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
4.8 out of 5
October 31, 2004
Beats out the North Face I lost, and the Marmot my wife stole from me. MH attention to detail and fit makes this the best windstopper fleece I've ever owned. Only complaint is it's a little more expensive, but I guess you get what you pay for. Sven
Greatest jacket ever!
December 17, 2003
This is the second one I've purchased as a gift! I wear mine all winter and this year will mark it's third. Skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding and mountain biking. This jacket will take you from Fall to Spring and any cool days in between!
February 09, 2004
This jacket works great for around town, biking, or hiking trails. Definitely stops the wind, which adds to the warmth. I considered several other fleece jackets; so far this one is worth the money.
November 27, 2004
My second Mountain Hardware purchase and it has once again lived up to its name! I gave it its first real test on Mount Washington (NH) last weekend. I put it on at the start of Tuckerman's Ravine headwall. The wind was blowing about 50 and gusting to 75mph on the summit with temps in the upper teens. Add freezing fog and blowing snow to that. This jacket is bulletproof!! Not a lick of wind or moisture got through, I kept my GORE-Tex Shell in my pack! Name is too big and "showy" on front, I have to sharpie it in -
October 19, 2004
Super jacket! I already hit the slopes and it kept me very warm and comfortable.
If you haven't got one, get one!!!
July 10, 2002
This jacket is superb. I only just bought one but can tell you it works like a dream. I used on a climb in Lochnagar in drizzle with occasional downpours and I didn't get wet (well in the top half anyway). It keeps the wind and rain out almost as well as a waterproof.
March 07, 2004
a great peice of gear for a just about any outdoor activity. light, warm, comfortable, and functional
all around performance
December 16, 2003
Its a great jacket, the windproofing is incredible and it is extremely comfortable and a great fit. Even on wet days the jacket holds its own and keeps you fairly dry. Its a great jacket and I highly recommend it.
Hands down, that simple
August 15, 2002
This is hands down, the best fleece jacket on the market, performance, durability, fit, even styling. All from a great company you should be happy to be supporting. Hands down, the best fleece jacket out there.
A Good Buy
March 27, 2003
A really solid jacket unlike the flimsy fleece jackets on the market, worth every penny. Makes TNF's Denali Jacket look like a joke, which I own, also. Highly recommended for anyone that looks past hip brands for exceptional function.
Best coat I've ever purchased for my teenage son.
December 03, 2003
The quality and comfort are a tremendous value for the money!
Hot or Cold--Always comfortable
December 06, 2002
I have never been more impressed with a jacket. Seriously one of my best purchases. It can be cold out (10-0 degrees F) and no wind gets me. I LOVE IT. I can go indoors and do not need to take it off, even if in for an extended period of time. I am ALWAYS comfortable. X-tremely breathable. I also cannot complain about the price.
Warm and comfortable
November 22, 2004
Very nice jacket. Much warmer than it looks. Fits well under heavier coats for layering if desired.
There is better out there...
October 10, 2003
Looks great but for the price...: Pit zips are bulky and stiff making for an uncomfatable feeling under the armpits Sleeves could be a little longer. I like to tuck my hands inside... Too bulky for a 2nd layer and high intensity treks. I wear it for lounging around camp and going to work...
September 09, 2002
I have skied, hiked, biked, and worked out in this fleece. It is extremely tough, but retains that soft fleece quality. This jacket should be in your inventory if you work or play in the outdoors.
December 03, 2004
This jacket is great, light and warm. what else do you need?
Works great, very packable
December 02, 2004
I bought it for my boyfriend and he loves it. It is so soft and keeps him plenty warm.
July 30, 2002
unlike some mountain hardwear products this fleece has a rather large logo on the chest. most hardwear items only use a bolt or small writing on the sleve. this fleece shows of the name of the its creator.... very good for a person wanting to turn some eyes when he or she isdoing thier thing
Great multiuse jacket
December 27, 2003
Unbeleivable warmth to weight ratio. Use it for everything, from a night on the town to a day on the slopes,it's comfortable, well made and stylish. Great for hiking, climbing, skiing or just knocking around.
December 10, 2003
Windstopper really works. I was pleasantly suprised. Worth the extra few bucks for sure.
Great all around jacket
December 21, 2003
This is a great all around jacket. I have several warmer coats and many lighter jackets but I use this jacket 80% of the time . It is warm and windproof and looks good to boot. I would not personally buy a polar fleece jacket without WindStopper. Most polar fleece jackets do not have this feature making them nearly worthless in the wind.
February 14, 2004
Good fitting jacket. There could be more fleece insulation added to the jacket (inside?). Otherwise, with the Windstopper, you can feel the difference between it and a regular fleece. It has a very faint clammy feeling (persperation doesn't all make it out as easy). Pit zips could be against body when closed rather than at elbow. I magic marker blacked out the huge bright M.H. Logo on the front.
December 12, 2003
After researching Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, and Marmot I found this prodcut to be the best hands down! The price was great but even at the same money it is a great jacket!
Great jacket - worth the money
January 06, 2004
I have many other fleece jackets and this is the only one I'm now wearing. The Gore windstopper membrane really does work. It is surprisingly warm and it never fails to gather attention due to its looks. People just want to touch it or feel it! I liked it so much I bought one for my wife for Christmas.
as good as the website states!
January 12, 2004
received as a gift; the warmth and windstopping ability is as good as the advertising. fit and comfort are top line.
Best Tech Fleece I ever owned!
September 15, 2004
I live in the mountains of CO and have owned three of these jackets. Being outside everyday all day long I have found this jacket to be indespesible. You can beat it up, layer it, wear it as a shell and it still comes back for more. I wouldn't start a winter without a new one!
February 17, 2004
I've used this jacket for several activities now and I really love it. I used it for skiing and sledding in 30 degree weather and it was AWESOME! With gloves and a hat it worked great. I will use this jacket any time the temp is above 30 and I don't need waterproofing or a hood.
A perfect jacket
February 09, 2004
I researched for some time before making this purchase, looking into TNF as well as others. I wanted something perfect for layering and was concerned about the bulky weight of some fleece. Bottomline, it does not get any better than Mountain Hardwear. I found that the fit of this jacket is far better than those offered by other outfitters. The jacket just makes good sense: Pockets higher on the jacket so you can actually use them when carrying a pack, pit-vents that keep your core warm while still giving you a breathable layer, and warmth that you normally would only get from a fleece twice the size.
true professional quality at a terrific price.
July 26, 2004
a fantastic expedition quality Windstopper fleece jacket at a terrific price and with the usual great service and super fast delivery by altrec.com
September 14, 2003
Compared to other WindStopper jackets Mountain Hardwear is made of superior quality, and in comparison a much better jacket for the price. I'm glad that I made this purchase.
October 10, 2004
This jacket is flat out awesome! The windstopper really does the trick. You dont need as much bulk with the windstopper, making it excelent for layering. I ski alot and if it is not dumping outside, or I'm not hitting the deep it is great on its own, but also layers exceptionally well, for the exceptionally sick days. After reading some of the reviews on this site I see that many people are complaining about the size of the logo. WHO CARES??? Would you rather be freezing your butt off wearing a jacket with a small logo, or very comfortable in this one?
December 11, 2003
This jacket is awesome. I love it and wear it with either jeans or casual pants. The windstopper really works and the breathability is unmatched. Great jacket - very versitile and I'll by another one.
I am amazed
November 08, 2004
This jacket is sweetness itself. Kinda tough to say stuff w/o repeating the other chaps, but I was amazed. I figured, yah, windstopper will do its thing, but will be kinda sweaty. Nope! Zero sweat factor, and let me tell you I am a sweaty beastie. Pitzips are awe-inspiring. It's not as warm as I woulda figured for the membrane and all, but that makes it more versatile. I've worn it in the rain about 5 times and never gotten wet. It's perfect for biking. I regret not acquiring it earlier. I think the U.S. Army should issue its people w/ MHW stuff only.
Excellent but pricey
September 08, 2002
This is a fantastic jacket. Very warm, totally windproof, and the fit is excellent. It is even alright in the rain; very very water resistant. However, for the price, I would expect it to be warmer than it is, the zipper tends to stop at the neck, and one collar sticks up awkwardly.
December 03, 2004
Loooove it. I've had this jacket for over a year and every chance I have to wear it, I do...not obsessed though. Its been to school with me every chilly, windy day, to marching band practice on cold fall nights and on a whole bunch of backpacking, and I haven't felt the wind once when the pit zips are closed. Great jacket; recommend to anyone who needs windproof warmth. A+.
December 22, 2003
I bought the jacket as a gift for my son, and he absolutely loves it. The jacket is lightweight, warm, and water resistant.
Perfect for a cold fall day
November 29, 2004
Almost woren this jacket everyday since I've gotten it. Great jacket for when pulling out that heavy shell is not need but a long sleeve polypro just doesn't cut it. Perfect pocket placement (5 total) and handy pit-zips. Love it.
this jacket is great
July 03, 2002
I love wearing this jacket it is so comfortable. If it's not so cold out the jacket keeps you the right temp. and no wind gets in it. I'll say it again this jacket is great.
June 19, 2002
Low volume sweet mid layer! Worn 130 days in the PNW this past ski season, 1 pit zip failed, but own fault, got caught up on my base & i forced it. This is expensive <removed>, but worth it, I hiked, skinned, MTB, drank, and basically thru everything at it! (it still looks new, if its not on, it's in my pack or in the wash. The MH Dome Perignon hat is awesome as well, so nice, it got lifted at a bar. I want a new one.
Almost 5 Years Strong
November 11, 2004
I bought this jacket years ago and wore it practically 3/4 of the year. I've owned a number of fleece jackets and this is one of the most packable jackets there is. The style is not for everyone but the pockets are placed at a good position that you can bury your hands in there comfortably or find the pockets through your outer shell. Since I've bulked up over the years, bought the jacket at age 18, gave it to the lady and she's wearing it everyday, still going strong!
November 15, 2004
Great jacket very satisfied. Better than TNF Denali.
versatile jacket for all conditions
February 13, 2004
I use this jacket as an outer layer and insulation layer for skiing. pros -warmth w/o the bulkiness -easy to layer -big handwarmer pockets -frabic sheds snow well cons -waist drawcords do not lock into position
My North Face Was Better
September 27, 2004
This is a nice jacket, but not as nice as North Face's WindStopper jacket that it replaced (I lost the North Face). This jacket is not as warm as the North Face and I do like the zipper placement on the pit zips (they are at your elbows with the pit zips are closed). Also when you zip up around the neck there is a little piece of the jacket that folds the wrong way against your neck and it is not comfortable. Logos too big, too. In summary, this jacket needs work. The North Face is better and I should have known, but I saw all the great reviews here, which I suspect are from people who haven't owned both and are blissfully unaware that there is something better out there. I recommend you compare this jacket head to head with the North face before deciding for yourself. Cheers.
A warm, well designed jacket.
July 29, 2002
This jacket is not only warm, but it is very light as well making it great for mountaineering expeditions. Also, the material covering the elbows and other highly abused areas is tough and durable. Highly recommended for cool, windy days.
This is a great all-weather jacket
December 05, 2004
We love this jacket. It's perfect for someone who doesn't want a bulky heavy jacket but wants to be warm.
great alone but layerd.....
June 23, 2002
i work in an out door store, i prescribe this fleece the most it is a work horse, it takes a likin and keeps on tickin. i always recemend this to people. but the downfall is that windstopper is great but under a shell you comprimise breathabity. i highly discourge people from midlayering this fleece. it is a godly mid-layer but thier is better!!! great fleece
Perfect combination of style and function
December 22, 2003
I love this jacket. Perfect weight, not too heavy and not too light. Layers great under a waterproof shell. I really like the Sapphire color, kind of a blueish purple. Very stylish yet classic look in a fleece jacket. The Gore Windstopper membrane makes this a very functional piece as well. I have other fleece jackets from other outdoor companies but the MH Windstopper Tech is my favorite. Well worth the money.
November 22, 2004
Fleece has always been one of my favorite layers but if there was any wind at all you had to have a shell on to. This jacket is a great midweight jacket that covers a wide range of temps and is fairly light and compressable.
November 15, 2004
I purchased this jacket for skiing, hiking, and causual wear. This is the second Mtn. Hardware product I have and I love both this jackett and the down vest. If you are looking for an all around/ all purpose jacket this is the one. Looks good with nice clothing or out on the trails.
November 19, 2004
What a great jacket. So much warmer than my north face and it completly cuts out the wind. Must have
October 13, 2004
Ecellent look, weight and performance.