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Whether you're belaying during an alpine climb, skiing the backcountry, or commuting across town, the Mountain Hardware Women's StretchDown Plus Hooded Jacket keeps you warm and cozy. Featuring a lightweight yet robust stretch-knit fabric that provides weather-resistant protection and unrestricted mobility, this jacket can be worn as a single layer or underneath a waterproof shell in seriously inclement weather. Mountain Hardware's Q.Shield down insulation is fortified with a water-resistant coating that protects the down from precipitation, so it can retain it's loft when wet. The unique stretch-welded channel construction traps more warmth than traditional stitched constructions to give you a furnace-like heat. With a bit more length and weight than the other StretchDown jackets, the StretchDown Plus gives you that extra boost you need on the coldest days.
- On-demand warmth for chilly belays and freezing ski days
- Dynamic-Stretch Knit fabric provides greater mobility
- Q.Shield Down resists water to maintain warmth when wet
- Stretch-bonded channel construction traps more warmth
- Helmet-compatible hood for weather protection
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- Q & A
Warm, Affordable, Stretch is amazing
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Small
Reason of Purchase: Ice Climbing Belay Puffy
I was looking for a new belay puffy for those cold frigid days. My requirements were that it would be affordable, warm (I run cold), and layer well. The jacket itself is at a great price and I had snagged it as a deal during the holiday sales.
The jacket is very warm I have worn the jacket with just a baselayer in 5F and was comfortable while standing around. It is a heavier jacket, if you would like a jacket that packs down lighter I suggest the sister jacket from mountain hardwear. I had originally purchased the jacket in two sizes the x-small and small.
The x-small is comfortable to wear with minimal layers. The small was much better for layering multiple layers (midlayer, fleece, etc). If I did not have to layer, I would have stuck with the x-small. The small was a much better fit for my purpose. There is plenty of room to layer comfortably. The bonus is the stretchdown fabric, it allows for plenty of movement even through layering.
The jacket has multiple pockets in addition to the exterior pockets there is a small interior chest zip pocket, and two larger interior pockets great for warming up gloves. The hood is large enough for a helmet as well.