User Review: Mountain Hardwear Exposure Parka
Fabric: 2-ply Gore Tex
Price Paid: $370
I have to say I am a big Mountain Hardwear fan. Having owned the Vertigo Parka for two years, I upgraded to the Exposure Parka because it's a tougher jacket, which I believe would better stand the abuse of snowboarding.
The Exposure has a shorter cut than the Vertigo for some reason, probably to cut the bulk down and to increase mobility when climbing. It is fitted with a powder skirt, so the extra length is not needed for snow protection. The detailing on all of Mountain Hardwear products are excellent, as is the design of all features. All parts of the parka are accessible with mittens on, which is great for extreme conditions.
One of the best features of the parka is the hood design, which fits much better than Marmot or TNF hoods, with or without a helmet on. It provides good visibility and protection from rain.
The color scheme is also the best I've seen. I opted for the moss green parka because I don't like loud colors. But if visibility is a concern, they also make a nice apricot colored parka. Overall I am extremely happy with this product.