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Mountain Hardwear
Compressor Alpine Hooded Jacket - Men's

4.833333333333333 out of 5 stars
6 Reviews


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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

Overall Rating

5 based on 6 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

May 31, 2024


Very warm and very light. Wish I had this on my last summit attempt. Haven’t used it in the cold yet but the materials feel very durable, the 4 huge pockets are perfect and easy to use with gloves. The inside material is almost like plastic but it’s actually breathable. Size seems perfect, I grabbed an XL to be able to add multiple layers underneath. 5’8” 190lbs I got a wide back and shoulders. I probably would have fit in a Large but wanted a little more room for layers. Will review again after a summit attempt in the future.


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5 out of 5 stars

April 21, 2024

My Go To Alpine Technical Insulated Shell!

The MH Compressor Alpine Hooded Jacket is the best insulated technical alpine piece of equipment I've ever owned! The hoody is warm and extremely durable. The cut is perfect with perfect pocket placement. This product rivals and even exceeds in some cases Arcteryx similar type product. I like that MH maintains little to no focus on activism, but does dedicate their focus on producing top notch technical quality alpine gear/equipment.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 19, 2024

Helicopter Pilot Approved.

I reside in the Yukon and travel all over Canada working as a Helicopter Pilot. This jacket (size L) works very well for me to -30C with appropriate layers. Keep in mind I also carry other winter survival gear should I be stuck out somewhere. It is light and moves well with climbing in, out and around the aircraft. The cut and fit allows me to layer and not feel restricted which is difficult being an athletic 225lbs. Usually my forearms, arms, shoulders and chest are typically too big to keep a good air layer inside the jacket and going up a size to XL would make the jacket far too long as I'm only 5'11". Really happy with the side pockets, great for big gloves that I'm always taking on and off. Chest pockets are perfect, especially when sitting in the cockpit and strapped in. Great zipper pulls. I've been using down insulation and find that the Jet Fuel and other oils tend to really absorb into down so I was pleased to have a high quality synthetic option available to make cleaning it a little easier. Im pretty hard on gear so I look forward to seeing how this holds up over the year.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 9, 2024

Warm, dependable, well made. 5’10” 190 athletic build, large fits perfect. Hood fits nicely. Material is durable. Much better quality than Patagonia. I appreciate the minimal to no activism behind your product.

Love MH synthetic insulation parkas. I’ll never use down on the basis that when you most likely will need it, is when it most likely WILL fail you. I’ve watch many of my friends down parkas wet out and turn paper thin during an unexpected high humidity Alaska blizzards while I was warm and cozy with my synthetic insulation parka. I’m 5’10” 190 with long arms large fits perfect. Arms are just right but I prefer the arms long so I can tuck my hands in. Used the parka in mammoth winter camping and it was 10 degrees and with one belayer, I was warm and toasty.


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5 out of 5 stars

December 20, 2023

Very warm jacket

Fit is good somewhat larger than expected but not too large. Jacket is very warm for synthetic insulation. Most of mine are goose down so it speaks well of this jacket for me to say it’s warm. It absolutely stops the wind and there is plenty of room for a heavy base layer and mid layer. Got it on sale so I think the value is good. Can’t speak to durability as I have not had it long. Recommend this jacket if you’re in the market for a warm synthetic insulated jacket.


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4 out of 5 stars

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.


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