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About Mountain Hardwear Principia Soft Shell Jacket (For Women)

Closeouts. Bow to the queen of all soft shells! Mountain Hardwear's Principia jacket features a stretchy, princess-seam design that's ideal for everything from the quick jaunt to the store to a chilly, windy jog outdoors.


Specs about Mountain Hardwear Principia Soft Shell Jacket (For Women)

  • Fabric: 100% polyester, 100% nylon trim
  • Length: 27" (based on size medium)
  • Closure: Zipper,YKK®
  • Lining: 100% polyester (brushed)
  • Care: Machine wash/dry
  • Weight: 1 lb.
  • Vendor fit: Mountain Hardwear Active Fit is slightly fitted for ease of movement
  • Made in Nicaragua or China
  • US shipments only


Mountain Hardwear Womens Size Chart

Size 2 4 - 6 8 - 10 12 - 14 16
Bust 33 34 - 35 36 - 37.5 39 - 40.5 42
Waist 25 26 - 27 28 - 29.5 31 - 32.5 34
Hip 35 36 - 37 38 - 39.5 41 - 42.5 44

Note: Measurements in inches.


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4.607142 5 Overall Rating: 4.6 Based on 28 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by The Art Lady from La Crosse, Wisconsin on Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I adore this jacket! I was hunting for a good soft shell with a fleece lining and this is exactly what I needed. Living in Wisconsin, you have to be prepared for everything (not to mention I'm always travelling out West and mucking around in the cold and wet).I've worn this jacket in the sun, rain, ... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Marianne from South Carolina on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    I tried 3 different sort shells before I settled on this jacket. I usually wear a medium but a large fits great- big enough to wear a sweatshirt underneath. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an everyday jacket. I'm 5' tall and 130lbs. The sleeves are long but I'm used to that which is why the Velcro on the cuffs sold me on this jacket.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Hike for Life from Colorado on Thursday, January 1, 2015
    Love this jacket, but I carefully checked the reviews prior to purchase to get the right size. I'm 5'7", 120# and purchased a medium. It's a perfect size for a couple of light weight layers underneath. The jacket itself is not warm, but does break the wind.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Val from California on Sunday, December 28, 2014
    Fits nicely. Great color and I love the feel of the fleece lining. I like the added touch with the velcro at the end of the sleeves. Allows me to place the sleeves right at my wrist when i need to use my hands.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by 60-ish female from Central PA on Monday, December 22, 2014
    I ordered a size up from what normally wear thinking princess seaming would be an "athletic" fit; sizing up makes jacket perfect for thin layer under jacket yet princess seaming allows layering over it as well. Very nice soft-shell jacket, still pricey even with STP discounts.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Wendy from Minnesota on Friday, November 21, 2014
    This jacket is amazing - extremely well made, but I think it runs a bit small. I'm a small and bought a medium hoping that I could layer clothes underneath but it was too small - especially the arms.

Question & Answer

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  • “Does this have a drawstring bottom?”
    Asked by Monica from Montana on 10/25/2014 6:01:56 PM
    • I didn't realize until reading this question, that yes, this jacket does have a drawstring. I'm not a fan of drawstring on jackets, but after looking at mine, I realized there was a drawstring cord on the bottom of the jacket that I didn't even know was there. So, I guess if you are looking to have the drawstring, this jacket will work for you. If you don't want a drawstring, you won't even realize it is there.
      Answered on 10/25/2014 7:30:31 PM by Northern New York Mom from Northern New York
    • Yes, there is an adjustable drawstring on both the left and right sides, along the bottom hem.
      Answered on 10/26/2014 9:32:53 AM by Lucky to Live in MT from Helena, MT
  • “Does this jacket have a Durable Water Resistant (DWR) finish?”
    Asked by laura from Michigan on 10/18/2013 1:57:02 PM
    • Yes it would be water resistant.
      Answered on 10/18/2013 2:43:53 PM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post
  • “What temperature does this protect against?”
    Asked by grace from Unknown on 1/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
    • There is not a temperature rating.|Most manufacturers do not have temperature ratings for their garments or footwear due to the number of factors that affect how warm a garment may keep you. This item is designed to be used as a layering piece. The following buying guides may offer some insight to help you dress properly for any environment.||http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lp2/head-to-toe-guide.html|http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lp2/layering-guide.html
      Answered on 1/17/2013 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post

About Mountain Hardwear

Starting back in 1993, a small group of outdoor industry mavericks broke away from the pack to follow a less-traveled path. From the very beginning, the primary goal of Mountain Hardwear was to create an outdoor gear brand with a sharp focus on technology-driven design, superior performance and hardcore reliability. The result of this function-first mentality has been an array of incredible Mountain Hardwear jackets, clothing, tents, backpacks, sleeping bags and accessories. Today, after more than two decades of industry-leading innovation, Mountain Hardwear continues to set new benchmarks for dependability in the toughest conditions on the planet.