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The cold just got more enjoyable.

Stopping for lunch on a backcountry tour, belaying your buddy up an ice climb, or huddled in base camp—they’re all chilly occasions made much more enjoyable by the Mountain Hardwear Men’s Compressor Insulated Jacket. This synthetic fill puffy’s light, compressible design makes it ideal for any cold-weather backcountry outing, and its Thermic Micro insulation not only provides warmth when wet but it’s made partially from recycled polyester.

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5 5

Perfect

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I love this jacket! I'm 5'7" 150lbs and the small fits perfectly. It's also very warm for how light it is.

Does this jacket use mountain hardwear's...

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Does this jacket use mountain hardwear's newer thermal q elite insulation or older thermic micro? The hooded version seems to specify elite....

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forp925833. The Compressor Jackets both hooded and non-hooded use Thermal Q Elite for the F'13 season. I will be sure that BC.com updates the specs. Thanks!

5 5

great coat

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small

Just got it unpacked in time to wear it for the -13 degree weather. Feels warm and very comfortable. Several compliments on the looks of it. Seems to be a trim cut as I had to go to a xl

5 5

Nice Jacket!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

Great fit, awesome color. Darker than it looks.

I'm 5'8" - 160 lbs, and the Med. fit great! Can wear one layer under jacket and not feel too tight.

I`m 6`and weight 205 pouds , do i choose...

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I`m 6`and weight 205 pouds , do i choose large or extra large . Tank's. Serge

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It would be best to know your chest and sleeve measurements, but going off what you gave here, I would say large!

3 5

It's warm...

I think this is where the confetti and streamers are supposed to go off... (silence....) No?? (crickets chirping...) Ok, I guess that is that.

That is kinda how I feel about the jacket. I thought a little confetti and at least one streamer would have burped out my of butt when I got this jacket. Nope, no real fanfare with this one.

It has zippers on the pockets.. (crickets chirping...) It has two drawcords on the waist.. (frogs croaking..) Mine is red.. ( Owl hooting...) Yeah, I've got nothing really Pro or Con to say about it.

Oh, I almost forgot the price of the red one. (woman screaming...) Ok, that was me. I was excited about the price.

The only gripe I have with the jacket is the elastic in the wrists. It twists up and is annoying.

Hi, can you ship this jacket to Oslo,...

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Hi, can you ship this jacket to Oslo, Norway?
rob

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Hi Rob, thank you for your question!
Unfortunately, we cannot ship Mountain Hardwear internationally. You may find a full list of our restrictions here:
http://sales.liveperson.net/hc/s-9551721/cmd/kbresource/kb-763130531995476317/view_question!PAGETYPE?sc=120&sp=94&sf=101133&documentid=239527&action=view&VisitorProfile=BCS2&MESSAGEVAR!home=yes&MESSAGEVAR!cookie=no&MESSAGEVAR!docid=239527

On Suicide Rock

On Suicide Rock

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Chillin' at the first anchor during a multi-pitch climb up Suicide Rock. Actually not chillin', since I was wearing my Compressor.

4 5

Great Poofy Layer

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

This is my second Compressor jacket; I left the first one in a hotel in Phoenix earlier this year. I was impressed enough with the first one that I came back hoping for a repeat performance. So far, I'm not disappointed.

Sizing wise, I'm 6'1", 180 lbs., and I wear a 38 long in a suit coat. I tried on both a medium and a large before I ordered the large from Backcountry. The medium fit well, but the sleeves were slightly short for me and there wasn't much room underneath to
layer. The large left me room to add a layer if need be, and kept my wrists covered besides.

The Good:
--Warmer and more wind-blocking than most fleece
--Shell seems tougher than my last model
--Nicely compressible
--Long enough for my ape arms
--Synthetic insulation instead of down so it takes keeps some R-value even if it gets wet.

The Bad:
--Lacks a stuff-pocket; if you want to stuff it you'll need a stuff sack. This is what cost it a star, for those who keep track of such things.
--The elastic cuffs twist around easily. They twist back to straight fine, but it's an annoyance.

Overall I'm still pretty happy. It's handled climbing trips to Joshua Tree and Idyllwild with nary a scuff. Hopefully I'll manage to not lose this one...

5 5

Evolution works! Third in 13 years.

The Green's a little shinier, the cut's a little slimmer & the MH compressor is still the best light-weight synthetic travel jacket on the planet. Stuff in a squash sack, use it for a pillow & you're ready to ski, sightsee, walk the dogs etc., down to the mid 20's. I'm 5'9",165 lbs & XL gives me room to layer. Great service & pricing at BackCountry. Hope this isn't my last MH Comp. THNX Backcountry & MH.

How wind proof/resistant would you consider...

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How wind proof/resistant would you consider this?

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Pretty good. Definitely better than fleece.

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The jacket doesn't let wind breeze through it. I would have no problem wearing this thing when it is windy out. Anytime you are out and it is windy you have to take the wind chill into consideration but for mildly windy days during the winter I think the jacket would suffice on its own. I was driving down the freeway with my window down the other day, my face was frozen but my arms and body were toasty warm with no heat on.

4 5

A Nice Option....

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Have been looking for a winter insulation which I can do double duty with and not feel like I'm wearing a "parka." Had an Atom SV and have to say it is excellent. It was just too much jacket for daily use and cut long and full. This fit my needs better with a shorter cut, darker color, 120g thermic-micro, and great price. I have worn this 100 more times than the SV I bought and sold, just for it's versatlity. Likes: warm, light feeling, 120g throughout (as per MH Cust Serv), price, 4 pockets,semi trim, fits under soft shell on coldest days. Dislikes: shiny! The new Nitrous fabric is way nicer, stiff cuffs and collar (along with it being high), could be slimmer on sides but it's not huge like others. Way nicer than micro-puff. Pro's outweight the cons, and I'm picky. Give it a shot or the Atom SV if you like the longer, hooded style.

3 5

boxy

I ordered a small and tried a medium elsewhere. The size difference is so striking that I wonder if they hadn't mislabeled a women's small. The med was very loose and boxy cut and I couldn't get in the small. I have an athletic build, 5/10", 155 and this was just too wide for me. Otherwise, it seemed decent enough.

How would the warmth of this jacket compare...

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How would the warmth of this jacket compare to the Nitrous with 800 fill down? is the 120g of thermic micro comparable to what down fill rating?

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It's kind of hard to compare warmth, because everyone's idea of being "warm" is different. I have the Nitrous, and I use it as a midlayer when it gets super cold, and will use it down into the 30's otherwise.

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It's quite a bit warmer man, especially with the hood. I have both and I like the synthetic compressor much better. The nitrous has a poor cuff closure, and it's useless when wet. Guess it depends on what your doing, but for ice and alpine climbing, go with the compressor

5 5

Don't leave home without me

Bought this jacket a couple of years ago. are you kiddin' me. I was skeptical at first about shelling out the cash... but, this jacket does it all. super light weight and packable, yet keeps you warm in all conditions. I wear this alone in the summer, fall, and as a base layer in the winter. even wet, it keeps me warm.

the only downside is that it will rip and wear through quickly. this is an acceptable sacrifice you must make for the weight. a little nylon patch and you are back in business.

3 5

Shoulders Too Narrow

The jacket has many pros: light weieght, warm, alpine fit, nice pockets, compressable, and good style, but I had to return both a large and an extra-large as neither fit properly. As reference I am 6'1" and 165 lbs. and a large would normally work, however the shoulders are extremely short (narrow). The sleeve length was fine and the fit around the waist and chest were great, but as soon as you raise or cross your arms, the sleeves ride up 3 to four inches. I tried an XL and the shoulders were perfect, but the waist, sleeve and chest dimensions were then way off and I could not live with the added bulk. I ended up buying the 2010 model as the fit was better. I hope that MH makes changes to the fit in 2012, becuase this really should be a 5-star jacket.

4 5

Nice - but sleeves are a little short.

Nice looking thin layer piece. The styling is nice, as it looks different than the normal "puffy coat" look.

The sleeves are a little short (they are fine unless you are reaching out or up), and it is a bit of a slim fit. Perfect if you aren't wearing much underneath it, but if you are, you may want to consider going up a size.

4 5

Nice - but sleeves are a little short.

Nice looking thin layer piece. The styling is nice, as it looks different than the normal "puffy coat" look.

The sleeves are a little short (they are fine unless you are reaching out or up), and it is a bit of a slim fit. Perfect if you aren't wearing much underneath it, but if you are, you may want to consider going up a size.

Would you consider the outer shell to be...

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Would you consider the outer shell to be shiney and what softshell would be compatible with this jacket

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The outer is shiny. This jacket is designed to layer over a softshell or whatever your outer garment is, so it really doesn't matter. That said, my favorite softshell in the world is the Stoic Welder Lo. It should serve you well.

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i have seen far shinier jackets than the compressor, but it is pretty shiney. i use this jacket under a variety of different depending on the situation. just the other day i did ten miles at 5 degrees with a -10 to -15 windchill with this jacket under my drystein shell and i was just about perfect.

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