Reviewed by Cloud from CA on Wednesday, June 24, 2015
This Jacket is well designed and built with enough pockets and underarm ventilation. This is my second MH soft shell, the first one was bought in 2007 and still in good condition. I have to buy this one given such awesome price and expect it to last for a long time with any problems.
Reviewed by Duncan the Bushwalker from Canberra Australia on Monday, June 08, 2015
This jacket is simply a perfect all rounder. I have owned two (each for 10 years) and am jonesing for a third. It is hard wearing, stops the wind, ventilates and has only the things it needs. On the one occasion it needed a repaired zip due to abuse, Mountain Hardwear repaired it at no charge. After 7 to 10 years of constant hard wear, the wind stopping layer inside the fabric will fail. It is best to hand wash it to prolong this. Look no further - you won't find a better technical jacket.
Reviewed by whateyesee13 from North Carolina on Wednesday, May 06, 2015
I've been wanting this jacket for quite some time now, but had other similar gear and didn't really need it. I have the Mountain Tech Vest which is very warm and windproof for a vest, so I knew this would be a stellar wind stopping fleece. I do not like the new version of this jacket based on its looks and most importantly no pit zip vents. I knew I had to jump on this great deal to get one with the pit zip vents. Glad I got it! The jacket is very comfy and warm, although I haven't been able to test in harsh conditions yet due to the time of year, I will be saving this for late Fall/Winter. I trust MHW windblocking products to be warm and windproof. I am in between sizes in MHW but like the fit of the Large in this jacket. I had to go up to XL in a MHW soft shell a couple years back. I'm 6'2, 195lbs and the sleeves are a great length, the jacket is long enough for me, and it's snug enough to feel like it will keep me warm. I look forward to putting this jacket to the test later this year, and am excited I got this at a great deal before it was gone!
Reviewed by Jason in Alaska from Unalakleet, Alaska on Tuesday, April 14, 2015
I believe this windproof fleece jacket goes down as one of the greats in jacket history! It is very durable…my wife purchased one for me nearly 3 years ago, and it looks almost new. I do abuse it, and don't take the greatest care of it, but it just keeps going.
Reviewed by Banyan from Arkansas on Thursday, March 12, 2015
This is a great jacket and I got it from Sierra Trading Post for a great price! True to fit. I have bought a lot of products from Sierra Trading post over the years and have never had any problems. Great company! Thanks!
Reviewed by Cmad from Iowa on Wednesday, February 25, 2015
This jacket is the perfect weight and fits so nice. My husband LOVES it and sometimes I borrow it too. Very warm, cuts the wind but is not heavy. Perfect for short trips outside when it's really cold or longer trips when it's not so cold. Love it!
Reviewed by Bucsa from Boston on Saturday, January 24, 2015
This jacket is very durable and is made from quality material as you would expect from a Mountain Hardwear product. It protects well against wind (completely wind-proof) , very breathable and warm and the DWR coating behaves well in light rain.
My problems with the jacket is that the pockets are placed too high and the zippers are reversed (need to pull them up to open them) which isn't very comfortable or intuitive.
Another issue is sizing. I am 6'2", 175 lb male, and my wingspan is 6'7". Based on previous Mountain Hardwear jackets I own, I have purchased the XL. The sleeve length is fine (could have even been an inch longer), but there is a lot of extra space between the jacket and mu body which is good for layering but the fit could have been better. You should measure it first if you have got long hands.
Reviewed by Jettykid from San Diego, CA on Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Before purchasing this jacket, I read most of the reviews about it. Now that I have the jacket, those reviews are quite accurate, although the size was right on for me.
I previously have the original jacket that this one is a copy of. My original jacket has been my favorite jacket of all time. The new model is a different jacket. I preferred the former one that has the Gore Tex Wind Shield and made in the USA. The current version is made in China. It has a different lining and the pockets are too high. It is extremely windproof and I have not had the opportunity to check the breathability.
If you can get this jacket at a steep discount from the $180.00 retail price, it is definitely worth it.