Mountain Hardwear Sizing Chart
short is 2" shorter
long is 2" longer
short is 2" shorter
long is 2" longer
Please Note: All measurements listed correspond to equivalent body measurements, not the dimensions of the garment.close
4.5 out of 5
Great jacket, but limited use
May 01, 2012
If you're a trail runner, this is the jacket for you. Lightweight, breathable, windproof, and shed light snow with ease (seams are taped, but not sure how it would do in heavy rain). Material is soft and supple w/ a bit a stretch, and because of this, probably wouldn't do well if your carrying a pack, bushwacking, etc., so its use is limited. Only other draw back is the hidden back/side pocket wasn't big enough to accommodate my iphone. Quality is awesome and what you would expect from Mountain Hardwear, but not a jacket you'd keep in your pack for changing weather conditions.Pros: Build quality, Performance, lightweight weather protection, Cons: poor pocket design
Amazing Performance Jacket!
February 07, 2012
I bought this jacket a few weeks ago, with intention of breaking it in running in mid-winter New England, and although the weather has been decidedly un-wintry, this jacket has been fantastic. It weighs nothing and has a trim fit for torso & hood, but keeps the winds off your back and so far any precipitation. (Real New England blizzard TBD). Most outdoorsmen have numerous soft/hard shells designed for hiking, climbing, running, & biking with or without rain, but this fills a niche for breathable performance gear that was lacking in my closet. Too early to judge durability but I love it so far. If mithril exists outside of Middle Earth, this is it! Happy Trails.
Great jacket for specific niche
March 04, 2012
Awesome jacket - athletic fit, supple to the touch w/ stretch, and taped seams. Completely blocked the wind and easily shed light snow. Definitely though a jacket for a specific niche - don't know how well it would hold up with the use of a day pack/hydration pack/backpack and no pockets except for a tiny back pocket that won't fit my iPhone. Not a jacket for the backcountry but would be everything you would want need for running/trail running. If that's what your looking for, definitely 5 stars w/ the exception of the pocket.Pros: Build quality, Performance, Cons: poor design on pocket
Good running jacket
January 07, 2013
I have had this jacket for the past two weeks and enjoyed every outing in it. The jacket build is solid and light weight. My runs have been in 30-50 degree F. Using only a long sleeve wicked-lite t-shirt I was able to starve off the cold NorCal winds to stay warm. I am looking forward to trying in the next torrential downpour.Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Mountain Hardwear Effusion Hooded Jacket
March 25, 2013
The Effusion Jacket is designed with a close-fitting athletic cut is very accurate- I purchased an extra lagre to ensure the layering performance could be best utilized- Very glad I did- The Jacket as a shell works wonderfully in low cold weather for a run- meaning low 20s ... the performance of the hood, well standing still or mild walking is Okay- but if for a cover during a run in a down pour- not the hood protection I was expecting. The back zippered pocket is small and combersome to get in and out of. The jacket is lightweight, flexible and worth the money , as long as you are understanding of the limitations.Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Nice running jacket
November 01, 2012
The Effusion jacket is a good running jacket. It sheds light rain with no problem, although I have not wore it in a downpour. It also does a decent job keeping me warm on runs during cool weather. The zipper gets stuck occainsionallyPros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
Azul, Black, Blue Chip, Bonfire and Shark.
Available sizes, while supplies last, include size small, size medium, size large, size extra large and size extra extra large: s, m, l, xl, xxl.