User Review: Mountain Hardwear Men's Windstopper Tech Jacket
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $75
The Windstopper Tech Jacket is an amazing piece of gear and essential for any cool-weather outdoor activities. It is of durable, quality construction and looks good, too. A jacket like this shouldn't just be worn on the trail.
- Quality construction
- Water resistant
- Good ventilation
- Could use more pockets/storage
Fit & Comfort: The jacket fits nicely. It is snug, yet allows for maximum movement in any situation.
Adjustability: The waist of the jacket can be adjusted for a tighter or looser fit, depending on the user's preference. I have adjusted it so it is nicely snug.
Water Resistance: The jacket is water-resistant, but will get soaked in prolonged moisture. It does dry fairly quickly.
Breathability: This jacket is warm, yet allows for easy ventilation. The pit zips make it ideal for cooling down while on the trail.
Moisture: I had no issues with internal moisture while in this jacket, even while backpacking in 60 degree weather.
Warmth: The jacket kept me warm--very warm. It does require some ventilation adjustment while at rest, because of its "Windstopper" feature.
Layering: I have only layered this with a single shirt underneath. I imagine it would fit just fine with more layers.
Function: All the zippers and drawcords have worked flawlessly and appear to be of solid construction.
Construction & Durability: This jacket is of high quality. The zippers and seams all appear to be durable, and have not shown any signs of wear.
Conditions: I have used this jacket everywhere from backpacking to the office and places in between, and it has served me well. It has kept me warm in even wet and cold conditions. I have even worn it in driving rain for several hours, and only after about hour two did I notice it becoming soaked through. Even so, it dried quickly once the rain subsided.