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Men's Super Compressor™ Hooded Jacket

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Belay jacket made from our proprietary new construction technique. State-of-the-art, proprietary synthetic insulation construction with the loft and warmth of a down jacket. Perfect stand-alone piece for cold belays or for layering in damp conditions.

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$146.98 $295.00
Style# 1568761
product.components.activity: Alpine Climbing


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Features & Specs

  • Weight: - 1 lb. 1 oz. / 479 g. -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - Fits Slightly Large -
  • Good For: - Alpine Climbing -


Belay jacket made from our proprietary new construction technique. State-of-the-art, proprietary synthetic insulation construction with the loft and warmth of a down jacket. Perfect stand-alone piece for cold belays or for layering in damp conditions.

Past Season Color


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  • Proprietary insulation construction creates heat trapping air pockets that increase warmth without the weight
  • Thermal.Q™ Elite mimics the structure of down to create the highest warmth to weight ratio available in synthetic insulation
  • Lightweight, compressible insulation makes it perfect to pack for cold belays
  • Two pack and harness compatible PU zip handwarmer pockets keep valuables secure
  • Single interior toggle hem for easy adjustment on the fly
  • Helmet-compatible hood has a single adjustment for a customized fit
  • Imported


  • Fabric Body: 20D Nylon Rip
  • Body Fabric Content: 100% Nylon
  • Insulation: Thermal.Q™ Elite 100 g


  • Center Back Length: 29" / 74 cm
  • Apparel Fit: Standard
  • Weight: 1 lb. 1 oz. / 479 g.


Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Larger than normal, but what I wanted Yes, this jacket fits a lot bigger than the other MHW jackets I have. But, knowing this beforehand is a good thing. I wanted a jacket that my Monkey Man would fit under and both jackets would fit under my rain jacket. I was warm today when I walked the dog in the cold, rain. Now I just have to find some pants for the rain. March 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent This is the best jacket that I have ever owned. February 24, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice Belay Jacket After a recent ice climbing trip I realised I wanted a new belay parka. I had been using a combo of a 60g/m synthetic jacket and an 850+ fill down jacket from another company as my belay solution. These jackets fit over my shell, but the 60g/m solution wasn't warm enough on it's own and with the 850 fill down jacket in place i was barely able to get everything zipped up. When I got back from Ouray the research began and I decided to give the super compressor a chance. The good 1. I'm generally in between a small and a medium. I ordered the small and the chest/body area has enough room to easily fit a base layer, a fleece hoody, a 60g/m jacket and my shell. 2. The Super Compressor is warm and seems to be be very wind resistant. 3. For a belay jacket of this warmth and size it compresses well. The not great 1. The hood could be a bit larger in the neck and chin area. It could also have more coverage in the collar. I have no complaints about the size of the top part of the hood, but more volume around the neck would make it easier to zip the last 2 inches or so when you really want to hunker down. 2. The stuff pocket could be a bit larger. You can stuff the jacket into this pocket, but i worry about the long term reliability of the zipper when using the pocket this way because it is a tight squeeze which puts stress on the zipper. I also wish it had a clip loop that was not attached to the zipper. This seems like a point that could fail and cause issues. 3. I also wish it had a couple of mesh pockets on the inside of the jacket. This isn't a huge issue as I'd generally rather have my lead gloves closer to my body, but pockets are almost always useful. I haven't had a chance to really test this thing in cold/damp conditions, so I can't say how warm it will be when wet, but so far I'm pleased. This jacket is well made and will serve me well. January 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great value Great for casual or high technical applications. Runs massively though. Size down one full size. January 20, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Fine jacket except for the zipper I bought this jacket to replace a well-worn previous MH jacket with a tough outer shell. I couldn't find similar warm jacket so I bought the super compressor hooded jacket. From day 1, I have hated the zipper. I can't get it engaged about 50% of the tries and lately, the bottom zipped part is going unzipped. I would give 4-5 stars if the zipper wasn't so small and finicky! January 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Just buy a smaller size. Perfect except a bit big. December 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality Jacket I use this jacket as my outer layer every single day. It gets -20 with 30 mph winds by me and this jacket has kept me warm through that. The material isn't too hard to snag and rip but it doesn't comprise the functionality. The fit is a big and long but I prefer my stuff that size. I normally don't write reviews for products but this jacket is practically my best friend so i felt compelled. March 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Jacket Love Mountainh Hardware products and image. Jacket is a mix of black, brown and silver. Sharkskin is an appropriate name. It looks black online. I like the color. Fit is comfortable and warm. A little baggy but when wearing other layers it's nice to have the room. I'm 5'10" 206 with big shoulders. I ordered a large. It's very light. People think it's cool. I really like it too. January 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Fitment is horrendous Ok-it is hard for me to write something bad about this company since they have been my primary outdoor gear source since the original designers left The North Face. This jacket has potential but there are a couple things to beware if you are looking to buy this jacket. The first issue is that on the website, the "Shark" color appears black with red trim. In all actuality it is a grey color with orange trim. Still looks ok, but you wont be getting something that looks like the photo. The second and biggest issue is the pathetic fitment of this jacket. Like many people who may wish to buy this, I have an athletic body being 6'1, 185lbs with shoulders just slightly more broad than average. I don't have a gut. I mention that I don't have a gut because unless you are 9 months pregnant with triplets, or are intending to smuggle toddlers underneath the jacket, it is MASSIVE. The farthest from form fitting that you could possibly get. It's like wearing a insulated Mu-Mu. I got the size "L" like all my other fleeces/down/synthetic jackets and the fitment of this is not even in the same universe. If you are obese, and I mean morbidly obese, it might just fit you. The stomach area is gargantuanly blousey. I am not being hyperbolic. Naturally, the next step is to return it for a smaller size, for me a medium. I am suspect that the problem here is the shoulders. If you have athletic shoulders it is likely a size down will make it too narrow in the shoulders, resulting in arm cuffs creeping too far up your arm when you are doing activities. Even then, I doubt a smaller size will rein in the abdominal fit to an acceptable point. After I exchange and try the size down, I'll revise this. Point being, this is the worst fitting Mtn. Hardwear product I have ever purchased. Whomever designed the specs for this needs to immediatly enroll in narcotics anonymous, because they were sky high when they designed this. Cheers. January 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Love the jacket,just wrong size Just received jacket, great build, looks awesome but it is a full size to big. I am 205, 5'11 ordered a large. Could be tighter fit in middle as well. December 18, 2014
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