User Review: Mountain Hardwear Men's Cohesion Jacket
Source: bought it new
Not a huge fan. Love most Mountain Hardwear products, but this one is just not up to standard. I think it is mostly the fault of the Conduit DT laminate.
- Poor waterproofness/breathability
- Clammy feel on the inside
Not a huge fan. Love most Mountain Hardwear products, but this one is just not up to standard. I think it is mostly the fault of the Conduit DT laminate. It is designed to be waterproof breathable, but not sure that it is either. If there is any significant amount of rain it gets very clammy inside. Hard to determine if this is due to lack of breathability or lack of waterproofness.
It doesn't get overtly wet under the faucet, but feels a little clammy on the inside. I think there is some "micro-leakage" of water through the membrane and combine with poor breathability and a plastic feeling on the inside of the jacket, you get a wet clammy feeling on the inside, which is what this type of jacket is supposed to prevent. When you combine sweating on hike and rainfall, I am downright soaked on the inside of the jacket and might as well not wear it.
The fit under the arms is a bit baggy and odd as well, most MH items fit me great. This does allow for plenty of range of motion, but looks weird wearing around. A few years out and the laminate is starting to peel. I think the lesson is to stick with Gore-Tex, but there are some new fabrics around which may be as good (I.e. eVent). Haven't tried to contact them about warranty or guarantee, but may check.
Overall MH makes really good stuff, but this is an outlier possibly due to outdated waterproof/breathable tech.