Mountain Hardwear Mountain Tech Jacket
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $140
Love this jacket!!
- Great wind blocker
- Burns very easy
I am 6'2" tall and about 220# and the large fits me perfect. I have had this jacket for over 5 years now and I use it all the time. You can pretty much handle any weather in this jacket with a good base layer like a Patagonia long sleeve silk shirt, then a good hoodie and then the MH Tech Jacket as the outermost layer.
I am usually a very warm blooded type of person so I can get away with just those 3 layers in cold, snowy, and windy weather. It has arm pit zippers so that feature is really nice to help breath and release body heat while hiking. The material on this jacket has held up wonderfully and is very strong. I am rough on the jacket and I haven't had any rips or snags.
However, it does burn easy. Popping fire embers will instantly burn holes in this jacket. I have a couple small holes in my jacket from fire embers. The jacket is fairly water resistant. It keeps me dry in small drizzles but water will soak through in a downpour. This jacket is also stylish and looks good for everyday wear too.
I have heard the new Tech Jackets are a bit different than the one I bought over 5 years ago. I have read reviews that the materials and sizing have changed a bit.
I really like this jacket and hope I can find another MH jacket that functions as well as this one does when I decide to retire this one. I am thinking about going with the Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket for my outer layer in the future.
Below is a pic of me with the jacket last winter in Northern Nevada. I am only wearing three layers and my MH beenie and I stay plenty warm and comfortable.
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Mountain Hardwear's Mountain Tech Jacket has an AirShield windproof fleece, reinforced with soft shell panels, that create a windproof, water-resistant and durable backcountry piece.
The men's Mountain Hardwear Mountain Tech Jacket blends the comfort of fleece with the technicality of a softshell. Airshield Elite fleece creates a warm and windproof barrier while the Deflection Softshell material offers maximum breathability. Combination of AirShield(TM) Elite Fleece and Deflection Softshell for wind protection and breathability Zip handwarmer pockets Dual hem drawcords for quick fit adjustments Pit zips for ventilation
A Mountain Hardwear original AirShield windproof fleece, reinforced with soft shell panels, creates and windproof, water-resistant and durable backcountry piece
A Mountain Hardwear original, the Mountain Tech jacket features AirShield windproof fleece and reinforced soft-shell panels for a barrier against wind and abrasion when you're in the backcountry. Fleece body is breathable and windproof; this versatile long-lasting fabric has an abrasion-resistant exterior and a breathable membrane that lets heat and vapor escape. Soft-shell paneling adds durability and weather resistance. Internal windflap keeps cold wind from penetrating; Micro-Chamois(TM)-lined chin guard eliminates zipper chafe. Pit zips allow ventilation and cooling options. Dual hem drawcords provide quick fit adjustments. Mountain Hardwear Mountain Tech jacket has zip handwarmer pockets and a zip chest pocket. Closeout.