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Men's Snowtastic™ Jacket


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Our premier backcountry ski jacket. A crazy comfortable waterproof/breathable softshell with a warm, brushed interior and every detail dialed. Built around our exclusive, instant-on Dry.Q™ Elite technology, it’s as comfortable skinning up as skiing down.

Past Season Color
$374.90 $500.00
Style# 1459891
product.components.activity: Ski / Snowboard


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Features & Specs

  • Breathable - -
  • Waterproof Technology - -
  • Weight: - 1 lb. 15 oz. / 878 g. -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - Fits Slightly Large -
  • Good For: - Ski / Snowboard -


Our premier backcountry ski jacket. A crazy comfortable waterproof/breathable softshell with a warm, brushed interior and every detail dialed. Built around our exclusive, instant-on Dry.Q™ Elite technology, it’s as comfortable skinning up as skiing down.

Past Season Color



  • Fabric Body: 3L Dry.Q Elite® Synchro NBT
  • Body Fabric Content: 56% polyester, 44% nylon


  • Center Back Length: 30 " / 76 cm
  • Apparel Fit: Active
  • Weight: 1 lb. 15 oz. / 878 g.


  • New design
  • Total waterproof protection
  • Pit zips for additional ventilation
  • Plenty of interior pockets for all your gear
  • Soft, "Butter Jersey" cuffs
  • Zip handwarmer and chest pockets
  • One-handed hood and hem drawcords for quick adjustments
  • Micro-Chamois™-lined chin guard eliminates zipper chafe
  • Recco® avalanche rescue reflector embedded in each style
  • Attached, 2-way adjustable, helmet compatible hood
  • Internal mesh stow pockets and zip security pocket with media egress
  • Key clip in wearer’s left pocket
  • Removable goggle chamois
  • Hem adjuster in hand pockets and hidden hem release
  • Velcro® adjustable, ergonomically articulated cuffs
  • Resort pass pocket on wearer’s left lower arm
  • Removable, adjustable, stretch powder skirt
  • Micro-chamois lined chin guard


Men's Snowtastic™ Jacket is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fits well but needs more armpit volume. This is a great product, great features, great material and very versatile in the winter environment. The product fits well but is a little snug in the armpits, especially when layering underneath. You get used to it but It could use a little more volume - feels about right when pit zips are undone. The shoulder width and sleeve lengths are fine so a larger size is not the answer.
Date published: 2015-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Jacket is a Rock Star!!! I was at the Mountain Hardware outlet store yesterday and picked up this jacket in black/adobe and love it. Shortly after I walked out of the store it started pouring rain so I put the jacket on and it kept me completely warm and dry. I'm 6"2' and 255 pounds. The XXL is a little bit large and the sleeves are a little long but before I bought it I tried on a thin down jacket under it to see how it fit and it gave me a good amount of wiggle room which is great for breathability. I then took the down jacket off and tried a fleece underneath. Same thing. It was very comfortable. I live in Colorado and do tons of year round activities in the Rocky Mountains. This jacket will fit the bill for even my winter expedition backpqcking/camping trips in the backwoods. Over the years I have purchased tons of Mountain Hardware products and I still use most of them to this day. I think their customer service and warranties are some of the best in the business. You won't be disappointed getting this jacket.
Date published: 2015-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shell Ever Was a bit concerned about buying a "soft-shell" but after a month of hardcore use in everything the Northern Rockies could throw at me, I have to say this is one versatile jacket. Breathes much better than GoreTex and there is no worry about damp spots when the wet snow turns liquid. Love the soft feel of the fabric but it is different from all other soft-shells...almost a hybrid of the hard/soft materials. Great pockets too. Very happy with this jacket - good job MH!
Date published: 2015-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish & Functional I put this jacket through the ringer! It was my first time snowboarding and let’s just say I spent more time in the snow then on it. The Dry Q Elite technology held true….I stayed dry and warm all day. I was worried I might have been too rough with all my falls. To my surprise, the jacket looked just as great after my trip, then when I first bought it.
Date published: 2015-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good jacket but oddly sized I wear this jacket on my daily commute in Minneapolis (been single digits every day for the last month) and when I am out hiking and skijoring. This is an intriguing jacket. I would say that overall I am very pleased and consider it a great buy, though I did get it at 50% off. If I paid full retail, I might not rate it as highly. The good: Jacket is totally water and windproof, no question. It looks great ( I have it in Shark) and I love the features..the snow skirt, the sleeve, chest, hand and internal pockets with media pass-through, the lined cuffs with thumb loops, adjustable hood...all great stuff. The bad: This jacket just fits weird. I am 5' 9" and 168 Lbs, so I would say fairly fit (yeah, I need to lose a couple more pounds, but maybe after the harsh winter!) I have the Medium. Sleeve length is good as is overall length of jacket (Covers my backside), but it is cut as if I have Santa's tummy. There is a crazy amount of extra fabric across the stomach area. I don't know if their designers have ever seen the shape of human beings (particularly ones that are their target customers of active outdoors enthusiasts), but almost no one is shaped this way. It hurts the jackets warmth (Yeah, this is a shell I know, but still) and makes the jacket unsightly, especially if sitting down (like on the bus). It's not a deal breaker, it's just weird and I'd much rather have an athletic cut. The other area the fit is weird is the sleeves. The sleeve holes are either cut way too high in the jacket, or they are too small...I can't decide which one it is, but when you put the jacket on, it feels like someone is picking you up from the neck and yanking the jacket up. They actually cut into your armpits and it's really uncomfortable. It seems that once you are wearing the jacket and going about your activity, this issue lessens quite a bit...the jacket must settle or stretch out. When you put it on though, it just doesn't feel right and many days I have actually taken it off and put it back on several times thinking I somehow put it on wrong...it just feels that weird. Now, with all of that text about the weird cut, it is still overall a strong jacket and I would recommend it, especially at a discounted price relative to some of the more expensive competition, but do beware of it's unique attributes.
Date published: 2014-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fit, Lightweight This jacket is awesome. Super light weight. The hood adjusters are tricky at first but once you learn them their functionality becomes apparent. Perfect with or without a helmet.
Date published: 2014-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket This jacket does everything you could ask. While I think you can probably get cheaper jackets with all the functionality, they might not have the quality. I get the feeling this jacket will last a long time. The only small change I would make would be to offset the zipper at the top like the minimalist version so it is more comfortable when totally closed. Overall great jacket.
Date published: 2014-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Durable Ski Shell I recently purchased the MH Snowtastic shell in a Mens large. It is well-made, and well-designed, with only one feature drawback. It fit true to size, as I am 5'11" and 185lbs. Overall, it's a great jacket, made of a pliable soft outer fabric that is tough, waterproof, and extremely breathable. Inside, all seams are taped and a brushed fabric keeps the jacket from feeling cold. In fact, during a week of skiing the trees, back bowl, and groomers in Colorado, I always felt comfortable, and never felt cold, hot or sweaty inside, because the jacket breathed so well. As long as I layered sufficiently, I seemed to be very comfortable and able to move my arms and body easily. In fact, I wore MH's synthetic fill puffy jacket inside the Snowtastic jacket and over a thin wool base layer. This kept me warm during single digit temperatures on the slopes and in the wind. The jacket has an ample number of outer and inner pockets, with zipper or elastic closures. The outer zippers are the expected waterproof type, which all work well, except the main zipper sometimes is hard to pull with one hand due to friction with the rubberized zipper flaps and the inside wind flap. One appreciated feature is that the zipper is two-way, so that you can zip up the bottom part way to allow for better range of movement when bending over or high stepping your legs. The only major annoyance in my opinion is that the hood does not detach and does not synch close enough to prevent snow from gathering in it when it snows. I suggest a detachable one, especially since most people are wearing helmets these days. However, all in all, I really like this jacket, and I expect to use it for years to come.
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lscott This jacket is constructed well. The mid section allows for too much belly and the arms are slightly long. I am not slim by any means. I think the jacket would be the perfect size if I were 8 months pregnant. I did wear this jacket on my last ski trip and I was dry and warm. The jacket performed nicely. This is one problem with shopping on line. Just a bummer with such a pricey jacket.
Date published: 2014-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fully Functional Sheds rain like a duck's back. Shaped cuffs cover gloves nicely. Offset hood covers my helmut and moves independently when turning my head side to side.Breathes well when I'm burning calories.Plenty of pockets.
Date published: 2014-02-03
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