I bought the 2011 version of the Alpine Light to replace the one I bought a couple years ago. More than anything I just wanted the adjustable draw string at the hem that is on this year’s model and not on my old one. When I got the new jacket it felt a lot thinner than my old one. I laid it down on my floor to compare thickness the old jacket had twice as much loft as the new one. I gave it a while just to make sure it wasn't because the down had been compressed. On Montbell's website they still list 4 ounces of down fill just like they have for the past three years. Suspect that Montbell is cutting some corners now that they have a foothold in the market.
Hi Jason, we're sorry to hear that the Montbell parka didn't live up to your expectations. Occasionally we've found a few jackets that were under-filled from the factory, but we would be happy to help take care of the situation for you.
Send us an email with your info to Service@prolitegear.com and we can work with Montbell to get you the jacket you need. Please let us know if you are ever dissatisfied with a product and we will do our best to correct the situation. -ProLite Gear