Mountain Hardwear Men's Nilas Jacket

Mountain Hardwear
Men's Nilas Jacket

Mountain Hardwear Men's Nilas Jacket is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
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The Mountain Hardwear Men's Nilas Jacket is an alpine climber's best friend, providing windproof and warmth in one puffy jacket. The Nilas uses 100% nylon AirShield™ 2 layer fabric to protect against the cold, gusting winds of the alpine. The inside has been stuffed chock-full of 850 fill Q.Shield™ Down to trap heat to keep your body warm and will even resist moisture to protect you even when wet. The baffled construction keeps the down in place and prevents cold spots while the low-profile hood keeps the top of your head and your ears toasty warm. Complete with an active fit so you can add a hardshell on top if necessary and soft, "Butter Jersey" cuffs wrap the wrists for draft-blocking comfort. Push yourself to your cold weather limit.

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Product Description
Item No.   10254593

FEATURES of the Mountain Hardwear Men's Nilas Jacket

  • Q.Shield down resists heat-robbing moisture and retains maximum loft even when wet
  • Baffled down construction provides all-over warmth that eliminates cold spots
  • One-handed hood and hem drawcords for quick fit adjustments
  • Low profile, insulated hood
  • Soft Butter Jersey cuffs

Product Specifications
Gender: Mens
Features: Elastic Cuffs, Insulated Hood, Hood, Moisture Wicking, Insulated, Adjustable Drawcord Hem, Windproof, Zipper Garage
Sustainability: Responsible Down Standard
Best Use: Climbing, Mountaineering and Alpine, Expedition
Jacket Length: Hip
Fit Type: Regular Fit
Weight: 26 oz
Back Length: 30 in.
Hood Type: Insulated
Breathability: Moderate Breathability
Exterior Pockets: 2
Jacket Fabric: 100% Polyester
Insulation Details: Q.Shield Down 850-Fill
Windproof: Yes
Product Technology: Mountain Hardwear Q.Shield Down
Insulation: Down
Product Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too warm! I have had this jacket for over a year now, and can say I have put it through some decent testing. Trekking through the snow in 5 degree weather while wearing this jacket I was too warm, having just a light fleece on underneath. For durability this jacket has been grabbed and scratched with many thorns, and you cannot tell, no holes, rips, or tears. My only qualm was the logo on the front of the jacket is some sort of heat pressed logo and not stitched into the jacket. So far the logos are holding up but who knows for how long, I just wish it was stitched in! Over all 4.7 stars would buy again!
Date published: 2016-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A very good, warm jacket although it is not perfect. I like it but I don't love it. PROS:,,-Warm,,-Light weight,,-I love the wrist cuffs with the thumb holes. For once, my wrists aren't exposed. If you don't want to use this feature, you don't have to. It should be illegal to make a jacket without this feature.,,- Nice, large hood.,,- Soft interior, feels good.,,,,CONS:,,-Zipper constantly, and I mean constantly, catches fabric along the zipper and jams. For Pete's sake, you would think Mountain Hardware could get this right. For this reason alone, I wouldn't take it on a serious high altitude expedition where a jammed zipper could be very dangerous to your safety.,,-No neck dam. Personal preference i guess. ,,-Zipper flap is not wide enough to stop drafts as well as it should.,,-Stitch-through design at hood leaves zero insulation where hoot attaches to shoulder area.,,-Circumference of neck area is too small, making it a bit of a choker when you have a lot of layers under it.,,-I wish it had 2 internal zipper pockets.,,-Did I mention the jammed zipper? Really frustrating.
Date published: 2015-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go-to puffy I've had this jacket just over a year, now. I've used it for cold summits on 14ers and cold days on Mt. Washington, NH. It layers perfectly with my system, and comfortably fits a helmet underneath. The large internal pockets fit a Nalgene if you need it. Unlike one of the other reviewers, I've had no issue zipping up the jacket, even while wearing gloves. It excels for what it is: a lightweight parka. I'm 6'2, 180, and use a large. It's spacious enough for multiple layers underneath.
Date published: 2016-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Technical, expensive, but amazing- baffles make it very warm, and wind resistance is top notch. Fit is for climbing fast and is perfect, core is super warm but arms not overstuffed. Fit allows for a decent base layer, if you want to use it with just a shirt consider going down a size. Serious jacket and if you use it that way way you'll love it. I have a lot of Arc'teryx and tend to go that way for most uses, but this is one of the few pieces that is better than anything they have for a fast but cold climb
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very warm! Just recently purchased and haven't put it through the ringer yet, but am very satisfied with the limited use around town. Has kept me very warm, almost too warm, when walking around town and hanging out at the dog park for hours on snowy days when it's been 15-20 degrees out. I think this coat will be more than warm enough on up coming climbing trips to pictured rocks, batchawana, quebec, etc. I especially like the two big interior stash pockets, the thumb hole cuffs on the sleeves, and the warmth and adjustability of the hood--fit well when tried on with my helmet. My only qualm with the jacket is the zipper. If you don't take extra care when zipping, but mainly unzipping in my experience, it will snag on the jacket material. This could have easily been avoided in the design and seems like an large oversight on mountain hardwares part. Regardless, I love the jacket so far and can't wait to truly test it out in a few weeks when belaying on the frigid shores of Lake superior.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Alpine pursuits This is the second Nilas I own. Both have worked great climbing mountains in cold weather. I´m actually taking this one to Aconcagua on december.
Date published: 2016-10-13
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Size Guide

Mountain Hardwear Men's Jackets

SIZE Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large XXX-Large
Chest 36 - 38" 39 - 41" 42 - 45" 46 - 49" 50 - 53" 54 - 57"
Sleeve 33" 34" 35" 36" 37" 38"
Waist 30 - 31" 32 - 34" 36 - 38" 40 - 42" 44" 46"
Hip 36 - 38" 38 - 40" 42 - 44" 46 - 48" 50" 52"

CHEST: For your chest circumference, measure around the largest part of the chest, keeping the tape parallel to the ground.

SLEEVE: Sleeve length can be found by measuring from the center back of the neck, across a shoulder, and down the back of the arm to the wrist bone with the arm comfortably bent.

WAIST: For your waist circumference, measure around the narrowest part of the waist, also called the Natural Waist, keeping the tape parallel to the ground.

HIP: For your hip circumference, measure around the widest part of the hips / seat / bottom, keeping the tape parallel to the ground.

* Please note that all size info provided corresponds to equivalent body measurements, not the dimensions of the garment.

Mountain Hardwear clothing and outerwear is available in four fits. Each is designed to meet different needs for movement, protection and versatility depending on activity. Check the PRODUCT FEATURES and SPECIFICATIONS for the fit type of a style.

BODY FIT: Body-hugging fit for aerobic activities. Ideal for running, skate skiing and next-to-skin layering.

ACTIVE FIT: Trim fit, just loose enough for laying and freedom of movement. Ideal for backcountry skiing, climbing, mountaineering and running.

STANDARD FIT: Not too tight, not too loose. Standard fitting styles will fit over base and mid-layers without restricting movement. Ideal for backpacking, hiking, travel and work.

RELAXED FIT: A roomier and more progressive fit, relaxed styles might have a longer length than a standard fit and a softer drape. Ideal for backpacking, hiking, skiing and hanging out.

Warranty Info

Mountain Hardwear Limited Lifetime Warranty

What Does the Mountain Hardwear Limited Lifetime Warranty Cover?
Mountain Hardwear's Limited Lifetime Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the practical lifetime of Mountain Hardwear brand products manufactured by Mountain Hardwear or its affiliates. Only original, unaltered, and unmodified materials and workmanship are covered by their policy. The limited lifetime warranty does not cover damage caused by normal wear and tear, improper care, misuse, accident, neglect, or the natural breakdown of materials over time. Products should be returned to Mountain Hardwear for evaluation. Items with defects in materials and workmanship will be repaired or a Virtual Merchandise Credit will be issued. Damages due to improper care or accident may be repaired at a reasonable rate. This policy is applicable to United States customers only.

How Long Does the Limited Warranty Last?
This Limited Lifetime Warranty lasts for the practical life of the product. Coverage ends if you sell or transfer the product. Proof of purchase may be required.

What Will Mountain Hardwear Do?
Their Warranty Department will inspect the product at no charge to you. If the Warranty Department determines, in its sole discretion, that the product has a defect covered under this Limited Warranty, they will repair or issue a Virtual Merchandise Credit equivalent to the MSRP value within approximately four weeks of inspection. Depending on the season or product, it may take longer to repair certain items. Mountain Hardwear will discard your product if your product is covered under their limited warranty policy. If you would like your original product returned instead of a Virtual Merchandise Credit, please check the box on the printable warranty form or call them no later than 10 days after you ship your product at 800-953-8398.

How Do You Get Warranty Services?
You may seek resolution directly through the retailer where you purchased the product, such as this website. In many cases, the retailer will be able to assist you.

US Customers - You can send your product to Mountain Hardwear, however, you will need to fill out the warranty form found on their WARRANTY PAGE, where you will also find a shipping address for returning your product.

International Customers - Visit the Mountain Hardwear WARRANTY PAGE to find information to assist you through the warranty process.

Please note that by law, products must be cleaned prior to sending. Items received by Mountain Hardwear that are deemed insufficiently cleaned will be returned to the customer unprocessed.

Mountain Hardwear's Warranty Service:
Phone: (800) 953-8398
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 3:00pm PST