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The Mountain Hardwear Men’s WindStopper Tech Vest keeps your core warm and protected from the wind while giving your arms total range of motion. The sleeveless sibling to the WindStopper Tech Jacket, the Tech Vest was one of the original bonded-membrane softshell garments and has stood the test of time to become a true outdoor classic.

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Love this vest

    Light weight,Fits Excellent, and keeps me warm!
    Great price! Can`t wait for winter! is a great place to shop! Love the service, my items always get here fast, and is always exactly what i have ordered!
    Thank you!

    Finally pulled the trigger

      Been looking at this one for years and when it went on sale this summer I went ahead a bought it. Trim fit and very comfortable. i wear it all the time around the house at night and I know this winter it will be in my pack out on the mountain. Happy I finally did get it . It is perfect for a core warming piece, you will agree !

      An Essential Piece of Outerwear

        I think this is the most important piece of clothing in my closet. I am a layering freak because I sweat so heavily. I can wear this over my Cap-1 tee shirt and Cap-3 pullover followed by my Mountain Hardwear Berrillyum Shell. I keep a Patagonia Nano jacket if it is cold. I found I can hike with the vest get plenty of wind protection, warmth and movement with the vest. Everyone should have this vest in their pack

        Great Vest

          This was a gift for my husband and he loves it! This is called WindStopper for a reason, it stops the wind...and holds in the heat. He wears this for everything; from a baselayer under a shell (Mountain Hardware, of course), to snowshoeing to just a leisurly winter stroll. This is actually one of many Mountain Hardware purchases...a definate winner. You will love this vest!

          Great Vest


            This vest is awesome! It is lightweight yet is very warm and blocks the wind keeping your core warm without the bulk of the puffy down vests. You can wear this over your baselayer and I have worn it over a Gore-Tex bicycle jacket.

            I think the fit is true to size with other Mountain Hardwear products.

            How would this vest work for trail running?...

            How would this vest work for trail running? I think the Mountain Hardware Transition vest would be best but you don't carry it.

            Best Answer

            It depends where you are running and how warm you get. This vest is super warm. I run warm and would overheat on trails above 40 degrees. If you have trouble staying warm this would be perfect. It fits close to the body and does not inhibit movement. I wear it more frequently for hiking and as a mid layer for skiing. All that said this is an awesome vest so I guess it comes down to temperature and personal preference.

            Like others say, it all depends on how warm you get when running and what temperatures you're facing. If you're like me and get pretty warm but still want something to ward off the chill (when it's not super cold), I'd suggest looking at the Geist vest. It's super light at 4 oz. but will cut some wind and provide a little core warmth without smothering you. It's so light you barely know it's there and if you're too warm you can carry it and barely realize you have it. Great piece of gear for high output sports like running. The full jacket is tremendous, too.

            Is this a "athletic" cut or normal?

            Is this a "athletic" cut or normal?

            Hi, Would it be ok to layer this under...


            Would it be ok to layer this under another jacket that is made of Windstopper (Arcteryx AR Kappa)?

            I think I've read here / elsewhere historically that 2 Gore layers don't work well?

            Best Answer

            stu. You could layer this under another jacket that has windstopper. No problem. The reason that folks say it's not good to layer windstopper or any laminate fabrics is that you sacrifice the breathability a bit. The thing to remember is that you would sacrifice breathability no matter what you put underneath. Breathability is about moisture vapor transfer through fabrics... the more layers the less breathable. Fleece underneath a Gore laminate makes the Gore less breathable. Windstopper layered upon Windstopper = less breathble. But, now you need to consider how you are using your jacket, fleece, layer combo. Do you want the jacket combo you are wearing to keep you warm or be breathable? If your working hard backcountry skiing then breathability is what your after... wear less. If warmth is what your after... wear more and don't worry as much about the breathability. If you want warmth and breathability check out the Gravitor Jacket from Mountain Hardwear. It's insulated with a breathability rating of over 35K. This is really good. The insulation will interfere with the breathability a bit (remember it's about moisture vapor transfer) but it's better than layering fabrics upon fabrics. Simple is better when considering breathability. This is a pretty simple explanation but I hope is helps! Cheers!

            Hi, I'm 1.7m tall, slim build, should I...

            Hi, I'm 1.7m tall, slim build, should I get a M or S size?

            one. Depending on your weight, I would get a small or a medium. At, 5'5" or 1.7m I would say that a small would typically fit you right but depending on your weight you might want to go with a medium. I hope this helps you dial it in... Cheers!

            How does this compare to the older style...

            How does this compare to the older style of MHW wise? Is the collar as tall and is the vest as a whole as short as the old style?