Mountain Hardwear Exposure Dry.Q® Elite Parka - Waterproof (For Men)

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About Mountain Hardwear Exposure Dry.Q® Elite Parka - Waterproof (For Men)

Closeouts. A little bit of extra length goes a long way in Mountain Hardwear's Exposure Dry.Q® Elite parka. This rugged, fully featured shell is made of abrasion-resistant nylon dobby, boasting the unmatched waterproofing power of Dry.Q Elite technology.


Specs about Mountain Hardwear Exposure Dry.Q® Elite Parka - Waterproof (For Men)

  • Waterproof materials: Dry.Q® Elite waterproof breathable membrane
  • Seam sealed: Full
  • Pit zips
  • Closure: Two-way,Zipper,YKK®
  • Zipper: Right
  • Length: 32" (based on size large)
  • Fabric: 100% nylon
  • Lining: 100% nylon, 83% nylon, 17% elastane (mesh)
  • Care: Machine wash, tumble dry
  • Total weight: 2 lb.
  • Made in China
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  • 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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4.628571 5 Overall Rating: 4.6 Based on 35 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by The Exporer from Maryland on Saturday, August 3, 2013
The most waterproof and breathable parker for larger hikers. Have own this parka for one year and I am amazed at well the claim has made about new breathable material and waterproofness. Got the jacket on sale before taking jacket to Glacier & Mt. Rainier and then Austrian Alps at 10K altitude. I ho... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Reid S. from Western New York State on Wednesday, December 31, 2014
    Been looking for months to find a durable winter shell with convenient pockets and length that will hold up for cross-country skiing. Outside chest goggle pocket holds larger smartphone or CD player, maybe both. Front lower pockets are high, but fine. Hood is big, but adjustable. XXL makes it easy to layer under for a bigger guy. Darker color was sold out, but glad I opted for red - it's a sharp and stylish jacket and very comfortable. Have not tested it skiing yet, but am expecting same high standards as other MH gear. Good buy and a good price. May have to get a second one for other outdoor activities.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by cazdresser from S.W. Ontario Canada on Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    I bought the black one. Good quality, room for layering, good waterproofing ( been in only one rain) ,high waterproofing and breathability numbers. Pocket placements, sizes etc all personal preference.Not too short.
    As per articles on such jackets, one must be sure they purchase for their use; ie: some technologies require more moisture buildup to push out through the membrane, better for colder applications, while others like this Dry Q Elite are " air permeable" thus stand alone may be cool for winter activities. The advantage from my perspective is, these newer membranes are better over all, they can be utilized across a broader spectrum with proper layering, thus you have better rain/snow protection, and better breathabilty.
  • Reviewed by Ranger Joshua from California on Tuesday, May 20, 2014
    I bought this jacket to use more for a wind breaker and its waterproof abilities in cooler days. For those that own one, I tend to wear my Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man jacket until 55 F and then need something else till the upper 60's. This is where I thought this jacket would work. I am 6'2" and 190 lbs. and ordered this jacket in a Large. I was concerned about the sleeve length as long sleeves tend to be short when I extend out my hands. Thankfully this jacket accommodates that issue. The jacket is very comfortable and breathable. I decided to test it while in "warmer" weather and on a brisk walk with the family. It was windy, so that would be a good test too. The temps were in the low 70's. I was pleasantly surprised on how well it breathed. I didn't feel hot, warm, clammy, or sweaty at all. The wind never pierced through the jacket either. As some other reviewers pointed out, it is on the larger side. However, that was fine for me as I could easily wear the Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man jacket underneath on colder days and make a nice layering system. Where does it feel "larger" you may ask? For me it tends to be around my upper torso. It does not look "poofy" or too "baggy" on me according to me wife. Just keep in mind this would make a great outer layer and I plan to use it that way as I discussed earlier. I would highly recommend it especially if you can get a great coupon code for this jacket. I am sure I will get many years out of this jacket.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Leo from Hong Kong on Wednesday, April 30, 2014
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Quantumntorpedo from Kilauea, HI on Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    I live in Hawai'i, on the north shore of Kaua'i. The parka is wonderful protection for the 5 to 20 minute downpours that we receive weekly if not daily during winter and spring. The pit zips provide great ventilation in our climate, there are many pockets inside and out that protect your items. The parka is well constructed, the seams well sealed and if you do not go rock or mountain climbing daily, you will get many years of use. Follow the cleaning instructions(tip, use a powered detergent, sparingly, and after a few years Nixwax repellent).

Question & Answer

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    • It is just a waterproof shell. And so far a good one.
      Answered on 3/16/2014 2:17:36 PM by DJ from Chicago
    • There is no insulation. It is just a shell. I where it over a Columbia Fleece, and with Under Armour and another long sleeve heavier layer. And I am warm in temperatures down to 15F. And there is enough room to layer even more. I love the jacket. Great wind resistance. You stay absolutely dry. Go to and find a big coupon's and buy it. I got mine for about 120. Its a steal. The only negative I have is the zipper isn't great. But not bad enough to pass on the jacket.

      Answered on 3/16/2014 2:34:26 PM by Adam from Rochester NY
    • No insulation.

      It's a 3-layer rain jacket.
      Answered on 3/16/2014 3:58:58 PM by JG from California
      Answered on 3/16/2014 5:13:55 PM by WHEELCHAIR MAN from CALIFORNIA
    • It does not have insulation, but it is double lined, and it is surprisingly warm for a non-insulated jacket. That being said, this is a shell, and if it gets below 25 degrees or so, you will want additional layers. I've skied with it in 32 degree weather with a baselayer and midlayer.
      Answered on 3/16/2014 9:21:09 PM by Utahski from UT
    • Just a shell, I live in Minnesota and this year was one of the coldest on record. The jacket kept the winds out and if felt warmer that just a shell, I wore it often this winter wearing a variety of layers, it is very roomy and comfortable. Hope this helps.
      Answered on 3/17/2014 11:30:20 AM by Kent from Minnesota
  • “Is this jacket packable? I want to carry it in a backpack when necessary.”
    Asked by MTB Freak from NW Fla on 1/16/2014 2:44:06 PM
    • This item is not designed as a "packable" jacket.
      Answered on 1/21/2014 10:20:11 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
  • “Does the hood fit over a ski helmet?”
    Asked by Pete from UT from Utah on 12/1/2013 10:51:41 PM
    • I just looked at mine and from my perspective, neither a ski or climbing helmet will fit. Try the North Face Goretex Jackets, the ones I have owned had huge hoods.

      Answered on 12/2/2013 11:51:16 AM by WHEELCHAIR MAN from California
    • I looked at mine, and mine fits over a helmet, but just barely. If you have a large head, maybe it would be difficult.
      Answered on 3/17/2014 10:53:48 AM by Utahski from UT
    • It completely fits under the hood. I've skied all season with my helmet on.
      Answered on 5/14/2014 10:02:55 PM by Utahski from ut
    • It is not a zip in compatible design.
      Answered on 10/29/2013 1:12:18 PM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post
  • “Does this parka have a powder skirt?”
    Asked by BC from NY on 6/29/2013 6:24:29 AM
    • This parka does not have a powder skirt.
      Answered on 7/2/2013 11:47:31 AM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post.

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.