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

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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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 Patroller2 from Idaho Falls, ID on Tuesday, December 1, 2015
    Greta jacket, nice color and Mountain Hardwear quality. I did return it as it fit tight under the armpits. A quite common issue with Mtn. Hardwear. I wear a size 44 suit coat, shirt size 17 X 34. Fit is great thru the body and elsewhere but binds under the pits. I ordered a Mtn. Hardwear Torsen jacket in XL from Sierra Trading Post as an alternate to replace it. Arms are a bit long, but otherwise great replacement. I do have other Mtn. Hardwear jackets in a large -- typically the lightweight insulated small puffies, but this one didn't quite work. Nevertheless 4 stars for quality, price and great service. The price was incredibly good.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Lake boy from Western Washimgton on Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    I have a MH ski shell made of DryQ elite that is fantastic. Ordered the Ampato for a rain jacket , breathed very well as expected but in the first real rainstorm hike the fabric on the sleeves wet out & soaked thru !
    I am returning for credit , not sure why the DryQ let me down, almost seemed as if the back of the sleeves were not made of it.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by WarminRichmond from Richmond, VA on Thursday, November 12, 2015
    I purchased this jacket to replace an eight year-old Marmot Precip jacket. It isn't as packable, but it's construction is much more robust. The fit of the XXL is excellent. I am 6'4" and 240 lbs. The fit is fine when worn alone, but it is roomy enough for me to layer a light puffy underneath it. It is relatively new, and shed water efficiently during a recent storm. That is to be expected. I haven't tried wearing it all day in monsoon-like conditions, but I suspect it will be fine. Until it passes such a test, I feel I can only give it 4 stars. Pockets are well placed. The adjustable cuffs and pit-zips both add to its value.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Chl from NC on Friday, October 30, 2015
    Great looking jacket and fits really well. Does a great job in rainy weather.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Soapmaker from Appalachian Foothills on Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    I bought this jacket in hopes that it would be extremely waterproof and yet still breathable in warmer weather. It has not let me down. I would like to point out that the sleeves run a bit longer in length than expected. The model I have is the newer one which is not lined with mesh but nylon and does not have an inside pocket. If you order one pictured that has a storm flap across the front zipper, it is an older model and should have mesh lining with the inside pocket. Just an FYI.

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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 Hiker 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 Paulieboy 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 Hiker 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 Darktrail50 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