Black Diamond Mission Parka Gear Review

Black Diamond Mission Parka Gear Review-5

From Epic Backcountry Adventures To Deep Resort Days The Mission Parka Is Your Best Friend

Skiing just got a whole lot warmer…

Black Diamond Equipment is rooted in a mountaineering background. Their product is simplistic in design, but built to last. For decades Rock Climbers and Mountaineers alike stood by Black Diamond for its reliability. So a few years ago when they decided to expand to ski apparel (they’ve been making skis for a while) we were more than thrilled- we were ecstatic. This is not a dream, the perfect winter jacket does exist. The Black Diamond Mission Parka is simplistic in design yet complex in protection. From the outside it looks like nothing. Zippers are hidden beneath a subtle layer of 2 Layer Gore- Tex. The clean lines run vertically across the jacket to give it a better fit on most male bodies. The hood is helmet compatible and extends beyond the edge of your helmet/goggles to reduce dripping and building up in visibility. The Mission Down Parka is the perfect blend of warmth and versatility. And we get it, everyone says that about their jacket. But this isn’t just any jacket, it’s what’s on the inside that makes it extra special. The jacket at its core is insulated with a down fill while the arms are synthetic to help reduce moisture build-up. And that’s not all, it even has insulation in the hood. Some may call that overkill, but when you need it most you’ll be happy to have it.

Think of the Mission Down Parka as the go-to jacket option. It’s warm, simplistic and yet complex. Besides outer protection and durable insulation the mission also touts a zip away powder skirt and many inner pockets including one for your tunes. The seams are fully sealed and the YKK zipper is concrete and water repellant. You stay warm, nothing gets in. Think of the Mission Down Parka as the 4-wheel drive winter jacket. It can handle a whiteout blizzard and the heats are seated. Your core is the most important part of your winter kit, so make sure it comes first. Pair it with the Mission Pant and enjoy creative connection through Black Diamonds clip-in ability.

Still not convinced? Ask us why we enjoy Black Diamond and get more out of your gear every day this winter.

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