User Review: Mountain Hardwear Ethereal FTX Parka
Fabric: gore wf/gore 3ply
I recieved several e-mails regarding my review of w/s jacket,pants and vest. The return e-mail address' were missing, so i will post response here and hope it reaches those concerned.
Windstopper fleece is very warm with no shell and a light base layer it is waterproof but when expecting precip I always opt for gore-tex shell. The beauty of w/s is its versitility and double duty nature. If you do get caught in the wet it WILL keep you dry. It looks great the fabric is terrific for casual wear. It is the best mid-layer avail. less bulky than 200 fleece and wind/water proof. It really needs to be cold though as in my experience this year in 28 below wind chill and snow a Marmot strech fleece base with a Marmot tech-t 100 fleece and the mtn. hdwr. Ethereal FTX parka (gore-tex NOT windstopper) I was absolutly warm and comfortable beyond anything in my experience. you can't go wrong with mt. hdwr or marmot. I like the hood napolean pockets an chest vents of the mt. hdwr. shell over marmots offering. marmot base and mid fleece is exceptional though.