Mountain Hardwear Stretchdown Hooded Down Jacket - Women's

Innate versatility for alpine pursuits.

A fierce adversary against howling winds and less than comfortably cool temperatures, the Mountain Hardwear Women's StretchDown Hooded Jacket revolutionizes what it means to trek in cold temperatures. Designed for just about all of your cold-weather pursuits, this jacket features a lightweight and tenacious stretch-knit fabric that provides weather-resistant protection, which enables it to be worn on its lonesome or layered underneath a hard shell. Additionally, the Q.Shield down insulation is fortified with a water-resistant coating that safeguards the insulation from light precipitation, in turn making this jacket more versatile than even your go-to synthetic jacket. And perhaps the most notable feature is the stretch welded, channel construction that not only prevents blistering winds from penetrating through to your core warmth, but assures ample temperature regulation and furnace-like fervor, even on the coldest of days.

  • A lightweight and warm jacket for cool weather pursuits
  • Stretch knit fabric assures impeded mobility
  • Down insulation is water-resistant for wet climates
  • Stretch-welded baffling prevents cold spots
  • Fixed hood ensures added protection
  • Reviews
  • Q & A
Unanswered Question

Is it possible to pack this jacket down into its own pocket?

Best Down Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love the stretch and movement in this down jacket. It just feels a little softer than your normal down jacket. The matte finish makes it a little more polished. It is my go to jacket when it is cold out. It is incredibly warm! Fit is slightly bigger in the arms, but has a great shape around the waist.

A Jacket For The Future

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

Down is one of the best insulators on the market. It is compressible, comfortable, and warm. The only thing that you have to be cautious about when wearing down is that when it gets wet, it loses its loft, compacts down into clumps creating cold spots on your jacket, and also takes long to dry. Mountain Hardwear's Q.Shield down is a hydrophobic down that resists moisture build up to provide optimal warmth in unpredictable environments. It is not waterproof and will not replace your rain shell but have been caught out in a storm or two in the city and on the trail and have had amble time to get to shelter before getting soaked.

In terms of functionality, they have the stretch dialed. When properly fitted, you have the freedom to move without restriction. This makes it great for any anaerobic activity activity. It is a regular fit and I found it somewhat boxy but that is what I was looking for out of a jacket.

Depending on the jacket you have, it will fit differently. If you are interested in the jacket and are wondering if it would be perfect for you, please give me a call at 801-204-4679 or shoot me an email at sarruabarrena@backcountry.com. I would love to answer any questions you have and will be here to help you get properly fitted.

A Jacket For The Future

It was love at first sight...

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

I've put this jacket through the wringer. The fit is perfect. It's warm, lightweight, and it kept me dry during downpour rain. No complaints whatsoever on the tech specs. I've worn it for work, errands, camping, hiking, snowmobiling...and then the feathers started pouring out of the seems. Some feather leakage is totally normal, however the leakage on this one didn't stop. I consulted with Backcountry Gearhead Mackenzie Martin regarding my concerns. I expected a coat with such high ratings to last more than 5 months. She shared the same concerns. This coat utilizes a different stitching method, especially where the arms are attached to the sides of the torso. Awesome coat, Mountain Hardwear! Just please improve the stitching methods so your products will uphold daily use for more than 5 months.

Fantastic Stretchy Down

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

LOVE my Mountain Hardwear Stretchdown Hooded Jacket. The matte finish makes it look different from your general down jacket. The stretch is awesome and super comfy. Fits a little large but t not too off making it perfect to layer during colder months.

Love it!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

I originally purchased the small, and it was a bit tight in the shoulders, so switched it out for a medium. Perfect! I love the blue color. The material is soft and stretchy, so it moves with you well. The sleeves are the perfect length, and this is my new go to puffy!

If you have any specific questions about this jacket, o are trying to decide which puffy is best for you, I'd be happy to help out! Just shoot me an email at mwarren@backcountry.com or a call at 801-523-4067.

Daughter LOVES it!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

We gave this to our daughter for Christmas and she LOVES it! It looks great on her and she says it is very warm and comfortable.

Just about perfect

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

I purchased this jacket after discovering that my 6-years-old synthetic puffy wasn't warm enough for the subzero temps and accompanying wind chill of SW Minnesota. I wasn't sure about hood vs. no hood but I got the hooded version and I'm SO happy I did. I bought black in a size M, and I was dubious about fit because I am very pear-shaped; I'm S-M on top and definitely L on bottom. However, this jacket fits really nicely with my curves and isn't too tight (the sleeves would've been too long on a size L too).

Comfort-wise, this jacket is cozy as all get-out. It's so warm and squishy and when it's really cold I want to wear it all the time. One thing I wish the jacket had was a pull-cord to cinch the hood -- I have a very small head and even with a hat the hood's too big, and I wish I could cinch it. Other than that, absolutely no complaints. If you want a seriously warm jacket without any bells or whistles, I recommend this one!

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    Mountain Hardwear Q.Shield DOWN Technology

    New go-to jacket

    • Size Bought: medium

    Pros- love that the color is matte. I dislike the super-shiny materials of many other down jackets. Perfect out in 25 degree weather with a smartwool layer underneath. Super stretchy is so much more comfortable to wear. Arm length is great as I have extra long arms. My husband and teenage son both complimented me on the jacket-fitted and not bulky is very flattering. Great fitting hood.
    Cons- Wish it was slightly longer in length although it is longer in the back than the front. It runs slightly small so if you want a roomier fit for more layering underneath-I would size up.

    Love (at First)...

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

    First things first, sizing: I generally wear a size 4-6. The size chart told me to get a small, I did, and it fits perfectly.

    Up next, stretch: I think this is a cool feature, and the jacket does stretch A TON and retain shape, but I'm not 100% sure the stretch it accommodates is necessary/realistic for common use. Not a negative, just not sure how functional it is.

    I bought this to wear every day to work/around town, as well as to climb in. I've loved wearing it as I warm up bouldering, etc., but it's generally too warm to climb longer routes/hard problems in.

    The temps have been around 30 F, and its kept me perfectly warm.

    ***UPDATE***: This jacket utilizes different stitching methods - mainly where the arms are attached to the body and down the side/torso. The bummer: Feathers are FLYING out of these seams. WHY?! Everything about this jacket would be perfect, except this!

    I do wear it every day, but I expect my coats to hold up to that kind of use. A huge bummer...

    very impressed

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

    first, i have to say i'm a loyalist towards patagonia and marmot down jackets, but really liked the way the stone green looked on the site, so decided to give it a try (plus the sale from cyber monday didn't hurt). well, i absolutely LOVE this jacket. first, the color is matte, not like the typical glossy down jackets we're all used to. second, i love the stretch material (it's very similar to TNF's stretch thermoball). lastly, i would compare the loftiness/warmth to the patagonia down sweater with hood, except you're paying much less for this. i don't have any initial observations about it losing feathers yet, so we'll see down the road what happens. i've loved it so much i ordered it in two more colors.

    Wanted to love this

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

    First off this is a great looking jacket and is super light weight and as is promised very stretchy. The reason it is heading back is the tightness across the chest and constriction of arm movement. The body of the jacket fit nicely the sleeves were an appropriate length but loose so you may get drafts up the sleeves. I'm disappointed in the past few jackets I have tried from Mountain hardwear they have changed the arm seems to a partial raglan sleeves which doesn't work for the female form. For the record I am wide shouldered and have 34d/dd breasts according to Victoria's, I am built like a brick s--- h----- very solid, so i may just be a tough fit.

    Revolutionary!

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

    This jacket is my newest winter staple. It is so warm without being restricting. The stretch down really is as revolutionary as it sounds. I spend my days giving myself big bear hugs in this jacket and being constantly impressed with how much it can stretch. The color, I have the scarlet red, is beautiful, but I've also seen the black and navy in person, and they're beautiful as well. The fit is amazing. I have big hips and I'm always worried about being able to zip up jackets, but the stretch helps this be a comfortable and flattering shape for just about every body type. Not your average "puffy jacket".

    Finally, a down jacket that moves with you. I wear it when I'm out running errands, but I will admit, if I were to do anything crazy active, I would probably sweat to death. For normal use, it's great. Might not be the most breathable for long, strenuous hikes.