Simply outstanding design: the Firebee AR Women's Parka by Arc'teryx combines a laminated, weather resistant outer material with a thick down lining. This creates a very lightweight short coat with fantastic warmth insulation and tiny packed dimensions for a winter jacket.
No less than 200 grams of the finest European goose down is packet into one! There is also Coreloft synthetic lining on the higher impact places where moisture tends to develop. The impressive ratio of filling quantity to total weight is made possible by a lightweight, but also highly robust and smooth laminate made of Gore Thermium. This is durably water repellent and windproof, and only loosely combined with the lining, so it can spread out as much as possible, while the outer material prevents any cold spots from forming.
The parka can be stored in a stuff sack and will impress anyone with its small packed dimensions, considering its fill power. There are practical design details that you would wish from any good winter jacket: Hand warmer pockets, a lined, adjustable hood and large inside pockets for storing accessories. Its stretchy cuffs are very good for combining with gloves. You can tuck these under or pull them over without the need for irritating Velcro.
The Arc'teryx Firebee AR Women's Parka has a regular cut so you can wear warm winter clothing underneath while maintaining a feminine tailored shape. The jacket is thigh length.
Its simple, well thought-out design and first class material blend makes this coat an equally good choice for freezing nature lovers as well as ambitious mountain climbers.