Mountain Hardwear Nilas Jacket - Spring 2014 - Men's

Mountain Hardwear Nilas Jacket - Spring 2014 - Men's


Product Features

Using the latest technology in down insulation, the Nilas Jacket will keep you warm in the coldest conditions. Designed to excel in alpine environments, this jacket utilizes Q.Shield™ down to keep the insulation safe from moisture, making this a true 4-season jacket.

  • Q.Shield™ down protects individual down fibers from moisture so they keep you warm even when wet
  • Highly wind resistant
  • Baffle construction for maximum loft and warmth
  • One-handed hood and hem drawcords for quick fit adjustments
  • Low profile, insulated hood

Product Specs

Waterproof Yes
Windproof Yes
Hood Yes
Removable Hood No
Gender Men's
Shell fabric AirShield™ Elite 15D Ripstop
Back length 30 in (76 cm)
Weight 22 oz (631 g)
Removable liner No
Insulation type Down
Insulation material Q.Shield™ DOWN 850-fill

Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

"Coated down is the future!"
Last year I sold my Rab Neutrino endurance as the fit was too trim and just did not seem to trap enough heat. Waited for a coated down option and this was it, only a few out there. This really is the future of down and synthetic has not done it for me during cold New England ice days.
The design is great, as are the materials, fit, loft, weight, inside pockets, hood, zipper, Etc. Have used this for over 10 days so far including some guiding and long belay days. Has been nice but not tested too cold yet. It packs small and is super light, needs a smaller stuff sack also.
I have yet to have issues with the outer pockets, like othrs have, and maybe threy have changed? Would have liked a lower belay zipper but figured that Ueli doesn't belay anyone! Also, it pulls up nice as it's not too long. Material seems nice, durable, and wind proof, I am also using a windstopper shoft shell under, so who knows.
I recommend, for the weight, it's awesome compared to others in the class. If you want light and warm, this is it. If you want a deep cold jacker, maybe look at another option, and it's going to be heavier. The orange rocks as it's darker than most too. Nice job.

Yes, I would recommend this product.

Review by Jake1141 on 2/16/2014
"Poor (no) down fill in inner elbows"
I was looking for warm, light and windproof down jacket and bibs for high-altitude speed climbing in Himalayas. Little bit of online research returned Nilas jacket and bibs as a best match so purchased both items online. Bibs are looking amazingly great. Did not get a chance to test them outdoors yet but they look super warm. The jacket looks great if I omit the sleeves. Antecubitals (inner elbows) have almost no down fill at all. Air Shield shell is the only material that should keep my inner elbows warm. Outer elbow has some down fill but it's less than half compared to the bibs or rest of jacket.

I somehow can't believe it could protect me from frostbite during strong winds when temperature drops to -40F. I look forward to test the bibs in Himalayas but need to figure out some extra warm layer for my arms or replace the jacket with different brand. It could had been great jacket and still might be great for winter hikes/climbs up in Sierra or in places with not as harsh winter conditions. But for that purpose it's bit overpriced.
Review by slavkins on 1/12/2014