Mountain Hardwear Swift Jacket
Fabric: Gore-tex Paclite
Price Paid: $130
I was looking for a decent Gore-tex jacket that wouldn't break the bank too much. I stumbled across mine at US Outdoor Store.
Breathes/vents well, fits me good, I'm 5'8"-9". I use mine mostly for biking to work in Portland, OR. I kind of get soggy sometimes, even with all the vents open. That's when I'm commuting with my bike and messenger bag snugged tight. When I'm in the woods, on the other hand, it works like a dream, including when worn under my backpack.
Price Paid: E 275
The Swift Jacket is relative light in its class. The fit is typical MH. Sleeves are long enough for climbing. For really nasty weather I don’t think the hood is great. The hood can just handle a helmet, Ecrin is more difficult then Meteor. Venting possibilities are good.
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If you've ever left a rain jacket behind to save on weight, you'll dig the Mountain Hardwear Swift Jacket. Made from Gore-Tex PacLite, the Swift weighs in at under a pound and packs down small. Don't think it's all about weight though. Paclite is also some of the most breathable waterproof laminate around, so even though it's raining cats, dogs, and occasionally moose outside, you won't drown in sweat or water during a hard climb. Micro Tape construction cuts out weight and bulk, and laminated details remove stitching for a similar effect. Don't settle for an uncomfortable rainshell to save weight, or leave yourself without protection, get a Swift, and be quick about it.
- Backcountry Outlet
Description of Mountain Hardwear Swift JacketWeighing in at under a pound, this jacket is perfect for traveling over seas or an alpine backpack adventure. Constructed from GORE-TEX® PACLITE® with a trim fit and sophisticated detailing, the Mountain Hardwear Swift Jacket is the most breathable and durable superlight shell. Paclite makes the swift ultra waterproof, so that it can withstand whatever wicked weather the mountain or ocean dishes out. Micro Tape construction lessens the weight and bulk and won't get in the way of your pack. There's no excuse not to have the Swift jacket along for the ride. Light and swift, the Mountain Hardwear Swift Jacket is ideal for traveling and camping. Features:Micro-chamois lined chin guard Welded waist cord Laminated cuff tabs with Velcro® closure Dual hem drawcords Superlight Pit Zips are welded and water-resistant Laminated brim Stow away hood with zip closure Two welded front hand pockets with water-resistant zips Extre
- US Outdoor Store
The Mountain Hardwear Swift Jacket : Constructed from GORE-TEX® PACLITE® with a trim fit and sophisticated detailing. Mountain Hardwear's most breathable and durable superlight shell is ideal for all backcountry activities. Available In: Cayenne Lapis Pesto Black Mountain Hardwear Swift Jacket Features: Micro-chamois lined chin guard Welded waist cord Laminated cuff tabs with Velcro® closure Dual hem drawcords Superlight Pit Zips are welded and water-resistant Laminated brim Stow away hood with zip closure Two welded front hand pockets with water-resistant zips Extremely lightweight Extremely breathable One-handed, single-pull hood adjustment system
CLOSEOUTS. Made of Paclite fabric, the Mountain Hardwear Swift jacket gives you Gore-Tex waterproof breathable technology in a lightweight shell. Smooth inner surface Easy to pack Self-stowing, attached hood Underarm vents with waterproof zippers Mesh-lined, chest-level pockets Hook-and-loop cuffs Elastic togglecord hem 27 ” length (medium size) 1 lb. 100% nylon Machine wash, tumble dry CLOSEOUTS. China Sizes: S(36-38) M(39-41) XL(46-49)
- Sierra Trading Post