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We know you're working hard out there.

Mountain Hardwear knows you're not going to be just standing around once you get outside to battle the elements. That's why it made the Men's Exposure Parka with its Dry.Q Elite system, which offers exceptional breathability in addition to waterproof protection from the stormy weather.
  • Pit zips offer a convenient way to dump heat quickly
  • Mesh lining adds comfort under the shell
  • High front pockets enable access when wearing a hip-belt
  • MicroChamois chin guard prevents chafing
  • Longer length provides extra coverage

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Im 5'6" 160 pounds... should I get a small...

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Im 5'6" 160 pounds... should I get a small or a medium?

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You'd probably want to try a medium. I'm 5'6" 165 lbs and I'm a medium in all Mountain Hardwear because I find them to be more narrower in the shoulders.

5 5

Huge Fan!

It's stylish enough to wear on the day to day, but performs way better than your typical everyday jacket. I wore this thing on 6 different snowboarding trips this past winter and was THE PERFECT temperature everytime. The technology is legit. It's great at blocking wind and rain. This was my first Mountain Hardwear purchase, and If all their gear performa like this, I'll be buying more. I'm 6'6" and got the XL. Sleeves and torso are long enough and adjust to a great fit. Huge fan.

How suitable is this for skiing? Would a...

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How suitable is this for skiing? Would a fleece underneath be warm enough for a 10 degree day?

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It really depends on your cold threshold, for me a fleece underneath this jacket would not be enough for a 10 degree day. I would probably have on a 200 weight merino, and some type of down sweater such as the one Patagonia makes, down is such a warmer insulator.

5 5

Killer shell

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

I bought this shell for snowboarding and winter hiking and its been great. I'm 6 feet 175 lbs and the Medium is perfect, even with a bunch of layers underneath. I generally wear two smartwool layers, a cheap fleece, a Patagonia Adze softshell, and it fits great and keeps me warm.

The pockets on this are awesome, and the hood is my favorite feature. I wear this to work everyday with the softshell and they stay together when I take them off. There is a small zip breast pocket on the outside and one on the inside. Also a large mesh pocket on the inside which I just found and stash a thin hat or glove liners in.

I looked a quite a few shells and this one was the winner for me. Definitely consider it if you are in the market. One thing: don't expect this jacket to be 100% waterproof. It is very breathable though.

5 5

Perfect for my needs

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

I needed a reasonably priced everyday shell for the northwest as well as being able to use it for downhill skiing in the wetter conditions we often have. So far I have not used it for skiing but have used it in all kinds of weather with excellent results. The fabric is comfortable and the breathability and waterproof abilities great for me. The size is generous and allows layering when needed. I had a previous version and but the DryQ Elite is an improvement. It is just what I needed though haven't tried skiing yet.

I am 6'2"about 175 lbs. thin, size 42L in...

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I am 6'2"about 175 lbs. thin, size 42L in a suit, 34-35 sleeve. Any advice on size? I would like to be able to wear this with a mid weight base layer and a fleece . Thanks for any thoughts in advance

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Hi Moxtr, I am 6'0" 175 and I got a size Medium and it fits perfect even with two base layers, a fleece and a windbreaker underneath. The large ran really huge and the medium really fits like a large. All my base layers are large. I wear an XL helmet and the hood fits over it in a medium as well. Hope this helps. Also BC's price is almost a hundred less than I paid for it some where else!

6' 200lbs what size for backcountry skiing...

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6' 200lbs what size for backcountry skiing and layering underneath?

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mcop. I would say that a large will fit you best. Enjoy!

I like this Jacket and would wear it for...

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I like this Jacket and would wear it for everyday purposes as a winter Jacket.I am 5 ft 9" 168 ibls so I would like to know if Medium is good. Also is the outer shell made of nice softer material or is it hard, difficult to bend arms etc.Temps here in Toronto get to -10C with Windchill so will this be warm enough or too warm Please help as I really would appreciate all your comments. Thanks

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Shiraz,
The Exposure Parka is an outer layer shell, providing water and wind protection. It doesn't contain any insulation, so that means you have to layer your insulation jacket UNDER the Exposure Parka. If you layer a fleece or synthetic insulated jacket under this one, I think you'll have plenty of warmth. I also think the size is appropriate for you, even with layers underneath. I also believe you'll like the feel of the face fabric, of this jacket. Good Luck!

How does the sizing on this compare to the...

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How does the sizing on this compare to the earlier versions (specifically the MH Exposure II Parka from a few year ago)?

I am 5'9" 185 (stockier build) and the medium in the older (2007?) version fits me great (able to layer comfortably, with a heavy fleece underneath). I have noticed that some of the 2011 MH jackets seem to be smaller than previous versions (requiring me to order a size up).

How is the sizing on this one?

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I'm 5"10", 180 and it's still Medium. You'd be swimming in a large. M.H. sizes differently. I've had my coat for a few weeks and love it!

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So I ended up getting a medium, it fits just like the older models. Enough room to layer underneath.

Looking at this for my husband. Does the...

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Looking at this for my husband. Does the hood roll up/stow away? Wish there was a detachable one but hoping this one can be hidden. Also do any of the shells have zip in capability? I have TNF fleece/shell and haven't really seen zip ins w MH products.

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I don't think there is zip in (I own it but have never tried). The hood does roll up and stow away quite nicely into the collar.

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I have a Patagonia Adze shell under mine that does not zip in BUT somehow stays in place 90% of the time when I take them off/put them on.

Interesting info/question. Today I called...

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Interesting info/question. Today I called MH and asked about the waterproof/breathability rating for the DryQ Core technology and the rep said that there are no hard numbers. All he could say with certainty is that it is at least 10,000/10,000. It seems to me that this represents a step back from the Conduit tech that was used in the recent past (unless of course you get DryQ Elite). Can someone clear this up. Thanks a lot. Andy

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asw. There are three kinds of DryQ fabric. DryQ Elite, DryQ Active, and DryQ Core. You know about DryQ Elite and its advantages over the industry standard waterproof/breathable textiles. As for DryQ Active, it gets a 20K waterproof rating and a 15K breathability rating in a fabric that has an amazing amount of stretch and is extremely light. I think it is one of the coolest and most advanced fabrics in our line. It is found in the Effusion Hooded Jacket. DryQ Core, depending on the fabric and jacket gets anywhere from a 20K-10K in waterproof rating and would match up favorably to Conduit or any other existing PU based laminate or coating on the market. So, although the CS Rep was being very political by saying it is "at least 10K/10k"... which is true... it's also not that simple either. DryQ Core does have 20K fabrics in its sub-set. A good way to tell? Price. If it is a more expensive piece and DryQ Core... it's probably a 20K jacket if not more. If, it's less expensive and DryQ Core... probably closer to 10K. The same variation existed in Conduit pieces as well. We had $300+ dollar Conduit jackets that rivaled Gore in waterproof ratings and breathability and that was all based on face fabrics, backers, and how we put the product together. Remember, the fabric performance varies depending on the construction of the face fabric, the backer, and of course whether it is a laminate or a coating and all of these things influence price. Please let me know if you have any more questions. I hope this info helps!

Thanks a lot Jeff... One last question. I...

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Thanks a lot Jeff... One last question. I am a bit of a gear/tech junkie so I find the new DryQ tech really interesting. I currently own the 2010 exposure parka and like it a lot. I use it mostly for the crazy weather in Chicago and occasional ski trips in Colorado. The conduit tech seems pretty damn good, but it obviously isn't the latest and greatest. What do you guys think of the 2010 jacket based on my needs? Thanks.

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The 2010 Exposure Parka in Conduit is an awesome jacket. I believe it went unchanged for several years because it is/was so incredibly popular. It was popular because it performed as a rain shell, and also a durable and effective winter shell. It is definitely an all rounder and should suit your needs well.

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Jeff, if the 10 Exposure in Conduit is that good, why should I not go with that and stay away from this jacket? All I need is a good winter shell that functions well as a 3 season rain shell. Last is the size...I see guys my size going medium but none of them are talking more than a couple layers....base and mid fleece....should I up size in case I want to out this over a down jacket as well and still have room.

Hello All: I have read about the DryQ...

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Hello All: I have read about the DryQ technology and understand the basics at this point, but I am curious as to how the air permeability of the DryQ Elite affects the overall warmth of the jacket. Thanks.

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If you are standing still, you might feel that the jacket is a bit drafty feeling, in that as you mention, the laminate is a bit more air permeable. However, if you are active the extra bit of air permeability will play to your advantage in that it will keep you drier, which should make you feel warmer as you will have less dampness inside your "micro climate" (inside the shell). So, you might feel it while inactive, but the extra benefits it provides during periods of activity will pay off. Hope this helps.

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Give this man a skirt!

This jacket is awesome, not only for it's heritage, but it's versatility as well. The material is a soft supple softshell type, that oddly enough does not seem to snag or pill with regular use. In addition to this it utilizes Dry.Q Elite, which makes it the lowest priced air permeable laminate jacket in the MHW line up. In addition to this the fit is loose enough that you can layer underneath it easily, and use it in cold wet weather. My only qualm is that it does not feature a powder skirt. Add in a removable powder skirt and I am sold for life.

Hi,
I am 6'1", 210 pounds, what would be...

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Hi,
I am 6'1", 210 pounds, what would be the appropriate size for me? I usually where size 42 shirts and waist 35-36.

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Thanks for providing the measurements... go with LARGE...

I'm trying to chose between this jacket...

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I'm trying to chose between this jacket and the arctyrex beta AR. Besides price any reasons why I should get the MH instead of the Arctyrex.

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Martin. I am a little biased to say the least but I would purchase an Exposure based on the fabric that we use in construction of the jacket called DryQ Elite. Now, Arcteryx makes gorgeous product but the performance is pretty standard. The Exposure II is built using our DryQ Elite fabric which is extremely waterproof (40K), extremely breathable (35K), and AIR PERMEABLE (.05 CFM) This air permeable performance allows for "instant on" breathability and a level of performance not experienced in hardshells before Fall '11. I hope this info helps and check out the video on DryQ Elite that is embedded on this page! Cheers!

would this be a good ski jacket for whistler...

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would this be a good ski jacket for whistler in feb? does the hood allow for a helment?

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Looks like a good ski jacket, but it is doubtful that the hood would allow for a helmet. I know that down parkas - succh as the Mt. Hardwear Chillwave Parka, have far more substantial hoods - which without any doubt would allow for a helmet.
You might want to consider the M. H. Chillwave.

What is DryQ Elite?? Check this out!

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i have the previous version of this jacket...

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i have the previous version of this jacket and it's rated at 20,000mm/20,000g/m^2. is this newer version not the same?

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mm. It is not the same. It is better. The specs are wrong and I will have them changed. We have updated the fabric to our new and proprietary DryQ Elite Fabric. The jacket is more waterproof (40,000mm/35,000g/m^2) and more breathable than previous models. In addition, DryQ Elite fabric brings a new dynamic to waterproof/breathable fabrics which is air permeability. Air permeability of .05 CFM in the Exposure Parka allows for instant breathability in shell jackets making for a wider comfort range when wearing the jacket out in the world. I hope this info answers your questions and then some! Cheers!

Where is it manufactured?

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Where is it manufactured?

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Mark. As with most technical outerwear in the world... it is made in China.