Mountain Hardwear

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Monkey Man Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Most comfy fleece jacket I own! If you are looking for the ultimate fleece jacket look no further. The fabric is so comfy I now wear it all the time! I'm 6 foot tall and the only problem is the arm length, but they have a thumb hole to have them well in place and keep your lower hands warm when needed.  Full review

Hestia Bib

rated 5 of 5 stars When your bibs last ten years you need to tell folks. This is my go-to bib for any winter activity that I will be human powered. Superb durability and fantastic venting. The greatest advantage is the ability to easily zip and unzip legs for breathable venting during uphill travel. I paused as I went to grab my bibs for a day of skinning and skiing the other day. Wow, ten years. So often we complain about the shortcoming of a piece of gear. But I just have to give a shout-out to Mountain Hardwear. Full review

AP 3/4 Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars An excellent, albeit unconventional choice if you can't decide between shorts or long pants, especially during the shoulder seasons. Often as I am getting ready for a hike in autumn or spring, I have to make a decision whether to wear shorts or long pants. Shorts might be too cool, but full long pants might get too warm. I have often found myself hiking with long pants cuffed up to ventilate. I've seen 3/4 length pants like this for a few years now, and wondered how they'd work out. My previous… Full review

Transition Zip T

rated 5 of 5 stars I am so disappointed that Mountain Hardwear no longer makes this product. Mine is like 10 years old or maybe more and really needs to be replaced. This is truly one of the best pieces of outdoor gear I have ever owned. It is great for mountaineering, skiing, mountain biking, and winter hiking. This is the best garment for repelling wind, especially during the spring and fall, when it is hard to know what to wear. It is great with other layers in winter. I have had mine for something like 10 plus… Full review

Exposure Parka

rated 5 of 5 stars Roll over Gore-Tex. Mountain Hardwear's DryQ Elite is by far the most breathable waterproof 3-layer fabric hands down. Fully lined and with room for my heaviest hooded down jacket under I can reach overhead with no ride up of the sleeves and the hem overlaps my pant's waistband. With arms at my side the hem in front breaks midway between crotch and waistband and the drop of the back is near 2" lower, so rain drips past. I wear size small in all MH apparel and bought the small Exposure. The designer's… Full review

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Columbia Sportswear Company owns Mountain Hardwear, Montrail, and Sorel.

Mountain Hardwear Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Cooking without Fire, Lightest Ski Helmet: OR Day 1
Cooking without fire, the lightest snow sport helmet, an AT boot that automatically switches from walk to ski mode, a new packraft, plus insulation and footwear. Check out some highlights from Day 1 of Outdoor Retailer. Read more
January 22, 2014

A $2K Tent, Self-Motivated Headlamp, More Gear News
A $2,000 Cuben tent from Easton, a headlamp with "optic motility" from Snow Peak, plus final gear highlights from brands exhibiting at summer Outdoor Retailer. Read more
August 4, 2013

Outdoor Apparel Highlights from Outdoor Retailer
Here are a few footwear and apparel highlights we spotted from Keen, Mountain Hardwear, Icebreaker, La Sportiva, Icebreaker, Sierra Designs, The North Face, and DownTek. Read more
August 5, 2012

Outdoor Retailer: Hiking Gear Preview
Companies offer a plethora of new hiking and backpacking packs. Apparel not only keeps you warm and dry, but can also cool you down. Trekking poles get lighter and more compact. Read more
July 30, 2012

A Flood of Water-Repellent Down for Sleeping Bags
Down that keeps you warm, even when wet? A flood of hydrophobic DownTek, DriDown, and Q.Shield Down insulation promises to repel water while maintaining loft, insulation, and breathability, even when wet. Read more
July 24, 2012

Bizarre OR (or don't take it all too seriously)
Walking granola gars? Prosthetic beards? Sign of the horns? Sometimes Winter OR gets a little bizarre or reminds us to stop taking it all too seriously. Read more
February 3, 2012


Mountain Hardwear
1414 Harbour Way South
Ford Point, Suite 1005
Richmond, CA 94804

toll-free: (800) 953-8375