MEC Chillshed Parka - Women's
An ultra-warm down parka, without all the puff. This classic style is totally waterproof-breathable with a durable water repellent (DWR) finish and sealed seams – always welcome on cold January mornings when the streetcar’s running late. For stormy walks across town, the insulated hood has a faux-fur trim to cut the wind. Pockets and zippers are thoughtfully placed in all the right spots so you have easy access to your phone, keys and gloves.
- Main fabric is durable, soft polyester with a 2-layer polyurethane waterproof-breathable coating and a DWR finish for water repellency.
- Lining is recycled polyester taffeta with a DWR finish.
- Grey duck down insulation is quilted to the lining for a smooth front look.
- Fully seam-sealed.
- Antiqued metal hardware throughout.
- Adjustable 3-panel insulated hood has a detachable faux-fur trim.
- 2-way front zipper makes it easy to sit down, and the wind flap adds protection from stormy weather.
- 2 chest pockets with hidden snap closures.
- Handwarmer pockets with flap and snap closures are set behind the insulation and have microfleece lining for extra warm hands.
- Interior zippered chest pocket and drop-in pocket.
- Adjustable cuffs have inner ribbing to seal out drafts.
- 2 rear hem vents can be snapped shut or left open for easier striding.
- Centre back length is 36in.
- Care instructions: Remove faux fur trim. Front loading machine wash cold on delicate cycle. Do not use fabric softeners or bleach. Tumble dry low with tennis balls. Do not iron or dry clean. To clean faux fur, hand wash cold and air dry.
|Ideal for||Casual winter wear|
|Technology||Monolithic PU coating|
|Face fabric||150-denier polyester|
|Insulation||575 fill-power duck down|
Fabric waterproof rating
The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.
Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Weather-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
|Waterproof with fully taped seams|
Fabric active breathability
The rate at which a waterproof breathable fabric expels moisture when the inner surface is moist from perspiration. Values under 8,000g/m2/24h provide low performance, 20,000g/m2/24h provide moderate performance and values over 30,000g/m2/24h provide high performance.
A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.
Durable water repellency
Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.
|Additional feature(s)||2-way zipper|
- Measure fullest circumference, keeping tape up under arms and across shoulder blades.
- Natural waist
- Measure at the narrowest circumference of your waist.
- Stand with feet together and measure at fullest circumference.
- Arm length
- Bend elbow gently, then measure from centre of back of neck out to point of shoulder, down to back of elbow, and forward to wrist.
- Petite arm length
- Bend elbow gently, then measure from centre of back of neck out to point of shoulder, down to back of elbow, and forward to wrist. Petite size garments are also proportionally shorter overall. Not all styles are available in 'petite'.