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Historic Range: $92.97
Reviewers Paid: $140.00-$180.00
Historic Range: $61.97-$155.00
I bought this jacket used. Only this time I find a jacket that fits with what I want.
Water resistant (I use when it rains), windproof when to ride motorcycles, and I love this jacket because lightweight :) Very happy with the material conduit SL Mountain Hardwear.
(sorry if my English is bad, I'm from Asia.)
Price Paid: $45
I've had this jacket for about four years now and it has been my shell of choice from Baja to the Northern California coast as well as climbing on Mt. Shasta. I've never got wet in it (even though I know it's not waterproof), but I usually take a full on hardshell jacket if I know it's going to be totally wet. The hood is too small to fit over a helmet though, and there is not much room for layering in the fit. Other than that I would recommend this jacket as an outershell for all but the coldest or wettest conditions.
Fabric: Propriatary waterproof/breathable untaped
Price Paid: $180
I bought this suit b/c I sweat copiously when engaging in aerobic activity, even when it's less than 0 F. MH advertised it for just such a person. It delivers. I still do get some dampness, but not enough to be uncomfortable. I am generally dry, and quite warm. It is totally windproof. Weight was as quoted. The shell fabric does not stand up to bushwacking well. I already have a few small tears, but I don't think it was made for this. For high activity in windy, snowy environments, it is great.
Fabric: Conduit SL
Fill: fleece lined
Price Paid: $140