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Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka SPOTLITE REVIEW
Lightweight, extremely versatile hooded down jacket that can be worn as an outer layer or midlayer.
By Will Rietveld
The Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka is a hooded version of their Alpine Light Down Jacket, and a lighter version of their Alpine Down Jacket. It has a sewn-through construction using 800 fill power down and Montbell's 30 denier Ballistic Airlight shell fabric.
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Will Rietveld Ph.D, Senior Editor for Gear and Apparel, joined the BPL staff in April 2004. In his former career, Will was a research scientist, project manager, and R&D program administrator. Now retired, he lives in southern Colorado where he takes up a new career of backpacking year-round in the mountains and canyon country of the Southwest. During the summer months Will and his wife Janet are volunteer wilderness rangers in the Weminuche Wilderness. He has been a lightweight backpacker for 52 years and an ultralight backpacker for 13 years.
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