Stan

Stan

NYC, New Paltz, Adirondacks, Hawaii.

Stan

Stan wrote an answer about on March 6, 2012

I tried, there is an order in for more..but no one is quite sure when it will come in. On a side note In case anyone is interested, I am 5'11 155lbs i already bought this jacket in a Large. I've had it for a about a week. In terms of sizing i would say that this shell is roomier than most other Mountain Hardware alpine fit type shells. I had the Mountain Hardware Drystein Jacket in a large and the fit was great, allowing ample room for layering. This jacket however is roomier, i've tried various layering combinations..and even with the thickest layers...i still ended up with more room than i needed in the shell. Performance wise..I feel this shell breaths better than the Drystein both utilize Dry.Q elite but since this shell is made with a thinner material i feel it allows the Dry.Q elite laminate to perform better, especially in warmer temperatures. I have not done much Mountaineering this season but i am on my bike everyday in NYC. this is an all around great shell with can easily transitioning into spring and summer use.

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Stan

Stan wrote a question about on December 27, 2011

With the features of the Dry Q elite, i assume this jacket could be used as a summer rain jacket...but it is marketed everywhere as a winter shell which raises some doubt in my mind. Can anyone attest to the performance of this jacket in hot/humid climates?

Edit* Well i am more or less between this jacket, the Jovian and the Stretch Cohesion...and I'm battling with a few questions......My Primary use for this jacket will be backcountry/mostly summer time trekking..shelter from the rain and occasional cold. However it will see some alpine use as well. While i understand the Drystein is a combination of various materials and therefore does not include pit-zips..i am a bit skeptical at its effectiveness when so many other Dry.Q models have pit zips...furthermore a jacket like the Cohesion is under a pound with saves weight..but is a Dry.Q core model...how inferior is the Dry.Q core to the elite? aside from the obvious price difference..how better off would one be with an Elite model?

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