Leading the charge in lightweight, alpine-worthy warmth.
The new gold standard in alpine insulation, the Mountain Hardwear Men's Supercharger Hooded Insulated Jacket offers insanely lightweight warmth that won't hold you back when you're pushing to the peak. Lightweight, yet tough fabrics and goose down insulation deliver a one-two punch to keep you warm and dry above treeline.
Dry.Q Active stretch fabric in the upper body allows you to hike and climb freely, while 15D ripstop nylon in the lower portion of the jacket keeps weight down without sacrificing durability. Ultralight goose down insulation offers low-profile warmth that synthetics just can't touch. Zippered pockets check off your utility list to ensure you're ready for whatever the mountain throws at you. When you're ready to charge through alpine environments without feeling weighed down, reach for the Supercharger Hooded Insulated Jacket.
- Dry.Q Active stretch fabric
- 15D ripstop nylon lower panel fabric
- 800-fill white goose down insulation
- Alpine fit
- Zippered pockets
- Item #MHW00PB
- Q & A
Great for Heavy Wear and Tear
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 175lbs
The combination of synthetic and real down makes for a warm piece that has stood up to a great deal of use and abuse during Wasatch winter adventures. The synthetic down's location in the shoulder and elbow regions stands up to the abuse of backpack straps and winter climbing, while real down in the abdomen and lower back do a great job of keeping things warm. This is not the most packable jacket, and is probably not the choice for ultralight winter climbing missions unless conditions are wet and warrant a synthetic insulating piece. Overall, great jacket with good durability across the last three seasons of use. Sizing appears to be on the large side, I would order a medium in the future instead of large (despite wearing a L in arcteryx and Patagonia).
Is this good for skiing? How easily would it rip on tree branches, or slalom training?
Hi Simon, This jacket would probably rip fairly easily if you snagged it on a tree branch. The fabric around the torso is only 15D Nylon, which in the grand scheme of things is quite thin. The shoulders and chest are made of an Active Stretch material which would do better against abrasion. If you'd like to explore some other options, let me know directly and I'll get you taken care of. - Matthew Pizza - Expert Gearhead
hi, the jacket has internal pockets? thanks
Hey Maxi, there are two internal chest pockets - they are relatively small, designed for snacks or other small items. Hope that helps, feel free to reach out if you have any other questions and I'd be happy to help! Best, Connor