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Men's Torsun™ Jacket


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A full-featured, 3-layer alpine climbing shell with superior articulation. Made for the serious climber. The Torsun offers outstanding mobility, especially through the arms and body, so it moves with you even in the trickiest situations. Dry.Q™ Elite technology keeps you desert-dry inside, while its 3-layer construction ensures durability and longevity.
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Features & Specs

  • Breathable - -
  • Waterproof - -
  • Weight: - 1 lb. 2 oz. / 516 g. -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - Fits Slightly Small -
  • Good For: - Alpine Climbing -


A full-featured, 3-layer alpine climbing shell with superior articulation. Made for the serious climber. The Torsun offers outstanding mobility, especially through the arms and body, so it moves with you even in the trickiest situations. Dry.Q™ Elite technology keeps you desert-dry inside, while its 3-layer construction ensures durability and longevity.


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  • Dry.Q® Elite instant-on waterproof, breathable, air permeable technology
  • Asymmetrical, Velcro®-adjust cuffs protect the top of the hand without compromising mobility
  • Dual-purpose, pack and harness compatible zippered pockets double as core vents
  • 3-way adjustable, helmet-compatible hood features a wire brim to hold its shape
  • Center-front PU zipper seals to keep moisture out
  • Imported


  • Fabric Body: Dry.Q® Elite 40D 3L
  • Body Fabric Content: 100% Nylon


  • Center Back Length: 30" / 76 cm
  • Apparel Fit: Standard
  • Weight: 1 lb. 2 oz. / 516 g.


Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this jacket I bought the Torsun jacket in advance of skiing the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. The jacket performed flawlessly for the 5-day trip. The weather was all over the place; cold, snow, wind, rain, sun...the Alps threw it all at us. The jacket kept me warm and dry and breathed well while skiing uphill. Lightweight...this is a very well-designed product. I'm 5'10", 170 lb and bought a large. Room for skins to tuck inside, but not baggy. Highest rating. April 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic water proofing, wonky pockets This jacket leads the industry in waterproofing and design for living life in the Northwest or any rainy climate. My one critique is the side pockets are a bit high in their placement, making for an awkward resting position when trying to keep un-gloved hands warm or trying to retrieve cell phone quickly. February 5, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Exterior fabric traps too much water I have found this jacket to be of very good quality. It feels sturdy enough to last a many years. The major down side for me was that the exterior fabric traps a lot of water and stays wet a long time. As long as the exterior fabric is wet the jacket is not very breathable and feels humid inside. In my opinion it defeats part of the purpose of a waterproof shell. I expected most water to roll off.. For me this would have been a return case but too much time had past from the time of purchase before i could test it in the rain. Also as other have mentioned, the very tight fitting armpits are a problem fortunately being tall 6'2" i could afford going a size over to large to have more room and still not look too baggy. (+) - breathable; - light enough; - i love the big chest pockets; - many adjustments of the hood; - nice value price wise. (-) - the exterior fabric captures water and stays wet a long time; - arm pits way too snug. i had to go one size over just for that. - i feel like the waterproof main zip is gonna break soon after using it for a year of frequent zipping/unzipping. *i have not tested other waterproof/breathable fabrics like gtx to compare. January 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by An almost wonderful ski jacket. This jacket has perfect design simplicity and along with quality materials makes for a darn good looking ski jacket, especially for western skiing. Sadly, as a few other reviewers described, the jacket was too tight in armpits and chest, restricting arm movement. At 6' 200 lbs with 45" chest I fit into the large category, especially in waist, sleeve and back measurements. XL would put me into a baggy jacket, except in the armpits and chest. Too bad about upper body fit, a great jacket otherwise. December 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Top notch! A++ Nearly perfection! Love this jkt. All the features i love are here, perfect sizing, perfect heavier weight; however the pockets doubling as the ventilation is not great and could be improved. Overall, possibly my favorite MHW jkt yet and i have had more than a few. I can imagine this one getting serious use. November 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Shell Heavier than a rain jacket but lighter than a gore-tex shell this is the perfect balance for me. Perfect for skiing and hiking on rainy days. August 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Small in the pits, shapeless, fits small I got this to replace a shell that I'd had (the Pinnacle) for about 7 years that had just been beaten to death. I was so disappointed by the Torsun that I sent it back and just asked for a refund. First of all, I have (and have had) lots of other tops (tees, base layers, fleeces, and shells) over the years, and I've always been a size L. I'm 5'11", 205 lbs., with a 45" chest and a 34" waist. I'm not a skinny guy, but I'm by no means a tub. I'm athletic and just build like an upside-down pyramid. (For the sake of further measurements, my dress shirt size is 17.5" neck and 34/35" sleeves.) The armpits on this jacket are so high up that they were snug when I just had a t-shirt on underneath (so no room for layering at all). That, and the arm sleeves and chest were snug, not allowing much room for movement without the sleeves or body riding up and staying put. As for the cut, the reason I liked my previous shell was that it was shaped like me. (Broad up top, narrow in the waist). However, this jacket didn't seem to taper at all in the waist. My wife said it looked like I'd put on a parachute because it didn't taper to my waistline at all. Given the reviews I read of other jackets (I spent a LOT of time investigating and reading reviews not just on the company's website but on other sites as well like Moosejaw, Backcountry, and REI), it seems to me that Mountain Hardwear has stopped designing jackets for normal sized people whose shapes and sizes may vary, but are just making stuff for skinny guys now. Unfortunately, I sent mine back and requested a refund so I could get something from another company (which I subsequently found and love). It hurt to leave MHW, but I've found a company that makes clothes for more than just skinny climbers and allows more athletically-built guys into their club. July 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LIghtweight and does it all I wanted a shell that is lightweight, durable, waterproof, breathable, and just large enough to fit over a down parka. The Torsun delivers on all accounts. I ordered a large which fits over a large go light Bitteroot. I'm 6'2, 202, 17%bf. The pits are slightly tight over the down jacket but the combo will keep me warm in extreme cold. With just a T-shirt the Torsun fits a little baggy on me. On the first day of snowshoe backpacking a small hole was worn on the interior lining at my hip belt. It got a little bigger after a couple more similar trips, but only in the one spot. The warranty process was a breeze and I've not had the chance to test the replacement. While working hard making my way in the powder the jacket breathed really well. The two vent pockets work really well letting out the heat. Oddly, the parts of me that were clammy from the jacket was my forearms. Never experienced that before but it wasn't too bad. The 40D outer fabric seems like an ideal choice, I think the jacket will have a long life. All of the details are well done, hidden cinch cords, seam taping, wire brim, all good. In the photo I actually have a Columbia Turbodown hooded jacket which fits better than the extremely puffy go light. July 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Raising the bar for the competition Dry q elite is an amazing step for waterproof breath ability! June 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great alpine jacket I live on Lake Tahoe and go on day excursions and multi day trips. This is my go to outer layer on simple backcountry tours to multi pitch climbs at lover's leap. It has proven extremely durable and able to trap heat enough to keep me warm wearing only it and a poly-pro under layer. I love this jacket. April 9, 2015
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