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

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Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Tadeusz from New Britain, CT on Friday, January 4, 2013
Drystein is the most technically advanced, but also good looking and feel comfortable jacket from MH PERIOD!
Tested in Killington VT on Dec 30. The most brutal, freezing, windy, weather I've experienced. On lift - no wind penetration, ski down - no sweat. Feels like watching your own movie. Before I... Read More
Based on 18 reviews: Overall:
Information about Mountain Hardwear Drystein II Dry.Q Elite Jacket - Waterproof (For Men)
Closeouts. Intelligent design meets outstanding protection on Mountain Hardwear's Drystein II Dry.Q Elite jacket. The premier Mountain Hardwear climbing jacket, this fully waterproof shell has a sleek silhouette and strategically positioned stretch panels to aid movement.
  • 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
  • Soft shell side panels and elbows for increased mobility
  • Attached, helmet-compatible hood with three-way drawcord adjustments and laminated brim
  • Two-way, watertight zip front with interior storm flap and zipper garage
  • Microchamois lining at chin guard
  • Welded, water-tight underarm ventilation zips
  • Welded, watertight zip chest pockets
  • Water-tight, pack-friendly front zip pockets
  • Interior zip security pocket
  • Interior drop-in mesh pocket designed for water bottles
  • Adjustable touch-fasten cuff strap
  • Droptail hem with drawcord adjustment
  • Waterproof rating: 40,000mm
  • Breathable rating: 30,000
  • Non-Insulated
  • Made in Viet Nam
  • Visit our Waterproof Guide
  • US shipments only
Specs about Mountain Hardwear Drystein II Dry.Q Elite Jacket - Waterproof (For Men)
  • Waterproof materials: Dry.Q Elite waterproof breathable membrane
  • Seam sealed: Full
  • Pit zips
  • Closure: Two-way,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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Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Tadeusz from New Britain, CT on Friday, January 4, 2013
Drystein is the most technically advanced, but also good looking and feel comfortable jacket from MH PERIOD!
Tested in Killington VT on Dec 30. The most brutal, freezing, windy, weather I've experienced. On lift - no wind penetration, ski down - no sweat. Feels like watching your own movie. Before I... Read More
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  • Reviewed by Lake boy from Western Washington on Saturday, March 8, 2014
    This is my first Dry Q Elite product and I find it to be far better than Gore Tex in the breathable department.
    Construction of the jacket is on par with a top of the line shell and looks like it will stand the test of time. The DWR finish sheds water very well .
    The fit is good for me as the large of other brands are too baggy this jacket has an athletic fit with enough room for a layer. The stretch zones make for a
    Good fit without binding. I've used this shell for a uphill scramble in NW downpour and alpine skiing and couldn't be happier.
    The zippers are very stiff as some reviews have stated.
  • Reviewed by Lake boy from Western Washington on Saturday, March 8, 2014
    This is my first Dry Q Elite product and I find it to be far better than Gore Tex in the breathable department.
    Construction of the jacket is on par with a top of the line shell and looks like it will stand the test of time. The DWR finish sheds water very well .
    The fit is good for me as the large of other brands are too baggy this jacket has an athletic fit with enough room for a layer. The stretch zones make for a
    Good fit without binding. I've used this shell for a uphill scramble in NW downpour and alpine skiing and couldn't be happier.
    The zippers are very stiff as some reviews have stated.
  • Reviewed by HoyaTerp from Washington, DC on Saturday, February 15, 2014
    If you can get it for under $300.00, I would consider it. The shell performs well. It is light, very water proof and breathable. Although not insulated, it's water proofing and breathability helped keep me warm. It could have used a pocket along the sleeve and one more inside the shell. I like the fit (i.e., not too baggy). I am overall pleased with it.
  • Reviewed by theFIXXer from Atlanta on Saturday, January 18, 2014
    I'm 5'10, 170 lbs. I like to layer up. Even with layers, the L was huge and have to return. Zippers aren't as smooth as I expected. Quality of the jacket seems to be legit. Sharp looking in the black. Was buying it for hiking in wet, cold weather - jacket just oozes "ski only."
  • Reviewed by Rocky Mountain Native from CO on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
    This jacket will keep you dry. Tested it in downpours for hours. Hard shell is thin but pretty tough. Took it through plenty of hard wood limbs without an issue. Hood is large enough for a helmet but the two side and top drawstrings allow for a comfortable fit with just a hat. Hand pockets are deep and chest pockets allow for items the size of a wallet. Black jacket is decently stylish enough to not look out of place for day-to-day wear. Be aware this jacket is tighter through the chest and shoulders than other MH coats. If you are often between sizes and you plan on wearing more than a single mid weight base layer, go with the larger size. Pit zips are also hard to get to and are difficult to unzip. All the zippers have a smaller tooth than some other waterproof brands. If you will be going through sticker bushes or greenbriers I'd suggest a tougher hard shell. The retail of approx. $600 is not worth it. Other brands like Arcterx and Patagonia offer better products at the cost and have better warranties. Despite this, getting it over 50% off retail at STP makes it a good value. If you are looking for warmer weather light jacket that is water tight the Dry.Q Elite is tough to beat for the STP price.

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    • Answer This is not 3 in 1 compatible with an inner zipper.
      Answered on 12/27/2013 10:08:57 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer No, it doesn't. This one is designed as a more top line minimalist shell so it has few extras to save on weight. That said, it is a great jacket and I wear fleeces, vests, even the MHW Zonal Down under it with no problems.
      Answered on 12/27/2013 10:30:28 AM by Ephblum from Amherst, NY
    • Answer This is only a shell and does not have an inner zipper to add a fleece. I'm not aware of any MH jackets with a zip in option. These brands usually advertise layering as the way to go when it's too cold for the outer layer you have. I know Columbia has jackets with zip in liners but my experience has been that brand is not truly waterproof. They have added some new technology to their jackets the last few years so they'd be worth looking into. Best wishes
      Answered on 12/27/2013 1:14:16 PM by Rocky Mountain Native from CO
    • Answer Im not a 100% sure on inner zipper for a liner, i know it is designed to fit other Mountain Harder liners or insulated jackets like MH Ghost very well, but I dont believe it has a inner zipper set up.
      Answered on 12/27/2013 5:18:18 PM by Tami in Tahoe from Lake Tahoe
    • Answer No this does not have the inner zipper. I'm not aware of another MH Dry.Q Elite jacket that has this feature. I use separate insulated jacket inside this jacket and it works fine. I actually prefer it to the zippered solution.
      Answered on 12/31/2013 10:48:23 AM by Palmster from Utah
  • Question “Which year produced goods”
    Asked on 12/10/2013 10:09:09 AM by rockfive from newyork
    • Answer This is a 2012 model.
      Answered on 12/10/2013 2:03:26 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer I am not sure what you are asking but i believe the jacket i ordered was a 2012 maybe 2013 model. It is a great jacket as a shell for hiking but I personally am a bit rough on my gear and snowboard in some deep snow with trees and rocks and what not - and I felt the material (although very breathable and waterproof) was a bit delicate. What year did Mountain Hardware make tougher gear, I could not tell you, but I found Spyder makes good stuff.
      Answered on 12/10/2013 3:40:34 PM by Tami in Tahoe from South Lake Tahoe