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Mountain Hardwear Ampato Jacket

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Mountain Hardwear Ampato Jacket waterproof jacket

The Ampato Jacket is a versatile hardshell using Mountain Hardwear's Dry.Q Elite technology. It's waterproof and durable and holds up well climbing and backpacking.


  • Waterproof breathable
  • Durable
  • Large hood
  • Lots of pockets
  • Fabric: The Ampato jacket is a 2-layer shell using Mountain Hardwear's high end Dry.Q Elite technology. The fabric is waterproof and breathable and also durable. I've worn this pack while climbing a dihedral and there was no wear from putting my shoulder and back against the rock as I shimmied my way up the climb. One thing to note, a 3-layer fabric is more durable and more breathable than a 2-layer fabric, but this jacket still performs very well. 
  • True hardshell: This is not just a rain jacket. The Ampato Jacket is very durable and i have no concerns of ripping the fabric when climbing or hiking. Also, note that this jacket is not an ultra light-jacket weighing in at 1 lb 2 oz vs under a pound for an ultra-light. 
  • Fit: This jacket has a standard fit. I normally like slimmer fitting apparel but for a shell, I like having room to fit a fleece or down jacket underneath 
  • Pockets: Hand pockets, chest pocket and interior zip security pocket 
  • Hood: Large helmet compatible adjustable hood
  • Pit zips
  • Velcro cuff and two bottom-hem adjusters
  • Price: The Ampato Jacket is reasonably priced at $250. For those not looking to shell out (heh heh) 400 dollars for a 3-layer jacket, this is a good option. 


Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100

Very light, breathable, good for not so severe use.

Good for ordinary outdoor using, net inside is like common sports suit.

The total weigh is very small.

Source: bought it new

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Price MSRP: $235.00
Historic Range: $61.83-$250.00
Reviewers Paid: $100.00
Weight 1 lb 4 oz / 555 g
Center Back Length 30 in / 76 cm
Body Fabric 2L Dobby
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