Mountain Hardwear P5 Jacket
Dude! I totally stole this jacket! It's not Windstopper,…
Fabric: Mountain Hardwear Arctic Fleece
Price Paid: $64 US
Dude! I totally stole this jacket! It's not Windstopper, but it is incredibly warm. I seldom wear fleece layers because I have so many softshells, but this thingy has faired well in the last couple of days around town. The P5 belongs to the Arctic Fleece line from Mountain Hardwear. From looks you wouldn't think much but as it turns out this is pretty close to Polartec 200 weight. Long pit zips, chest pocket, internal pocket, handwarmer pockets and a very nice high collar. The P5 is designed to zip into the Trifecta system jackets from Mountain Hardwear.
I lucked out. I went to REI two weeks ago and found two on clearance, only problem was that they were Smalls. Didn't buy'em. Knew I'd regret it. So last week I went back and just out of sheer luck there was one Medium that had been looked over. Mine! I saved $30.
If you find one don't pass it up. Works well in all temp ranges, but it would behoov you to lightly layer underneath.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Wear the heavyweight Mountain Hardwear Men's P5 Jacket as an insulating mid-layer in winter conditions. This zip-in fleece jacket works with any of Mountain Hardwear's Trifecta System shells, such as the Pipe Dream Jacket, to keep you warm when you ski or ride. During other seasons, wear it alone to stay toasty when you camp, bag peaks, or climb in chilly weather. Features include pitzips so you can vent when you work hard and zip pockets so energy bars and camera are accessible and safely stowed.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Constructed with dense, warm Arctic Fleece, the Mountain Hardwear Men's P5 Jacket works as an outer layer in moderate conditions or as an insulating layer when chilly winds bring snow or rain. The P5 zips into all Trifecta System shells and its relaxed fit allows for comfortable layering underneath.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
The Mountain Hardwear P5 Jacket is comfortable, tough and weather-shedding, making it responsive to the demands of rigorous cold-weather activities. Made from midweight Artic Fleece, to wear as an outer layer in warmer conditions or under a shell for extra warmth when the mercury drops. Pit zippers provide ventilation to help keep your body temperature regulated. Front zipper is backed by an inner wind flap. Tall stand-up collar with microfleece lining, hidden stretch cuffs and bilateral, one-hand-adjustable drawcord hem seal in warmth. Drop-tail hem offers increased coverage in back. Zippered handwarmer pockets, zippered chest pocket and an inside security pocket offer convenient storage options.
- REI refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Men's P5 Jacket (Spring 2007) Avg. Weight 1 lb. 9 oz.; 708 g. (size large)Center Back Length 27.5in.Usage Backcountry; Snowsports Fabric Body Arctic Fleece Features Dual hem drawcords Extra-long, pit zips PowerStretch cuffs Zip chest pocket Zip hand pockets Zips into all Trifecta System shells
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version