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Mountain Hardwear Stretch Ozonic Jacket - Men's

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Stretch Ozonic Jacket

Make sure you're prepared for whatever nature throws your way during your backpacking trip with the Mountain Hardwear Men's Stretchy Ozonic Jacket. Dry.Q 2.5-layer waterproofing keeps pouring rain at bay while allowing breathability so you don't get soaked from the inside out while tackling a tough trail, and stretch construction ensures mobility when you're scrambling over scree and pushing towards peaks.

  • Light and stretchy jacket for backpacking in wet weather
  • Dry.Q Active provides breathable waterproofing
  • Zippered underarm vents dispel excess heat
  • AquaGuard Vislon front zipper seals out moisture
  • Two-way adjustable hood with structured brim to keep view clear
  • Pack-compatible hand pockets are water-resistant
  • Adjustable cuffs cinch down to seal out bad weather
  • Item #MHW011K

Material
[membrane/laminate] Dry.Q Active Stretch (2.5-layer), [face fabric] 40D nylon
Fit
standard
Length
hip
Center Back Length
29in
Hood
fixed, adjustable
Pockets
2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest
Venting
underarm zips
Claimed Weight
10oz
Recommended Use
backpacking, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 4

Stretch Ozonic Rain Jacket

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 0"
Weight
190 lbs

I have had it about three weeks. I am 6' 190 lbs. Tested XL size for day hiking, urban hiking, soccer, basketball in late November in heavy enough Pacific Northwest wind and rain. I have not used it with a day or back pack. Pros: Fairly amazed by this jacket. I am new to ultralight stuff. Updating my hiking and camping gear recently. I am surprised something this lightweight keeps me this dry. Works great with fleece or smart wool or compressed copper underneath. Seems to breathe well. I like the neck and hood. Works well with baseball or other cap. Cons: Wish it came with a stuff sack. Zippers can be a little stiff. Conclusions: I should buy the matching Ozonic pants. The combination should be excellent for at least 3/4 of rainy/snow season. I intend to test it in the mountains with a pack. Probably not for busting through the brush...but why would I do that anyway? For the price, I am thinking this is a winner. Hope it holds up.

>Rating: 3

Model Orangutans wanted.

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 9"
Weight
165 lbs

If you’re an orangutan, then you may like the fit of this jacket.

>Rating: 5

Very comfortable rain jacket

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Weight
175 lbs

I wear every day on rainy day or cool day also in cold day as a second shield

>Rating: 2

Great Jacket, not durable at all

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 10"
Weight
190 lbs

Ordered this jacket on Mar21, arrived a few days later, I’ve worn it twice backcountry skiing with a light pack and one of the sleeves has a wear spot that has almost worn all the way through the material. The other sleeve is fine and I’ve inspected the pack and haven’t found any part on that shoulder strap that would have caused an abrasion like that. Ive had the jacket about 10 days now and it’s pretty much done. Maybe mine is defective, but I wouldn’t wear this thing with a pack. Backcountry is the best! They sent me a replacement. I’ll update my review as I have a chance to use it.

Ordered

I had the same issue as this gentleman!

>Rating: 4

Too Snug

Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
large
Height
5` 5"
Weight
182 lbs

I'm 5'6 and weigh 182 and purchased a large. Its a nice jacket, but it's too snug so I returned it. I wouldn't want to try and fit a sweatshirt or sweater under it. I gave it 4 stars because it does look to be high quality and well made.

>Rating: 5

All Around Killer

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 10"
Weight
160 lbs

Simply put this jacket is killer. Can be used in a variety of situations and activities. The Dry.Q Active Stretch membrane is surprisingly breathable while staying very water resistant and comfy as a all get out. Use it as a soft shell for hiking, biking, trail running or a jaunt around town, it does it all. If heading into an extended stay in the back country with rain on the forecast best to bring a litter firmer shell but for average wet days calling for some light weight needs this is a 3 season knockout.

>Rating: 5

Go To

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

This jacket has it all. It has amazing stretch! I really love that you can layer underneath easily and the fit is still near perfect due to the stretch. So far it has held up really well in downpours and is stylish and sleek enough to wear to the office or out on the town.

>Rating: 4

Seemed good, tight fit

Good lightweight rain jacket, tho it’s not gore Tex, it does a good job for short periods of intermittent rain, not a full rain jacket tho that I’d trust for long durations of hard rain common to the PNW. But a great lightweight 3 season jacket.

>Rating: 5

Oregon-proof!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 6"
Weight
150 lbs

I picked this jacket up for my boyfriend for our trip to the PNW. I figured my climbing plans would fall through and we would get hit with some rain. I was wrong. We got hit with a TON of rain. This jacket is one of my absolute favorites due to the stretchy material, rain protection, and it has easily become my boyfriends' as well. He's tried both the small and medium on. The mediums' sleeve is too long since he is 150 pounds and 5'6. Small works perfect for him. Here's a photo of me wearing the women's version. Do not mind my face. As you can see I was only mildly devastated about the rain. Pictured: Women's small (130lbs 5'2). I'll update with a photo whenever the boyfriend allows it ha! :)

I
>Rating: 5

Rad Jacket

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 2"
Weight
115 lbs

Really love this thing. Super comfortable with a really nice fit. Breathable, durable, and keeps you dry! Can't recommend this thing enough if you're looking for a rain jacket.

>Rating: 5

Dry AND comfy? What a concept!

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
6` 1"
Weight
160 lbs

I haven't put this thing through the wringer yet, but so far it exceeds expectation. It's insanely comfortable and stretchy for a rain shell, and so far seems to keep out water just fine. It's surprisingly breathable, and fits true to size. I haven't gotten caught in any downpours yet, but I expect this thing to hold up great.

>Rating: 5

great jacket

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
small
Height
5` 10"
Weight
155 lbs

I got this last summer and have been using it regularly since then. It's been a really great jacket, perfect for me. Lotta pros: The material is super comfortable. It's thin and lightweight and not stiff at all. Which means it doubles as my rain jacket and light jacket / shell over my puffy even when it's not raining. It folds up very small -- I can stuff it pretty much anywhere without it taking up much space in my pack The fit is perfect for me -- I'm 5'10 155lb and the small is spot on. Sheds water great, has kept my top half dry through heavy steady rain. The averages: Breathability is slightly above average I'd say. You wear it closed up and you will get a little clammy -- to be expected I think. The undearm zips could be bigger. I wish they made pants out of this stuff.

>Rating: 5

Love this Jacket

Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 0"
Weight
210 lbs

If you have been looking for a rain jacket that will move with you wait no further. This jacket breathes great and just moves with you. I love it. Sizing is spot on. I am a stocky 6' 210lb guy and this jacket fits great. I ordered the XL. Another great product from MTN Hardware.

>Rating: 5

An awesome jacket

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 9"
Weight
160 lbs

This jacket is awesome! I bought it for hiking down here in Costa Rica, thinking about the raining season ahead. Although it hasn't received any showers yet, I did put it to test: under direct running water, it was magical to see the water being nicely dispersed! I took it to a hiking trip to Cerro Pelado, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, that place is beautiful yet very windy, more like blazing windy. Up there on the hills, the wind was so wild that I could barely stood upright, it was crazy! So, I remembered I had brought with me this jacket, I put it on, along with the Backcountry branded Buff to cover my face, and it was just a perfect combination to calm my nerves and to stop the chilling wind. I'm 5.9 and I went for the small one, perfect fit (not baggy at all). Fully recommended. (If you see the jacket a little bit to puffed up in the picture, it's because of the crazy wind!)

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>Rating: 5

Lightweight and Stretchy

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 1"
Weight
185 lbs

I like this jacket more each time I wear it! I've worn the jacket in the snow and rain and I stayed dry every time. It has a good amount of stretch to it and have even worn it over the top of my puffiest puffy jacket, though I looked a bit like the Michelin man haha. I wanted to be able to wear a couple layers underneath it so I ordered the Large size and it fits exactly as I had hoped. I'm 6'1", 190 lbs, 42" chest and 34" waist to give you a reference point. It has small pit zips under the arms that provide some ventilation and decent sized chest and side pockets with zippered closures. I bought it with trail running, hiking, and ski touring in mind. For my winter morning runs, all I need is a shirt underneath and I'll stay plenty warm. For me, 35-40 degrees on sunny days will be a little too warm for this jacket for a high aerobic activity like trail running, but it would be great for hiking and touring in those same conditions. Let me know if you have any questions : )

>Rating: 5

Stretchy, Breathable, Dry.

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size

There's really no mystery to this jacket. It performs as advertised and expected with flying colors. The stretchiness factor is definitely something you'll notice when taking it into the wild. Your range of mobility is the key to hiking and adventuring. Another notable element is the weight: this jacket is extremely lightweight and easily packable for any trip. The Ozonic isn't exactly the piece you'd want in a torrential downpour, but this is an outstanding jacket for taking through wet climates and light to moderate rain. Overall, you're getting a high quality, reliable jacket that performs beyond expectations.

>Rating: 4

Good outer layer

Got caught in some snow while hiking and this jacket did a great job as an outer shell. However, I don’t know if it’s completely waterproof because when I got back to the truck and took it off it seemed to be a little wet on the inside. If you’ve got other layers underneath it shouldn’t be a problem though.

It is waterproof with fully taped seams

>Rating: 5

Wear it even when it's not raining!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 4"
Weight
200 lbs

I used this shell on a three week long expedition across Iceland. We had rain in the forecast nearly every day, so I got to know the jacket real quick. I've had my fair share of shells over the years, but I feel the breathability of this one outperforms all that I've used. Now the stretch. I didn't know how much better a shell could be till I experienced stretch for the first time. If you're considering stretch, just do it, you'll never go back. I am 6'4", 200lbs and got a large, perhaps could have gone with an XL for the arm length, but sleeves being a bit on the short side is normal for me.

I
>Rating: 5

Dad loves it!

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I got this as a gift for my dad, who lives in the Seattle area and needed a rain jacket upgrade. This one is a great stretchy material that moves well with you, is comfortable, breathes well, and isn't as noisy as a standard shell! He has raved about it the past few months, and it has been standing up well for his commuting and hiking. Highly recommend!

>Rating: 5

Best All Around Jacket

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 9"
Weight
145 lbs

I have had this jacket for around a year now and I love it. It is the best fall jacket I own. It isnt super heavy and isnt too light but provides the just right amount of warmth. It is also wind resistant which is a great plus. Would totally recomend this jacket.

>Rating:

What is the waterproof rating? 10k 20k?