Gear Review

4 5

Strong, waterproof and very breathable

200 lb, 34" waist, 45" chest, 35" arms. Got an XXL in this to make sure I had room to layer under it. I tried the large and it was way to tight and the sleeves ended well before my wrist. XL would have probably been just fine, but I sized up to get a few layers under it. This jacket was one of the few that MH makes with the Dry Q that actually fits a ski helmet nicely. No idea why there even more expensive snow jackets cant fit a helmet, but this one does and is cheaper! Big pluses - waterproof, very breathable (almost too much, you can feel a slight breeze through the jacket, so I were a light windbreaker under to compensate) sturdy material (heavier than I would have liked, but it feels like it can take on anything) sturdy zippers, well placed pockets. And the green is bright! I am very excited to test this jacket it out this snowboard/splitboard season.

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End of season review. Used this most of the 2011/2012 season here in Colorado. Used it on cold days (with a MH Nitrous underneath and merino 200) and used it on spring skiing days, 50+ degrees (just a merino 150 ss or poly shirt under). I have yet to open the underarm vents. That is incredible. I skinned all day with this on and it just breathed and breathed. I am a believer in this Dry Q! The only qualms I can think of, other than the weird fit I mentioned, is some material is starting to fray from my pack straps, under arm area. Not sure why, as this material feels burly as hell. If I could make just a few suggestions for future models - please incorporate two side pockets to accommodate skins and adjust the sizing. All in all this is the bees knees!