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

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Information 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.
  • Dry.Q Elite waterproof breathable membrane is air-permeable and immediately begins moving moisture away from the body
  • Fully seam sealed for complete waterproof protection
  • Attached, adjustable storm hood
  • Diagonal chest pocket with watertight zip
  • Pit zips for ventilation
  • Breathable, moisture-wicking mesh-lined back
  • Touch-fasten storm flap
  • Zip handwarmer pockets
  • Interior security zip pocket
  • Drawcord hem
  • Waterproof rating: 40,000mm
  • Breathable rating: 30,000
  • Made in China
  • Visit our Waterproof Guide
  • US shipments only
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: YKK®,Zipper
  • 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
  • Visit our Waterproof Guide
  • US shipments only

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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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  • Reviewed by Qfalcata from Durham NC on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Comfortable fit with just the right roominess for layering, very nicely put together, lightweight for a three layer, thoughtful features. Still needs a walk in a toad-strangler to test water resistance plus a serious workout in warm weather to test breathability but so far lovin' the fabric. Lack of a two way zipper would have been a bigger problem if the jacket had been an inch longer. As it is, this a keeper.
  • Reviewed by George from NY on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    So far, I'm very pleased with this jacket and it should prove to be a very versatile 3 season shell. Breathability seems quite good plus pit zips provide additional backup. Now onto the pros and cons...
    Pros: Numerous features, useful zippered pockets, pit zips, adjustable sleeve closures, excellent hood adjustability, etc. Seems fairly sturdy and should last under reasonable wear and tear. Breathability seems quite good.
    Cons: Material is more of a hard shell and slightly crinkly with a dull sheen. Since it doesn't stretch, getting the right fit is key and may be problematic for some. The fit across the back seems a bit tight. I'm 6' 170lbs and moderately athletic. I usually wear a large but I took a gamble on an XL for this jacket and it's close to the fit I prefer. It allows me to layer and gives me some room without making it appear as if I'm swimming in the jacket.
    One disappointment: the jacket arrived from STP in extremely wrinkled condition, as if it was sitting on the bottom of a heavy pile for a long time. It's so bad I'm questioning whether I can ever get some of the wrinkles out without repeated wash and iron cycles. Yes, I could exchange or return the jacket but I'm opting to give it some time instead.
  • Reviewed by danniel from china on Saturday, February 8, 2014
    the color is bright
  • Reviewed by OutsidePanda from Connecticut on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    Each day I walk 1 mile to the train-hour ride on the train-1 1/2 mile to work from train. I wear ski/hiking clothes to work, then shower and change into shirt and tie at work.

    I needed a jacket that would keep me warm but be 100% breathable! I was getting to the train covered in sweat wearing my insulated parkas/ski jackets.

    When I layer this with a base and mid-layer, I would say I am not as toasty warn (been 9-18 degrees here in Connecticut) but I do not sweat-PERIOD!

    I would say this is a cross between a lite shell and a raincoat, there is a net lining and the jacket is wind and waterproof and very light, I plan on using this backpacking in the summer instead of my rain jacket.

    I have to say-I am a 5'11" 230 lbs bodybuilder (rare to find outdoor gear that fits) and the XXL is awesome. I actually went a tried this on in the store before ordering from STP. I have large arms and shoulders and kept ripping the armpits of other brands but the MH has an awesome cut.

    I would say that this jacket would handle anything except for the harshest-below zero mountaineering conditions but for all other purposes I would highly recommend!
  • Reviewed by D5000 from MA on Friday, January 17, 2014
    This is the best shell I've ever owned, I love the DryQ membrane. I've owned goretex and hyvent jackets in the past and this beats them all so far. So far I've up this jacket through a few winter downpours and not only was I dry on the inside, it was dry outside with a good shake the water beaded right off. I have yet to put it through any peaks but I trust it will do just fine. I wear it with a down jacket underneath and have been toasty down to 20deg so far with nothing else but a t shirt but it feels breathable enough to wear in the summer too. Fits a bit large though, I'm 6'2, thin build and usually the lg is too short in the back and sleeves but after receiving the coat I feel like I could've gotten away with the large and still had room to layer, whatever I like it too much to send it back.

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  • 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