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StretchDown Jacket

Layer properly for all of your outdoor adventures with the StretchDown jacket from Mountain Hardwear. This stretchy and seamless down jacket is an excellent insulator for wearing alone or under a high performance shell.

To function as a versatile outdoor jacket the StretchDown features water-resistant down, stretchy knit fabric, and an active fit. Q.Shield Down resists moisture to maintain loft and warmth even when you get caught in the rain on a fall hike. On that same hike you will love the stretch-welded construction and stretchy knit fabric that moves with you while you hike to the top of your chosen peak. This stretchy fabric works excellently in the slimmer modern silhouette of the active fit that cuts down on excess fabric to keep you moving quickly and comfortably.

  • Do it all down insulated jacket for any and all outdoor activities
  • Q.Shield Down resists water to maintain loft and warmth
  • Stretch welded baffles move with you while skiing and hiking
  • Zippered hand and chest pockets store your important goods
  • Active fit helps eliminate excess fabric for maximum mobility
  • Dual-hem adjustment keeps out cold winds and snow
  • High collar protects neck from windchill
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  • Q & A

Not as pictured

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

Not what I ordered as shown I the picture.

Not as pictured


  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

I'm normally a size medium in most things, and even though I was a little worried about the fit I decided to go with the medium anyway, and it was snug to say the least. I could barely fit my arms into the sleeves, and the chest was definitely tight (42" chest). It felt like I was going to rip it in half. Other than the fit it was a really nice jacket, though. So if you're in between on which size to get, definitely go up.

Great down jacket

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

I ordered the Stretchdown after trying a Patagonia Down Sweater and finding the sleeves too long and the trunk a bit too boxy. I had to order two versions of the Stretchdown before I got the right fit, thanks to some great help from Gearhead Wesley Eads. I first tried the previous season’s version that was cheaper but a little heavier and did not have the contrast panel on the chest. The size medium in previous season’s version was too baggy in the arms and the trunk. Mountain Hardware switched from a Regular to a Alpine fit for the new version and it fits my slender frame really well. The armpit might be too high if you’ve got more bulk in your arms and chest but I have a lean climber’s frame with slightly longer arms and it fits perfectly. The jacket is very warm - I wanted something a bit heavier and warm for less active pursuits like walking the dogs and moderate hiking in Jan-Feb in the mid-Atlantic, when it gets down into the teens and 20s (as opposed to a lighter, thinner down jacket that’s mostly good for 30 and above). So far, I’ve been thrilled with it; the material is sort of matte... less slick/shiny than higher-end ripstop and the stretch in the fabric means zero shedding of down and a very comfortable fit. I grew up in the south and don’t like the cold all that much, but I’ve worn it over top of a t shirt and light fleece and been totally comfortable during a cold spell when the temp dropped to 10-15 degrees with a windchill that made it feel like 5-10. I’ve taken it on a few hikes and find it to be comfortable under a daypack and the material holds its own against branches and the occasional brush against rocks. I don’t have any concerns about it tearing. All-around, a great job by Mountain Hardware. Highly recommend. - especially if you can get it on sale for under $200!

Thanks for the review John! We really appreciate your input and thank you for helping to build our online community!!

Runs big, not warm, low on features.

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

I heard this was a form-fitting jacket, but it didn't work for me. Sleeve holes were very big, dumping heat through the wrists whenever I moved my arms. Hands in pockets get chilly, no neck guard. Disappointed.

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Perfect Jacket

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

I was so impressed when I first put this jacket on last year. Still to this day, I always stretch my arms out as far as possible just to test the stretch in the jacket. I am still impressed every time I put it on. I take this jacket any time I will be sitting still for a little bit longer, or it is too cold for just the Ghost Whisperer. I wear this jacket as a main jacket around town as well and it still keeps me plenty warm.

Feel free to reach directly out to me for any questions about this jacket or your next big expedition trek!

Perfect Jacket