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Mountain Hardwear Tempest SL Jacket

5:07 p.m. on March 2, 2002 (EST)
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Am thinking of getting one of the jackets for multi-activity use. How do they perform in different weathers and how breathable arey they etc???
Any advice greatly appreciated.

10:46 p.m. on March 2, 2002 (EST)
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a.k.a. T. Russo, Tony

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Am thinking of getting one of the jackets for multi-activity use. How do they perform in different weathers and how breathable arey they etc???
Any advice greatly appreciated.

The Tempest SL jacket is an excellent choice for warmer temperatures during four seasons in the Northeast. I mostly enjoy using the jacket for fast ascents during warm winter days (35 to 45 degrees)and when you need to break a gentle wind at higher elevations. The jacket has sufficient vetilation by way of long "zippered" pit zips. Its well made to handle heavy shoulder (strap) loads and MH's Conduit material allows one to use the jacket in light rain. It is not a storm-proof jacket, as the seams are not taped to provide maximum protection. For more extreme weather, I recommend MH's Exposure II or Ethereal FTX parkas. They are well made and have great features.

1:27 a.m. on March 3, 2002 (EST)
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a.k.a. Jason Phelps

They have come out with a hooded model for this year as well..

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Am thinking of getting one of the jackets for multi-activity use. How do they perform in different weathers and how breathable arey they etc???
Any advice greatly appreciated.

11:27 a.m. on March 4, 2002 (EST)
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a.k.a. Dean, rainy, UtahCraghopper

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Am thinking of getting one of the jackets for multi-activity use. How do they perform in different weathers and how breathable arey they etc???

I like mine. It's light and easily fits into a
Camelbak. The thin fleece lining gives it a little
warmth, so it's convenient for moderate temperatures
when you are lightly dressed.

I use mine for single day use. Had it in light rain
and quite a bit of snow. Because of its light weight and
compact size, I'll usually choose the Tempest over a lot
of other things I have. As a result I have used mine for
a lot of conditions it may not be best suited for, but it
has always worked like a champ.

I've owned the hooded version for a couple of years.

4:45 p.m. on April 22, 2002 (EDT)
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Good item, with the hood. It's so light, might as well have it.

Fleece lining is good as it wicks sweat a bit, and provides more warmth than a nylon-only windbreaker.
The hood works well, and the lumbar adjustment is a handy touch.

The velcro straps at the sleeves feel kinda gimpy though.

I recommended it.

In all, a very good item. Got mine for 60$ US, so even better!

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