User Review: Mountain Hardwear Men's Hunker Down Jacket
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $160
This jacket is great. A whole notch warmer than the North Face Aconcagua 550 fill I also own. And I mean about 15-20 degrees warmer.
The baffles are wide and after wearing for a day the down has puffed out quite nicely. I got quite sweaty standing in line in the insurance office and grocery store for a few minutes each. I felt a bit self conscious about the puffiness of the jacket but i can live with that. The upper material is heavier weave while the lower feels silky smooth. The red color i bought is bright and really pops.
I also like the chest pocket for using my iPod. Using my pants pocket always pulls on my cables
- Light and warm
- Feels silky smooth
- Nice fit
- Velcro wrists
- Lower material may be a bit weak around sharp objects
- Neck has fleece (needs cleaning more)
I have owned quite a few brands of down jackets in the last several years. This is right up there with the warmer of them. Though probably not warm enough by itself in all situations, I use two or three down jackets layered in even colder situations at night with extreme windchill.
The jacket looks and feels great. I'm afraid to get it dirty or hurt. I spend a huge amount of my winters in the desert of nevada and need a jacket like this for those 0 degree nights digging crystals. While not as warm as an REI high dollar jacket or some others, for the money it was a great value.