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The Mountain Hardwear Effusion Hooded Jacket boasts all the features of the original Effusion, plus one important extra … you guessed it. Pull up your hood and keep laying down miles even when rain threatens your run, and rest assured knowing that Mountain Hardwear's proprietary Dry.Q Active membrane is coupled with a DWR coating to keep you dry. Strategically placed knit panels allow you to move freely and naturally for when a woodsy trail run has you ducking and weaving.
The fully waterproof Mountain Hardwear Effusion Hooded Jacket keeps you druy without weighing you down. At just 353 grams, this is Mountain Hardware's lightest waterproof 3-layer jacket. So, stuff it in your pack and be gone with having to worry about a sudden rainstorm.
The Mountain Hardwear Effusion Hooded Jacket picks up where the Transition Jacket left off. Waterproof and breathable, thanks to DryQ technology, this jacket is stretchy and takes on the elements without weighing you down. Runners, fast-and-light hikers, and cyclists are sure to appreciate the rear zip pocket and reflective print!
The Effusion Hooded Jacket from Mountain Hardwear is a versatile jacket, perfect for running trails or other aerobic activities that demand a lightweight, flexible shell. Crafted with Dry.Q Active technology that's 100% waterproof and uses lightweight, stretch materials so you can have full weather protection and flexibility on your outdoor pursuits.
Fiber Content: 100% polyester jersey.
Country of Origin: Imported
|3-layer shell fabric:||polyester jersey face fabric, Dry.Q membrane, polyester jersey against the skin|
|Back Length:||28 in.|
|Body:||Active Solution 20d 3l Jersey (100% polyester)|
|Center Back Length:||27 in / 69 cm|
|Dimensions:||Center Back Length 27" / 69 cm|
|Fabric:||Body: Active Solution™ 20D 3L Jersey (100% polyester)|
|Fabric Breathability Rating:||30,000 g/m²|
|Material:||[membrane/laminate] Dry.Q Active; [shell] polyester, DWR coating|
|Pockets:||(external) 2 front hand, 1 back zippered, (internal) 1 chest media|
|Recommended Use:||walkin' in the rain|
|Waterproof Material:||Dry.Q Active membrane|
|Waterproof Rating:||40,000 mm|
|Weatherproof Material:||AirShield Active|
|Weight:||12.5 oz. / 353 g.|
|Weight [with packaging]:||Small: 0.65 lb, Medium: 0.7 lb, Large: 0.75 lb, X-Large: 0.8 lb, XX-Large: 0.85 lb|
|Windproof Rating:||0 cfm|
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After months of looking at several jackets to wear in the late Fall, Winter, and early Spring months I selected the Mountain Hardware Effusion.
My 'must have' list included Waterproof & Windproof properties, slim/athletic fit, and my only 'want' list item included a hood. Other jackets that I looked at include: Patagonia M's Light Flyer Jacket (Gore-Tex, no hood $279), Arc'teryx Visio FL (Gore-Tex, no hood $299), and Mountain Hardware Effusion (Dry Q, hood $240). I was interested in the Effusion after seeing the sale price and researching the Dry Q fabric.
I was surprised at how light and thin this jacket is, in fair weather the jacket weight feels like a mid-layer and breathes like a baselayer. My first run in this jacket was during a snow shower with gusting winds. I wore a Smartwool Microweight NTS baselayer and was warm and dry during my entire hour long run. With the jacket zipped all the way up, the collar height is a perfect fit just below my chin and provides great protection. However, the hood does not tightly close around the sides of my head, just the top. Gusts of wind were able to blow snow past my ears, which would melt down the back of my neck. My biggest issue with this jacket is that the two hood aglets (black plastic elastic cord covers for the hood), pulled off the first time I put the jacket on and pulled the cord to tighten the hood. I was livid and discounted the value of the entire jacket. After looking at the aglet, I noticed that it separates into two pieces. I was able to re-secure the aglet to each cord end with ease; however, these plastic cord covers are cheap and not bombproof, which is how I would classify the jacket overall. See my attached picture for an example of where the aglet opens.
Mountain Hardware - use a knot, melt rubber, just change the cord covers on the hood cord because this is a great jacket that doesn't need discounted in customer reviews for the cheap method of covering the elastic cord ends.
It's light and comfortable.