bjgp15310 wrote a review of Mountain Hardwear Hooded Nitrous Down Jacket - Men's on October 12, 2013
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
This jacket is warm, light, compressible and looks sweet. I am 6'4" and 180 pounds and the large just barely fits me. I have typically owned synthetic insulated jackets so I can't compare this to other downs, but this jacket is warm for me to 28 degrees with a longsleeve under it. This fits well under my shell, and the hood is light and low-profile enough so that it is not in the way. The description says that it stows in its own pocket- there is NO internal pocket to stow the jacket like many other down jackets. I can stuff the jacket in one of the main handwarmer pockets on the outside and it fits well enough, so this is not a complaint. The hood is smaller than I expected, there is no slack when it is over my head. I like this because it keeps wind away from my head and neck. The shiraz color is unique to MH and looks great. I like the fit far better than the Patagonia down jacket I tried on. The Patagonia fits like a rectangle box and this jacket fits like a glove.