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

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Information about Mountain Hardwear Beacon Dry.Q Elite Jacket - Waterproof (For Men)
Closeouts. Rain and wind don't stand a chance against Mountain Hardwear's Beacon Dry.Q Elite jacket. The rugged 70 denier shell resists abrasion and blowing wind, and a Dry.Q Elite waterproofing system with water-tight zippers makes sure water never sees your inner layers.
  • 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
  • 70 denier three-layer dobby shell is highly durable
  • ReviveX® DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish sheds moisture and resists stains
  • Attached, three-piece storm hood with three-way drawcord adjustments
  • Microchamois lining at the chin guard
  • Welded, water-tight zip front with interior, laminated storm flap and zipper garage
  • Welded underarm ventilation zips
  • Large, water-tight zip hand pockets
  • Interior zip security pocket
  • Adjustable touch-fasten cuffs
  • Droptail hem with drawcord adjustments
  • Waterproof rating: 40,000mm
  • Breathable rating: 30,000
  • Made in Viet Nam
  • Visit our Waterproof Guide
  • US shipments only
Specs about Mountain Hardwear Beacon 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: 30" (based on size large)
  • Fabric: 100% nylon
  • Care: Machine wash/dry
  • Total weight: 1 lb. 4 oz.
  • Made in Viet Nam
  • Visit our Waterproof Guide
  • US shipments only

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Reviewed by Smokies by Storm from TN / NC on Saturday, December 14, 2013
I got this jacket in the hopes of finding a jacket to really enjoy a good hike in the rain. I live in the Appalachians, so most often when you do this, you're either going to be soaked or you're going to get steamy and a jacket full of sweat with Goretex. This jacket has allowed me to really get o... Read More
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  • Reviewed by Brian in the wind and cold from Fargo, ND on Thursday, January 23, 2014
    I have had the jacket for about 2 week and have experienced -25f temps with -40f wind chill. Jacket has kept me warm and dry with lofty down underneath. The shoulder and sleeves are not quite big enough for a lofty down layer. The sleeves constrict the down. Also the shoulders and sleeves restrict your movement when you raise your arms.
  • Reviewed by John from ADK mountains. on Sunday, January 19, 2014
    Dry-Q Elite is very breathable and waterproof but this jacket has issues.

    1) The hood is too small. When I cinched it down too much of my face was exposed. The rain literally dripped into my ear at times!

    2) Because the outer fabric is made to be more porous it does not keep the DWR well so the jacket wets out quickly. Once the cuffs wet out the water wicks up the arms all the way to my elbow, due to the inner fabric, . Same thing happens with the hood. I even applied seem tape around the inside of the cuffs like the Gore-Tex jackets the Armed Forces use, but the water wicked right underneath the tape and up the arm.

    3) Breaking Point....................Inner fabric started peeling away from the membrane in numerous places.

    I had to return it.
  • Reviewed by Smokies by Storm from TN / NC on Saturday, December 14, 2013
    I got this jacket in the hopes of finding a jacket to really enjoy a good hike in the rain. I live in the Appalachians, so most often when you do this, you're either going to be soaked or you're going to get steamy and a jacket full of sweat with Goretex. This jacket has allowed me to really get out and enjoy a good hike without getting wet from the driving rain or my own sweat. I'm pretty impressed with the DryQ Elite; it's definitely a step above Goretex. Don't get me wrong; when it's 80 degrees with a high dew point and humidity level, nothing is going to save you from sweat and heat, but this jacket has been fantastic. I took it out for a 3-hour hike in a pretty solid, southern rain and came out dry and comfortable.

    It's not going to be perfect for wind, as the fabric breathes. You can't have it all. This will also be really nice for layering. But a fleece on underneath, and you've waterproof and warm.

    I'm 6-feet tall, 175 pounds, with a 32 inch waist, and a large fit me well. There's enough room for layering. I didn't have a problem with short sleaves that others mentioned. The hood will not fit over a helmet, I'm comfortable in saying, which means it's perfect for hiking or wearing without a helmet. I can't stand huge hoods, so I'm happy to report this to be the case.
  • Reviewed by BBirkeland from Salt Lake City on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
    Love the fabric but was very disappointed in the fit. Snug in the shoulders and a very boxy mid section.
  • Reviewed by Kendall the Skier from Ashburn, VA on Sunday, March 31, 2013
    This jacket was excactly what I was looking for in a shell, thick 3 layer hardshell that was waterproof and totally windproof, well I didn't get to check the waterproofness, but the day it arrived in the mail we were having gusting cold winds and I tried it on and went outside and it was unbelievable, perfect, I thought this was the one, but it was two major problems; the sleeves are extremely short and it's very tight in the shoulder area, almost to the point of where it hurts, I ordered the large, I went to a local retailer and tried on the xl and it swallowed me. Mountain Hardwear needs to go back to the drawing board with this one, keep the quality and the style, but just extend the arms and shoulders just a hair. I'm 5'11" 200lbs average build, this jacket is designed for someone with a very small frame, if this is you buy it, the quality is excellent and this is true windproof, 25 degrees and 30mph winds and didn't feel a thing.

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