Mountain HardwearStretchDown Hooded Jacket - Men's

The puffy you've been waiting for.

Bending a knee, bending an elbow, or bending the rules���tele skiers aren't exactly known for replacing their gear each year, but you want mobility and the Mountain Hardwear Men's Stretchdown Hooded Jacket is low-profile, so you can hide it under your beat-up, barely waterproof shell with no problem. While it's hiding there, like a second skin, you'll relish the way it moves with your body. The unique stretch construction provides this perk, but also traps more warmth than the usual puffy, and thanks to the special treatment the down receives, it won't matter how much moisture soaks through that eight-year-old shell of yours, because this down jacket will stay lofty and warm even if it gets wet.

  • Insulated jacket keeps you warm no matter the forecast
  • Hydrophobic down is RDS certified and fluorine free
  • Stretch construction offers mobility as you ski or hike
  • Active fit for layering under shell during winter sports
  • Dual-sided hem adjustment keeps out the cold
  • Reviews
  • Q & A
Unanswered Question

How small does this pack down?, Can you hang it from a climbing harness?

Great Winter Town Jacket

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: Runs small

I picked this up as a gift for my dad to use around town. He lives in an area were the temp is often below 0. Paired with a mid weight base layer he says it keeps him plenty warm.

Gets it done and then some!

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

My first impression was that it was going to be to light and was not going to keep me warm for what I was going to use it for. Walking the Dogs, brushing snow off the car. or hour long walks below freezing I was warm to say the least. Light and thin enough I could use it as a mid layer with my shell jacket though I never got cold enough to need it and I've never had an issue with it getting wet in the rain or snow, the Q-shield down really does its job. For a Down jacket I've been surprised that the construction and material has held up with the dog claws and sharp keys I keep putting in the pockets. I wouldn't recommend running through the branches with it but a really solid jacket! Some things to point out for me is that it seems a tiny bit large though I am a pretty slim dude. I would also say its not the most breathable jacket, long walks early fall weather it was almost to much.

Warm quality jacket, sizing a bit "off"

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

Love the jacket. The soft materials, the warm down, the way it looks... my one issue with it is sizing. I'm 185 and 5' 10" with an athletic build... I usually wear a medium in everything, and clothing usually look "tailored" but never ever "tight". The problem is that the medium is a tiny bit too tailored, and the large is... well just too big. The sleeves look too puffy on the large, and there's waay to much material on the back. That said, I wish I had a bit more space on the medium, but I'm still keeping it because it's still comfortable and it looks fantastic.

Warm quality jacket, sizing a bit "off"

Initial impression

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

I was looking to replace my existing Marmot down jacket, with something a bit more technical. I am 6’2” and 220 pounds, with long arms. Backcountry tech suggested this jacket because of its fit. He was spot on. I reluctantly ordered a large, but knew if it was too small, I could return. Like a glove! Fits much better than my previous jackets. And it literally stretches. Arms are perfect length. It is 12 degrees outside today, and I stood outside with the pups while they played. Could feel cold on my legs. Not on my upper body. Initial impression is that this is my new favorite jacket. If you are my size and want to layer under it, order XL. If you want athletic fit, order large. You’ll love it.

Mmmmm Hmmmm!

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

I just picked up this jacket and immediately love it. The fit is on point. I am 6 ft 170lbs and the medium is perfect. I can layer underneath. The stretch feels good and I love a jacket with zippered side pockets. I havent had a chance to put it trough the wringer just yet, but first impressions are that I love this jacket.

terrible durability

    Hello,

    I wanted to like this jacket. I had it for about 2 weeks. My dog jumped on me one time and ripped a huge gash in it. I have a patagonia and an old columbia down jacket that are still going strong after years of abuse. The great thing is now I can't return it. DO NOT BUY THIS JACKET

    It's a mountaineering jacket...not a hanging out with dogs that have nails jacket...That's like buying a hockey jacket to play golf in.

    Kraig,

    I’m the rep for Mountain Hardwear and there is a trade off when you buy a down jacket. It’s usually light and not the first concern is durability. This is true for all quality down jackets. Truth be told, really inexpensive down jackets are often more durable than the expensive ones but they are heavy, use poor quality down and won’t be as warm or comfy. Sorry you had a bad experience. Sounds like you returned and all is good, BC.com and Mountain Hardwear stand by their products. If you ever do buy a hardwear jacket again I want you to know it will come with a lifetime warranty. Thanks. Pat

    Almost fits - not for athletic build

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

    I really wanted to like this jacket, but unfortunately the sizing was weird for me so I had to return it. I am 5'9" and 160 lbs with athletic build (42" chest, 30" waist). As you might expect, the size medium jacket was tight across the upper back and there was way too much room at the waist and belly. The sleeves were also about an inch too long - not that big a deal but if you're spending 3 Benjamins on a down jacket it should be spot on. I LOVE the matte stretch fabric. I got the bright green color - its a little darker than pictured on the web site; more like a pea green.
    I generally like Mountain Hardwear stuff, but this one missed the mark a little - no big deal! I hope this review helps with your decision!

    Not warm

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I am 6’1 190 athletic and large fit me just fine. I have a longer torso and it covers my buttocks, so a little longer than expected. The fabric is a decent denier and I feel more confident it will not rip open as easily as many other jackets. Zippers are great and pockects include big internals for water bottle or hat/gloves. Everything is good except for the warmth of the coat is unexpectedly poor. I live in Wisconsin and take the dog out early in the am every morning for fetch with scrubs only underneath. My old 100g synthetic from black diamond was significantly warmer. This gets uncomfortable at 40 degrees after ten to fifteen minutes. My synthetic cold handle 15 degrees for 35 minutes no problem. I must conclude that the welded baffles are a gimmick relative to the continuous layer of insulation that a synthetic provides.

    Love this 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!

    Love this Jacket

    Down with the Stretch

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

    Function: This jacket comes with many important features so I will just highlight a few that really matter. The Q-shild 750 fill down is more water resistant and of a higher quality then down used in some other jackets so the down in the baffles feel very supple and soft. The STRETCH in the stretch down means that the outer fabric will stretch with your movement and the baffles are "welded" instead of sewn so the jacket will stay warmer and be more comfortable, which is what really drew me to the jacket and it totally works. The pockets are nice and big with easy to operate zippers.

    Fit: This jacket fits true to size for a medium. Mountain Hardware can run a little on the small size so some people size up, for example I typically wear a small but the Medium realistically fits me better so you may want to size up if your in between sizing like me. Its a relaxed or standard fit, wider throughout the body of the jacket with enough room in the arms to move without any restriction. The hood feels pretty small but fits tight against my head and is crazy warm (i was very surprised) when its frosty outside.

    Fun: Despite this jacket not being my usual style and fit preference, I kinda love it. It keeps me extremely warm in a lot of conditions. It moves really well with my body regardless if its zipped or unzipped and i can pull the sleeves up if i don't want to get them dirty or wet (or that's just your style) and the elastic cuffs keep the sleeves high on my arms without feeling too tight.

    This would be a great down jacket to pick if your looking for a do it all midlayer for winter sports activities or you just want a warm jacket that works well around town.