Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Parka

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Good for downpour, as in the "500 year" flood in Lyons,…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $160


Good for downpour, as in the "500 year" flood in Lyons, Colorado. Kept me dry while my Gore-Tex jackets leaked. Cut a bit small, which makes it difficult to layer. Wish there was a heavier duty version with pit zips. Would recommend it as a rain shell, for lightweight, not backcountry use.


  • Long length
  • Waterproof in a downpour, not Gore-tex, ie, "leaktex"
  • Double zipper


  • Too lightweight, not durable fabric
  • No pit zips
  • Tends to fit tightly, not easy to layer, especially in chest area for women

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It might be lighter to just run around naked in the rain, but if you want to stay nice and dry and still feel like you're wearing your birthday suit, the Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Women's Parka is tough to beat, seeing as it weighs just 10 ounces and offers thigh-length protection against the rain. Its Dry. Q Evap membrane breathes and wicks moisture incredibly well, too, eliminating the need for underarm zips while keeping you dry and comfortable, and hood and hem are easily adjustable while you're on the move.


On Sale. Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Women's Plasmic Parka FEATURES of the Mountain Hardwear Women's Plasmic Parka Dry.Q EVAP accelerates evaporation for more breathability and comfort Exposed water resistant Vislon AquaGuard center front zipper Fully adjustable hood with single pull adjustment system SPECIFICATIONS of the Mountain Hardwear Women's Plasmic Parka Standard Fit Average Weight: 10 oz / 289 g Center Back: 34in. / 86 cm Body: Dry.Q EVAP 40D 2.5L (100% nylon)

- Moosejaw

Dry.QTM EVAP dry-wicking technology in a parka length. The Plasmic Parka offers extra warmth and coverage in wet weather. Dry.QTM EVAP's innovative system of channels disperses sweat quickly for faster evaporation, improved breathability and a drier interior feel without pit zips. 40D shell is durable and windproof.

- Mountain Hardwear

CLOSEOUTS . With a longer length and a highly breathable design, Mountain Hardwearand#39;s Plasmic parka features Dry.Q EVAP waterproof fabric that provides premium protection from a downpour. Available Colors: SEA SALT, BERRY JAM, RED HIBISCUS. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL.

- Sierra Trading Post

Perfect for city living, the Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Parka rain jacket is cut long for extra coverage. It provides lightweight waterproof protection with exceptional moisture management. 2.5-layer Dry.Q EVAP ripstop nylon waterproof fabric is highly breathable and accelerates evaporation to keep you dry on the inside while it repels water from the outside. Hood with welded brim cinches down for a close fit that provides unhindered peripheral vision. Watertight 2-way front zipper with interior storm flap; chin guard; adjustable rip-and-stick cuffs; drawcord hem; zip hand pockets. The Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Parka rain jacket offers a comfortable, standard fit.