Mountain Hardwear Android II Softshell Jacket - Men's

Windproof and breathable, the Android II will be your best buddy on your next tour.

Whether worn as a mid-layer or as a stand-alone jacket, the Mountain Hardwear Android II Softshell Jacket's windproof, breathable fabric works with your body to maintain a comfortable temperature. Mountain Hardwear kept the Android II's design pretty simple to keep the weight down, but it provides plenty of protection and all the features that you'll really need while navigating the backcountry or navigating the mall parking lot on the way to Hollywood's latest Christmas blockbuster.

The Android II's main body fabric is Mountain Hardwear's Airshield Core Softshell fabric. This highly breathable softshell fabric is completely windproof to keep you warm when the wind kicks up. the breathable fabric allows sweat vapor to escape, so you won't feel clammy and wet while you tour. Hidden cuffs and a one-handed hem drawcord seal out drafts. Zippered hand and chest pockets take care of all your valuables and warm your chilly digits, and a micro-chamois-lined chin guard eliminates the chafe caused by a rubbing zipper.

  • Wind-resistant, breathable polyester softshell fabric
  • Regular fit, waist length
  • One-handed drawcords at hem
  • Hidden cuffs
  • Micro-chamois-lined chin guard
  • Zippered hand and chest pockets
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great softshell jacket.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

Another fantastic softshell from the crew at Mountain Hardwear. Perfect 3 season jacket, blocks wind well, and keeps out a light rain.

Can't think of anything else I might want, except maybe a hood.

MH Android II jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: large

I owned a MH softshell jacket previously, but I cannot remember the model name. This Android jacket, unlike my former MH jacket has shiny/glossy finish, which I do not really care for. The former had a soft pile like exterior finish. This Android is warm for a shell because of the windstop fabric. My former MH jacket also had windstop . The biggest drawback is how darn narrow the wrist cuffs are. Others have noted how this jacket is cut smaller, but I would say it is the cuffs at the end of the sleeves. They are so narrow not to allow any layering beyond a base-layer shirt. I find the jacket roomy enough for a second puffy layer, but cannot get it on comfortably through the very narrow wrist cuffs of this Android jacket.

good!

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

my dad love it!

Like it, Like it, Like it !!

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

I enjoyed the quick shipping, I live in rural cali, heck even the mail is slow. The jacket is well constructed and sheds water very well as a new garment. I got this to wear over a single long sleeve shirt during the typically light winters. I tolerate the cold well and this jacket is perfect at wind resistance and, as I mentioned repels water. This jacket and a ball cap and I am set!

Great jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

I bought it for work as a dress-like waterproof jacket and it's perfect for the job. It isn't too thick or constricting, it looks good, when it rains I stay dry, and it keeps me warm enough (tested it at temps down to 10f). For long periods of time outdoors you may want something warmer, but if you're moving around this is just right. Pockets are well placed, the material feels good, I love it!

Fit is much too small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Large

I own 4 other Mtn Hdwr jackets (fleece and down) as well a 1 vest - all in Large. The cut on this product, in Large, is at least a full size too small. At most I can wear a single, snug thermal layer underneath it, primarily due to the sleeves being too tight.

It's a nice jacket, but you really need to size it in a store if possible before buying.

Android Softshell

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

This is a nice jacket. Well made and fits fine. Attention to detail. Only issue I have is that the cuffs seem a little too tight and it can be hard to slip on over a long sleeve garment without the sleeves riding up. I have a similar MH soft-shell with hook and loop wrist openings that doesn't pose the same problem. Overall this is a quality garment and I like it.

Too Small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

Medium fits well for almost all clothing I buy, and I have 4 other soft shells of that size that are fine (North Face (2), Marmot and Kuhl). This one was almost tight with just a shirt, and very tight with a sweatshirt - even in the arms, and I don't have large ones. Did not order larger size since overall dimensions for a bigger person. Too bad since styling, fabric, color were just what I was looking for.

runs small

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: small

according to the size chart,i bought a small size,but it is small for me.

Perfect

  • Fit: Runs small

Ordered this jacket in a small for my husband for Christmas. 2 day shipping was on point and received as promised. Unfortunately, it was too exact, so I had to return. Was able to do online chat with customer service on Christmas Day, which was a shocker! He set up the new size to ship was return was rcvd. It did take forever for the return to reach the destination due to severe weather. I called customer service once tracking said it was delivered, and the rep set it up to mail immediately. Rcvd in 2 business days, just in time for our anniversary trip. Came in handy. Hubby loves it.

finally light enough for anything

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: xl

ive repalced 4 semi inclement weather jackets with this one , i just wanted it for being able to ride to work in 2* c with a T-shirt underneath...CHECK.
not so tight it constricts breathing...CHECK
selected the XL bec i hate tight. its pretty big and roomy
pockets that offer some room chest vertical that easly fits a pocket size smart phone , nad flip phone, keys and money. great zipper and security..CHECK.
ability to wear out at night to dinner...CHECK

fabirc is great, stretchy and fashionable. i chose the zinc colour, looks really good. weather proofing is really good.

well a full winter i nthis and i wore it pretty much most days. eysterday i wore it in full branch rain, not just spittle full monty rain.
not.......one...........spot..........inside and i was totally drenched outside .
this jacket just got better , if that was possible , the outter fabric is terrific.
well done chaps this rocks!

rounded neck zip does up perfectly with no tightness and allows no wind thru what so ever.
havnt taken it off since i got it
will throw away all other old jackets.
close to the best item ive bought this season. for the price an absolute NO brainer.

Perfect for what I wanted

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I moved to rainy Seattle for a short term assignment and noticed that I needed a casual light waterproof jacket. Didn't need it for hiking purposes so I chose this one based on the simple styling. This jacket has been perfect for what I wanted it. I have broad shoulders and large size was a perfect fit. At this price it is a steal (30%). I bought it almost full price.

Dapper Trekker

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

There are dual purpose jackets, and then there is the Android by Mountain Hardwear. I can honestly say that this jacket is at home on the slopes or at a night on the town. I get compliments on it wherever I go! The greenscape color, which is more of a light grey, looks great with slacks and a shirt but still serves as an awesome softshell. Plus, this thing KILLS wind. Last year my girlfriend and I took a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park where the temps were in the mid twenties with windchills in the teens. I didn't feel a thing with this jacket and a base. Used by itself, it has some pretty good water resistance. I wouldn't rely on it in a torrential downpour, but a fall drizzle is nothing for this jacket.



Features I love: Fleece lined interior (including the pockets), Athletic cut that is super flattering, all around versatility. I'm 5'5" with an athletic build and the small fits me perfectly, however, if I was any taller I would size up. Seriously can't get over how great this jacket is. No complaints. Get it!

Dapper Trekker

getting it..!

Good but not great...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

This is good if you get it on sale around 100. If not there are better jackets to purchase at the same price point such as the Patagonia Adze and the Marmot Leadville. The Android blocks most win, not all. The wrist closures seem like a good idea but in use they seem and feel cheaper than a velcro closure that would do a better job. The fit is also too boxy.

What is the difference between the Android...

What is the difference between the Android and Android II?

Best Answer

Ben,

The Mountain Hardwear Android is an older model softshell jacket that used a simpler construction material, called Deflection softshell fabric. The newer model Android II uses the AirShield Core fabric which does a better job of stacking layers of different fabrics to offer a higher quality of breathability, wind resistance, and lightprecipitation protection. The design is similar in both jackets, with 2 zippered hand pockets and a zippered Napolean pocket. The newer Android II model also has a new integrated butter-chamois wrist gaiter to offer comfort and added warmth by sealing out the weather.