Mountain Hardwear Gravitor Jacket
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $126
Lightly insulated, waterproof breathable, jacket. New Q Core technology.
- Waterproof 40 K Breathable 30K
- Light, 26 oz
- Waterproof front zipper (sticky and hard to start)
- Smaller hood, won't fit over a ski helmet
- Wrist closures poor design, stop sticking after heavy use
This is very comparable to a Marmot Trient or North Face Makalu jacket. I got this at a killer price at S. Trading Post. And plan to use as a ski and utility jacket. It is a DryQ elite product but there is a newer version with a zipper and a wrist closure redesign (recomended) but at higher $$$.
The reviews on dry Q were so compelling I had to get one to try. I bought an eVent non insulated shell last year and was amazed by the better breathability and want to compare, but bought this lightly insulated version (80G) as rain is always cold here in Montana.
I also have an Ed Bauer First Ascent B.C Microtherm (Down) and would rate it better (5 star!) but I needed a less insulated synthetic version at a lower price to use every day and not tear or burn a hole in a $300 jacket.
I got this in a large size as i find M.H runs a little small. I usually wear a medium at 5.'10" 175 lbs and was glad I got the large as the fit is better (longer in the arms and more neck space, I hate a choking neck!).
Overall very nice colors! Vivid. I got the two tone blue. And it should work great for my purpose.
Have to wait to eval the breathability (will update), but all others have been impressed.
Jacket has two fleece lined hand pockets, one zippered chest pocket, two mesh dump inside pockets and one zippered internal security pocket. Pocket zippers work great, no sticking. Main zipper is tricky to start and is sticky. But I will lube it and see if it loosens up.
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A durable, insulated shell for long hours outside cold conditions. Revolutionary waterproof-breathable Dry.Q™ Elite on the outside for 100% weather protection without a sweaty, clammy interior. Lined with 80 grams of warm, lightweight and compressible Thermic Micro™ synthetic insulation.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The Mountain Hardwear Gravitor Jacket is a durable, insulated shell for long hours in cold conditions. Revolutionary waterproof-breathable Dry.Q Elite on the outside for 100% weather protection without a sweaty, clammy interior. Lined with 80 grams of warm, lightweight and compressible Thermal.Q synthetic insulation.
The Mountain Hardwear Gravitor is a waterproof, breathable insulated jacket for those who spend long hours outside in cold conditions. Waterproof, breathable Dry.Q Elite(TM) on the outside ensures 100% weather protection without a sweaty, clammy interior. Dry.Q Elite fabric's air-permeable membrane allows air-not just moisture-to pass outward through the fabric, so you stay dry on the inside as well as the outside. The always-on airflow doesn't wait for you to heat up before beginning to breathe; breathability and comfort start the minute you put on the jacket. Thermic Micro(TM) synthetic microfiber insulation is thermally efficient and has excellent loft retention; it's soft and compressible and continues to insulate when wet. Adjustable insulated hood let's you snug down to stay warm;Micro-Chamois(TM)-lined chin guard prevents zipper chafe. Adjustable cuffs allow a good fit and seal in warmth. Dual hem drawcords provide quick fit adjustments. Zip hand pockets are set to allow easy access while wearing a pack or harness. Mountain Hardwear Gravitor jacket has a relaxed fit for easy layering and comfortable movement.
Mountain Hardwear beefed up the Gravitor Inslulated Jacket with its moisture-blocking, extremely breathable Dry.Q technology so you'll stay dry when raging storms slam the trail. While your buddies are getting soaked or suffocating in their swampy 'waterproof' jackets you'll just put your hood up and keep going. Your body will waste less energy trying to maintain its temperature, so you'll have more fuel for the fun.
Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Men's Gravitor Jacket DECENT FEATURES of the Mountain Hardwear Men's Gravitor Jacket New design Attached, adjustable insulated hood Adjustable cuffs for fit options Pockets set high and out of the way from harness and pack straps Dual hem drawcords for quick fit adjustments Interior zip pocket stores ID, keys, other small essentials Micro-Chamois-lined chin guard prevents zipper chafe The SPECS Average Weight: 1 lb 12 oz / 793 g Center Back Length: 30in. / 76 cm Body: Rebar Rip 2L (100% nylon) Insulation: 80g Thermic Micro