Macpac Icefall HyperDRY™ Hooded Jacket - Men's
Why we made this
Designed for weight-conscious climbers, this down jacket is engineered for an exceptional warmth-to-weight ratio and improved moisture management.
Designed for weight-conscious climbers, this innovative down jacket is engineered for an exceptional warmth-to-weight ratio and improved moisture management. The ultralight Pertex® Quantum outer shell with a DWR fabric finish is soft and light, allowing insulation to fully loft within. For the insulation, two types have been combined: water-resistant HyperDRY™ RDS goose down and PrimaLoft® Gold synthetic insulation with Cross-Core Technology™. HyperDRY™ goose down is through the body, arms and hood of the jacket, and then in moisture prone areas (chin, shoulder and cuff panels), PrimaLoft® Gold synthetic insulation with Cross-Core Technology™ has been used to maximise thermal efficiency when climbing in snowy, damp conditions. Cross-Core Technology™ features silica aerogel, a highly porous, low-density structure that forms a temperature barrier, effectively providing the same warmth at less weight. Fusing this technology with premium Primaloft® Gold synthetic insulation and then pairing it with technical, water-resistant HyperDRY™ RDS goose down, we’ve created a high performance insulation piece that achieves a previously unattainable level of lightweight warmth. Check out this Icefall Jacket product review by Macpac ambassador Caro Ryan: https://lotsafreshair.com/2019/07/04/down-jacket-review-macpac-icefall/
800 loft HyperDRY™ RDS water-resistant goose down
PrimaLoft® Gold synthetic insulation with Cross-Core Technology™ (80 g/m²) in moisture prone areas — chin, shoulder and cuff panels
Cross-Core Technology™ features silica aerogel — a highly porous, low-density structure that forms a temperature barrier — effectively providing the same warmth at less weight
Ultralight Pertex® Quantum shell with a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish
HyperDRY™ water-resistant down is certified by the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) to ensure the humane treatment of animals in the textile industry
High chin and adjustable hood help to trap warm air against the body
Super packable — tucks away into its own pocket
Hem adjustment through hand pockets for temperature regulation
Fill Type (Primary) 90/10 RDS HyperDRY™ Goose Down; (Secondary) PrimaLoft® Gold synthetic insulation with Cross-Core Technology™ (80 g/m²) Fill Power (cuin) 800 Fill Weight (g) (Primary) 95 g Main Fabric Pertex® Quantum 100% Nylon Mini Ripstop with DWR (C6) Main Fabric Weight (g/m2) 31 Secondary Fabric Pertex® Quantum 100% Nylon Secondary Fabric Weight (g/m2) 31 DWR DWR (C6) Weight (g) 320 (Size M)
Wash only as necessary
Warm hand wash in non-detergent pure soap or Nikwax Down Wash®
Handle with care when wet
Rinse well by gently kneading the down
Do not bleach
Do not use fabric softener
Dry flat in shade initially, then tumble dry on low heat several times to separate the clumps of down
Do not dryclean
4.0 / 5.0
Great warmth for the weight and packing size, really like the idea of non down fill in the areas that get damp. Nice high neck and good sized hood that isn't too bulky n restrictive. I've got an uber light weight jacket also which is way cheaper, bit lighter n smaller but this is definitely warmer n more solid feeling jacket if want to go.next level.
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July 28, 2019
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Which is better for hiking? This or the uber light?
BEST ANSWER: The icefall would be way warmer then the Uber. Both weigh about the same but the fill power (loft) of the icefall is much better. Additionally the icefall is goose down and the down has had a water repellent treatment. The Uber is really just an urban jacket, whereas the icefall is a more technical piece of clothing. So the icefall is a hands down win on features. However, it’s about 3x the price, so it budget is an issue then you’d have to consider that.
What maximum size water bottle will fit in the internal pocket?
BEST ANSWER: I've just put a 750ml bottle in the pocket and it fitted easily. I probably wouldn't go much bigger though...as it could be a bit tight. Also, if the bottle is full it'd be heavy and could weigh down one side of the jacket. It's quite a thin jacket...but one of the best macpac jackets I've owned and I would recommend it.