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Feathered Friends Rock & Ice Parka Down Insulation Review

Feathered Friends Rock & Ice Parka


Description
The Rock & Ice is the warmest, most advanced parka on the market. Nine years of experimentation and constant feedback from climbers have gone into making the Rock & Ice Parka, designed to keep even the most fatigued body warm in brutally cold conditions. Filled with over 24 ounces of 700+ fill down.


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Weight
3lbs


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Review Date
November 7, 2011

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 5 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: thomas b. walden ,  Mountaineer

Summary:
feathered friends parka is the best parka i've ever owned. it is plenty warm when i go ice fishing in maine in the winter. this parka will be still wearable when they excavate me in 10,000 years. tom

Similar Products Used:
marmot8000


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Review Date
January 1, 2010

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Reviewed by: Shane ,  Car Camper

Summary:
I recently purchased the Peak XV, it has the 850 fill power rating and a heavy ripstop nylon shell. This jacket is amazing! I took it on an ice fishing trip at Devils Creek just outside of Pocatello Idaho. All the other guys froze their cans off! I was toasty warm with 30 to 40 mile an hour winds! The only thing that got cold were my hands when I had to take the gloves off to unhook the fish. They instantly turned numb from the snow and wind. I paid about $250.00 including tax, with a 20% off coupon I got from the store. Try this jacket first before dropping another $500.00 on this feathered friends coat. If you don't like it Eddie Bauer has an unconditional return policy. I don't mean to bash on the rock and ice coat, but this coat is used to summit Everest at 28,000 feet! For a 1/3 of the price!


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Review Date
December 31, 2008

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 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: mscalafini ,  Day Hiker

Summary:
I just bought the Rock and Ice parka. This jacket is 609 grams of 850+down fill. It has the event outer shell. I bought a large and it fits perfect. I'm 5'11,190lbs. Wow, this is a great jacket. I'm in Chicago, where the wind chill gets to -45. I'm outside for 6 or more hours at a time. All I wear underneath is a t-shirt and I have to trouble keeping warm. You get what you pay for. I highly recommend this jacket.

Customer Service:
Customer service needs a lot of work. Stay away from Brain or Todd.

Similar Products Used:
Rab Expedition, Marmot 8000m


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Review Date
November 23, 2002

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Mark Stephenson ,  Car Camper , from Cincinnati, OH, USA

Summary:
Extraordinarily warm, lightweight, roomy, and comfortable. I've been an amateur astronomer for over 40 years. When standing at a telescope on cold nights, you're burning very few calories and you need a GOOD coat (or many layers) to keep you warm. Plus, clothing has to be breathable so you don't get too sweaty when hauling and setting up a lot of gear and heavy and equipment. This caot does just that. It is the best, warmest coat I've ever had. I've used it for two years now and am vey satisfied with it. Be warned, though: it is VERY, VERY warm. So, don't expect to wear it around for commuting or shopping unless it's COLD (and I mean COLD)! It is expensive, BUT you are getting a very high quality product. This is truly a case where you get what you pay for. I would gladly buy this again... but as well as it's made, and for what I use it for, I expect it will last a lifetime!

Customer Service:
Two thumbs up. Good info on my telephone order, fast shipping, well packed, good care instructions.

Similar Products Used:
REI Co-op Down Parka purchased in 1973 (for about $129... don't remember the name). Outstanding quality (it did last almost 30 years) If I used layering, it would keep me as warm as the Rock and Ice,


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Review Date
March 21, 2000

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 5 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Allen Campbell ,  Backpacker , from Mountain Home,AR. USA

Summary:
This is a great parka! It's VERY warm and the quality is superb. Mine has the PTFE
shell which I think is worth the extra cash,as it repels moisture well.
I've used mine in Montana,Wyoming and North Dakota and it's kept me warm at all
times. I had My doubts about spending this much for a parka at first, but now I'm
glad I did. Because unless I lose it I think this Parka will outlast Me.
Bottom Line: If You spend much time in high cold places, or winter camp very much
get one of these, You will never regret it!

Customer Service:
The Rep I spoke to on the phone when I ordered was helpful, I have not needed any
warranty repairs,So I can't comment on that part of the company.

Similar Products Used:
North Face Nuptse
Browning Parka


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