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Men's Principia™ Softshell Jacket


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Shed water and snow with this lightweight softshell jacket. For cool weather sports where some weather protection is needed.

Past Season Color
$81.98 $165.00
Style# 1455111
product.components.activity: Backpacking / Hiking


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Features & Specs

  • Weight: - 1 lb. 2 oz. / 515 g. -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - Fits Slightly Small -
  • Good For: - Backpacking / Hiking -


Shed water and snow with this lightweight softshell jacket. For cool weather sports where some weather protection is needed.

Past Season Color



  • Fabric Body: Motivity Soft Shell™
  • Body Fabric Content: 100% polyester


Center Back Length: 28" / 71 cm
  • Apparel Fit: Standard
  • Weight: 1 lb. 2 oz. / 515 g.


  • Wind resistant, breathable softshell fabric
  • Attached close fitting, adjustable hood
  • Zippered hand and chest pockets
  • One-handed hem drawcord seals in warmth
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Micro-Chamois™-lined chin guard eliminates zipper chafe


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Snug fit, just right 5'10" great athletic fit, warm even in windy conditions October 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great jacket for just about anything. This is the second Principia jacket I bought in the past two years. I live in Pennsylvania where we get all types of weather and this jacket is great for the country or city especially in the "in between" seasons where my Ghost Whisperer is just a little too much and the Onata is too light - Yeah I'm addicted to Mountain Hardwear gear. ha! I have one for work, and one for the outdoors - day hikes, camping, fishing etc... Great fit, great functionality, very flexible, and stylish. I wear an XXL am 6'2", 235lbs, perfect fit ,- if it helps 48L jacket, 18" neck, 36-37 sleeve; highly recommended! March 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Do Everything Jacket I bought this jacket for skiing on warm days and backpacking. What I found is this jacket not only skied really well but it was so versatile that I could wear it right from the mountain to the office. I'm very impressed with it's fit and feel and I highly recommend this jacket for anyone looking for an alternative to a shell jacket. March 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by One of the Best Jackets Found this product on sale, and it claimed to be wind and water proof. It can support both of those claims. The jacket is used in Oklahoma, which is very windy, and it works very well. It is lightweight, but still gets the job done, just like it claims. February 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Mid-layer! This is the most perfect mid-layer/softshell out there! I tried the Thermostatic, but I wasn't impressed with the sizing (ran big and looked "frumpy"), nor the integrity of the outer material. The principia has the characteristic slim-fit, which I've come to love from MH, and I completely trust it's outer material, very tough and water-resistant. The Principia can be worn as a top-layer in sub-32 degree weather if you have good layering underneath, or can be worn as a true mid-layer under heavier jackets in super-low temps at high altitudes. I'm 5'7" 145lbs, and the Small fits perfect. The Principia is comfortable, stylish, functional, and warm - everything you need in a great mid-layer. November 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great purchase for a light, suprisingly warm jacket. What I thought would be more of a "shell-type" jacket is actually fairly warm and cozy with the fleece-lined interior. It's pretty well constructed, fits well, and feels good on. Quality material too. November 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice Jacket As all other reviews said it is not as thick as one would think by looking at the pic online. I still love the jacket. It is very nice and looks great. I don't wear extremely heavy jackets in winter even though I live in North Dakota and it gets really cold here. I will probably buy a cheap fleece that matches to put under it when it gets really cold. November 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket! This is a great jacket if you plan on layering, it seems to do really good to break to cold wind and the large hood fits perfect over my helmet. October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect all around jacket Good technical jacket with a hood. It is increasingly hard to find jackets with built in hoods these days. Good fit. Not too tight or too loose. It is a little large on me but I have long arms and broad shoulders so I end up with stuff too big to fit my frame. Pack-able and full of functions. It is going to be my new all around jacket! June 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Jacket! I love this Jacket. One recommendation: Make the pockets higher. If I wanted to wear a pack, the pockets would be under the waist belt. April 29, 2013
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