Mountain Hardwear beefed up the Gravitor Inslulated Jacket with its moisture-blocking, extremely breathable Dry.Q technology so you'll stay dry when raging storms slam the trail. While your buddies are getting soaked or suffocating in their swampy 'waterproof' jackets you'll just put your hood up and keep going. Your body will waste less energy trying to maintain its temperature, so you'll have more fuel for the fun.
A durable, insulated shell for long hours outside cold conditions. Revolutionary waterproof-breathable Dry.Q™ Elite on the outside for 100% weather protection without a sweaty, clammy interior. Lined with 80 grams of warm, lightweight and compressible Thermal.Q™ synthetic insulation.
|Body:||Rebar Rip 2L (100% nylon)|
|Center Back Length:||30" / 76 cm|
|DryQ Elite:||100% waterproof, most breathable, air-permeable, no-wait comfort|
|Fabric:||Dry.Q Elite Rebar Ripstop 2L|
|Insulation:||80g Thermic Micro|
|Weight:||1 lb. 12 oz. / 793 g.|
There have been three different versions of this jacket over the past few years. A couple years ago, the laminate was Conduit, and it was apparently not very breathable, based on what I've read. Last year's version, with the Dry Q Elite shell, does not have a flap over the zipper. That is the one I have. My version in size medium weighs 1 pound 6 ounces on my scale, making it significantly lighter than the specs listed here for this year's model. My best guess is that Mountain Hardwear decided that the version from last year was awesome, so they redesigned it just a bit, named it the Carillion, and put a big price tag on it ($400). The Carillion's stated weight is the same as my Gravitor from last year. The Carillion has a different face fabric, but the same weight Thermic Micro (80g) and the same Dry Q Elite laminate. Then they made a cheaper, heavier Dry Q Elite insulated shell and put the Gravitor name on it. Just guessing, of course.