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Mountain Hardwear Mountain Tech Jacket

rated 5.0 of 5 stars

The Mountain Tech Jacket has been discontinued. It was replaced by the Mountain Hardwear Mtn. Tech/2 Hoody.

photo: Mountain Hardwear Mountain Tech Jacket fleece jacket

Love this jacket!!


  • Durable
  • Breathable
  • Great wind blocker


  • Burns very easy

I am 6'2" tall and about 220# and the large fits me perfect. I have had this jacket for over 5 years now and I use it all the time.  You can pretty much handle any weather in this jacket with a good base layer like a Patagonia long sleeve silk shirt, then a good hoodie and then the MH Tech Jacket as the outermost layer.  

I am usually a very warm blooded type of person so I can get away with just those 3 layers in cold, snowy, and windy weather. It has arm pit zippers so that feature is really nice to help breath and release body heat while hiking. The material on this jacket has held up wonderfully and is very strong.  I am rough on the jacket and I haven't had any rips or snags.  

However, it does burn easy. Popping fire embers will instantly burn holes in this jacket.  I have a couple small holes in my jacket from fire embers. The jacket is fairly water resistant. It keeps me dry in small drizzles but water will soak through in a downpour. This jacket is also stylish and looks good for everyday wear too.  

I have heard the new Tech Jackets are a bit different than the one I bought over 5 years ago. I have read reviews that the materials and sizing have changed a bit.  

I really like this jacket and hope I can find another MH jacket that functions as well as this one does when I decide to retire this one.  I am thinking about going with the Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket for my outer layer in the future.  

Below is a pic of me with the jacket last winter in Northern Nevada.  I am only wearing three layers and my MH beenie and I stay plenty warm and comfortable. 

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $140

Very warm jacket. Great for any use anytime. I have worn this camping, out on dates, and even with dress clothes. I love the underarm ventilation that allows for me to not get too hot in the jacket.


  • Underarm ventilation
  • Blocks wind reasonably well
  • Jacket for multi-use in different outfits and surroundings


  • Pockets a little awkward to adjust to at first

I bought this jacket probably close to five years ago. I was in need of a great casual winter jacket. A friend of mine had a navy blue one so I got some information about the jacket and then purchased it.

Right away I knew the jacket was very different than anything I have ever owned or used. The front pockets were very high and the jacket was like a semi shell. It took a few months to get the right feel for it.

The winters in northeast Georgia are not too harsh except for the bone cutting winds. This jacket is great for my winter months. It is very light and does a great job with shielding wind from your body. When it is really chilly outside or when I am spending long amounts of time outside I will wear a long sleeve shirt and my Mountain Hardwear, then I am perfect. I have used this jacket in the snow, during casual chilly evenings, and even in the dead of winter.

When I was looking for this jacket I was looking for something that was not bulky but does a great job at keeping the body warm. This jacket does just that. Also, when I get too hot I unzip the under arms that allows for great ventilation.

Just because of this jacket it shows what great products that Mountain Hardwear produces. I have never regretted getting this jacket one moment since I got it. I will more than likely get another one just like it when the one I have is too damaged to wear.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $85

Trying to replace the Mountain Hardwear Mountain Tech Jacket. Can't believe I lost it. Wore it from city to high Andes! Nothing seems to cover the same bases...windproof, water resistant, pockets, comfy medium weight, underarm zips. Recommendations please!!


  • Great for everything


  • Really didn't have any


Source: bought it new

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Price MSRP: $180.00
Historic Range: $45.00-$180.00
Reviewers Paid: $85.00-$140.00
Weight 1 lb 6 oz / 618 g
Center Back Length 27 in / 69 cm
Body Fabric AirShield Fleece

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