Mountain Hardware designed the Men's Zonal Jacket to move with you, not fight you as you try to move around. That's why it placed stretch panels strategically on the sides, so you can raise your arms without binding. It also installed a light layer of Thermic Micro synthetic insulation to take the edge off chilly days without overheating you.
Stategically zoned fabrics for incredible layering. Lightweight warm insulation in the body and sleeves with stretch fleece side panel for mobility.
MicroClimate Zoning™ construction follows the body's natural hot and cold spots, using warm, compressible Thermic Micro™ to insulate your core, and high-stretch side panels to add breathability and stretch where you need it most. An alpine essential.
|Body:||20D Ripstop (100% nylon)|
|Center Back Length:||28 " / 71 cm|
|Claimed Weight:||397 g|
|Fabric:||body - Sensor® Ripstop, (100% polyester)|
|Insulation:||60g Thermic Micro TK|
|Material:||Body: 20D Ripstop Insulation: 60g Thermic Micro TK|
|Panel:||Stretch Fleece (93% polyester, 7% elastane)|
|Recommended Use:||ski, snowboard, climb|
|Technostretch panels:||93% polyester, 7% elastic.|
|Weight:||14 oz. / 397 g.|
|Weight [with packaging]:||Medium: 0.8 lb, Large: 0.85 lb, X-Large, XX-Large: 0.95 lb|
|Mountain Hardwear Zonal Down Jacket||$179.95|
|Mountain Hardwear Zonal Jacket-Black-XL||$119.95|
|Mountain Hardwear Zonal Jacket-Black-XXL||$119.95|
|Mountain Hardwear Zonal Jacket - Spring||$94.94|
So first off, I'm 5' 8" 180lbs fairly built with relatively wide shoulders. The medium though started off a little tight the shoulders after a few months have worked out and now fit wonderfully. I was looking for a insulated jacket that was functional with a quilted design that I could wear both around town (Boulder at least) and use outdoors. This is a solid choice. By itself I can wear it in 20-55 degree weather and be warm with just a t-shirt underneath. In addition it feels quite windproof and the fleece sides feel like they add a little more breathing to the coat. In colder sub 15 degree weather I usually layer a shell on top and that works quite nicely or if it's raining and sub 40degrees. The coldest I have used this is snow shoeing in the mountains (-15ish degrees) with a mild base layer, this as a midlayer and a shell. Between snow sneaking up underneath my jacket and sweat the shell did get fairly wet, but I still felt extremely warm (the beauty of synthetic insulation). My only caveat is I kinda wish it had a hood. However, I did get this jacket on sale for about 80$ and its functionality and warmth for the price it's a solid jacket. Overall, on a budget its a solid buy though honestly if I had the money I would got for patagonia nano puff hoody (mainly for the hood, and I'm stuck on synthetics at least until down can cope with water better). However, f you don't mind not having a hood it's a great looking functional jacket.
Great fit, weight, color. The real problem is the material under the arms stinks after one use.... I loved this jacket both under hard shell for skiing and on its own for snowshoeing, banging around etc.... The bad news is that after one activity it smells like old school poly pro that you have had for years, Didn't want to, but had to return it.