Mountain Hardwear Alcove Jacket
Price Paid: $150
It was -24 C this morning in Calgary, AB. Bitterly cold!
I have a Sub Zero jacket, but the down flattens out on my back as I drive into the city. I got the Alcove last year on sale. Used it all day yesterday (-18 C high, with windchill of around -25 C), and today.
It is a VERY WARM jacket. Could not feel the wind, and as the review above mentions, it 'warmed up' almost immediately.
I have quite a few jackets by Patagonia, Arcteryx, Cloudveil, etc., and this is by FAR the warmest one I own - well done!
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The Mountain Hardwear Alcove Jacket is specifically designed for backcountry activities where moisture and weight are factors. Insulated Ergo hood fits over helmets Micro-Chamois lined chin guard prevents zipper chafe Articulated sleeves for movement Laminated Velcro cuff tabs for quick fit adjustments Two fleece-lined handwarmer pockets One-handed hood hem drawcords for quick fit adjustments
Like a tiny shelter in the midst of alpine terrain and harsh, open landscapes, the Alcove Jacket from Mountain Hardwear protects you from storms with waterproof, breathable Conduit laminate and synthetic insulation. Stay warm in environmentally friendly, 50% recycled PrimaLoft ECO insulation that extends into the one-hand adjustable ergo hood.
- Mountain Gear
Get cozy in the Mountain Hardwear Alcove jacket-warm, water resistant and windproof for all your adventures at altitude. Ripstop nylon shell is treated with AFX Super Durable Water Repellent (DWR) to resist water 5 times longer than standard DWRs. Primaloft(R) ECO partially recycled polyester insulation is lofty, warm and compressible. AirShield(TM) is a durable, windproof membrane that allows heat and moisture vapor to escape, so you stay dry from the inside. Insulated ergonomic hood fits over your helmet to fend off the elements. Soft, Micro-Chamois(TM) chin guard prevents zipper chafing. Articulated sleeves encourage free range of motion. 1-handed hood and hem drawcords, rip-and-stick cuffs help seal in valuable warmth. Mountain Hardwear Alcove jacket features fleece-lined handwarmer pockets, offering a cozy spot for chilly digits; 1 zippered chest pocket. Closeout.
An exceptionally warm belay parka, The Mountain Hardwear Alcove Jacket for Men slides easily over layers. Waterproof shell fabric resists snow and ice, and superlight, Primaloft(R) ECO fill is high-loft, warm, and good for the earth.
- Altrec Outdoors