good dry gear

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Sactown, Bay Area, and Back Down from CA on Friday, July 20, 2012
I was looking for Mountain Hardware because I heard of their superior rain protection. This was the third MH rain jacket I bought. I had to return the other two for sizing issues. This one fit the best. I ordered a large so I could layer. I'm 5'7", 135 lbs, with a long torso. The jacket kept me warm and dry on my backpacking trip in Inland Alaska, in which we encountered strong winds and rain. The jacket is bulky when packed, but I guess that compensates for the fact that it is very warm. I get cold easily, but with the right layering, I think I can wear this jacket year round! The waterproof quality is the biggest positive for me in this jacket.

The cons are that (besides being bulky in the pack) it's aesthetic wear is not too versatile. It really looks like a hiking jacket, so it would stand out in a city when traveling. But then again, would you rather look good be dry?
  • Best Uses: Outdoor Activities
  • Cons: Bulky
  • Pros: Dry, Warm
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
  • Sleeve Length: Feels true to length
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