Mountain Hardwear StretchDown DS Hooded Jacket

rated 2.50 of 5 stars (1)
photo: Mountain Hardwear StretchDown DS Hooded Jacket down insulated jacket

Specs

Men's
Price Current Retail: $171.15
Historic Range: $135.98-$340.00
Women's
Price Current Retail: $237.98
Historic Range: $118.98-$340.00

Reviews

I don't recommend this jacket for hiking or backpacking. Warm jacket, heavy, and bulky without hood cinch.

Pros

  • Warm
  • Deep pockets
  • Good zippers

Cons

  • Bulky
  • No cinch for hood
  • Zipped all the way up, irritating on neck
  • Not practical for the mountains

I prefer my winter hiking gear/clothing to have some color, jackets and mid layers to be on the bright side. This jacket stands out and looks good but it is not practical for hiking/camping in the mountains. It is just way too bulky.

It is very warm with very deep pockets for your hands and cell phone. I thought about trying it above treeline but with no cinch cord for the hood, it would blow off constantly and be useless. Great for dog walks, not for mountains. 

I wear a medium and I'm 5'10" 170lbs.

 

Experience

AMC leader, 10 years of winter hiking and camping.
Hiked 48 of the 4,000 plus Katahdin, Brothers, Baldface in Maine.
Wilderness first aid certified.

Source: bought it new

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for sharing your experience with this jacket, Jafa.


2 months ago

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