Mountain Hardwear Torque Jacket
Good, solid MH product for skiing and other winter…
Price Paid: $175
Good, solid MH product for skiing and other winter activities. Just enough insulation to eliminate a layer. Trim, athletic fit with short waist. Long sleeves means it doesn't ride up when you reach up. Welded pit-zips are low bulk and slide quite smoothly for water resistant type. I'm not sure what to use the little pocket on the sleeve for, perhaps I'll think of something. Upper chest pocket good for camera. I like the standard location for the main pockets, not up under your armpits like other MH products for climbing. I-pod type pocket with holes for the wire to the earphones inside. Water bottle and sunglass pocket on inside, too. Removable snow skirt has unfathomable snap arrangement. The hem has the usual elastic cord to snug it and there is a second one about 6 inches higher. It only pulls on the liner so it doesn't pull on the outer fabric, a nice touch, unless you prefer the 1950's gathered waist look (I don't).
On the downside the lining fabric doesn't quite match the very high quality of the other fabrics. Seems a little cheap. Outer fabrics are quite nice and the stitching is excellent. The external seam taping is just for looks, but has a nice appearance.
There are two things that they left out that I am very glad they did. One is they left the velcro off the hand warmer pockets flaps. So many jackets have a 1 or 2 inch strip of velcro at the opening that is just a pain. There is, of course, a good quality zipper on each pocket and a fleece lining. The other thing they left off is the double zipper pull on the main zipper. I have yet to zip up the top zipper and then raise the lower one. There is no greater nuisance than trying to line up to two zipper pulls when it's 0 degrees outside and you have bare hands. Thank you MH for the nice single pull zipper! I am sure that I am going to enjoy this jacket for many ski seasons to come.
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Leave the heavy fleece at home and stay warm and dry in the waterproof, insulated Mountain Hardwear Men's Torque Jacket. Stuffed with PrimaLoft One, the Torque Jacket eliminates the need for a heavy mid-layer on the ski slopes. The PrimaLoft One microfiber insulation traps your body heat to keep you toasty. Mountain Hardwear coated this jacket with waterproof breathable Conduit laminate, so you'll stay dry in the blizzard. Pull up the removable hood to keep your head warm during the storm. A powder skirt prevents snow from flying under your jacket as you sail through freshies. Carry your water bottle in the Torque Jacket's internal pocket so your H2O doesn't freeze. If the sun comes out, unzip the underarm vents and cool off. The Torque has many pockets, so you can stash goggles, your iPod, a beanie, snacks, and any other desirable gear.
Waterproof and insulated, the Torque provides technical detailing specifically designed for snowsports without the need for a heavy mid-layer. Constructed of Ascent nylon and Nylon Dobby Weave reinforcements. PrimaLoft One insulation Nylon taffeta lining. Removable, adjustable, stretch powder skirt Lift ticket ring and hide away drop down season pass holder at hem. Zippered pocket at end of sleeve for Euro style lift pass transmitter Interior mesh glove and goggle holder poacket Interior MP3 player pocket with earpiece cord exit Fleece lined hand pockets One hand operation hood, waist and hem drawcords Super light, welded pit zip construction Double flap front zipper covers. Articulated sleeves for additional freedom of movement Weight: 2 lbs. 7 oz.
On Sale. Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Men's Torque Jacket (Fall 2007) The Men's Torque Jacket by Mountain Hardwear is a lightweight, windproof, water-repellant softshell for ice and alpine climbing. A lightly brushed inner provides exceptional comfort.Features: Articulated sleeves Chest pocket with water-resistant zip Double flap, front zip Drop-down season pass holder on hem Fleece lined hand pockets Interior mesh glove and goggle pocket Interior MP3 pocket with earpiece cord exit Interior water bottle pocket Laminated cuff tabs with Velcro closure Lift Ticket ring on hem Micro-chamois lined collar and chin guard One handed hood, waist and hem drawcords One-handed, single-pull hood adjustment system Primaloft insulated Removable, adjustable, stretch powder skirt Superlight Pit Zips are welded and water-resistant Zip sleeve pocket
Description of Mountain Hardwear Torque JacketWaterproof and insulated, the Torque provides technical detailing specifically designed for snowsports without the need for a heavy midlayer.Features:Usage Snowsports Weight 2 lbs, 6 oz / 1100.00 g Insulation PrimaLoft® One (100% polyester, 100gm) Body fabric Ascent™ Nylon Articulated sleeves Fleece lined hand pockets One handed hood, waist and hem drawcords Interior water bottle pocket Interior zip pocket Zip sleeve pocket Laminated cuff tabs with Velcro® closure Double flap, front zip Superlight Pit Zips are welded and water-resistant Extra beefy, laminated brim Zip off, Ergo hood with laminated brim Micro-chamois lined collar and chin guard Chest pocket with water-resistant zip PrimaLoft® insulated Laminated, front zip flap Interior MP3 pocket with earpiece cord exit One-handed, single-pull hood adjustment system Interior mesh glove and goggle pocket Drop-down season pass holder on hem Removabl
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Power up with this warm and waterproof Torque insulated jacket from Mountain Hardwear. Ascent and dobby weave nylon fabrics with Conduit laminate offer rugged softness and superb moisture transfer through a unique membrane. Waterproof, breathable Conduit two-layer membrane uses interconnecting molecular conduits to actively draw moisture vapor away from your body. PrimaLoft One insulation mimics the physical and thermal properties of down to give you the warmth and dryness you need. Nylon taffeta lining wicks moisture away from your body and eases layering. Superlight Pit Zips are welded and water-resistant and offer great ventilation control. Articulated sleeves allow unrestricted movement; one-handed waist and hem drawcords allow you to seal out the cold. Zip-off Ergo hood with one-pull adjustability has beefy laminated brim for extra protection. Removable and adjustable stretch powder skirt helps seal out the snow and cold. Fleece-lined pockets warm your digits; chest pocket has water-resistant zip and stows small accessories securely. Internal media pocket has earbud cord exit; mesh glove, goggle and water pockets stow accessories when not in use. Features a drop-down pass holder and a lift ticket ring on hem.