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Men's Quasar™ II Jacket

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Summary

Uncompromising alpine performance in a waterproof 3-layer shell.Lightweight and durable, the Quasar II is designed to be as compact and efficient as it is hardworking. This waterproof 3-layer shell has a 15D nylon face fabric that resists abrasion without weighing you down. Dry.Q® Elite breathable technology starts expelling excess heat and vapor right away.
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Style# 1571481
product.components.activity: Alpine Climbing

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Features & Specs

  • Breathable - -
  • Waterproof Technology - -
  • Weight: - 13.2 oz / 373 g -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - True to Size -
  • Good For: - Alpine Climbing -

Summary

Uncompromising alpine performance in a waterproof 3-layer shell.Lightweight and durable, the Quasar II is designed to be as compact and efficient as it is hardworking. This waterproof 3-layer shell has a 15D nylon face fabric that resists abrasion without weighing you down. Dry.Q® Elite breathable technology starts expelling excess heat and vapor right away.

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Materials

  • Fabric Body: Dry Q® Elite 15D 3L Ripstop

Measurements

  • Center Back Length: 30 in / 76 cm
  • Apparel Fit: Alpine
  • Weight: 13.2 oz / 373 g

    Details

  • Dry Q® Elite’s waterproof, breathable, air-permeable technology keeps you dry inside and out
  • 3-way adjustable, helmet compatible hood features a wire brim to hold its shape
  • 15D face fabric is waterproof and feather-light
  • Dual hem draw cord for adjustment
  • Two PU-zippered chest pockets are harness and pack-compatible, and double as core vents
  • Articulated, slant-cut cuffs for maximum mobility while wearing gloves
  • AquaGuard® VISLON® zipper

Reviews

Men's Quasar™ II Jacket is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far, so good... I was a little disappointed at first when I received the jacket. The jacket seems seems thin. I've worn it 2 weeks now and it wears well. I am feeling more comfortable with the quality that I've had it in the rain a few times. The true test will be after some backpacking trips this summer.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight This replaces a similar 6 year old jacket. I'm stunned at how they managed to keep all the waterproof an breathability but lost so much weight. It's really featherweight. I'd like 2 side pockets, but I knew they weren't there when I bought it.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waterproof Tissue Paper I ordered this jacket hoping for a sturdy coat for my relatively active Minnesota winter life. Well, it may shed rain, idk, but the tissue like paper quality of the fabric seems like it will yield to even the slightest abrasion. Further, assuming damage to fabric, like say a stick or spork poking it, a needle and thread would just shred the fabric. Honestly the fabric reminds me of the tyvek suits I have worn on HAZ-MAT sites. Those were disposable. I can only imagine this coat would last week or so in the woods until it too would be disposed. I really had high hopes. Granted MH did not claim to have cordura or similar fabric but in a technical coat I expect high abrasion areas to be protected. When gear rips it is worthless. I've never heard my firefighter turnout gear manufacturer brag about "lightness". Technical clothing is all about meeting the extreme demands of the expected service environment. I am sure the jacket will wear well in a nicely in Mercedes or Coffee Shop but not anywhere else. Ok, maybe a Volvo too. I am returning the jacket.
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Shell I've Owned Could not be any happier with this jacket's performance over the years. This piece is versatile enough to wear in summer storms as well as winter hikes. Plenty breathable, and at 5'8" 150 the medium allows me to layer a base layer and micro fleece underneath comfortably. Pockets are placed so they're accessible with a pack on, and mesh means you can open them up for additional breathability. I've also had nothing but good experiences dealing with MHW customer service. They're extremely helpful with any problems you may encounter. You won't be disappointed in this jacket.
Date published: 2016-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing jacket so far I intended to purchase the Quasar Lite, but decided to go with this one as I've had a great experience with 3-layer Dry-Q Elite in the past. Fit is classic Mountain Hardwear - a little narrow through the torso with long sleeves. It's a perfect fit for me as I'm 6'0", 175# with a 35" sleeve. Most jackets are either too baggy or too short on me - this is neither. Fit is ever so slightly tight through the shoulders, but there's enough room for a thermostatic-style jacket underneath. I purchased the jacket for bicycle commuting, and I'm very impressed the sleeves are long enough to not ride up when leaned over. The hood also easily fits over a bike helmet while still scrunching down reasonably well for use without a helmet. No leaks so far, even riding in very heavy rain. Overall I'm very impressed with this jacket. It's stylish, appears well constructed (nice velcro, captive elastic pulls, waterproof zippers, articulated sleeves) and is very light. I would have liked it if the jacket had handwarmer pockets and true pit zips, but that's a small thing (also the chest pockets are HUGE). My only real concern is how well the lightweight material will hold up to daily use. So far I've worn the jacket for 2 weeks without any issue - if I notice any unusual wear I will update my review.
Date published: 2015-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Electron Yellow Rocks in the Quasar 2 I'm 5'11, 196 and have a 35 sleeve. Size Large is the right size in the sleeve length and through the body. Not too baggy in looks yet works for me to layer under it or not. Fit is as good as the Quasar 1. I wish the hand warmer pockets had remained in the same location as on the Quasar 1, but I suppose having them alpine style isn't so bad. Not the quietest fabric either, but for my purposes the noise factor is non-relevant. Overall, a great 3 layer shell jacket that lives up to its name.
Date published: 2015-08-19
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