Mountain Hardwear Dragon's Back Jacket - Men's


According to fables of yore, the blood of a dragon held a special endowment that could make your choice in armor completely and utterly invincible. However, many years have passed since these giant, mythological reptilian creatures were pursued for their blood, so we speculate that if a knight required modern-day armor, the Mountain Hardwear Men's Dragon's Back Jacket would be his top choice. Built for enduring fickle weather and wayward winds, the Dragon's Back is a fully featured ski jacket that offers paramount protection.

Crafted with the waterproof yet breathable Dry.Q Core shell fabric, this jacket's exterior consists of a unique, engineered fabric that is crafted layer by layer and in turn combines both face and backing materials with contrasting assets to ultimately meet the demands of your adventure. The helmet compatible hood, underarm zippered ventilation, and adjustable hem provide a fine-tuned fit and ample protection should your adventure require a little extra personalized calibration.

  • Waterproof exterior
  • Helmet compatible hood
  • Adjustable hem
  • Hook-and-loop cuffs
  • Tricot fleece chin guard
  • Recco device
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great Deal and Great specs

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Excellent shell .......plenty of room for base and/or midlayering ..... the specs are in line with much more expensive tech shells ..... RECCO, vent zips, ticket pocket on sleeve, goggle pocket inside with removable cleaning cloth, helmet compatible hood, powder skirt ....... on and on and on ....... really looking forward to it ........ 4 and a half STARS until it goes through a rigorous test while making tracks ........... if it lives up to my previous experiences with MTNHARDWARE gear I'm sure it'll deserve the other half star

I've got your 'Dragon's Back'..

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

After years of begging my husband to buy a new ski jacket for himself, he did and chose a winner! He loves his Dragon's Back jacket! He says roomy and warm. Has kept the wind out. Loves all the pockets it has, inside and out. And was psyched there was an attached goggle lense cleaning pad. Has worn it a few times. The true test will be after the "guy's weekend" skiing and all the ski antics involved...

I've got your 'Dragon's Back'..
Unanswered Question

Should I size this jacket up? Looking for a shell to wear over my size L EMS 800 puffy for added protection when skiing in the back country.

What size should I get?

5'11" 175 lbs.

Hey Chris,

Based on your measurements, I would recommend you go with the Medium in this MHW jacket. Feel free to contact me directly with any more questions.


Expert Gearhead


Great Jacket!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I just bought this jacket and I loved it, fit is great, fully featured and lightweight. Haven't got a chance to use it yet but ill post some pictures later. Great jacket for an even better price.