Reviewed by allfieldnohit from Ohio on Monday, December 03, 2012
I bought this jacket for it's layering capabilities and it fits the bill. I can wear it over a shirt in the summer as a rain jacket or as an outer shell over fleece and down jackets in the winter. You can cinch down the hood to your level of desirability. The hood is big, which is good. I wear other hoods under it plus a baseball cap. The brim is wide and bendable.
The rain/snow will not get in unless you want it to.
The supposed big deal about this jacket is it's breathability. New technology has led to a material more breathable than gore-tex. This remains to be seen by this reviewer. What I can tell you is this: I sweat in gore-tex and I expect to sweat in this. How's that for keeping it real? I expect the pit-zips to help a little in that area.
I'm 5'11" 170lbs and I bought a large. This works for me. It's big enough to layer over a base layer, a fleece and a down jacket. Perfect. However, it's not so big that it looks baggy over just a t-shirt. The arm length is perfect also and my arms are a little longer than normal. My suggestion is to buy a size larger than normal if you plan on using it for layering.
The zipper tends to get stuck around my adams apple. This is the only con but could be perceived as a pro because the zippers have been treated with some sort of polymer to keep the weather out. Kinda like you see over tent seams, only better. For that reason the zipper tends to snag at that certain point. Not a deal breaker.
It does add warmth as the outer layer, but not much. It's not supposed to. It's supposed to keep you (and your down) dry. It's outstanding in that task.
The MH Trice is a quality made and rugged jacket. I expect it to last many seasons.