Why We Like The Mountain Hardwear Compressor Alpine Hooded Jacket
The higher we get in the alpine the less predictable the weather. To stay prepared for this quickly changing climate we rock the Mountain Hardwear Compressor Alpine Hooded Jacket. The nylon ripstop outer fights off abrasion, while the synthetic insulation traps heat without weighing us down so that we can get to our desired destination.
- Insulated packable jacket designed for surprisingly cold weather
- Nylon ripstop face fabric offers impressive abrasion resistance
- Synthetic insulation offers lofty water-resistant warmth
- Cinchable and insulated hood traps heat and blocks out cold winds
- Multiple zippered pockets keep important items securely nearby
- Item #MHWZ9WT
- Responsible Collection
- 100% nylon ripstop
- 85% recycled polyester, 15% polyester
- Center Back Length
- insulated, rear cinch
- zippered chest, 2 zippered hand, internal zip, internal drop
- Claimed Weight
- [medium] 14.8oz
- hiking, camping, skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering
- Manufacturer Warranty
- limited lifetime
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November 16, 2023
Mountain Hardwear Compressor Alpine hooded jacket Nov '23
Just received the Mountain Hardwear Men's Compressor Alpine hooded jacket this evening so this is just an initial review. The jacket was purchased based upon the materials it is constructed of. Those being Pertex Quantum Pro shell fabric and Primaloft Gold insulation. I couldn't find anyone who listed the fill weights for this particular jacket, not even on Mountain Hardwear's own site. According to the MH information card that came with the jacket, it has 133g/m2 for the body and hood, and 100g/m2 under the arms, of Primaloft Gold P.U.R.E. insulation. MH lists the jacket as a "Relaxed Fit" which I would say is accurate. I purchased a men's small and I'm 5'6 135 32" waist. Jacket hangs approximately 7" below the top of the beltline in the front and it has a bit of additional drop in the back. Sleeve length is about perfect as it allows me to extend my arms fully without exposing the wrists. The elastic combined with the hook and loop wrist closures are nice and adjustable. The body of the jacket is sufficiently roomy to allow for additional layering. It would be nice if the shoulders of the jacket had a bit of additional room for layering, but it is sufficient for adding a light layer underneath. The 2-way YKK zipper for the main body has pretty fine teeth, so long term durability remains to be seen. It has 2 handwarmer pockets, 2 external chest pockets, and 1 internal drop pocket. The MH site for the jacket says it has an internal secure zippered pocket which is quite possibly incredibly secure as I cannot locate it. I could not find any glaring build quality issues upon initial inspection with the example I received. Overall, I'm happy with the jacket and look forward to seeing how it performs as the temperatures drop.
Originally reviewed on mountainhardwear.com
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