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Men's Minalist™ Jacket


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Top-tier technical performance without the fuss. With its streamlined look and advanced breathable waterproofing, the Minalist is designed to keep you dry whether you’re skinning up or bombing down the mountain. Dry.Q™ Elite technology starts expelling excess heat and vapor immediately for instant breathability.

Past Season Color
Style# 1522051
product.components.activity: Ski / Snowboard


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Features & Specs

  • Breathable - -
  • Waterproof Technology - -
  • Weight: - 1 lb. 11 oz. / 753 g. -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - Fits Slightly Large -
  • Good For: - Ski / Snowboard -


Top-tier technical performance without the fuss. With its streamlined look and advanced breathable waterproofing, the Minalist is designed to keep you dry whether you’re skinning up or bombing down the mountain. Dry.Q™ Elite technology starts expelling excess heat and vapor immediately for instant breathability.

Past Season Color



  • Fabric Body: Ripstop 3L Dry.Q™ Elite GE
  • Body Fabric Content: 100% polyester


  • Center Back Length: 32 " / 81 cm
  • Apparel Fit: Standard
  • Weight: 1 lb. 11 oz. / 753 g.


  • RECCO avalanche rescue reflector embedded in the style
  • Removable, adjustable stretch powder skirt
  • Drop hood: 3-way adjustable, helmet compatible
  • Internal mesh stow pockets and one zip security pocket
  • Key clip in wearer’s left pocket
  • Hem adjuster in hand pockets and hidden hem release
  • Resort pass pocket on wearer’s left lower arm
  • Soft “butter jersey” cuffs w/thumb loops (unless otherwise specified)
  • Micro-Chamois lined chin guard (jackets)
  • Pack compatible pockets
  • Slightly offset full front water resistant PU Zip with contrast adjustable collar gusset.
  • Dry.Q™ Elite wind and water proof fabric with instant on breathability.
  • Pit zips for additional ventilation.
  • Finely crafted articulated cuff construction.
  • Imported


Men's Minalist™ Jacket is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Snowboard Shell Put this coat through the ringer this year and has held up well to everything. I ride mostly backcountry and pretty heavy trees and this coat is perfect. Sheds heat well if you open the vents on a hike. Really cold or windy days you can hunker down with the storm hood and be nice and cozy. No rips or snags from riding in the trees yet, has held up well when I've gotten a little too close to the trees. Powder skirt works perfect. My only complaint is the cuffs are a little too tight when trying to tuck your gloves into. Overall great shell.
Date published: 2016-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Versatile Jacket Correct fit was impossible for me to find. I'm traditionally a medium in everything. The small fit "better", but my range of motion was too limited. I was swimming in the Large. The arms a bit longer than I'd like and the waist and chest a bit bigger than I'd expect. That being said, I LOVE this jacket. It's extremely versatile and performs as advertised.
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A step up! I was searching for a jacket with independent collar (not connected to hood), recco, pass pocket and 3L construction. As it turns out, not the easiest to find. This jacket had all the features, extremely light weight, a baggy enough fit for layering and motion without the powder skirt hiking up or skin becoming exposed. While I wasn't necessarily seeking them, I found that having the offset zipper and extra gusset are fantastic. I don't know if I'd get a jacket without them now! I own a lot of ski product and this is, by far, my favorite piece.
Date published: 2014-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DryQ Elite is THE real deal...so is the Minalist. This is a detailed review. The short of it is: the jacket has excellent features, well thought out design, extreme functionality and the Dry Q Elite delivers all the goods MHW promises. Period. For anyone who wants more information, keep reading! First of all, for it's design niche, a ski shell, this jacket is it. The best thing I can say is it has all the design elements you'd want in a ski shell. Even if you're not looking for a slope-specific shell, I think this is a great option. I've also used it on winter hikes, running the snow blower and doing errands. It always fits the bill. I also am looking forward to early spring and late fall because I'm sure this will be a great cool-weather rain shell also. Regarding the specific features, here are the big points to me. The angled zipper is very nice. It makes closing it up easier because it follows the natural movement of your arm. The secondary zipper (at the neck) is really great touch. When both are closed all the way it creates a nice high neck, and with the fleece on the inside, it's great for keeping out the cold winds. The secondary zipper can be opened to create a small amount of venting without opening the main zipper and losing valuable heat. The hood has plenty of room for a helmet, but can be easily adjusted with the draw cords to fit. The "halo" draw cord is really well done. One of the nicest parts of the hood is there is a semi-hard piece across the front, just above the eyes and nose, which makes a nice straight line and keeps the material from drooping when not using a helmet, and unlike other jackets that have a flimsy hood, I don't have to keep moving it out of my face when looking or bending down. The pit-zips are immaculate. They are the best pit-zips I've ever had on a jacket. The can be EASILY operated with ONE HAND. They don't catch, they don't buckle. Regardless of opening top to bottom, bottom to top, or both zippers at once, their superb design and exceptional ease of use were one of the "deal-makers" for me. The overall length of the jacket is just right. It's just long enough to cover your bum. And the bottom of the double-zipper is key. Don't have to unzip the whole jacket if I'm sitting down or jumping in or out of the car. I just unzip it from the bottom-up and there's all the room I need. It's also really nice for a rest-room break! The sleeves are a little bit long, but the good side of it is they allow for a good range of motion, and can easily be compensated for with the cuff adjustments. My jacket did NOT have "jersey/butter cuffs" and I confirmed with MHW that the Minalist does not have them. The two inside pockets are both the same size, and can easily hold a pair of goggles. There isn't a "media player" pocket, but it's no big deal. I just drop mine down in the pocket and run the cords up the inside. It was a non-issue to me. Critically, there is NOT a hanging liner in this jacket. No mesh, no nylon, just shell. It allows the jacket to breathe. And THAT is the #1 most important feature of the Minalist: the completely sublime performance of the Dry Q Elite. Simply, it's by far the best waterproof/breathable membrane I've ever used. I've had many another shell or jacket with a "supposedly" waterproof/breathable membrane that just didn't do the job. For a long time I did not understand how I would be cold and wet with a waterproof jacket on. Even with no precipitation falling, I'd still get cold, and I'd take the jacket off and it would be wet on the inside. That's because the moisture was actually coming from the INSIDE. The membrane wasn't breathing! It was like a greenhouse: it was cold outside, I was hot inside and condensation was forming on the inside of the jacket. This is where I found out Dry Q Elite really set itself apart. I was skeptical at first. But the MHW guys challenged me to wear the jacket inside my house. "Just site there and watch TV" they said. I put them to the test and they were right. I never got hot, never got stuffy. I could almost "feel" the jacket breathing. (I was just wearing a T shirt, obviously with a sweater anyone would get hot inside the house). That alone was enough to convince me. But then I experienced Dry Q Elite in the elements. I was blown away. I still can't fully explain it. The best way I can put it is that every time I wear this jacket out, I'm simply comfortable. When I feel the heat start to build up, the jacket is actually already breathing, and I am again comfortable within a few minutes. It's almost as if the Dry Q Elite creates the perfect atmosphere. Like it "knows". As I said, I didn't understand fully until I got it first hand, and the only way anyone else truly understands is if they've too had it first hand. I can't stress enough - the breathability of this Dry Q Elite. That's the key. Since I've had it, I've worn it in temps from 40 down to 10, and with a nasty wind-chill down to about zero. Done light to extreme activity. The jacket just does it's thing and I'm thinking "This is great!". Then I get indoors and take it off and it's bone dry on the inside. The fact the Minalist does NOT have a liner allows it to breathe even more efficiently. That was the other "deal-maker" for me. Dry Q Elite. I can't say enough good things about this shell. It solved all my woes about dreading that after being outdoors in the winter I was going to get cold and wet in my old shells with all this 'tech' that wasn't keeping up it's end of the deal! The experience of owning this jacket was truly a light bulb moment. It's the best shell I've ever owned. Come on...it's MHW folks!! Lastly, as I always suggest, take the time to call MHW and get specific sizing information. This is a SLIM-CUT jacket. So if you are of a muscular build, with bigger shoulders and lats (under the arms), it could get a little tight. I gave it an overall "TRUE FIT" rating because it fits AS ADVERTISED by MHW. But it's way too awesome of a jacket to be bothered with being uncomfortable! Take a few minutes to call and get the size specs. Cheers!
Date published: 2014-03-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from minalist Had some trouble with fit on this. I normally use large size tops in Mtn Hdwr... at 6'1" 165 lb. The Large was very large on this, especially sleeve length and pear shape lower body. I tried a medium and it was all right, except restrictive in the shoulders and armpits, while keeping the pear shape. So neither was really good enough to seem worth the price. The 3 layer material is very thick and stiff. Offset zipper works stiff, interesting idea, is nice when zipped up, but kind of odd when open.
Date published: 2013-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My FAVORITE shell, EVER! I've own about five shells, non of which are 100% water-proof! I've become very particular on the specific outdoor items I purchase. This shell wins my vote and recommendation! I use it mountain biking, fishing, motorcycle riding (rain gear), snow shoeing and just wearing this at the football games. Yeah, I've used this jacket for everything other then snow shoeing (planning to use it...) on this list above. I'm very impressed of the quality of the materials and also the stitching. I'm 6'6'' and weigh over 260 lbs, so I'm bigger and heavier then most. The sleeves are tailored in a perfect way, a little longer sleeve on the outside to cover the gloves/hands. Over-all, I'm just very impressed with the little things MH does to impress the people. I'm very happy with this shell, in fact it's become the best shell I own!!! Highly recommend it! For me, being so tall, it fits me perfectly. The sleeves are a little long, fyi. MH customer service recommended it and I'm so glad that did!!! Thank you! Regards,TProctor
Date published: 2013-09-30
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