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About Mountain Hardwear Ampato Dry.Q® Elite Jacket - Waterproof (For Men)

Closeouts. The ultra-breathable Mountain Hardwear Ampato jacket offers durable, waterproof protection on the trail thanks to a Dry.Q® Elite waterproof breathable membrane and fully seam-sealed construction.

Specs about Mountain Hardwear Ampato Dry.Q® Elite Jacket - Waterproof (For Men)

  • Waterproof materials: Dry.Q Elite waterproof breathable membrane
  • Seam sealed: Full
  • Pit zips
  • Closure: Zipper,YKK®
  • Zipper: Right
  • Length: 29" (based on size large)
  • Fabric: 100% nylon
  • Lining: 100% nylon (smooth), 100% polyester (mesh)
  • Care: Machine wash/dry
  • Total weight: 1 lb. 4 oz.
  • Made in China
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  • US shipments only

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4.448275 5 Overall Rating: 4.4 Based on 87 reviews

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Verified Buyer Reviewed by Puget Sound Paddler from Anderson Island, Washington on Thursday, November 22, 2012
I live on an island in Puget Sound (lots of rain). I have tried many jackets-some too light, some too heavy-but the Mt Hardware is the perfect, all-around jacket for me. Length is perfect for getting in and out of the Jeep, the hood design is user-friendly. Great jacket. Gets lots of comments from o... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Cappy from Record Breaking Octorber Rains in Washington on Monday, October 31, 2016
    This is a great jacket, but I think it runs a little big. It is one of the best rain jackets I've ever owned though. Keeps the rain out and still breaths well.
  • Reviewed by GS from Wyoming on Wednesday, April 27, 2016
    This jacket got a long term soak test whilst walking in the French Alps last weekend - incessant rain defeated other waterproof items (boots & trousers) but jacket remained completely dry. Walking through a static rainstorm, low cloud, high humidity etc the only dampness on the liner was due to water from my hands when taking jacket off to change base layers (hiding under rock overhangs or mountain refuges).
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Laurence from NY on Monday, February 29, 2016
    Well made. Keeps the rain out and never feels clammy inside-very breathable. Does what a rain jacket ought to do and what others claim to do but don't.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Rebadog from Arizona on Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    Very nice jacket with great color combination. I am 5" 11" and 175 pounds and the large fit perfectly with room for layering. Have not had it in the rain yet, but am confident with the Mountain Hardwear name behind it.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Brorat79 from Virginia on Monday, February 22, 2016
    This is a high-end, extremely waterproof jack that normally sells for many hundreds of dollars. I tested it during a rainstorm recently and was completely dry after hours out in a downpour. If you want a true waterproof jacket for under $150, this is your product.

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  • Question “Does this hood stow away?”

    Asked on 11/6/2015 9:26:48 AM by T.R. from Colorado
    • Answer No, not that I know of.
      Answered on 11/6/2015 11:51:27 AM by Chl from NC
    • Answer No the hood is not stow away.
      Answered on 11/6/2015 11:58:27 AM by Soapmaker from Appalachian Foothills
  • Question “i am 5'6 210 will the 2xl be way to big for me? ”

    Asked on 6/8/2015 10:00:11 PM by lbolin from AR
    • Answer Greeetings. I am 6 ft 3 inches and 230 lbs. I purchased two ampato jackets size XXL. The XXL jackets were roomy on me, which is what I wanted so that I could layer under the jackets. The sleeves are long on me, which is what I wanted. I wear 36 inch long sleeves on my shirts and jackets. If you do not wear at least 36 inch long sleeves on your shirts and jackets, I would suggest size XL.
      Answered on 6/8/2015 10:52:15 PM by John High Sierra from Davis, California
    • Answer I bought this jacket a few months ago- so far it's great- it is a little big though- I'm 5'10" and about 215 and the XL is almost too big for me- I kept it because I like to layer- so I'm good with the extra room.
      Answered on 6/9/2015 7:22:41 AM by JW from Montana
    • Answer I believe the Mountain Hardware Ampato Dry.Q Elite Jacket will fit you well around your girth, and the length is probably just right. I am 5'10" and 240 lbs, and the coat fits me well, not too big, and not too tight. Length is a little long in the sleeves, but I would have added one more inch to the bottom edge. Fit is very good around the shoulders with good room to move, and there is room for a layer underneath allowing it to be worn in colder temperatures. Also, it has "pit-zips" to help the moisture escape in high humid conditions. Most importantly, the coat does great in what it was designed, keeping you dry in wet weather. I have worn it on wet hiking trails and trips to the mall, and never had a problem. MH is a great name in outdoor gear, and this maintains that reputation. I think it is worth ordering and trying it on. You can always return it.
      Answered on 6/10/2015 11:01:49 AM by Jakatannel from Nashville, TN
  • Question “Is this jacket wind proof?”

    Asked on 2/17/2015 5:12:18 PM by Adirondack Man from Upstate NY
    • Answer Yes!
      All Dry Q Elite membranes are completely wind and waterproof. This is a GREAT jacket for the price!
      Answered on 2/17/2015 5:21:58 PM by Anonymous from Massachusetts, USA
    • Answer No, this jacket is not wind proof as in having Gore wind stopper material in the garment, but it is a tough coat and dies well to keep wind out.
      Answered on 2/17/2015 6:24:58 PM by Jakatannel from Nashville
    • Answer it seems to be. Had it out this weekend in -8F with 20+ mph winds, and didn't notice any draftiness. Did have 3 base layers and a wool fleece on under it.
      Answered on 2/17/2015 6:34:08 PM by NH Sailor from Central NH
    • Answer I have not spent time outside in high wind conditions. Other people have posted reviews stating that because of the breath-ability of Dry Q Elite they wear an additional base layer under the jacket when they go skiing. People can really feel the air infiltration when they are on the chair lifts at ski resorts. I live in Davis, CA and I use my two Ampato jackets as three season water proof shells. They are great three season jackets, especially at STP prices. I would recommend a jacket similar to the MH Minalist if you want a more wind proof water proof shell. Cheers.
      Answered on 2/17/2015 9:17:53 PM by John High Sierra from Davis California
    • Answer Well, I wasn't sure. So I wore just the jacket outside on a cooler, windy morning in Florida. The temp. was around 50 degrees. It was definitely warm enough,but I did feel a slight coolness on the gusting winds. I would say not 100% wind proof. It's very close though. Excellent jacket and plenty of room for layers.
      Answered on 2/18/2015 5:21:54 AM by Marathon bob from Florida
  • Question “Are all models & colors made in China? ”

    Asked on 2/17/2015 1:41:35 PM by DC romper from Washington, DC
    • Answer Yes, these are all made in China.
      Answered on 2/18/2015 10:41:06 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer It is the newest version of Ampato,you can go to the officail website of Mountain Hardware and have a look.
      Answered on 1/14/2015 6:00:45 PM by nigel edmund from Oregon
  • Question “Is this jacket insulated?”

    Asked on 6/22/2014 12:14:13 PM by Just Wondering from Massachusetts
    • Answer No
      Answered on 6/22/2014 12:39:54 PM by PA Jim from Port Angeles, WA
    • Answer No, This Is A Fairly Thin Rain Jacket With No Insulation. It's Well Made With Nice Details But It's Quite Light.
      Answered on 6/22/2014 6:26:14 PM by George from NY
    • Answer No insulation. This lightweight jacket is a wind and water blocker. I just spent a very wet weekend in Northern Wisconsin. I should say the weather was wet, but I was not. Get this jacket if you need protection from bad weather down to 40 degrees F. Any colder, use it as part of your layering routine. Hope this info helps.
      Answered on 6/22/2014 10:37:34 PM by Anonymous from Wisconsin
  • Question “what are the length of sleeves and chest size for the XL an 2XL?”

    Asked on 2/12/2014 11:25:11 AM by Nikoloz from Tbilisi, Georgia
    • Answer I'm not sure of the exact measurements, but I can say I bought an XL, I'm 6'1", 170lbs and the arms and chest are more than large enough for me to fit 2 bulky layers of down, a thin fleece, and a thin base layer underneath with out feeling like it's making the sleeves too short or tight in the chest and back. This jacket is a great layering piece, I've only used it as a winter shell so far and I've put it through down pours and blizzard conditions both with amazing results. Do not expect an athletic fit as the cut is rather billowy, the pictures make it look much more form fitting than it is( which is not at all). In closing, the mountain hardwear ampato is generously cut all the way around so if you're just using it as a light rain jacket and you're around my size you'd be better off with a medium. Hope this helps.
      Answered on 2/12/2014 12:21:31 PM by D5000 from Ipswich, MA
  • Question “Two way zipper?”

    Asked on 9/15/2012 12:00:00 AM by skateski from lindstrom, mn
    • Answer It does not have a two-way zipper.
      Answered on 9/18/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Ryan from Sierra Trading Post