Black Ice Jacket

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The Black Ice is probably the most versatile boxwall down jacket ever created. It’s both light in weight and extremely functional. It features boxwall panels that have been designed to follow the contours of the body, reducing the number of cold spots and creating even panels of high quality goose down. To really help protect the down from the weather and rucksack strap compression it has an extra layer of PRIMALOFT® protection over the shoulders, hood top and forearms. The Black Ice is perfect for cold winter days and nights either on the move or resting. And should you get caught out in rain, the outer fabric also has a highly weather resistant inner coating ensuring that the down plumes will stay dry and continue lofting.
Fabric: FREEFLOW® Ultralite
Filling: 235g (size M) of minimum 90/10 goose down at 800+ fill (USA) CERTIFIED NON LIVE PLUCKED & NON FORCE FED DOWN
Lining: Ultra soft PEAQ Down
Zips: YKK reverse coil

Alpine red / Cadmium lining / Cadmium zips - NEW
Electric blue / Burnt orange lining / Burnt orange zips
Black / Graphite lining

Weight (approx.): 687g / 24.2oz (M)

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL (Black available in XXXL also)

Fit: Active Mountain

Activities: Alpine Mountaineering / Mountain Walking / Winter Camping

RRP: £260.00

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  • FREEFLOW® Ultralite 38g/m² outer shell waterproof to a minimum of 600mm hydrostatic head
  • PEAQ Down liner that is exceptionally comfortable next to the skin, highly breathable and fast drying
  • Exceptionally high quality goose down with 800+ fill power
  • 40g PRIMALOFT® SILVER ECO insulation protection on the shoulders, forearms and hood
  • Storm protection on inner hood, hem and hand pockets providing additional protection for the down fill and continued comfort when working hard
  • Classic boxwall construction throughout eliminating cold spots
  • Vertical control baffle arrangement on arms preventing down migration during high activity
  • Articulated arms for reach high movement and tailored specifically to reduce hem lift
  • Fully adjustable helmet compatible mountain hood with three point adjustment and storm vision wired peak
  • Non-whip face aperture drawcords ideal for use in windy conditions
  • Soft fleece beardguard at chin and mouth for extra comfort
  • Internal fine mesh security pocket and internal water bottle pocket
  • Two deep hand-warmer pockets with outer fabric storm protection
  • Full length, reversed and baffled two way YKK front zip for ease of use with a backpack or climbing harness
  • Internal ‘sleeping bag’ type neck baffle and internal half waist drawcord to prevent spindrift entry and core body heat loss
  • Adjustable cuffs with grab tabs for ease of use with gloves or mitts
  • Adjustable hem to prevent spindrift entry and heat loss
  • Reflective roundel details
  • Own waterproof storage MONTANE® dry bag


37g/m² ultra soft nylon plain weave
Exceptional comfort next to skin
Highly breathable and fast drying

FREEFLOW® Ultralite

38g/m² lightweight coated nylon rip-stop
Waterproof to a minimum of 600mm hydrostatic head and with a minimum MVTR of 4,000g/m²/24hrs
DWR with spray rating 80 / 20 (JIS L 1092)


133g/m², 100g/m², 60g/m², 40g/m² performance synthetic mid-loft insulation
Warm when wet and fast drying
Wind resistant and water repellent
Compresses like down
Fibres produced from post-consumer and post-industrial plastic waste
Minimum of 50% recycled content

  • The Black Ice Jacket uses FREEFLOW® fabric which contains a Durable Water Repellency (DWR) as the first barrier in keeping you dry. Clean your garment in order to maintain this.
  • MONTANE® recommends a professional cleaning service for down products.
  • If you choose to wash your down clothing yourself, it ideally needs to be handwashed and care must be taken to dry the product correctly.
  • Wash using a mild detergent in warm water (around 30°C/86°F). MONTANE® recommends Nikwax Down Wash.
  • Do not use fabric softeners, bleach or liquid detergent.
  • Rinse the product thoroughly after washing to remove any soap traces.
  • You should dry the product carefully in a tumble drier on a cool setting. You may need to stop the tumble drier at regular intervals to loft the down by hand (TIP: place a bag of three clean tennis balls in the tumble drier. This agitates the down to help stop it clumping together when it dries).
  • It will take some time to dry a down product thoroughly, even if the outer fabric is dry the down may not be.
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Best in its class,periodCustomer Rating

I purchased my Montane Black Ice for a winter attempt on Mt. Rainier. The jacket handled well, performing so well that, I found myself depressed when it wasn't cold enough to wear the coat. The fit was almost a custom, tailored fit that allowed me to move freely while not appearing to be overweight or out of shape due to the nature of some "puffy" jackets and coats. The primaloft reinforcement was an awesome implementation of the technological engineering accomplished by the designers at Montane. I have used this coat on subsequent climbs in the Pacific -Northwest of the United States. This area is known for its typically wet weather. Not once, even in a fairly moderate rainstorm at temperatures barely above freezing, did this jacket fail in its intended use ( staying dry and warm). I have used this coat in temps ranging from slightly above freezing, to well below zero F. Do yourself a favor, if you are in need of a down jacket, purchase this one, you will not regret that decision.

Author: David Long

The best winter down.Customer Rating

Absolutely love this jacket for a whole range of reasons: -Firstly the hood is one of the best I have experienced on the market. An extremely high bib to protect the face in horizontal conditions whilst the peak keeps visibility decent. The problems I had was the fear of tearing the fasteners for the elastic chord round the hood, but I think this was only my paranoia over the fear of damaging a jacket that was fast becoming very close to my heart. -The primaloft on the shoulders has meant little to know degradation over the five or six, week-long treks I have done with it. -A great camp jacket as well as being worn on the ridge. Although I wouldn't recommend use during any ascent, it's just a tad too warm unless the weather is truly fowl. -the pockets are decent and I was happy with the performance of the shell, despite never being boasted as water-proof it held up remarkable well on one of the wettest walks of my life on Skye this winter. -All in all exceptionally good! And on top of its performance it also still looks good for wearing to work or about town.

Author: Owain Simpson

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