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Great jacket, great value
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
No sure why this last review is so bad on this jacket. I got this jacket right before it got cold in Chicago and it has worked great for me! It has kept me warm in tough weather, including a trip to Green Bay when it was 7 degrees, with a -5 wind chill.
Definitely happy with this purchase
I'd like to get some feedback on the quality...
I'd like to get some feedback on the quality of this coat. Canadian winters can be very cold!!!
Mountain Hardwear generally has a very good reputation for sport apparel. And while this item is not sports oriented, it is loaded with some of their best technologies. The Dry Q membrane is a great waterproofing membrane that is also highly breathable. Its similar to Gore Tex brand.
Down insulation is obviously considered by many to be the best. 650-fill power down is not the most premium down you see in some offerings, but will still be just as warm.
I've never owned one so I can't speak to its actual construction, but I trust Mountain Hardwear in general.
- Gender: Male
I happily own and have bought many Mountain Hardwear garments. This one was the worst quality ever. It plain felt cheap. Thinly insulated and ill fitting. The ribbed cuffs were so shallow that the gauntlet part of a glove could not fit underneath the outer portion of the sleeve, leaving cold spots.
This coat was of such poor quality for MH that it was an immediate return item after wearing it for 60 seconds.
I am so happy with Backcountry, but really disappointed with MH on this model.
Is the hood sized for a helmet or a...
Is the hood sized for a helmet or a head?
chap. The hood on the Lacerta Down Jacket is sized for a head... not a helmet. However, if you are wearing the jacket with a ski helmet or something the hood is removable. Hope this info helps!
How much down is in this jacket? How warm...
How much down is in this jacket? How warm would it be compared to say, the Hunker Down model?
I found this model warmer then the Hunker
Canuck. From an actual down quantity standpoint, these jackets are pretty similar. The Lacerta Coat utilizes 212 grams of 650-Fill down and the Hunker Down Jacket utilizes 192 grams of 650-fill down (Medium/Sample Size). The difference comes in the construction of the jacket. The Hunker Down Jacket is a pretty simple down jacket that uses a 50D nylon rip-stop and a nylon taslan in wear areas for durability. The Lacerta uses a heavier face fabric, is longer overall, and is a much more weighty down coat that is actually waterproof due to the DryQ Core membrane. So, really, we're comparing apples and oranges here. So, to answer your question more specifically, the Lacerta even though it has a similar amount of down in the jacket will probably feel warmer due to its build. I hope this info helps!
Just curious... does the Lacerta have a...
Just curious... does the Lacerta have a 2-way zipper? Given length, I would assume so.
DollarBill. Yes, it does. Enjoy!