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Compressor PL Jacket

Compressor PL Jacket

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Compressor PL Jacket

Manufacturer: Mountain Hardwear

Your Opinion: 
 - 4 Votes


Page By: tommi

Created/Edited: Jan 24, 2007 / Jan 24, 2007

Object ID: 2011

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Product Description

Mountain Hardwears Compressor Jacket
A Superlight, PrimaLoft® One synthetic fill provides excellent warmth-to-weight ratio, compresses easily and insulates when wet.
Specifically designed for backcountry pursuits where moisture and weight are factors.
Available in mes and womens cut.


• Fleece lined hand pockets
• One handed hem drawcord
• Interior zip pocket
• Laminated cuff tabs with Velcro® closure
• Lightweight and warm
• One handed, adjustable neck cinch
• Primaloft® insulated
• Micro-chamois lined chin

1 lbs, 0 oz / 453.60 g

Body fabric:
Superlight 15D™

Available in the sizes S, M , L , XL and XXL



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tommiLight and warm

Voted 5/5

I use this jacket for three years, i like it because it can be packed in a very small size and it is such a warm jacket. You can wear it as a insulated layer or insulated Jacket. The smooth fabric in the collar is very comfortable.
Posted Jan 24, 2007 3:23 pm

BigJordanOne fine jacket...

Voted 5/5

This is one fine jacket. Light, Warm, and pretty. Feels like you are wearing a layer of soft clouds around your torso, but not clouds in the sense that they are wet and cold more like well perhaps a warm mist, but not a wet mist more like a dry mist like that perhaps of dry ice but warm if you know what I mean. What I am trying to convey here is that it is very comfy! I have not tried it in winter yet, so we shall see, but so far awesome!
Posted Aug 15, 2008 10:07 pm


Voted 5/5

This is my go to jacket in all seasons it seems (for different reason of course). In late spring/summer I use this as a belay jacket and anything else you use a puffy for. It may seem too thin, but it is deceptively warm! In this winter, this is an excellent mid layer that moves sweat like nothing keeping your body drier and more regulated.

Since I climb in the cascades, I got the hooded version because it seems to rain even when it's sunny out. I've been through too many wet snowstorms in this jacket and it has done exactly what it is supposed to do, keep me warm. Sure, it doesn't keep water out like a good old hardshell, but it holds almost no water (and I really mean almost NO water) allowing it to fully insulate you even when you're soaking wet! One trip, the three others I climbing with finished the climb with mild hypothermia... I was warm and cozy, though a little wet. AND, I'm the one with no meat on my bones so I get cold fast!

One thing I've been surprised with is the durability. At first, I thought the jacket was going to crap out within a season or two, but I've given this thing a beating and it looks like new!
Posted Feb 10, 2009 6:02 am


Hasn't voted

I put this jacket to the test on a colo climb of Tweedy during a fall snowstorm. The temps were 0-10°F. The snow left me drenched almost immediately. Despite being thoughly soaked this jacket was warm enough that I only used it and a base layer for the entire day. It is also very light and thin.
Posted Oct 11, 2009 4:28 pm

OJ LoennekerGreat Jacket!

Voted 5/5

I got one of these this year, because i was tired of stuffing my big puffy in the pack for that "just in case" piece of insulation. This jacket stuffs down to almost half the size of a nalgene bottle. It's also really light, way lighter than my puffy. It seems like it's almost just as warm as my puffy, but so much less bulk.
Like someone above said, I too have used this jacket when it was soaking wet, and I was still warm. (wet is life here in the PNW!) The primaloft insulation does a great job even when wet. Mountain Hardwear says they treat the outer with a DWR, and water does bead up a little at first, but eventually it does get soaked through and the insulation gets wet. But you still stay warm.
My only regret with this jacket is that I did not get the hooded version.
Posted Jan 27, 2010 4:21 am

tommarchallBuy it

Hasn't voted

Amazing Jacket. Small light and super warm.
Posted Oct 12, 2010 8:10 am

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