Robert G.wrote a review of Mountain Hardwear Speedstone Hooded Jacket - Men's on October 22, 2018
Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size
I was looking for a softshell that would be mostly for casual wear - less technical than many of those designed primarily for active sport use. Mtn. Hardwear almost nailed it with the Speedstone. I was pretty excited when I first tried it on. Non-oversized scuba hood is great. Clean lines, nice pocket placement, solid color, unobtrusive logo. All great. I'm 6 ft, 5 in. tall, 175 lbs, and the large fit nicely. Jacket has plenty of stretch and is very comfortable and light-weight. Then, I noticed the fatal flaw. The zipper does not come up over my neck at all. It stops just below the clavicle, leaving a large open gap for wind and cold. 2 more inches of zipper height, and I would have the ideal jacket for my purposes. I just couldn't accept this compromise to get all the other nice qualities. A jacket needs to be functional above all else, so I sadly returned it. I'll probably end up with a Mtn. Hardwear Super Chockstone jacket, which is not as ideal in appearance for casual use, but is fully functional and even has a slimmer fit (which is good for me).