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Mikal's Passions

Camping
Backpacking
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Mountaineering

Mikal's Bio

Figurant

Figurant wrote a review of on February 12, 2012

2 5

this jacket gives me the willies just thinking about it. i have no idea why this thing is such a perennial seller. it wets out. it looks terrible. and the clamminess experienced when wearing this jacket doing anything remotely resembling activity is kind of outrageous. i can remember the exact feeling of the inside of the jacket being stuck to my forearm or neck. yuck! i was on a bike trip last spring and when the storm clouds started rolling in, i made the conscious decision to not grab this out of my pannier. instead, i just let myself get soaked. after that trip, i came to terms with this jacket and sold it or 10 bucks. i guess the price point is okay and it is always on sale; that's a plus. it makes an okay emergency layer for day hikes, but 10oz is a lot of weight to take seriously.

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Figurant wrote an answer about on February 12, 2012

well, this jacket is just a better jacket in my opinion. it is a wind blocking fleece jacket with softshell panels as opposed to a softshell with a fleece backer like the bionic. you would wear this jacket snowshoeing on a sunny day or backpacking or you could even use it snowboarding, i suppose. you would wear the bionic if you were hanging out in the mall. a2a comparison: mountain tech is lighter, has pit zips, looks better and has way more function.

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Figurant wrote an answer about on December 28, 2011

I've had mine for about a week now, and have already decided to sell off my rain shell to a buddy of mine. There's no doubt in my mind the Drystein will out perform my rain shell in hot weather. It might behoove you to check out the Jovian, though, as well. It is a tad lighter and has pit zips. 32 bucks (on sale too!) now might be worth it in the long run.

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Figurant wrote a question about on December 20, 2011

what's the deal with the zipper pulls? on mhw's website and in all the photos of the jacket, the zipper pulls are little bubbly molecule looking things. but, if you watch certain videos or go to certain gear review websites, the zipper pulls are completely different... less quirky tear drop shaped pulls. jon webb, help a brother out!

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Figurant wrote an answer about on January 24, 2011

I'm 5'8, 165 and got a small. it is ample through the sleeves and the length is perfect...not too short, not too long. it is a funny fit, though, on me. i could have gone either way as the hood on the medium fit my ample sized head much better. for you, though, its small all the way. good luck, and if you buy it, you will be buying the best jacket made for the price. :)

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