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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
  • Length: 29" (based on size large)
  • Made in China
  • Visit our Waterproof Guide
  • US shipments only
Specs about Mountain Hardwear Ampato Dry.Q® Elite Jacket - Waterproof (For Men)
  • Jacket features: Non-Insulated,Waterproof (All)
  • 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
  • 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 McB from Chicago on Wednesday, January 7, 2015
    After doing a lot of research on waterproof/breathable materials prior to climbing Mount Rainier, I determined Mountain Hardwear's Dry Q Elite was the best fabric because it was both lightweight and extremely breathable during strenuous activity. It's clear that their fabric is much better than Gore-Tex's offerings by looking at the waterproof rating and breathability ratings.

    This jacket was the cheapest I could find at the time that used the Dry Q ELITE fabric (not Dry Q Core) so I gave it a shot...

    After experiencing 3 days straight of rain, snow and wind in negative temperatures (-40 or 50 with windchill) I was not disappointed at all with this jacket at my outer-most layer, I was completely dry. It was very reassuring prior to the climb to see that the guide company I used to climb the mountain also strictly used Mountain Hardwear gear as their rental gear. If this simple/inexpensive jacket can keep me bone dry during a 16hr final day ranging from 60mph winds at negative temperatures to 4hrs straight of rain at the bottom, I'm pretty sure it will do just fine for everything else you might use it for.

    VERY waterproof
    VERY breathable (much better than any Gore-Tex fabric)
    Loose fit so you can layer up underneath
    Hood capable of fitting a helmet underneath + has a nice built in visor
    Sealed chest pocket is very handy year-round
    Lightweight / packable

    -Loose fit (might not love it when you're not layering up if you're a fit person/not overweight
    -Extremely breathable to the point that it doesn't offer much if any warmth or heat retention
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jakatannel from Nashville on Sunday, December 28, 2014
    Like many others, I have been wearing breathable waterproof membrane clothing for years to protect against rain, mist, sea-spray and mud puddles from backpacking to military service, but I have never worn a jacket as good as the Mountain Hardware Ampato Dry.Q Elite Jacket. Yes, it's stylish as all MH products are likely to be, but more importantly, it is functional. I've only had the coat for a short while, but from hiking in cold, wet weather to running daily errands in the rain to walking our Golden Retrievers in driving storms, I have not found a single drop get thru. I also have not had a problem with moisture build up inside or damp clothes from sweating. A top notch jacket with accessories found in top-of-the-line wet weather coats, one cannot go wrong with the this terrific product. Simply said - Superb!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Daryl from Charlotte on Saturday, November 22, 2014
    I have had great success with Mountain Hardware gear in the past and this jacket is no exception. Great fit and really does the job on what I purchased it to do, it keep me dry! Great water and wind protection. you will not be disappointed in the Dry Q Elite system.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Bobmarathon from Florida on Saturday, November 1, 2014
    Very comfortable, the pit zips really help. Wore it in some down pours and stayed nice and dry. The large fits a little loose, which is good for a few extra layers. I'm 5'9" and 160 lbs. the jacket does have a lot of nice adjustments as we'll.
  • Reviewed by Paulyboy from Massachusetts on Thursday, October 23, 2014
    it may not be the most "cool" jacket in the Mountain Hardwear line, but it has the top-line Dry Q Elite membrane and it is so affordable. I have the Jungle/Duffle color in XL. I am 6'3 and 205 lbs. It fits great through the chest and the sleeves are plenty long for me (36" dress shirt sleeve length).
    One complaint: wish it was an inch longer in the body, but it will work for 95% of all buyers.
    I really like the liner. Mesh inside pockets. Nice warm hand pockets of brushed poly I presume. I have a few much more expensive shells (Polartec Neo and Gore-tex Pro Shell), but it seems I always grab this from the closet first- at least for those day-to-day trips around town in the rain.
    We are having a HUGE nor'easter rain storm today and it's coming down in buckets and driven by 50 MPH winds. Just came in from a 45 minute hike to a completely dry torso. Buy this jacket, you will love it!

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    • 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 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 Darktrail40 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