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Men's Maximalist™ Jacket


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Unsurpassed breathability with lightweight, backcountry toughness. This three-layer jacket is as comfortable going up the mountain as it is coming down. Unlike traditional waterproof/breathable jackets, this Dry.Q™ Elite shell starts breathing the instant you put it on. Articulated cuffs won’t ride up as arms move.

Past Season Color
Style# 1459881
product.components.activity: Ski / Snowboard


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Features & Specs

  • Breathable - -
  • Waterproof Technology - -
  • Weight: - 1 lb. 10 oz. / 737 g. -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - True to Size -
  • Good For: - Ski / Snowboard -


Unsurpassed breathability with lightweight, backcountry toughness. This three-layer jacket is as comfortable going up the mountain as it is coming down. Unlike traditional waterproof/breathable jackets, this Dry.Q™ Elite shell starts breathing the instant you put it on. Articulated cuffs won’t ride up as arms move.

Past Season Color



  • Fabric Body: 3L Ripstop


  • Center Back Length: 30 " / 76 cm
  • Weight: 1 lb. 10 oz. / 737 g.


  • Attached, adjustable, helmet compatible hood
  • Removable, adjustable, stretch powder skirt
  • Pit zips for additional ventilation
  • Plenty of interior pockets for all your gear
  • Soft, "Butter Jersey" cuffs
  • 1/4 zip collar gusset and offset center front zip for increased mobility and comfort
  • Zip handwarmer and chest pockets
  • One-handed hood and hem drawcords for quick adjustments
  • Micro-Chamois™-lined chin guard eliminates zipper chafe


Men's Maximalist™ Jacket is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Maximalize Yourself Okay, this jacket is ridiculous! In a good way! Incredibly solid construction, as to be expected, great materials, awesome look, the list goes on and on. My only problem is that the helmet compatible hood is not as comfortable as others when it's cinched down to your head without anything else on, but with a hat it's fantastic. We've been having some pretty nasty weather lately, but it's been in the 70s, so I threw on this baby, never felt any wind, never felt a drop of water, and never felt too hot. The breathability on this is incredible. I've already used it on a short (3 mile) hiking trip/picnic/bonfire with my Mountain Hardwear Paladin backpack and did not see any indication that the material will wear from abrasion any time soon. I can't wait to take it skiing next season, the gigantic hood should be perfect for my gigantic helmet. I will say, I bought the black, and the blue color on the zippers looks more like a baby blue or sky blue in the pictures, but is really a solid teal color. It's a pretty subtle difference, and I like it more as teal anyway, just a heads up. Overall great jacket that I know will serve me for many years to come.
Date published: 2013-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Maximalist is to the Max is Size I just got this jacket so I have only used it once for a quick skin. The quality of the fabric is extremely high and the jacket seems like it will last a very long time. It's light and tough! That being said I am disappointed with the fit of the jacket. I am 6'1 and 170 pounds. I got the XL and I probably need another 150 pounds to make this jacket fit correctly. A little too much like a mumu. I've had three XL MH jackets and love them. This jacket is like kissing your x-girlfriend at a bar, it's a mix of good and bad, but should be avoided. I would not recommend this jacket to a friend.
Date published: 2013-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic four-season shell. I bought a pair of DryQ Elite snow pants (see separate review) and loved them, so decided I had, had, had to have a jacket. Maximalist, bought at a recommendation of a MH employee is fantastic -- wore it doing moderately strenuous activities and I never got wet (and I sweat a lot), in fact at least once I got wet without wearing the jacket, put it on and dried out. All the pockets just where you need them, love the thumb loops (OK, I don't love them though I do like them... they're a bit too tight and pull back on my thumbs, but I know why they're there), and the asymmetrical sleeve end – kudos to MH for being thoughtful. Thought the neck zipper was dumb ‘till I zipped the full zipper and then unzipped the neck zipper and was covered with good ventilation and mobility. One item I wish they did include, a minor point and could be user error – I wish they allowed me to cinch the hood back – I can cinch it sideway, I can pull it down, but there appears to be no control to pull it back and set it there. Not an issue if I’m wearing a helmet, but without it makes the hood into a parachute and once it drops down, makes me look like a ninja… Fantastic jacket, love the design, the fit, the material! Thank you MH!!!
Date published: 2013-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely water and windproof If you need a lightweight yet sturdy outershell, this is the jacket for you. The design is completely waterproof and windproof. External zippered pockets are located where your hands natually reach...a very sensible design. The left sleeve has a handy ski pass pocket at just the right spot. I highly recommend this jacket.
Date published: 2013-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Walking along the Washington coast all day Wednesday stayed perfectly dry and comfortable. Is the perfect weight for our weather here!
Date published: 2013-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Maximalist jacket sweet jacket, bitter that i had to return it.... I ordered this jacket in XL hoping it would be a good alternative to an XXL Alakazam jacket that was too big... The torso was the right length, it almost was a great fit.... but the arms and shoulders are cut too tight for my build.(stocky) I will have to deal with the XXL being too baggy and long because i cannot have limited range of motion in my arms and shoulders. I would like to see XL size fit a larger range of people that arent NFL lineman big but are still stocky. The materials and design otherwise are top of the line. it has an overabundance of features (thus the name) but it is a killer ski jacket. the second zipper just expands the collar, to accommodate a neck fleece, so thats nice, but not necessary if the collar is cut comfortably large to begin with. the zippers are a little sticky, but seem pretty bomber. the hood fits snug to tight over a Smith helmet, but seems to work well with good ROM and visibility (in my living room). the hood cinches take a minute to figure out cause they are hidden inside the fabric. All in all i am disappointed the arms weren't cut a little more roomy because this jacket would have been a really nice hardshell option. I would have kept it for sure and rocked it for years... it is a quality product that did just not fit me... :/ OH and I wasn't in love with ANY of the color choices that repeated through the catalog this year....Orange,black,& teal, or ....orange, black, or teal..... I would love to see some GOLD/Marigold color options... (vs. CANARY.....) or Sand....
Date published: 2013-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Jacket I absolutely love this jacket. I spent a lot of time researching jackets and am very happy with my choice. If you layer appropriately, you will stay dry and be comfortable all day long The neck collar is one of the better parts about the jacket. Having the offset zip and expandable neck collar makes it very comfortable to ride in as well as being great for riding the lifts. My only complaint on the jacket was that it was too tight in the armpits, however this can be avoided by simply opening the pit zips a small amount. I am 5'11" and 165lbs and a medium jacket fit me perfectly.
Date published: 2013-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It This jacket is amazing! I have used it back-country skiing fro this season as well as just for the general wet weather in my area. its amazingly comfortable in most any condition. it breaths well and is very waterproof.
Date published: 2013-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Jacket Rocks Best ski jacket I've ever owned! Light, absolutely waterproof and warm. Great pocket configuration. Allows beautifully for layering. Just feels really comfortable and great looking, too!
Date published: 2013-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Maximalist shell and fleece I bought this for my son as a Christmas Present. He is an avid skier and was totally impressed by the quality. He absolutely loves the jacket and fleece.
Date published: 2013-01-03
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