Disappointed - you will feel the wind
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
This is my 3rd Mountain Hardwear jacket and I am disappointed in this one. The info claims that it's an insulated jacket made for cold and windy days on the slopes and it will protect you from whipping Alpine winds. Not true, especially when I compare it to the other insulated MH jacket I have. With this one, I felt the cold wind along the stiches on the arms, through the zippers under my arms and especially through the closing zipper on my chest while skiing. And this in a mere -8 Celsius wearing 2 merino wool layers. This coat is missing the exterior flap that protects the front zipper from the wind. The small zippers along the wrists are hard to work with ski mitts or gloves. You need to take the gloves off to open the zippers. I really don't think this coat is going to cut it on the slopes in -15 C and -20 C in Eastern Canada.