Outdoor Research Mithril Stormshell
Fabric: soft shell
Fill: thin wicking fleece
Price Paid: $200
Wow, I've worn the MH Epic as a shell and worn the MH Alchemy as well. I wanted something that would stand up to mountaineering in Alaska and not be crunchy in the winter cold, therefore softshell. The Mithril is it!
The jacket is taped everywhere and has the sealed zippers. The exterior is flexible and waterproof while the inside is a thin fleece. The hood is a continuation of the entire jacket, not skimping on the construction or fleece. There is a nice flap behind the main zipper and two adjustments for the hood. The cuffs have elastic as well as a velcro closure. The waist has an adjustment also. The front of the hood includes a stiff brim.
Overall, I feel safe in this thing! The jacket has just the right amount of features without adding too much weight. In fact, the features it does have are smaller and lighter than the way Mountain Hardwear makes their jackets. It's warm, it's quiet, it's waterproof, and it's comfortable. I would have paid more money for it!
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Shining in cold-weather activities where precipitation keeps coming, the Mithril Stormshell from Outdoor Research provides formidable waterproof protection. Don this supple, fleece-lined armor to ascend a spring couloir, break through winter drifts or set up camp in a monsoon.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
The Outdoor Research Mithril Stormshell offers everything you could ask for in a winter shell. The waterproof fabric sheds weather and exterior seam tape prevents wet snow from soaking through. It has the comfortable feel of a soft shell, with a fleece lining that offers warmth on sunless days. Available In: Black Coffee Chili Outdoor Research Mithril Stormshell Features: Fully seam taped, all-conditions protection Dual-pull adjustable hood Brushed tricot-lined collar Front zipper with internal stormflap Two zippered, mesh-backed pockets Water-resistant zippers Elastic cuffs with laminated hook/loop tabs Dual drawcord hem adjustments Materials: Waterproof Ventia™ soft shell technology; warm fleece interior
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
Built with Ventia stretch-woven soft-shell fabric, the Outdoor Research Mithril Jacket for Men is ideal for cold-weather activities where precipitation or foul weather is expected. Don the supple, fleece-lined Mithril to ascend a spring couloir or paddle winter swells. External taping ensures that critical seams will remain waterproof. Elastic and hook/loop cuff closures and water-resistant zippers create bombproof seals for skiing wet snow or climbing dripping waterfall ice.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Outdoor Research Men's Mithril Stormshell Jacket (Spring 2009) Features for the n's Mithril Stormshell Jacket by Outdoor Research Average Weight: (L) 21.6 oz. / 612 g Waterproof Ventia soft shell technology; warm fleece interior Fully seam taped, all-conditions protection Dual-pull adjustable hood Brushed tricot-lined collar Front zipper with internal stormflap Two zippered, mesh-backed pockets Water-resistant zippers Elastic cuffs with laminated hook/loop tabs Dual drawcord hem adjustments
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version