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You hit the trifecta - lightweight, insulated, and packable.

You carry the weight of the world on your shoulders, so why increase the onus with your outerwear? Grab the Mountain Hardwear Women's Thermostatic Hooded Insulated Jacket for warmth without weight. Go to and from class, run errands, crush a crag, or pack along the PCT warmly, fashionably, and lightly. If the heavens open or the mercury plummets, cover the Thermostatic with a hardshell, and go along your merry way.
The lightest full-zip hooded jacket with synthetic insulation from Mountain Hardwear, the Thermostatic stows in its own pocket when you're not wearing it. Barely tipping the scales, the 15D ripstop nylon shell shakes off sprinkles and annoying breezes like a heavyweight champ. Thermic Micro TK insulation is the oxymoron of insulation; squishes down to next to nothing, and springs to life with loft. Perhaps more important, this insulation does just that, insulate your body. Air pockets within the insulation trap warm air you generate, creating an envelope of warmth for your core. Cold air stays at bay while you enjoy a steaming mug of coffee on those chilly mornings in the mountains.
When you're not wearing the jacket, pack it away without losing valuable stow space in your bag for important things, like a flask or bar of chocolate. Two hand-warmer pockets will hold your phone or bear spray, and the hood offers a bit of protection from an insistent drizzle or an annoying trailmate. Low-profile elastic cuffs won't pinch your wrists but will prevent cool winds from snaking up your arms. The standard cut flatters most shapes, and the low-profile design of the entire jacket makes layering a snap.

  • 15D ripstop nylon
  • 60g Thermic Micro TK insulation
  • Standard fit, low-profile design
  • Hood
  • 3/4-pound (12 ounces), stows in hand-warmer pocket
  • Elastic cuffs
  • Dual hem drawcords

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5 5

I love this jacket!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

It is exactly what I thought it was going to be. I've worn it most days this winter (and it's been a pretty harsh winter) as my outer layer. If it has been sub 20, I put on my wool coat, but this has been fine as my other winter coat. I also have brought it on cool fall day climbs and thought it was perfect to wear in between climbs. Too warm to wear on the wall, but it was probably in the 50-60 range when we were out there.

The sleeves are a bit short, but because I usually wear gloves when my wrists need to be covered, I haven't minded that. I also have long arms for my height apparently (I'm 5'6" and got a small). So I would say the overall jacket runs true to size, but the sleeves could be a bit longer.

The green color is phenomenal, so that doesn't hurt how much I love this jacket.

4 5

Great style, very packable.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

My daughter really likes the style and how easy it packs away. The hood provides another element of warmth and protection, but as previous reviewers said, it's more of a sweater than a jacket. Great for mid 30's and 40's but you'll want more below freezing, especially if it's windy.

The cut is pretty roomy. My daughter is 5' 9" and slim and the small size fit much better than the medium.

I'm giving it 4 stars since it's a great jacket, but as a jacket most will expect something warmer.

5 5

Sweet Mid Layer

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

It's mid fall in the beautiful Flathead Valley of Montana and I wear this jacket EVERY DAY. I'm a average sized woman (5'7", 140 lbs) and these sleeves came up slightly short (I got a medium), but I know that when it gets colder out it will be a perfect layer under a shell (I hate when sleeves pop out of base or mid layers) or warmer jacket. All in all, it's a warm little bugger. Thumbs up.