Mountain Hardwear Kepler Jacket - Men's

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Lean, clean and completely waterproof, the Mountain Hardwear Kepler Jacket for men offers far more weatherproof protection than most traditional soft shell designs available from outdoor manufacturers. That's because soft shell jacket designers usually focus on breathable fabrics that compromise waterproof performance. Mountain Hardwear solved this concern by using a new DRY.Q™ Elite fabric technology that features an air-permeable membrane that expels far more body vapor than most waterproof and breathable shells on the market. While you probably don’t even need pit zips, Mountain Hardwear added some to help you vent heat on extra tough climbs. To minimize weight, they applied sonically-welded seams while using waterproof zippers to seal out moisture. In case you wondered, the Kepler Jacket is fully windproof, too. Vapor can escape from the inside, but nothing passes through from the exterior.


  • Avg. weight: 1 lb 9 oz; 700g
  • Center back length: 29"
  • Fabric: body: Twill Softshell 3L (56% polyester)
  • panel: Rebar Ripstop Softshell 3L (44% nylon)
  • Total waterproof protection
  • Chest-high pockets accommodate a harness or pack
  • Helmet-compatible hood with single-pull adjustment system and extra beefy brim
  • Watertight zips seal out moisture
  • Soft, "Butter Jersey" cuffs
  • Interior zip pocket for keys, ID, other small items
  • Drawcords at hem seal in warmth
  • Micro-Chamois - lined chin guard eliminates zipper chafe
  • 80 Wash DWR

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Review Summary

3.7 out of 5

3 Reviews

  • Build quality: 2
  • Ease of use: 2
  • Great design: 2
  • Great value: 2

  • Bad design: 1
  • fit might not work for you: 1
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Comfort: 3.3 / 5
Wind Protection: 4 / 5
Water Protection: 3.7 / 5
Fit: 2 / 5

3 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 1 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 1 / 5
WaterProtection: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5
35-44 yrs

Great if you have "Toothpick Arms"
December 31, 2011

I am a huge Mountain Hardware fan, so I am very disappointed to write this Kepler Jacket is really poorly designed. Essentially there are two major flaws... 1) The arms are way too skinny. I bought an XL and even though I am not packing "Big Guns" even with a t-shirt the fit was inconveniently tight. With a fleece on as well - forget about it. Too tight in the arms! 2) Its too short. I don't want my shirt getting wet when I reach above my head. It will with this jacket as it rides way up and over... Sorry Mountain Designs, but unless you have toothpick arms and bib style rain pants, get some thing else to stay dry in...

Cons: Bad design
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
WaterProtection: 3 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5

from West Glacier MT
35-44 yrs

Awesome Jacket
November 10, 2012

This jacket fits extremely well and is very comfortable. It keeps me dry and warm in the wind and light precip. This jacket is great for someone who does not run cold is as advertised.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
WaterProtection: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5
from Boston, MA
35-44 yrs

awsome ski jacket
February 13, 2013

Have had the jacket for about a month, skied in it a couple of weekends and shoveled 50in of snow the last one; the fabric is soft and flexible, the make looks and feels quality, not cheap. I am 5'7" 130lbs, I would say it's a little tight in the shoulders, but I like that, and it does stretch a bit. I don't have a problem with the sleeves being to tight for me, I have I would say average arms, but it gets a bit tight around the neck if you have other layers that go around the neck. It does go up if you lift your hands, probably worst when they go above shoulders. Not a big problem for me since my ski pants cover that area, and I usually don't have a reason to lift my hands that high. Overall, the best jacket I have ever skied in, very tight and very flexible. Breathability is SUPERB, never seen anything like it. Would recommend it strongly, if the fit suits you.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, very breathable, Cons: fit might not work for you

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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.

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