Parka
Patagonia Grade VII Down Parka is built for the biggest, coldest mountains in the world. Patagonia Grade VII Down Parka represents years of building, testing and refining among our designers and ambassadors. At belays and bivies—any time you stop—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 trap your heat with 800-fill-power Advanced Global Traceable Down (goose down certified by NSF International, traced from parent farm to apparel factory to help ensure that the birds are not force-fed or live-plucked). The design ensures that the loft stays in place, 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 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; the two-way center-front zipper is backed with draft tubes to block cold air from sneaking through. Plenty of pockets keep you sorted when hell freezes over: Double chest pockets and double handwarmer pockets have down on both sides of the pocket bags to retain warmth when open, and four 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 but also allowing the sleeve to be easily pulled down over gloves, or pushed up at brew stops. The hem drawcord routes through the mini snowskirt several inches above the hem, pulling everything inward without draft spots and eliminating any hanging loops that can snag on gear and rocks. Dialed.
100% Recycled Shell Fabric
Light yet durable 100% recycled nylon shell with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish paired with a glued-baffle construction on arms, shoulders and chest maximize wet-weather protection
Designed to Keep in Warmth
Fully baffled construction and differentially cut shell and lining keep down lofted and eliminate cold spots; elasticized stitch on lining at side panels pulls jacket in toward the body
Alpine helmet‒compatible, baffled hood has a single-pull drawcord and high-loft draft collar; two-way center-front Vislon® zipper is backed with kissing draft tubes
External Pocket Features
Exterior pockets: two large chest pockets with zipper garages, and two large front 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
Internal Pocket Features
Interior pockets: two catch-all pockets on each side of the front torso with stretch mesh for draining snowmelt
Elasticized stitch at the cuff openings sit gently on the wrists, locking in heat and allowing the sleeves to be easily pulled down over gloves or pushed up
Snowskirt Reduces Draft
Hem cord routes through mini snowskirt and is located well above hem to cinch toward body without draft spots; unique construction allows hem-cord adjustability inside parka or inside interior pocket to avoid hanging loops that can snag; Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
Country of Origin
Made in Vietnam.
743 g (26.2 oz)
- Shell: (front) 1.2-oz 15-denier Pertex Quantum® 100% recycled nylon ripstop with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish; (side and back) 1.2-oz 20-denier 100% recycled nylon ripstop with an endurance coating and a DWR finish
- Lining: 0.9-oz 15-denier 100% recycled nylon ripstop Pertex Quantum with a DWR finish
- Insulation: 800-fill-power Advanced Global Traceable Down (goose down certified by NSF International to help ensure the birds that supply it are not force-fed or live-plucked)
- Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
Model is 183 cm (6’0″) and wearing a size Medium Regular Fit
This jacket is for anyone who needs max warmth, but it’s built on our men’s fit block. For the best fit, we suggest women buy one size smaller than usual.
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
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.
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