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Stretchy.

The Mountain Hardwear Men’s Offwidth Softshell Jacket includes underarm gussets and stretch panels to ensure total freedom of movement for your day in the hills. A blend of nylon, polyester, and elastane gives the entire Offwidth Jacket mechanical stretch as well. Getting the idea yet? Mountain Hardwear also added drawstrings at the hem and collar as well as closable cuffs to seal out all the wind and snow.

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5 5

Love it

I am 5 10 - very slim build and the medium was perfect for me. This jacket has a very comfortable inside layer and does a good job of stopping the wind - really everything you would want in a softshell. On a side note - even on the days where you could get away without a jacket, you will probably still wear this one due to the comfort, looks, and the jackets ability to breathe

Do you know how this would compare with...

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Do you know how this would compare with the Northface Apex Bionic and the REI Neo Jacket?

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The Apex Bionic and the Neo Jacket would be more similar to a jacket we have in our line called the Android Jacket. They are all soft shells have a light fleece back and come in at near to or the same price. The Offwidth Jacket is a little lighter weight has more stretch and is brushed on the inside not backed with fleece and is less money. As far as use is concerned, they would all be used in a similar fashion. The Offwidth would be the least warm of the three but better for warmer climes. I hope this info helps!

How does this jacket compare to the MH...

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How does this jacket compare to the MH Android?

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12345. It is a lighter weight softshell than the Android and a bit more stretchy. This is due to the fact that the Android fabric is backed with fleece for warmth and the Offwith fabric is simply brushed and not bonded to fleece. I hope this info helps!

I am curious how this jacket compares to...

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I am curious how this jacket compares to the MH Onata softshell. From the pictures it looks to be about the same other than the adjustable cuffs. Anyone have input? Thanks.

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Matty. The Onata Softshell is a little bit lighter in weight than the Offwidth Softshell. That is the main difference and it is due to a slight variation in the fabric. The back of the Offwidth Jacket fabric is lightly brushed making for a little bit warmer of a jacket overall. I hope this info helps!

3 5

Pretty good, odd fit though...

I'm 6ft, 1in, 230 lbs. I have a 36.8 in arm length so it's tricky buying XL coats at times. The arm length is fine but the jacket itself is a little snug in the shoulders. Plus, this jacket is not long. It stops at my waist just around my belt. The jacket is very light, but due to it's snug fit you can't wear too much under it besides a long-sleeve/ long-underwear shirt. Basically, it's a high-end wind breaker with no hood.

Andrew

5 5

Superb Lightweight Softshell!

I got this same jacket about a year ago here at a super sale price. My son outgrew his OR softshell jacket, so I got him this jacket to replace it. Besides the 2 zippered handwarmer pockets and zippered Naploleon chest pocket, there is an open pouch pocket inside to store a water bottle or a hat and gloves. This is a well made and very durable softshell. It has a trim athletic cut, and is just right to wear in mild Fall, Spring, and even cool Summer days.
For colder weather or Winter use, you can add a heavy weight long underwear top or a 100 weight fleece shirt underneath it. If it is colder than that, you can easily add an insulated jacket or vest over the top of this jacket for additional warmth. It is raining hard today and in the low 60s, so I am wearing my Off Width Jacket while I write this!

5 5

MH Offwidth softshell

Great all round jacket for cool days, on it's own or layered. Fit is like most MH clothing, tight if your between sizes - so go up a size (ie L => xL). Looks are reserved, so you can wear out on the town or as intended in the mountains. Wind protection is ok, and it seem to reject most rain/mist. It's my new go to jacket in 30 -50°F weather.

4 5

Nice versatile soft-shell

This jacket is fairly light-weight and easily a top choice for whatever your endeavors, be it climbing, mtn biking, traveling, etc. The material has a good bit of stretch built into it, making it pretty comfortable. At the same time, the material is also pretty durable and a snag on the rock face or a fall off a bike at speeds leaves the jacket looking like nothing ever happened to it. The jacket has an athletic cut and a size SMALL fits me pretty well, not overly fitted, or baggier than you'd want. For descriptive purposes, I'm 5'4" with a pretty short upper body. Suit jacket size 38S (37.5 chest) with a 31.5 sleeve. The jacket's backlength measures 25.5 inches from the base of the collar to the hem, and sizing is consistent with other smalls in this model. The sleeves run just a little pass my wrists, ensuring that my entire forearm stays covered when reaching for that next handhold. Styling wise, you'd be a walking MH advertisement when wearing this jacket. The stock photo above already shows 4 MH logos, and then there's another nut logo on the back just under the collar, and mine came with a nut logo on the left shoulder as well. A previous reviewer commented on how the zippers tend to stick out, but this can easily be fixed by just tucking them in with a bit of finesse. All in all, a great jacket that can be worn all year depending on your layering needs.

4 5

Nice versatile soft-shell

This jacket is fairly light-weight and easily a top choice for whatever your endeavors, be it climbing, mtn biking, traveling, etc. The material has a good bit of stretch built into it, making it pretty comfortable. At the same time, the material is also pretty durable and a snag on the rock face or a fall off a bike at speeds leaves the jacket looking like nothing ever happened to it. The jacket has an athletic cut and a size SMALL fits me pretty well, not overly fitted, or baggier than you'd want. For descriptive purposes, I'm 5'4" with a pretty short upper body. Suit jacket size 38S (37.5 chest) with a 31.5 sleeve. The jacket's backlength measures 25.5 inches from the base of the collar to the hem, and sizing is consistent with other smalls in this model. The sleeves run just a little pass my wrists, ensuring that my entire forearm stays covered when reaching for that next handhold. Styling wise, you'd be a walking MH advertisement when wearing this jacket. The stock photo above already shows 4 MH logos, and then there's another nut logo on the back just under the collar, and mine came with a nut logo on the left shoulder as well. A previous reviewer commented on how the zippers tend to stick out, but this can easily be fixed by just tucking them in with a bit of finesse. All in all, a great jacket that can be worn all year depending on your layering needs.

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Fit? Can someone please help me with the fit of MH? I am 6', 210 lbs with broad shoulders. In buying my first softshell in several years I can't find one that fits. My problem is that for Columbia Interchange products an XL is too big in the body. So I tried a Marker - same deal; large too snug, XL too baggy. Then I went to TNF and bought a large Apex - too small. Please help me before I do this again and buy a MH product in the wrong size. Can't find them in stock anywhere to try on. I guess I'm a tweener? Since the Columbia folks own/make MH can I assume that the fit/cut is the same? Any advice is appreciated

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Brent-

Sort of a different animal in terms of the look, function, and material, but a more slender torso cut is the MHW Alchemy (item# MHW 0678). You might find that the XL gives you a better fit.

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Yeah, I think I would go with an XL. I'm 6ft 185 and the large fits me perfect. The cut on the Offwidth is so trim that I think the Large would be way too tight!

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I'm 6'3" 210 and the XL fits great. Body is more close fitted than most other brands, definitely more than Columbia. MH, Marmot an Arcteryx tend to fit more athletically in my experience.

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I'm 6'3" 210 and the XL fits great. Body is more close fitted than most other brands, definitely more than Columbia. MH, Marmot an Arcteryx tend to fit more athletically in my experience.

5 5

Light, Comfy - perfect for Spring!

I love this jacket! It's lightweight and easy to stuff into my bag, but heavy enough to keep warm into the 30's to 50's. It is also light enough that I'm not sweating when I'm in the car, indoors, etc. It's great at blocking the wind, rain, etc. I thought it ran a little small when I tried one on at a retailer, so I got the next larger size and am very happy.

5 5

Nice Mid-Range Jacket

Great jacket for when temps are just on the cold side. Snowed on it all day, kept me dry.

A friend of mine has this jacket in Medium....

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A friend of mine has this jacket in Medium. I tried it on, and the sleeves were pretty long, but the jacket length was fine (maybe a little small). I am 5' 9" and was wondering if i get the Small (because the sleeves are shorter) will the length be decreased much too?

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Jon. The length will decrease a little. If I were you I would stick with a medium. I am 5'9" as well and have a medium Offwidth Jacket. I hope this info helps!

4 5

A Close Second

I've been looking for a lightweight softshell that doesn't break the bank for spring/early summer treks, and potentially for hiking across South America this summer. I wound up trying both the MH Offwidth Jacket and Patagonia Simple Guide. I'm fairly small (5'7, 34" chest) and ended up getting the MH in Small and Patagonia in XS.

Fit: Both jackets are sized nearly identically - same hem width, back length, armpit-to-armpit width (20" armpit-to armpit, 19" hem width). The Simple Guide has 1" longer sleeves and a slightly tighter bicep area. When worn, both expectedly fit the same, with a fairly athletic cut and room for a fleece layer but not much more.

Features: Once again, nearly the same features: 3 pockets, hem drawcord, velcro cuffs. The Offwidth has a neck drawcord. The Offwidth has a slightly heavier soft shell material and as a result weighs about 4oz more than the Simple Guide.

Material: The jackets differ mostly here, with the Offwidth having a slightly thicker, more windproof softshell than the Simple Guide. The texture of the Offwidth is thicker as well. Both have tons of stretch and do not have a fleece backing or membrane. The fabric of the Simple Guide is much more breathable -- probably the most breathable soft shell I've owned -- and is less crinkly and falls more naturally when wearing (think silk scarf).

Styling: I love MH but one thing they need to work on is the styling. I would not wear the Offwidth around town -- it has loud, white Mountain Hardwear logos on the chest, sleeve, and even on the velcro cuffs. Even worse, the zippers stick out at a weird angle to the front AND to the side of the jacket due to the construction of the zippers -- WHY MH WHY?? In contrast, the Simple Guide just oozes with style with an understated logo on the chest and tasteful zipper drawers. There is no comparison here really, the Simple Guide wins hands down.

In the end, I found that both jackets had a nearly identical feature set, and both clock in at $120 retail. I sided with the Simple Guide primarily because the soft shell material was lighter and more breathable, which is what I'm looking for during spring and summer. Also the styling may be a deal breaker for some, for me I spend 95% of my time NOT hiking so this was a factor as well.

I'm looking for a light softshell and I'm...

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I'm looking for a light softshell and I'm deciding between this jacket and the Patagonia Men's Simple Guide. Both jackets have the same price and seem very similar -- light stretchy softshell, 3 outer pockets, cuff closures.. can anyone list any functional differences between the two jackets? Thanks!

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xtekian. They are very similar jackets albeit slightly different in weight and fabric. The fabric that we use in the Mountain Hardwear Offwidth is called TuffStretch and is composed of 58% Nylon, 31% Polyester, and 11% Elastane. It is a 4-way stretch double weave fabric which has a durable tightly woven nylon face coupled with soft wicking polyester loops on the inside. This extremely tough fabric combo is topped off with a durable water repellent finish. In contrast, the Patagonia piece is made with 91% Recycled Polyester and 9% Spandex. The Patagonia Jacket weighs approximately 365 grams and the Offwidth Jacket weighs 571 grams. Due to the fabric combo and slight weight difference I would say the Hardwear Jacket will probably be more durable and slightly warmer that the Patagonia Jacket in the long run. I hope this comparison helps!

5 5

Snazzy Jacket

Love this jacket. Someone is always asking about it. Material makes me feel indestructable. Blocks most wind and works well with a base and a mid layer.
Went for a day hike in Prince William Forest Park and this worked wonderfully. The temperature was around 50F all day and a base layer was all I needed. Breathed well so I didn't overheat.

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One of the best fitting, durable, and most versatile softshells. Still looks new after many months of use.

5 5

The benchmark of a lightweight breathable jacket!!

Living in Europe the jacket is great for walks around town, trekking, or casual dinners. Outstanding construction and full flexibility with any activity your doing. Even fits great over the Mountain Hardware Monkey Man Fleece jacket as a breathable outer shell on cold days. Wish every jacket fit as well as this one. For those wondering fit, I'm 6' 185 with wider shoulders and the large fits perfect.

5 5

Great all-around soft shell

I have used this jacket ice climbing, hiking, and mountain biking. It's really breatheable and is wind and water resistant, and is tough as nails! Regulates body heat better than thicker (warmer) softshells I've seen, because it is a bit more air permeable. It has a performance/alpine fit and will stretch nicely as well. I'm a 41 chest and wear a Large, while accomodating a base layer and light fleece. This is my "go to" soft shell for everything.

How does this jacket compare to the...

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How does this jacket compare to the microchill jacket, also by MHW? I am looking for a packable jacket to take with me on a trip to Europe (Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany) through all of September. I have a MHW Cohesion jacket (waterproof shell) that I'm taking, so I'm just looking for something for chilly mornings or in the Swiss highlands. I'm thinking either this, the Microchill (jacket or pullover,) or a TNF TKA 100 1/4 zip. I am just packing a few merino shirts, no long sleeves and the average temps will be 50-ish to high 70s (F).

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John. The Offwidth Jacket is a fairly lightweight and stretchy air permeable softshell Jacket. The MircoChill Jacket is a 100wt. fleece jacket. The Offwidth is a great outer layer for mildly chilly days on its own and will keep a little weather off as it is water resistant. When layered with a MicroChill Jacket the Offwidth would work well for even colder temps. Hope this info helps!

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