Mountain Hardwear Transition Featherweight Zip T

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I've owned this shirt for over 3 years now and I don't…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $116

I've owned this shirt for over 3 years now and I don't leave home without it. I will say it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. I run outside in CO during the winter and this will be my only layer for my upper body. Wicks moisture away fast and is wind proof! I only bring this shirt and a coat when I climb or any outdoor activities. Saves room in my pack for other stuff.


I decided to buy the Transition Zip T based on the…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $100 (on sale)

I decided to buy the Transition Zip T based on the positive reviews I'd read online and in outdoor magazines. I haven't read any negative comments other than how easily it snags. The fabric really does block wind and wick easily. But it claims it's revolutionary because it serves as a base layer, insulating layer, and shell all in one, and I just can't use it without a base layer--I find it incredibly itchy!! The fabric itself, N2S, *does* feel good next-to-skin. But the seams, which run all over the sleeves and shoulders, really irritate my skin, which is not usually a problem for me.

So, yeah, good shirt for a variety of activities, but if you have sensitive skin you may want/need to wear a silkweight base layer underneath it.

Retailers' Descriptions

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Transition Feather Weight Zip T - Men's by Mountain Hardwear - Buy Clothing at Mountain Gear

- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version

The Mountain Hardwear Transition Featherweight Zip T is the perfect cool weather, active gear: windproof, breathable and lightweight with inset stretch panels and a DWR finish. It also sheds light rain and snow. Wear your Mountain Hardwear Transition Featherweight Zip T alone or over a lightweight baselayer for aerobic activities. Available In: Black/ Lapis/ Mountain Hardwear Transition Zip T Features: Close-fitting, athletic cut Windproof and breathable Stretch sides and sleeve cuff panels Fully taped construction with brushed tapering Brushed tricut lined collar and chin guard Articulated sleeves Low-profile front security pocket 360-degree reflectivity

- OMCgear refers to the men's version

On Sale. Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Men's Transition Featherweight Zip T (Spring 2007) Avg. Weight: 9 oz.; 255 g. (size large)Usage: Cool and Cold Weather Aerobic Fabric: Body: WINDSTOPPER N2S (100% polyester) Panel: Berry Jersey Knit (88% polyester, 12% elastane) Features: Windproof and breathable Close fitting, stretch cuffs, sides and hem 9in. front zip Reflective patches Close-fitting, athletic cut

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Excellent for climbing, skiing, backpacking, traveling and snowboarding in windswept and exposed landscapes, the Transition Featherweight Zip T is just as light and breathable as other lightweight base layers, but the WindStopper N2S Featherweight shell fabric has a windproof Gore WindStopper laminate to effectively neutralize cold air penetration. The articulated cut combined with the snug and stretchy Push Pull knit fabric along the cuffs, sides and hem help seal in body heat without the bunching and binding sometimes found in middle layers designed with a relaxed cut.

- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version

The Mountain Hardwear Transition Featherweight Zip Tee is a revolutionary first (and only) layer with the mobility, breathability, and windproofing to take you comfortably through almost any alpine activity. Transition promises a sweeping change not unlike the advent of wicking base layers that spelled the demise of cotton as a part of traditional outdoor clothing. Utilizing a Gore Windstopper N2S laminate, the Transition Zip Tee serves as a base layer, an insulating layer, and a shell all in one. By decreasing the number of layers between your warm skin and the cold air outside, you get incredible moisture transport and breathability, keeping you warmer and drier than any other piece of outerwear. A polyester jersey knit outer laminate and brushed polyester knit lining keeps you comfortable at all times. The unique construction is both windproof AND breathable; a rare and precious combination for aerobic exertions in cold weather like climbing, Nordic skiing, or cycling. Stretch lycra at the neck, cuffs, and hem seal in a microclimate against your skin, further protecting you from harsh conditions. Wear the Transition Zip Tee next to skin on its own, or in rainy conditions as an insulating layer under a waterproof breathable shell. Note that the outer face of Transition may snag against abrasive surfaces like rock faces or the hook portion of Velcro.

- refers to the men's version

Mountain Hardwear Transition Featherweight Zip T


The Transition Featherweight Zip T has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$28.45 - $95.00

The Mountain Hardwear Transition Featherweight Zip T is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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