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Carry the highly abrasion-resistant Mountain Hardwear Men's Chocklite Anorak Jacket in your pack deep into the backcountry and you'll wonder why you brought it. Light and highly packable, the Chocklite maintains a barely-there type of existence in your bag and, when the air turns chilly and the wind whips up, you'll be happy you brought it.

  • Ultralight fabric adds a touch of warmth to your hiking ensemble
  • Air-permeable fabric won't feel stuffy and has a slight stretch so you can move freely
  • Snug, low-profile hood protects your face from the elements
  • This jacket packs into its own chest pocket
  • An elastic cinch adjustment on the hem dials in the fit at the waist

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3 season staple

  • Gender:Male
  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

This is a great light softshell/wind shirt that is very breathable. It has performed well for me down to the mid 20s in very windy conditions while on the move with only a medium weight base layer. Good DWR, rain and snow roll right off. The hood has no adjustment, but I have found the fit is just fine. This is always in my pack for when I hit the next ridge. I'm 6', 190lbs, broad shoulders 35


love it

    Im 5'10" 165lbs. most of my weight is upper body(im yoked!) and I have a large is this piece, just like all of my other mountain hardwear jackets and I love that fit. this thing is super light and I wear everyday since I got it. it stuffs into the chest pocket nicely. super stretchy and abrasion resistant.


    Perfect for hiking/climbing!

    • Gender:Male
    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    Bought this jacket for 3 season hiking/climbing primarily as a wind jacket. I've been thoroughly impressed by its quality and performance. The jacket does an excellent job of blocking wind but is also extremely breathable. The jacket wicks away sweat and keeps you dry - absolutely critical for high mountain/alpine treks. Best of all, the price was right!


    Great fit and feel

      I'll admit I haven't used it yet because it's too hot (this is a superb deal on SAC, by the way), but since there aren't that many of these available, I thought I'd post some observations about this garment. From the perspective of fit, feel, and look, it's fantastic. I'm 5-10 and 135, so many Smalls are too large for me, but Mountain Hardwear usually comes through with Smalls that fit like Smalls, and this is no exception. It's not a tight fit, since it's meant to be thrown over a shirt as needed, but it's pretty trim. Sleeve length seems very good for ordinary use. I have slightly short arms balanced by being a little tall for my size category, and the sleeves on this fit just great. I like the elastic cuff. I have tried on the Onata (made of a heavier version of the same fabric: Chockstone) and the sleeves are too long with no way to adjust them. I could see the sleeves on the Chocklite Anorak being a little short for climbers who reach a lot. The hood is a balance between snug and roomy. The fabric isn't clingy (as on the old hooded Chockstone jacket), yet the hood stays pretty close. Overall the fabric has a nice hand and drapes well. It's light and yet feels durable. The garment in my experience that is the closest to this is the Rab Boreas. The material of the Boreas is feels thinner and stretchier, but the overall weights of the garments are similar. The colors of the Chocklite Anorak are all nice. If you can't decide, get them all! I can see this being a favorite for many technical and non-technical uses.

      How does the fabric compare to the OR...

      How does the fabric compare to the OR ferossi hoody? Is it burly?

      Ted. The OR Hoody weighs in at 14.1oz. according to their website and is made with a 91% Courdura/9% Lycra stretch woven fabric. The Chocklite Anorak weighs in at 9oz. and is made with a 86% nylon/14% elastane stretch woven fabric. Based on these numbers, the Chocklite Anorak will be lighter and more stretchy than the OR hoody and both fabrics are DWR treated for water resistance. Even though the Chocklite is lighter in weight I think you find it to be plenty burly for just about anything you could throw it's way. I've found it to have the perfect balance of weight and durability and for this reason has been my go to piece for summer alpine climbs here in Colorado. I hope this info helps!