Drewwrote a review of Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket - Men's on February 12, 2012
I have this and the Mountain Hardwear Nitrous Hooded Jacket. They're both real nice, but I'm not super big on the fennel color. It's really bright! A couple things this has over the MH Nitrous tho- it makes a much better pillow when crammed into a stuff sack. I attribute this to the wind proofness of the jacket. The Patagonia is also shorter than the nitrous and fits under my rain gear a bit better. Both have draw strings at the waist to cinch the waste in a position about the bottom if the rain jacket, but it is nice not having to cinch much. Also, there's much more room in the shoulders. I Wear an XL in the MH Nitrous and a Large in the Patagonia. This actually works well for me because I can layer them when it gets really, really cold. Both jackets are real warm, lightweight, handsome, etc. But if you go the MH alone you're sacrificing wind proofness, if you go with the Patagonia, you're sacrificing breathability. I say why bother? You can find amazing deals on both right now if you look in the right spots. I got both half off, I figure I can afford to carry around both jackets.