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

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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.


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: Zipper,Two-way
  • Zipper: Right
  • Length: 30" (based on size large)
  • Fabric: 100% nylon
  • Care: Machine wash, tumble dry
  • Total weight: 1 lb. 4 oz.
  • Made in Viet Nam
  • Visit our Waterproof Guide
  • US shipments only


Mountain Hardwear Mens Size Chart

Chest 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 45 46 - 49 50 - 53 54 - 57
Waist 30 - 31 32 - 34 36 - 38 40 - 42 44 46
Hip 36 - 38 38 - 40 42 - 40 46 - 48 50 52

Note: Measurements are in inches.


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4.360000 5 Overall Rating: 4.4 Based on 25 reviews

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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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Gear C from Colorado on Monday, February 9, 2015
    I am 5'11" 182 lbs and the large was perfect for me. I can use it for early morning runs or for a pretty bad storm and this jacket just holds good without a problem. I am no skier so I really can't review this jacket for all those skiers out there but I do technical mountain climbing and I layered this MH with a BD crag hoodie and a Terramer midweight base layer. This is a high output activity jacket for sure and wicks away moisture like no other. I have used it for a couple of RMNP hikes and its worked for me without any issues so far.
  • Reviewed by Sweaty from New York on Thursday, January 29, 2015
    First of all this is purpose built for "climbing", ok I get that. The quality of the materials and finish seem great. Material is pretty stiff but this usually softens over a bit of time. Main zipper is a bit tough to move up and down but is waterproof, and is a two way which is a great option. Stretch panels on the side that connect with the "harder" non stretch part of the front of the shell cause a bit of boxiness in the shape. Drawcords in the hem mitigate this somewhat but then leave you a bit balloon shaped, even a big guy like me felt like there was a bit too much room in the mid section vs. the shoulders. This is helpful for layering as you will need to do as this is uninsulated, but it just seems like the ratio is a bit off.

    Shoulder/armpit are while not exactly tight, are not exactly as roomy as you might want given the size of the jacket around the mid-section (I bought and tried on a 2xl which is the size I usually where in MH, I am 6'3" 275.) It is a good jacket, but I think the way they have programmed it, it is a bit too niche (strictly climbing) functional.

    How could they improve it? 1. Recco reflector, 2. Removable powder skirt with elastic (this coat has none) 3. Neoprene (or similar) thumbhole cuffs (thumbhole cuff use is typically user optional so climbers could opt out if it interferes, but skiers/backcountry folks would love them. Water resistant/proof Interior pocket for electronics (read iPhone - and make it big enough for the 6+) with an audio cable port. If they added those features this jacket would be head and shoulders above a crowded field (and I wouldn't have returned it.)

    Are you hearing me Mountain Hardwear?

    Good quality jacket, just missing some much needed features.

    STP service and shipping was fine.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Johnny_Temperance from Austin, TX on Friday, December 12, 2014
    Have had this for only a few weeks. so far, so good. Its a nice product. Agree that the Zipper is stiff hoping that doesn't become an issue as the years pile on. Great price as well.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by radiance in rain from oregon,washington,idaho,montana on Saturday, November 8, 2014
    this jacket is the bomb, roomy enough for layers, has ample stretch, breaths out the air making it almost chilly, zippers waterproof but easy to zip - as with most waterproof zippers u cross pull them...right arm left zipper ... duh. day after i got it took to the mtns for 6 hours in constant oregon rain it beaded like i just rain x ed my windshield, worked up a good sweat on the climb but the jacket really did breath, i might have to move to a med weight wool and adjust my layers as i use it because it offers very little warmth - because it's a dry shell that really works. colours are bright but visibility is a good thing. I thought the mtn hardwear stretch down jacket was killer, now i can wear it under this shell and not worry about it getting wet. down in idaho sure, but down in oregon luv it!
    even with the extra discount the coat was [...] expensive, I'm out daily so my day will never be ruined by rain - i got that going for me
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by cosmo from Mass on Sunday, August 31, 2014
    I have looked at ten different shells before deciding to keep this jacket. It is the lightest and most comfortable shell I have found that has a high breathability rating and is comfortable. It doesn't have that hard shell feel although it is totally waterproof. Also, the inner surface is softer than other shells I have tried so it doesn't feel hard or clammy on my skin. The fit is relaxed although trim enough not be boxy-- a nice compromise. I love the design and the easy to use pockets on the outside as well as within to hold an iphone. Great jacket with all the discounts, great price.

Question & Answer

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  • “Does this jacket have an "inner zipper" that an insulated MH jacket could zip into? I'm looking for a coat that's warm enough for the winter, but I also like to use the rain jacket in the summer. If this is a non-insulated shell, I'd like to be able to zip in an insulated jacket as well. If not, are there other MH Dry.Q Elite shells that do allow insulated MH jackets to be "zipped in?"

    Thank you!”
    Asked by Gerry from Media, PA on 12/27/2013 9:40:26 AM
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 Tahoe Dad from Lake Tahoe
    • 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
  • “Which year produced goods”
    Asked by rockfive from newyork on 12/10/2013 10:09:09 AM
    • This is a 2012 model.
      Answered on 12/10/2013 2:03:26 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
    • 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 Tahoe Dad from South Lake Tahoe

About Mountain Hardwear

Starting back in 1993, a small group of outdoor industry mavericks broke away from the pack to follow a less-traveled path. From the very beginning, the primary goal of Mountain Hardwear was to create an outdoor gear brand with a sharp focus on technology-driven design, superior performance and hardcore reliability. The result of this function-first mentality has been an array of incredible Mountain Hardwear jackets, clothing, tents, backpacks, sleeping bags and accessories. Today, after more than two decades of industry-leading innovation, Mountain Hardwear continues to set new benchmarks for dependability in the toughest conditions on the planet.