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how does Gore Tex Paclite compare to Marmot...
how does Gore Tex Paclite compare to Marmot Membrain Strata?
I'm trying to decide between the MH Typhoon and the Marmot Aegis...
Also I wear size L jackets from marmot, should I wear size L from MH?
Jules. Gore Paclite is composed of a version of Gore's PTFE and has one of the highest breathability ratings in a Gore Laminate. This Paclite is laminated to a 100% nylon ripstop. 40 denier, high filament count bright yarn in this particular jacket, has a DWR finish and weighs 2.65 oz/yd2. The fabric is engineered specifically to be light and packable, GORE-TEX® PACLITE® garments typically weigh 15% less than similar 3 layer GORE-TEX® garments. The fabric in total weighs 2.9 oz./sq. yd. and provides 28,000mm in waterproof performance and 27,000g./m in breathability or MVTR.
Marmots own lightweight MemBrain® Strata waterproof / breathable technology is A PU based lamination technology that rates 20,000mm in waterproof performance and 20,000 gr in breathability. This proprietary 2.5 layer fabric uses micro non-organic particles on the inside of the lamination to increase durability and provide a dry touch instead of that clammy feeling you get from non-dry touch products. Membrain Strata is very similar to Mountain Hardwear's Conduit DT or Conduit 'Dry Touch' fabric found in our Cohesion Jacket.
So, in basic conclusion, Paclite is a PTFE laminate and Membrain Strata is a PU based laminate. Both very good... both very different and both will keep you dry and warm.
If you wear a large from Marmot there is a really good chance you would be a large in Mountain Hardwear as well.
Hope all this info helps!
How do you fold the hood back into the...
How do you fold the hood back into the collar? Should be simple, but...
Larry - I wish i knew, I want to fold the hood up in this jacket too and can't do it, it's drving me crazy. Maybe someone will tell us here.
i'm pleased so far
i haven't been able to test it much on the trail, but so far i'm pleased with the quality of this jacket. it has all the bells and whistles that i need in a jacket that i will be using in extreme weather. it fits well and it keeps the rain out while letting your perspiration evaporate so you're not soaking wet anyway.
To little for the price
Look, it's a good jacket. I just didn't see paying 140$ at the time for it. I own a crap load of MH gear and love it all, this just wasn't for me. First off it seems like it's made of paper, and it is way to short in the torso yet the arms fit perfectly. I am 6'3" 215 and admit I am a little long in the torso but this didn't even reach my belt. I put it on and the wife said, "uhhhhh did you buy a kids size?" No, I didn't I bought the Large in men's.
Sent it back and got the North Face Venture jacket for less than 100$ and absolutely love it. Go get TNF Venture, 3 of my buddies have went and bought it since I got it, seriously great jacket.
bought this jacket for a trip to Amsterdam. i needed something that would pack well and keep me dry. this jacket did just that and it looks nice too.
I'm 5'8", 145lbs, and usually wear size...
I'm 5'8", 145lbs, and usually wear size small. By the MH sizing chart I am a small. Bought a MH Parbat Jacket and found I needed a medium, though the sleeves are a bit long (and too snug to fit layers underneath). How does the Typhoon sizing compare? I like the option of throwing a fleece on under my rain shell. Thanks!
So, I am 5'9/155 and am a medium. So, I would say you are right on the line between small and medium. If you want to fit your Parbat underneath... I would go for a medium. Hope this helps!
Has anyone tried this jacket out in the...
Has anyone tried this jacket out in the BWCA/Quetico Area? Looking for a good lightweight rain jacket that would take the rigors of portaging canoes/gear through the thick stuff.
Paclite is the lightest material gore makes, but it is extremely tough for rainwear. I think it should be able to take a lot of abuse, but if you need something even tougher I would look for something with gore-tex pro shell.
I haven't tested the breathability of this garment yet, but it does offer outstanding rain and wind resistance. Worn today (in SW Colorado) over a Khumbu fleece, in 20 degree weather, during a heavy snowstorm, and stayed dry as a bone and warm. The snow would accumulate on my shoulders and then slowly melt off, leaving no wet spots on the jacket. Jacket also turned the heavy wind during the storm. Extremely light weight (didn't even remember I was wearing it,LOL!) and durable (ripstop nylon/paclite shell). When I got to work, it stuffed down to about the size of a canteloupe, and fit perfectly in my briefcase.
Hood fits great, and does not obscure peripheral vision, with only a slight obstruction of upward vision. Not enough to make it hard to see, you just notice it when looking straight ahead.
All in all, a great jacket. I wouldn't pay the full $200 for it, since it is very light (wondering how durable it will be for hiking), but if you can score it on sale, then totally worth it.
Does its job
I do own a nicer shell that i got more recently, that being said, this is a fine jacket. It is light and waterproof an does quite well for the price.
How packable is this jacket compared to...
How packable is this jacket compared to the Escape Jacket?
(is this comparison translated to "is paclite more packable than performance shell?" or other features may affect the packability?)
This jacket is pretty awesome and packs down to about the size of a grapefruit or softball. Paclite is definitely more packable than performance shell.
I wear a Mountain Hardware Windstopper...
I wear a Mountain Hardware Windstopper (Tech fleece) size is a LARGE and the fit is good over a shirt. I am looking at the Mountain Hardware Typhoon to wear just over a tee shirt this summer in hot Alabama humid climate. Which size would fit me better in the Typhoon a Large or XL? I am 6ft. 220lbs with a 50" chest circumference. and a beer belly.
Hope this helps. I am 5'9" and weigh 190 with a 36 to 37" waist and 45" chest. I tried both a L and XL this past weekend. I was wearing a nylon t-shirt, a light longsleeve zip t-shirt (exofficio) (both tight-fitting) and a fairly fluffy old fleece (polartec type) longsleeve jacket. The L was near perfect over it all. The XL seemed a bit loose and I wasn't sure about losing insulation value with the added air space. Ended up not buying it on the spot, but I'm headed to Nepal to trek in a few months and I need to really research this. Maybe I ought to plan on even more or thicker layers, but heat build-up, not heat retention has always been a bigger problem. I still have one of the first years of Patagonia Synchilla jackets (complete with multiple repairs, replaced elbows, and burn holes) that would fit under the other fleece. Then the XL would be perfect. I had been looking at far more expensive The North Face and Arc'Teryx jackets, but this is less than half the price and about 6-7 oz. less in weight. Still researching. Again, hope this helps you. Dave
based on your chest measurements I would definitely lean towards the XL or even a 2XL
2009 MHW Typhoon Men's Med-Blue
Bought it for the all-around versatility, function, fit and price. Got it at $149 locally, seems to be a great buy and hardly ever on sale. True test will be out west in SEA in the coming months/years...
Best lightweight rain coat ever
I picked up a typhoon last winter and it quickly became one of my favorites. Obviously it's extremely lightweight, and does nothing to keep you warm, but that's part of it's versatility. I've used this coat to keep dry in tropical conditions (Jamaica, Florida) and it worked perfectly in 80 degree weather - kept me dry without getting too hot and I've also used it on several occasions over my softshell to keep out wind, snow & rain.
It keeps rain out
The gore-tex paclite is definitely nicer than any of the spray-on waterproof rain jackets out there, but it still doesn't breathe as well as I hoped it would. But, at least it is definitely waterproof. The torso is a little bit on the short end too for me as well. But in the end, the jacket has never really let me down.
I have had this jacket for a while, bought it to pack when fly fishing. I now use it for everyday rain, works great, only issue I have had was that after 30+minutes with the zipper not all the way to the top, water tends to soak down the inside and get you chest wet. I may be the only one with this problem, but still it is annoying. Also the hood is a little weird, I have had trouble adjusting it just right, but with a hat, it provides great coverage. Packs down pretty small and is lightweight.
I wore this jacket to a rainy thanksgiving day football game and it kept me bone dry. If you layer right it will also keep you toasty warm blocking all the wind. I'm a big guy (5'11", 265#) and the XXL is plenty big enough to fit a few layers under. I am really happy with my purchase. Can't wait to put it to the test more. I might use it as a ski shell this winter.
i am having a problem choosing the size...
i am having a problem choosing the size of the MH typhoon jacket..........i have a north face jacket size m and it fits realy good,perfect.....should i go for an m size in MH to?
Micael. I am not sure exactly of TNF's measurements but if you fit well in a medium I would bet that you would fit well in a medium Typhoon Jacket. Cheers!
How does the sizing on this compare to...
How does the sizing on this compare to other Mountain Hardwear shells, like the Epic in particular? I've had the Cohesion (large) and that was too small. The Epic XL fits perfectly, but no stores around me have the Typhoon. I'm 6'3" and 185 lbs. Very lanky. Anyone know how it compares?? Thanks!!
Joben. I would stick with the XL in the Typhoon as the sizing is similar between the two jackets. Cheers!
What is the "D" rating? Sorry, I'm new to...
What is the "D" rating? Sorry, I'm new to this jacket thing. Is this jacket durable?
Do you mean the waterproof/breathability ratings?
This jacket is okay as far as durbility. Paclite isn't the most durable stuff though, as it is really meant for compactability. It is incredibly waterproof though. If you're wanting something with a lot more durability then check out either a GoreTex Performance or Pro shell.
Hope that helps.
Awesome Light Jacket
This Jacket is awesome. First off, it keeps you dry. If you get hot (I live in the Tropics) there is plenty of ventilation provided by the mesh lined front pockets (nice and long) and the very long double pit zips. Its work great with a pack even in hot weather. When things get cool, close all zippers and everything is sealed. When I first got the jacket I was a tad skeptical. It is quite light and somewhat thin and the interior kinda looks like a plastic bag sort of (in most forums people complain about this) and feels a tad clammy on bare skin but it isnt bad. But man, it works well. Once you use it you just know it breathes and lets water vapor out. The jacket also is not that quiet when you walk with it but again it isnt bad at all. It actually feels good on you. Besides the zippers the typhoon has a very nice hood. I tested with my C.A.M.P. helmet and works perfectly. Regarding fit, I got a Large (im 6-2, 190) and fit is a bit loose (good for layering) and long enough to be quite nice with a pack on. Overall a really nice shell that is light and packs small but still has great features. Just what I wanted.
I have yet to know if there are durability issues but it doesnt look/feel too flimsy on the outside.