Transition Softshell Jacket

 

Transition Softshell Jacket
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Transition Softshell Jacket
Manufacturer Mountain Hardwear
Page By Dow Williams
Page Type Feb 25, 2008 / Feb 25, 2008
Object ID 4832
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Product Description

For aerobic activities, the Mountain Hardwear Men's Transition Jacket is in it for the long run. Whether you're lapping a hollow on Nordic skis or trail running in late fall, this ultralight jacket won't disappoint. Highly breathable and totally windproof, the Transition Jacket's Windstopper Featherweight fabric lets air circulate without letting the cold get in. Stretch side panels and articulated arms give you a full range of motion, and stretch cuffs with thumbholes provide a fluid fit with gloves. This Mountain Hardwear hooded windbreaker has a slim performance fit and taped construction, so you can throw a parka on over it without bunching or pressure points.

Features

Material: Windstopper Featherweight
Core Venting: No
Pockets: 1 Rear zip, 1 inner MP3
Hood: Yes
Weight: 13oz (368.5g)
Recommended Use: Running, Nordic skiing, climbing, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty: Lifetime

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Dow Williams - Feb 25, 2008 11:26 pm - Voted 5/5

consistent...
with the zip T they have been making for a long time with little if any changes because they did it right the first time. They just added this jacket not too long ago. Two things: #1-the hood makes for a great athletic layer for ice climbing, keeping ice from your back. Hard to find hoodies on technical thin layers. #2-the stretch cuffs with thumbholes complete it as an ice climbing layer.....I find this essential regarding any under layer working with my gloves to keep my hands and fingers their warmest. The heat generated from your arm movement runs down into your hands without being lost or cut off. Again, I have used the shirt variation of this product for years on rock and ice. This is the perfect compliment for warm ice days or cold rock days.

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