Town-to-trail style and function.

The Mountain Hardwear Men's Speedstone Hooded Jacket's subdued look ensures it won't look out of place during everyday wear. The stretch fabric shields you from wind and light rain during afternoon treks and morning bike commutes without restricting movement. Subtle stealth black reflective trims help you stay visible in low light without making the jacket look too sporty. And since it packs up into its own pocket, the jacket can be stashed in your hiking pack or messenger bag at all times for those times the weather takes a sudden turn for the worse.

  • Technical softshell for the trail or city
  • Softshell fabric is stretchy, durable, and wind-resistant
  • DWR finish repels light rain and splashes
  • Stows in pocket for easy storage
  • Stealth black reflective trim aids visibility
  • Zippered pockets secure small items
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Almost Good

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

I was looking for a softshell that would be mostly for casual wear - less technical than many of those designed primarily for active sport use. Mtn. Hardwear almost nailed it with the Speedstone. I was pretty excited when I first tried it on. Non-oversized scuba hood is great. Clean lines, nice pocket placement, solid color, unobtrusive logo. All great. I'm 6 ft, 5 in. tall, 175 lbs, and the large fit nicely. Jacket has plenty of stretch and is very comfortable and light-weight. Then, I noticed the fatal flaw. The zipper does not come up over my neck at all. It stops just below the clavicle, leaving a large open gap for wind and cold. 2 more inches of zipper height, and I would have the ideal jacket for my purposes. I just couldn't accept this compromise to get all the other nice qualities. A jacket needs to be functional above all else, so I sadly returned it. I'll probably end up with a Mtn. Hardwear Super Chockstone jacket, which is not as ideal in appearance for casual use, but is fully functional and even has a slimmer fit (which is good for me).

Really nice stretch.

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

First impressions.. I love the stretch material, and the fit is great! Ilove how Mountain hardwears' hoods seem to rest. They're always so stylish looking and they don't have that conehead effect that can occur with the hoods of other outerwear manufacturers. It is not waterproof, but has a good enough layering of DWR to repel water and bead off in a light rainfall. I was able to test that feature out while walking my dog in the park. I do wish that MHW added one of their iconic bolts to the arm or chest of the jacket, as the only logo I could find easily is on a small tag near the left pocket. Overall, it's comfortable, stylish, but could use some more of that MHW flare with another logo or two.

Two stars docked for not having a bigger logo? Usually, it’s the other way around.

I think this jacket is very nice and fits in in almost all occasions and prefer the subdued look and not as technical as many other MH jackets.

Not Flashy but Classy

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

I like that this jacket doesn't scream the company logo, the low profile look and feel make this a go-to piece. I even forgot I was wearing it most of the time. It is a perfect weight for Spring/Fall and the DWR coating was perfect for an unexpected rain shower while mountain biking. The fit is clean and you could wear this out on a date or a day hammering trails.