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Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars High warmth-to-weight, uber lightweight, packs small. This is a very nice, lightweight down jacket, perfect for throwing in a daypack or backpack for multi-day outings. It uses treated 800 down (Q.Shield), just under 3 oz of fill. The weight of my size Men's Large is 6.9 oz, not many down jackets approach that weight. It packs very small, taking very little space—a very big plus if using a small pack. I've had the jacket out in light rain and snow and the DWR is pretty decent, but I wouldn't… Full review

Laminina Z Flame

rated 4 of 5 stars If you can afford just one bag, and need a bag that "does most" — consider the Lamina/Lamina Z Flame. While this bag is not for gram-weenies, it is a great mid-range, mid-cost bag that hits a really great sweet spot for wet and 3-season use. This bag also has among the most features, lowest cost, and warmth rating in its class. Overall Specs The unisex version of the Lamina Z Flame bag is rated down to 22 degrees Fahrenheit for the EN lower limit and 32 degrees Fahrenheit for the EN comfort… Full review

Shifter 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Don't count out the dome tent! The Shifter 2 is a great all-rounder backpacking tent for what most of us do in the mountains, with affordable quality. The Mountain Hardwear (MH) Shifter 2 is a three-season tent designed to allow different configurations depending on how you arrange the fly. Theoretically you could face the more solid side of the tent into the prevailing wind in a storm and gain a little added protection. Tents in this category and price range, in my opinion, make up the bulk of… Full review

Haven 3

rated 2 of 5 stars Like most other reviews.  Nice tent, but the rain fly delaminates at the seams. Weird that all went at the same time. I took it out of the storage bag this late winter. All the seams had shrunk. Not just here and there, but every inch. Mountain Hardwear should call this a manufacturing defect. They clearly are using an inferior material to seal the seams. I question purchasing another. Full review

Exposure II Parka

rated 3 of 5 stars Great waterproofing and an overall good shell, but after less than six months one of the chest zippers ripped. Not something you expect when you pay $280 for a shell. REI took it back and gave me store credit, but by then the shell was out of stock. So, you either pay more for the Arc'teryx shell or buy a store brand. Disappointed in the quality overall. Poor workmanship. Expected more for the price.  Full review

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Columbia Sportswear Company owns Mountain Hardwear, Montrail, and Sorel.

Mountain Hardwear Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

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A $2K Tent, Self-Motivated Headlamp, More Gear News
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August 4, 2013

Outdoor Apparel Highlights from Outdoor Retailer
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August 5, 2012

Outdoor Retailer: Hiking Gear Preview
Companies offer a plethora of new hiking and backpacking packs. Apparel not only keeps you warm and dry, but can also cool you down. Trekking poles get lighter and more compact. Read more
July 30, 2012

A Flood of Water-Repellent Down for Sleeping Bags
Down that keeps you warm, even when wet? A flood of hydrophobic DownTek, DriDown, and Q.Shield Down insulation promises to repel water while maintaining loft, insulation, and breathability, even when wet. Read more
July 24, 2012

Bizarre OR (or don't take it all too seriously)
Walking granola gars? Prosthetic beards? Sign of the horns? Sometimes Winter OR gets a little bizarre or reminds us to stop taking it all too seriously. Read more
February 3, 2012

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Mountain Hardwear
1414 Harbour Way South
Ford Point, Suite 1005
Richmond, CA 94804
USA

toll-free: (800) 953-8375

website: www.mountainhardwear.com
email: info@mountainhardwear.com, warranty@mountainhardwear.com