User Review: 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.