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.
Here's what other sites are saying:
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
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)
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
Packable and lightweight, the Versteeg Jacket from Mountain Hardwear is a 2.5-layer jacket designed for all-mountain activities. Waterproof Dry.Q Core technology keeps you dry both inside and out since it breathes out interior vapors without letting rain or snow in from the outside. Get quick cool downs when you unzip the water resistant pit zips.
- Mountain Gear
Lightweight waterproof/breathable protection for all-season performance, all over the mountain. Super-compressible for easy packing.