Mountain Hardwear Runoff Jacket

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Really great waterproof shell. Hood is a little difficult…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $40


Really great waterproof shell. Hood is a little difficult to manage at times — sometimes it comes over your eyes when it's not cinched down tight. Zippers work great and the velcro does too. Excellent waterproof top layer that I combine with down to keep me warm and dry when I'm in the cold. Reasonable warmth in breezy conditions too, so it can be worn over your base layer in case you hit a summer rainstorm.

Best for people who need a light and packable rainproof layer. Highly recommended


  • Protects against rain and some wind.
  • Good adjustments to ensure airflow or no airflow as necessary.
  • Hooded
  • Zip pockets


  • Sometimes the hood obscures my vision — can be tricky to adjust
  • No compartment for hood, but not a big deal.

This is a sweet top layer that has kept me dry in several parts of the world in varying conditions. It's pretty tough and looks great after several adventures. Fit is adjustable with elastic cords and spring clamps and seems fine for me, whether wearing it with just a layer or all of them underneath. The only gripe is sometimes the hood is a bit of a bear.

Seems quite weatherproof. Never noticed a problem with rain/sleet/snow, etc. making its way THROUGH the jacket.

Occasionally can be a bit muggy (when you work hard) if you don't open it up for airflow, but it is designed for flow — not a design flaw at all — all in how you use it.

Seems to have a bit of wicking action, but that's what your base layer is supposed to do. Not a good idea to only wear this and nothing under it. ;)

Keeps you warm on its own in cool weather and in conjunction with layers in cold weather. Layers well and no fit problems with any number of layers I've tried — from 2 to 5 or so. Maybe a tiny bit wide in the mid-section when cinched all the way down, but it's a rain jacket, not a slim fit suit jacket.

Two zip pockets are useful and big enough for most of what you'd want to carry in them. Zippers work great. Drawcords work well too, although the hood adjustment is a bit gnarly. Cuffs are fitted to keep water out.

Never had any major problems with this jacket in all kinds of conditions. Used in Africa, Asia, and Alaska in varying climates for over a year.


Naresh, I find wearing a baseball cap with my rain jacket keeps the hood out of my eyes and keeps my glasses dry. Thanks for the review!

3 months ago

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A 100 perent waterproof-breathable performer - technical enough for alpine sports and durable enough for everyday use.FeaturesAttached, adjustable hoodSingle hem drawcord for quick fit adjustmentFull elastic cuffs to seal out moistureTwo mesh lined hand pocketsMicro-Chamois-lined chin guard eliminates zipper chafe A versatile waterproof rain shell designed for everyday use.Weight 14 oz. / 397 g.Center Back Length 28.5 / 72 cm

- Second Ascent

CLOSEOUTS . Forget the forecast, Mountain Hardwear's Runoff Dry.Q Core jacket has you covered. This completely waterproof shell is versatile enough for everyday use in town, but tech-savvy for adventurous play on the mountain. Available Colors: BLACK, MORRELL, ELM. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL.

- Sierra Trading Post

The Mens Mountain Hardwear Runoff Jacket is a versatile rain jacket that works well for everything from an alpine adventure or just your average day to day activities. Part of Mountain Hardwear's Dry.Q Core line, the Runoff Jacket provides waterproof protection from the elements, with increased breathability providing more comfort than your average rain jacket. The attached hood of the Runoff keeps the rain off your head and is adjustable to get the right fit. Helping to keep rain out of this Mountain Hardwear jacket when the weather picks up are full elastic cuffs and drawcords on the hood and hem. Two hand pockets are lined with mesh for comfort and zip close to secure any item held within. When the rain starts pouring, ensure it just runs off you with the Mens Mountain Hardwear Runoff Jacket.


Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Men's Runoff Jacket DECENT FEATURES of the Mountain Hardwear Men's Runoff Jacket Attached, adjustable hood Single hem drawcord for quick fit adjustment Full elastic cuffs to seal out moisture Two mesh lined hand pockets Micro-Chamois-lined chin guard eliminates zipper chafe The SPECS Average Weight: 14 oz / 397 g Center Back Length: 28.5in. / 72 cm Body: 70D Rainwear(100% nylon)

- Moosejaw

When the monsoon rains are bucketing down and the streets are flooding in Chiang Mai, you'll be glad you brought the Men's Mountain Hardwear Runoff Jacket. Made of proprietary Dry.Q Core nylon fabric for waterproof and breathable performance, this lightweight shell packs small but offers a very large array of weather protection. Featuring zippered mesh hand pockets, a drawstring at the hem, and an adjustable attached hood, the Runoff Jacket is a wet weather essential. The jacket's design is clean and classic but it doesn't skimp on comfort-minded features with the micro-chamois-lined chin guard. Its regular fit and simple elastic cuffs make for easy layering over street or hiking clothes. There's no excuse to travel without rain gear when you have the Mountain Hardwear Runoff Jacket for men in your gear quiver.

- Altrec Outdoors