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Broken zipper makes this almost useless
I was really happy with this jacket when I got it despite the steep price. I used it as my go to jacket and it's great for biking to work in the winter. However, the zipper doesn't work well and often comes undone. The quality of the zipper seems very flimsy. I will send it back for a repair, but by the time I get it back, it will e Sprin... Read Moreg.
Hi Joe, thank you for your review. We are so sorry to hear about the trouble you've been having with the zipper on your jacket. That's definitely not what we want for you. We strive to provide high-quality and durable clothing that meets our customers' expectations. We have reached out to you directly so we can assist you with a repair or possible zipper replacement sent to you right away.
This jacket is so wonderful!! I use it for climbing in the gnarly fall/winter weather and it does amazing. Its completely windproof, and soooo warm. I got an XS as a 115 lb 5 foot 2 inch lady and its great for layering but not too big at all. If youre looking for one coat to do it all, this one is it!
Nearly perfect belay parka, small hood, short arms
Sized well to be a belay parka that goes over all your other layers (including mid layer insulation and shell) in the same size. Only complaint is that it is a touch short all over but particularly in the hood and the arms. When wearing a Petzl Sirocco helmet the hood is quite tight, I can zip it up but can't move my head around much. The len... Read Moregth of the arms is fine when arms are down but when raising my arms I get a gap at the wrist. I tried going up from my normal Small to a Medium but that only added width, not height, so it didn't help.
Just received a Patagonia e-mail talking about what we folks reach for when it gets cold. Well, here in the North East where dampness/rain is 70% of the weather, I not reaching for my Pat down parkers, except when really really cold,- Im reaching for one of my Never-disappoints DAS parkers. You've kids in design dept have constantly changed th... Read Moree syn-insulation, but my 15-year old original with Primaloft 1 is still kicking butt, in spite of edge fraying. All this said, would I buy another? Yes! But, admittedly its escalating price, inflation reflective Im sure, is pretty stiff!
Warm and comfortable
Extremely warm and comfortable, the DAS Parka is an ideal parka for Midwest weather. Versatile since it can be used as a midlayer or an outer layer. Its ultralight fabric and water resistance coating keeps me warm when its wet. I bought this parka specially for bone chilling cold days, hiking or waiting for my son while He is sledding with his frie... Read Morends. The DAS Parka means peace of mind and less layers. I dont see many downsides. It does make noise with friction just like any winter jacket. It makes less noise than certain nylon jackets. All in all this is an excellent parka, warm, easy to maintain and to store. Its great to have one in my closet and be ready for the coldest days.
Best combo of light and warm for a synthetic jacket
I know the intended purpose of this jacket is climbing, and I don't climb but I find it great for many other things. I got the DAS because I already had a down jacket, but I do a lot in wet cold conditions (New England) so I wanted to have a good synthetic jacket that didn't sacrifice warmth. The folks at the store said this was their war... Read Moremest synthetic jacket, warmer than the macro puff, and I felt the difference immediately. Once you get over the trash bag looking texture of the jacket, you can appreciate that it is there to make it more durable and rip resistant than a lot of other jackets like it. The hood is clearly meant for a climbing helmet, but is easily adjustable from the back for other uses. I've used the jacket to work in the Arctic circle and northern Minnesota in the winter. It's also great for winter backpacking, and the internal pockets close to the skin are great for putting wet hiking socks or other little accessories to dry. I don't think I've ever felt cold in the DAS parka, but if I did, its fit is certainly compatible to layer with other pieces of outerwear. The PrimaLoft Gold synthetic insulation comes in clutch because I have definitely gotten the jacket wet before, but it keeps all its loft and insulation in addition to drying quickly.
Fit is different from Das Light Hoody
Since the Das Light Hoody fit me perfectly, I thought the Das Parka would too, but that's not the case. The torso of the Das Parka is wider and the fit of the hood is a little weird around the neck area. The top visor of the hood came down over my eyes. The hood adjustment helped, but not enough to make it work for me. Otherwise, nice jacket.
I use this for travel, cold sporting events, ski breaks, and hiking/snowshoeing in the pacific northwest and rocky mountains. It is super warm wet or dry, packs well, and surprisingly light. A saftey blanket for any winter mountain activity. The fit is generous on purpose to slip over whatever you a wearing when you take a break or a cold wind pick... Read Mores up.
Probably the best puffy ever made
Totally worth buying one of these! Super warm but very lightweight I usually wear it after skiing session to regulate my body heat losses or around town in cold days with a light hoodie. Also the looks are amazing! Sporty and casual at the same time! Bravo Patagonia for this one!
Picked this up from local store before a last minute trip to Scotland in February. Grabbed a small because it was the only size available in store. Im usually a medium but this worked (so assuming it runs kinda large). Very warm, reasonably water resistant, and packable. Loved the top and bottom zippers, the chest pocket, and cinch in the hood. Wou... Read Moreld have appreciated slightly deeper hand pockets
Dont mess with my DAS
The ultimate synthetic puffy. Incredibly warm and incredibly light. It fits over or under anything you want and the two way zipper is so useful. Ive used it as a pillow or slept in it on cold nights in the bag. Fits big but it makes it warmer and you can even pull it off in an urban setting.
My new favorite Jacket!
This jacket is so light and warm! It feels like its hugging you. As far as sizing I usually run between a small and medium with Patagonia so I sized down to the small and its a good fit! Have to remember that its a belay parka so its made to go over other layers but I sized down to a small to use as a normal jacket.
Love everything about this Jacket
I have wanted a wonderful jacket for my hiking and climbing trips like forever. I am a female and my size wasnt available in the DAS parka. So i opted for a mens jacket as i was badky in need of one. I ordered a small . Although its a teensy but boxy i still love how warm it is. I love it and dont regret getying a mens jacket at all. Thanks to Pata... Read Moregonia for making such wonderful jackets.
Very light, but still very warm
Needed to replace an old winter coat. Live in MN, so need something that can keep me warm on subzero days. I have only been wearing it about a month, but so far its great. Very lightweight, but still very warm. My only concern is with the durability of the outer layer. Seems a little thin or that it could possibly snag on a branch while hiking.
Best Ski Puffy On The Markey
I work as a backcountry ski guide and spend almost everyday in this jacket at some point. It packs small enough that it's literally always in my bag even when temps are warm. The fit is perfect for layering underneath. I can easily have a base layer, mid-layer, and shell under this without sizing the jacket up. Also, I've found that this ... Read Moreis my go to piece for descents, I'll usually go sans shell if there is not weather. And even if it's a bit stormy, the fabric can take a bit of water pretty easily as can the insulation since it's synthetic.
Im a couple weeks in now and have had an opportunity to test the parka. Its a fantastic belay parka and insurance in the backcountry when doing winter adventures. I used to carry 2 60g primaloft layers but this feels a lot more solid and is super warm. Love the long tail that covers my bum, especially if I sit on a rock for a little bit of protecti... Read Moreon from conduction. Ive also been wearing it around town. I kind of love the boxy and baggy fit (made so for wearing over all your gear and layers) for casual wear. Was not expecting to wear it casually so big bonus there. Also took it resort skiing which is also a surprise use for me. Worked great. Id recommend this for climbing, most backcountry winter adventures or overnighters (camping, multi day ski trips, backpacking, etc) and tbh its great around town too.
I was instructed by your staff this PUFFY coat was made of a durable rip stop. I was Nervous when it came with a stuff sack. what's the sense of a top notch "life saving" as some describe in their reviews on presidential range ( Washington ) if it shreds and tears ( FAILS) under use? I expected the best at almost 2x cost of many comp... Read Moreetitors similar jackets Maybe a few grams heavier. this coat ripped 2x on 4 th day walking in NE Portland brushing against a shrub? Delicate but warm. Too new and Too expensive for duct tape.
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My old, slightly lighter weight down jacket has been wearing out. This one is perfect in that it's, say, a medium or medium heavy weight insulated jacket and definitely warmer than my old one. I use this jacket for transitioning in and out of other layers in the cold. I really like the closures at the wrists, hood, and waist. They're all ... Read Moresnug for when it's cold or windy. The two-way main zipper is a favorite feature of mine because I can ventilate or get into pockets in under layers or get in and out of a sitting position without undoing the whole zipper.
A light 4 season jacket!
Well made, great materials and a good fit. Stuffs small, dries quickly and keeps you warm when damp. A great outer warming layer for me when standing still, waiting or taking a break in up to -5C to -10C (depending on wind) or so, as long as I am warm from doing/moving. However, casual wear around town - especially in Northern Europe, the cold cree... Read Moreps in around 5C and am cold right at 0C - unless wearing a vest underneath. Not as warm as down for an equivalent class parka - but warms when wet and more field user friendly. Great for cold weather outdoor sports, ok in town.
Old DAS Mas Fuerté
I adore my Old DAS. Always have. Those big deep drop in pockets big enough for climbing skins, the durable, functional, insulative design. A great layer. But this new DAS. New DAS has gone Uber light weight for those fast and light car to car climbing missions and the drop in pockets have shrunk to sub-climbing skin size. I believe the designers le... Read Moreaned more heavily on light weight design and less on durability and versatility. The new DAS would not serve me skiing which is what I need it for. Sadly, I have returned it.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, Joseph! We are also incredibly sorry to hear this purchase led to a return. We will make sure to pass this feedback to our Product Design Team so they may look into making changes to future styles.
This jacket is great. I use it in on top of my suit to be warm and comfortable during winter in New York City. I ordered large even though I am between small and medium because I am using it as an overcoat and it fits perfectly. It is so light you cant even feel you have it on. The material is really nice and, if it is too warm to wear it, you can ... Read Morefold it inside a handy bag that comes with the jacket. My only very minor complaint is I wish the front pockets were a little bit deeper.
Warm, Loud Jacket
This jacket is warm. I found myself sweating the first time I was wearing it. I bought it for normal, day-to-day winter and so I think it will be an awesome jacket for that. On the other hand, the material is pretty loud. I can definitely get over it, but that's just how I see it.
The Best Belay Puffy
I've had one of these for a few months now and I absolutely love it. Keeps me nice and toasty, has a double zipper for easy belaying, and packs down hilariously small for how much warmth it provides. On sizing: I often find myself wearing mediums in most jackets, but occasionally will wear a small. Both the small and medium fit me well -- I ... Read Moreopted for the medium because I intended on wearing several layers underneath it most of the time. If I only planned on wearing a baselayer or a light fleece, I would have gone with the small. I'm about 5'9" / 5'10" and 155-160 lbs for anyone else between sizing.
Rad belay parka and generally warm single layer
Love this thing. Not an ultralight or ultra packable layer of course but that's not the intention with this coat. Super warm, excellent fit (Im a large for relaxed fit Patagonia items and an XL for regular fit, and the L DAS was roomy enough to layer underneath but not baggy), and great features like the large glove or climbing skin drying poc... Read Morekets. Used it and loved it for everything from windy and wet cragging, to hanging around a pond in the middle of winter at a hockey tournament, to ski hut trips, to early and late season river trips. Awesome insurance policy for bad weather or mishaps
Warm and comfortable
Due to the time of year, I havent fully tested this jacket yet, but I will do so this winter. It did a great job keeping me warm during an April blizzard and during a cold Rocky Mountain evening. The fit is comfortable and the jacket is light, and I feel warm without feeling hot because it breathes so well.
Bring back the stretch nano storm jacket
Customer service referred me to the DAS Parka, the DAS lite parka, and the micro puff storm as a substitute to your discontinued (terrible decision) stretch nano storm jacket. None of these jackets compare - I returned them. Bring back style #84331 - but dial in the sizing. Hint - the nano air and nano puff hoodies have better sizing.
Hi Steve! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the parka. We greatly appreciate all of this feedback, and we'll share it with our design crew.
Amazing warmth and minimal weight
Given its minimal weight and packability, this jacket is amazingly warm. So far, I've worn it in ~20 degrees weather (windchill ~10 degrees) and I was perfectly warm with only a thin, long sleeve underneath. Love the color/style and the hem being a bit longer, down to my hips (I'm 5' 6"). My only nitpick is I wish the hood was a... Read More tad more adjustable. It works well with a helmet, but when used without, the top of the opening tends to sink down lower than I'd like. Overall, great jacket for when you need something super warm, but also super light and unencumbered.
Keeps the weather out
Performs as expected. Originally got an XL as advised to size up for wearing over all layers including shell. L was the way to go as all my other jackets are. Needs a little more room around the neck and helmet but I have this issue with most other jackets. First real test was alot of standing around in an incoming Noreaster on Mt. Washington, NH a... Read Mores Avy students cycled through different stations. I was comfy.
Warm and light but too big
Love the jacket but it is too big for me , even as an outer layer over my climbing kit. I wear a large in every jacket so I thought this would be ok but its really too big. Not sure why Patagonia made it this way. Unfortunately can't wear it as a belay jacket because of size so I use it as casual wear. Wish I had known and I would have gotten ... Read Morea medium. Still a good jacket.
Thank you for sharing this review, Paul. We're really sorry to hear that fit may not be right for you! If you would rather [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it we'll be happy to help you do so.
I have a been very impressed with this piece. It's warm and I love the all weather versitility. Big plus is that I can put it on over my shell if needed on winter alpine missions on Mount Washington, NH. The "trash bag" sound of the material is not even noticable once you are in the mountains and moving.
Best Jacket I Own
I love this jacket. It is so warm it makes winter bend to its will. I normally am freezing all the time, but not in this jacket. In recent -2F temps I was warm and toasty wearing only a T-shirt under this jacket. It does run pretty big. I normally wear large but had to exchange for a medium. Overall its an awesome product.
For years I wore NorthFace Jackets but I have become increasingly concerned with how poorly the kept me warm. This year I decided to try a different brand. I tried several different manufacturers before I decided on Patagonia. After speaking with several employees I decided to give it a try. I decided on the Parka and it is worth every penny. At th... Read Moreis point I think I can say they have just earned a new customer.
Did my research and gave it a try. Fit is excellent and probably very warm (havent tried in the cold), but it feels like wearing a cheap garbage bag. Looks very good and doesnt look cheap at all, but its noisy and the feel is of a cheap jacket. I wish it had the Frozen Parka fabric.
Hello Naor, thank you for the review. We're very sorry to hear that you were disappointed in the material used to make this jacket. All materials are vetted by the design team and we can confidently say that we only use quality raw materials for our products. The DAS uses an ultralight nylon ripstop face fabric for quality performance during technical use. The Frozen Range Parka has a GORE-TEX waterproof/breathable shell, and is intended for more casual use. The intended use of a jacket dictates what materials we use in the product so please keep this in mind for future purchases. You're always welcome to check on the specifics by going to the product page and scrolling down to the "Specs & Features" tab. If you're unhappy with the jacket, you're absolutely welcome to [send it back to us](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Very warm and packable
Great parka. Used as a belay jacket when climbing in cold weather and also a staple in my back for any sort of alpine adventures. A friend and I did the Presidential Traverse in NH in the winter, and this parka packed well in my 35L pack while keeping me super warm during breaks and at bivvies. Runs a little big compared to other jackets in the sam... Read Moree size, but works out when you're layering on top of other clothing or gear when stopped. The hood is definitely big enough to fit over a helmet.
Great parka, amazing investment for my morning winter walks on the lake. Has an amazing fit even for a bigger guy like myself and the deep drop pockets and thumb holes are lifesavers. Only complaint is the draw cord in the front hand warming pockets, they dont retract and often end up hanging out of my pocket which is surprisingly frustrated
Hate the look-best jacket Ive ever work
Not my style but the warmest, lightest, and most comfortable jacket Ive ever worn. I dislike the color (black was sold out in medium) and the way the hood fits. I ride a motorcycle to work in sometimes under 40° weather and Im not even thinking about the cold. I tried other leather jackets/ sweaters and nothing else keeps me as warm.
I really like this parka, nice toasty, soft, zippers work well. One problem is the hood, the chin guard isnt tall enough, and the hood only has one cinch, it might work well with a helmet, but not so good without. The hood is a big deal for me, really wished it worked better.
Hey Fred, we appreciate you taking the time to share your input with us on the DAS Parka. This particular parka was made for belaying, so the features will be streamlined and the hood is no exception. You could try the [Men's Macro Puff Hoody](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-macro-puff-hoody/80111.html?dwvar_80111_color=SPRB), the collar is higher, but we did have trouble finding a comparable technical piece that wasn't helmet compatible with a single point adjustment. We've taken note of this feedback and will share it with the team, thank you!
Not as warm as I expected, but nice jacket
I expected the aerogel to work wonders, and the jacket is very light in weight with a great fit. Body heat is well-retained and the jacket seems to breath nicely. However I dont consider this a real parka. Unless working hard I require additional layers even in the high 20 degree Fahrenheit. All in all I really like wearing the jacket, and it has q... Read Moreuickly become my go-tobut this is in part because the weather is not very cold here in mid-December.
Love the stuff sack
So far so great with this jacket. It is def my most warm piece of gear and a great hand around jacket for the cold when not moving, or you may sweat. Hoping Patagonia will respond and let me know if since synthetic, does that mean it is safe to store in the stuff sack that was provided with the jacket, or if I should be hanging it when not in use?
I bought the Das Light earlier this fall, and liked it so much that I decided to order the regular Das Hoody. Since I live high up on the spine of the Green Mountains in Vermont, super warm outerwear is essential! (I call this area Siberia!). Not only is the Das toasty warm, but it is also very lightweight. It fits quite true to size with a comfor... Read Moretable roominess that allows an added layer. It also fits comfortably under a shell, if needed. One area that could be improved are the outside zipped pockets. It would be nice if the chest pocket was a little bit larger. My cell phone just barely fits. The hand pockets are roomy, but seem to be placed at an unusual angle. If I don't zip them up, Ive had trouble with keys and gloves falling out. Overall, though, this is a great parka that I can endorse wholeheartedly!
The perfect belay parka for climbing
I use this as a belay parka when cragging in cold conditions (sub 50 degrees) and it is the perfect jacket for those "sending temps". The fit is generous, perfect for laying over a fleece or light jacket. It is also super light for its warmth, a plus when the crag bag gets pretty full and heavy. I previously had the Hyper Puff and I think... Read More this jacket is significantly warmer and thicker. I also tried the BD Stance Belay Parka and think the DAS feels far superior. My only suggestion is for Patagonia to add a button closure next to the bottom of the zipper. This would help keep the bottom section of the parka tight around the lower mid section when the bottom zipper is partially unzipped for belaying. Also, Patagonia should make a DAS pants. I would buy that in a heartbeat for those cold days at the crag!
Impossibly warm for its thickness!
Ive had the DAS parka for about 3 months. it hasnt been super cold yet, but taking it out in the northeast 20-30F with just a tshirt on has been wonderful. When i received it from Patagonia and took it out of the packaging i thought theres no way this thing will be super warm but it absolutely is. very comfortable to wear with just a t shirt (no ... Read Moredown feathers to poke at you). it has been my go to jacket for long walks/hikes with my dog this winter. At times i find myself having to open it because im too warm! Could not recommend it enough! It does run slightly larger than other patagonia items for me. i am usually a medium and this medium fits a tad large but i like it because i will probably be doing a lot of outdoor work with it on (dont want to be too restricted with a smaller size)
Over the Shell Puffy
I originally ordered a Large like my 15 y/o DAS parka, but the new DAS parkas run truly large. I went with a Medium and it still fits large, but in the best way to be an over the shell puffy. It also runs much longer, past the hips and with the double zipper will accommodate the use of a harness etc. I've worn it out on a few ski tours this ye... Read Morear and the DWR coating is working well in heavy snow precipitation. Warmth levels are great, haven't got to try it out in sub-zero weather yet, but I expect it to preform well. Packability is also better than my 15 y/o DAS. Overall while it is not as glamorous of a piece of gear as say other puffy's; it is the workhorse I was looking for. Warm, Durable, Water-resistant and will continue to work when wet. A intentional design for harsh and unknown adventures.
I am so very HAPPY with my jacket
I am from CA and Ive moved to WA state. I love to be outdoors so I know what products are good and what products are not. It can be 10-45 degrees here for the next 5 months, every day it really sucks. This jacket is so warm! Im so happy with everything from the jacket to the service and warranty with Pantagonia. Not only do I feel very warm day in ... Read Moreand out, I feel secure with with spending the money knowing Patagonia still cares about my product after it leaves their store. this thing holds your heat so well better that down.as of now Patagonia is prob the best place to spend money on well built clothing. You want to be outdoors whatsoever and you need to dress right? When u want something to invest in .shop Patagonia
Dead Air Super warm
I bought this one for a bit less than its listed for but I am absolutely in love with this thing. First puffy jacket I owned and I am sitting comfy in the cold. I pair it with my R1 Techface and I am more comfortable in the cold than Ive ever been in any other layer Ive ever owned.
Reach for this coat when you're going to be cold
This is the coat you need for extended periods in some of the coldest temps around. I've used this wolf watching in Yellowstone's Lamar Valley. I've used this waiting for bighorns on the Idaho side of Hells Canyon. If you are facing some serious cold times this is the coat you should reach for. You can layer underneath with a vest or... Read More lighter fleece for additional warmth; a benchmark for serious outdoor wear.
Very good synthetic option
I bought the DAS Parka because I already have an old North Face down jacket that is basically the equivalent of a Down Sweater, so I wanted to get something different that would stand up to moisture. So, while this Primaloft Gold is obviously not as packable as down, it is incredibly versatile in its ability to perform in rain and snow (this is par... Read Moret of why it has that trash bag texture, which I got used to quickly). I never have to worry about sweating or the insulation getting bunched up, either. It's pretty low-maintenance. Also, it is incredibly warm, warmer than my down jacket, which I do not think happens very often. However, its hood is intended to fit over a climbing helmet, so when hiking and doing other activities, having the hood up was an inconvenience even when I adjusted the drawcord. Also, the jacket ripped in two spots... but this was while I was trudging through spruce blowdowns on the Long Trail in the middle of Winter. I learned quickly that hardly any gear is built for that. And Patagonia offered to replace it or give me store credit. I ended up settling on another DAS, so that speaks to how good it is in spite of me mostly using it for activities that it wasn't intended for.
Super warm, super comfortable, super duper jacket
This jacket is fantastic. I've been on the hunt for something that would fight off the chill while belaying, and something I could wear to the beach in the winter - this jacket is perfect. I am 5'8" 140lbs, slim build, and the XS is ideal. Originally I purchased the small, thinking I would want to layer under the jacket - I then real... Read Moreized this jacket is insanely warm... How warm? I was at the beach with the wind blowing 35 and the temp hovering around 20F with nothing but a t-shirt under the jacket - I was happy as a clam.
Love this parka!
I'm a female but sometimes order Ms Patagonia jackets because I want the extra room and the straight fit. I can actually wear a Ws Nano under this comfortably for sub zero temps. However the day I got the DAS I wore it in 20 degree weather with wind and only a light flannel underneath and was sooooo warm! Love the big drop in pockets inside an... Read Mored the zip chest pocket (but my Samsung phone doesn't fit in there...what??!!) It's incredibly soft and light. Finally I found a parka that measures up to the last Ms parka I bought in 2000 (the Guide parka), but Ill retire it for the DAS. Worth every cent!!
It is so freaking warm! I took this jacket out in 5F weather and felt pretty toasty. I'm sure this jacket can go well bellow 0F considered it is almost at the apex of Patagonia. It is a bit pricy and I have to wait for it to go on sale ($150 off), and I am so glad I bought it. The jacket is very light. It is also well designed so it does not f... Read Moreeel bulky at all. I actually wore this all day in the office on extreme cold days.
Brilliant Layer for Active Pursuits in Cold Weather
This is a terrific jacket for cold weather pursuits when you are naturally generating a lot of body heat. If you have just come off of an approach or a climb, this would be a great belay parka, but if you are belaying for extended periods the cold will seep in as it wouldn't with down. Overall, it's a terrific jacket with a great drop hem... Read More and two way zipper to accommodate harnesses. My only real sadness/frustration is that the pockets (all three of them) are too small. The hand-warmer pockets are just barely big enough to fully cover my hands, but with gloves on they are too shallow and set too close to the center zipper. The chest pocket is too small to accommodate an iPhone 11 in any orientation which is disappointing as keeping it warm in the hold would be helpful. Overall, though, it's a great jacket and I would recommend it!
Sizing slowly returning to normal
I have a very old DAS parka from the 1990's I think. It's an XL, and the zipper is slowly failing, which is why I bought a new jacket. The issue for Patagoia from my perspective is the sizing. This old DAS parka fits me even with a Retro Fleece cardigan beneath it (I'm 6'1" and 220 lbs). So, I can be hiking, or climbing, or... Read More doing some other activity that required some insulation, and pull on my DAS parka for the evening and be quite comfortable. For reasons that I don't understand, Patagonia went through a period where their XL garments were dramatically too small for me. I purchased rain gear that I had to return, as well as a barely used DAS parka (several years old) from another person that were both too small unless I wore only a light shirt beneath them. Was Patagonia making garments to be worn on college campuses rather than the original purposes for which they were designed? I am pleased to say the latest DAS parka is closer to the sizing of the original DAS parka. I can wear a medium-weight fleece beneath my new DAS parka and not feel constricted. Finally! There are a lot of other good things about this parka: the two-way zipper, the pulls at the waist and the warmth. I think that the new insulation is both lighter and warmer than my original DAS parka, and even warmer than the more recent used DAS parka that I purchased. The new parka is also longer than the used parka, being close to the length of my old parka. I am quite happy with my new parka. I hope that it and I last 20 years or more!
Bought this for scientific field work on the US/Canada border and so far it's surprisingly warm for the thickness - I don't know how Patagonia does it. Layered properly, I expect to stay warm down to 0f. I'm 170lb and expect to fit both a 200wt fleece and nano-puff hooded jacket under this, with a ski-shell over if need be.
Its ok. Fit might not be for me.
I wear a medium in all Patagonia. And before I start, I will say, I understand what this jacket is meant to be used for which results in the odd fit. A medium in this was massive and a small fit like a smaller-sized medium so I guess I was in between sizes. Kept the small and it works but it feels tight under the arms. All of the pockets except... Read More the two inside drop pockets are TINY. I can barely fit my keys and wallet in the check pocket, let alone a standard size iPhone. The two hand pockets are shallow. I keep my phone in there and it falls out every time I unzip the pocket. Dont understand why they placed the side pockets so close the the front zipper. The pockets are so small that I considered I maybe have been sent a previous model. All that being said, its warm. Very warm. I can even squeeze a down sweater underneath for when my office job requires me to go out into the field and it is a toasty combo. Im satisfied, for the sale price I got it at but it could be a better fit with better features.
Just love this jacket,I only use this jacket when it is very cold (it is a furnace) ,insulation as far as I am concerned is better than down. The real advantage compared to down is that it does not loose its efficiency when wet,I got caught in a freezing rain and rain storm and was completely soaked and was was still very warm.
The DAS is Legend
I was saddened when the DAS was discontinued for a time and had fears that I would not be able to replace mine when it finally became too tattered with the amount I use it. It is great to know that you have resurrected it - hopefully never to disappear again. I absolutely love the DAS. The dual drop in pockets are perfect for storing climbing skin... Read Mores while Skiing in the BC, keeping the skins moderately warm helps to keep the glue sticky enough to attach to my skis between runs down the mountain. My go to layering system while skiing is a wool t-shirt, with Hoodini for skinning and then the DAS goes on as soon as I reach the top of the run - rip skins, put them in the drop in pockets in the DAS and then ski down the run. Repeat. Using this method I stay dry on the climb and warm on the descent and during my frequent snack and tea breaks. The DAS is an extension of my body out there. Guaranteeing stable comfortable body temperature while out gathering the good tidings of the mountains. This is a dependable, durable piece of gear I hope to always have in my quiver. I will probably get a fresh DAS soon so as to ensure I always have one ready to go. Thanks for building it. And for bringing it back. Huzzah!
Perfect Jacket for winter belays
I've used my DAS Parka every day since buying it 4 weeks ago. For long belays of hard ice-/mixed pitches on long routes and winter cragging this jacket just felt like going back to bed. It packs smaller than I thought and the warmth-weight ratio is great. The sizing is baggy which is perfect to just put on top of all layers while belaying. Th... Read Moree upward zipper is super useful to belay and still have the warmth cover of the whole jacket.
An Amazing Belay Parka
I was looking for a synthetic belay parka for ice climbing and other winter exploits and the DAS parka is superb. It's warm enough for long frigid belays and can definitely take a beating! It has snagged on my ice tools and axes more than I'd like to admit and there wasn't a single scratch. My only complaint, which is quite minor in ... Read Morethe grand scheme of things, is that it's a bit difficult to put on and take off with gloves on, mainly due to the elastic cuff that also functions as synch cord. Otherwise, I absolutely adore this parka and it has become one of my favorite pieces of gear in my kit!
I purchased this Parka due to the recommendations at the Patagonia store. I wanted something warm. I live in NYC and needed a warm coat to do field work. This coat fits the bill. I tested it on a 10 degree day with high winds and was warm. Walked 10 miles and at times needed to open the parka due to overheating. If you want the best and warmest lig... Read Moreht Parka then get the DAS Parka, Im planning to purchase the DAS light hoodie too. Just to add to my collection. Thanks Patagonia
Not As Warm As Advertised
I've used this jacket for walks at night in the CO winter, and I can feel the cold wind coming through the jacket when the temp gets below 30 degrees F and there's a little wind. I need to layer sweaters or fleece to approach staying warm, and even then, it's not completely warm or windproof.
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Purchased for reading great literature under the stars every night from 10pm-Midnight on my deck during the Pandemic :). The fit is great over my burly frame (XXL), 6'3" (295 lbs). Especially nice fit in the shoulders and appreciate the long sleeves (I have a 7' wingspan). Extra length is a plus. Clear, starry, windy nights have been... Read More no problem during extended reads. Hood fits with a hat/headlamp on, with plenty of room in the neck/chin while enabling great peripheral vision of the milky way. The thumb loops are nice for hand coverage holding the book. Much warmer than the Macro Puff (returned it) and better shoulder fit. Will use this for the rest of my life and for all alpine, camping, fly fishing, etc. trips. Shakespeare, Cormac McCarthy, Alex Lowe, Robert Frost and Hemingway would all exhaust superlatives praising the DAS Parka!
Warm and Comfy
The jacket is great. I purchased it for a motorcycle camping trip I was planning that went through some higher elevations. I needed something that would pack small for when I was riding and keep me warm when I was off the bike. This is the perfect night time / early morning jacket, the temperatures were in the low 20s, and with a few base layers an... Read Mored this jacket I was able to stay nice and warm. The fit is great for me, I have long arms and the sleeves are the perfect length, not halfway up my forearm when my arms are extended! Its a bit crinkly sounding when you are moving around, but nothing crazing. Anyone looking for a warm lightweight packable jacket should give this a look. Another (big part) part of my decision to pick this up is to support a company that cares about people and the planet! Its great to be able to get a great product and know that its made by people trying to do right.
One Dependable Piece of Gear
I bought my current DAS parka back in the late 1990's. It was on sale, which accounts for the garish purple color. It has been my primary belay jacket/camp parka/chore coat for over 25 years at anything down to about minus 20 or so. I was walking to the grocery store the other day when an elderly couple stopped me. They observed the weather wa... Read Mores particularly bad and asked if I had a safe, warm place to stay that night. When I related this to my wife, she observed that being mistaken for a street person is probably a hint that it is time for a new parka. Really? Other than a dozen duct tape patches and some ground-in oil stains on the wrists, my old DAS parka is in great shape. It might not have quite the sub-sub-zero capability it had when new but then neither do I. It is really your fault. If you didn't make this parka so well, maybe I could buy a parka more often than once very 25 years.
Super Awesome and warm
I just received it. It fits like a glove and it seems to be very well made. I bought it to replace a fleece lined poly coat. I know I will thoroughly enjoy wearing it for a long time. I don't plan on wearing it to climb Meru Peak except in my dreams. Please keep making the very best gear!!
Multi use jacket. Great value
This jacket is a multi purpose jacket. Top rated in hiking situations over Portugal and Spain and France, where the shell fabric provided dry and comfortable temperatures. It runs true to size. I like the long design that covers below the hip. The insulation is warm. I used it with base layers and thermal insulation. I appreciate the design with th... Read Moree large pockets and zippers. I have washed it and it keeps a new look. Good looks that I can wear it to work on casual days. Multi use jacket. Great value for the money spent. Strong and well designed. I have the feeling that I will last a long time.
Comfortably Warm in even the Coldest of Conditions
DAS Parkas are the warmest outerwear I've ever owned. This replaces my previous one that's taken a ton of abuse, still works great, but wanted a new color. Since I gotten into rowing marathons, I've slimmed down (6'3", 180 lbs); the size length of sleeves, torso are both great, but like much of my clothing, it's pretty... Read More roomy. With the elastic drawstring cord at the hem, it keeps out the drafts wonderfully. I tend to run cold, so this will get use on really cold days skiing, and as a belay parka when climbing. I tend to take long walks and hikes with my spouse throughout the winter, so this Parka will get daily use during the bitter cold months.
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