Mountain Hardwear Versteeg Rain Jacket
I needed a light, waterproof jacket and this one was…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100.55
- Completely waterproof
- Is it tough enough?
- Hood drawsting is hard to undo
I needed a light, waterproof jacket and this one was the answer. It is just a painted outer shell, of course everywhere is seam sealed, no lining inside. I guess a mesh liner will make it better.
The hood is OK with a rain edge, but I do not think it is big enough to incorporate a helmet inside. You need to unzip the collar down a little to pull the hood over your head. This is pretty much the same thing in every similar jacket today.
That the chin guard is lined, eliminating zipper chafe, is a good addition. There are two hand and one chest (with waterproof zipper) pockets, also additional one inner zipped pocket plus one stow pocket and under arm pit zips (they are a must for such jacket).
It stops the rain and decently breathes, but I wonder how it will hold up to the elements in winter time or on mountains. For the money, it is a nice addition to one's gear and since it's from one of the best known manufacturers in the arena, I thing it will do fine in different settings.
Overall, great jacket and I recommend it.
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Mountain Hardwear: Men's Versteeg Jacket: Lightweight waterproof/breathable protection for all-season performance, all over the mountain. Super-compressible for easy packing. Fully adjustable, attached hood Water-resistant pit zips Adjustable cuff and hem Interior zip pocket for keys, ID, other small items Internal stash pocket Micro-Chamois-lined chin guard eliminates zipper chafe
- Mountain Hardwear refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Men's Versteeg Jacket DECENT FEATURES of the Mountain Hardwear Men's Versteeg Jacket Fully adjustable, attached hood Water-resistant pit zips Adjustable cuff and hem Interior zip pocket for keys, ID, other small items Internal stash pocket Micro-Chamois-lined chin guard eliminates zipper chafe The SPECS of the Mountain Hardwear Men's Versteeg Jacket Average Weight: 14.6 oz / 413 g Center Back Length: 28.5in. / 72 cm Body: 50D Multi-Faceted Ripstop (100% nylon)
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS . Before heading into the depths of the unpredictable backcountry, pull on Mountain Hardwear's Versteeg Dry.Q Core jacket and trek confidently in the shielding power of its all-season and all-mountain shell. Available Colors: BLACK/BLACK, TITANIUM/SHARK, COLLEGIATE NAVY/ROYAL, STATE ORANGE/SHARK, EMPIRE BLUE/CLASSIC NAVY. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL.
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version