I Never Leave Home Without It
Reviewed by AshleyD from Boston on Sunday, September 15, 2013
As the title says, this shell is with me at all times. In the spring and summer it is great for surprise rainstorms. In fall, with a fleece under it, it's great for that cold New England rain. And most surprisingly in winter, I was able to layer this with the MH Zonal Insulated Jacket and it was perfect on all kinds of rough ski conditions. Let me repeat--I was able to ski all season in this and another lightweight jacket. If it was extra cold, I'd wear another fleece under it. Despite all those layers (and my base layer) I never felt restricted, but the fit is slim enough to be flattering when worn alone. That combo got me through Nemo. The hood's brim keeps all kinds of weather out of my face, and the pit zips keep me from getting too hot whether I'm sweating on the slopes in single digit weather or in an 80+ degree rain shower. As to be expected from MH it's got tons of super functional pockets (I love keeping my ID and credit cards on the upper arm pocket while skiing) and though some mentioned that the hood is big, it is adjustable. And that size is much appreciated when I get it to fit over my ski helmet. I literally cannot feel the wind when I wear this--everything is blocked out. Another great MH product at an even better STP price.