Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hi-Tec Women’s Sundance Peak Parka

Style and winter apparel haven’t always gone hand in hand.  For the Mountainista it can be difficult to look hot when your core temp is steadily dropping.

Enter the Women’s Sundance Peak Parka from Hi-Tec. This down jacket shields your body from the elements while providing a flattering cut that’s sleek and stylish. Cozy 550-fill down insulation and ripstop shell provide incredible warmth without weight or bulk for a streamlined fit and flattering silhouette. The outer fabric is a classy cire finish that will resist snowflakes, snowballs and the occasional snowmelt drip from a roofline - and you can seal out cold air by cinching the dual hem drawcord. 

Once again the design crew at Hi-Tec has done a tremendous job with the details.  Like the 
Roaring River Softshell Jacket, the Sundance Peak Parka has our much beloved reverse-coil zippers with a contoured rubberized zipper pull. The reverse-coil zippers provide smooth and catch-free usage while the rubberized zipper pull with tight gridlock pattern ensures you'll be able to operate your jacket even when your digits are on the frigid side.

Unzip the Parka and you’ll discover Hi-Tec has included a ribbed nylon ribbon on the storm flap for extra protection against the elements when mother nature decides to express her jealousy over your winter style. 

Room for Improvement...
Despite all the positive attributes of this stylish winter jacket there were a few qualms our Gumption Gal had with the Sundance Peak Parka:
  • The Sundance Peak Parka does shed more down feathers than we would like.
  • The exterior pockets felt shallow and would benefit from a cozy fleece lining.

The Bottom Line...

Down is just as functional on the city streets as it is in the mountains, and now Hi-Tec ensures mountainistas everywhere have an affordable and stylish option to keep them warm wherever their adventurous spirit leads.

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