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Men's Torsun™ Jacket




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


  • Body Fabric: 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 11 reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great all around shell I'm 6'0" and this jacket fits me well with a fleece underneath. As others have noted, this jacket has long arms, which is great in the snow. It is slim through the pits and the body. The collar when up is high enough to provide good wind coverage. On the slopes I add a gaiter on the slopes. January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Shell Fit: I bought this jacket in Large, and I am 6'3" 155 lbs with a large wingspan. This is the only jacket I have ever owned that has sleeves that are long enough for my lanky body and don't pull from my gloves when I reach for something. I had no problem wearing this over a base-layer, a T-shirt, and a fleece insulating layer. Freedom of movement was great, but then again I am a skinny tall guy. Weather Resistance: I climbed a 6,700 ft peak when the arctic air mass moved through the cascades. It was -10°F at the peak with 20MPH winds and I was fine with just the fleece underneath. I got a little sweaty when ascending but the vents were placed well, especially with my waist and sternum straps buckled up. This definitely breathes better than my Goretex jacket and I didn't clam up despite the perspiration. It was sunny and super cold, so I haven't wrung this through the wringer on waterproofness, but I did wreck on my snowboard on the ride down and never got wet. Insulation: This is a shell jacket. You need insulation if it's going to be cold. January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Active Jacket!! Got this jacket to back country ski in Vermont. Ordered size large in Azul blue. The jacket fits very well. The only note I will add is that it is snug through the shoulders and in the arm pits specifically. Of course, this facilitates more movement while wearing the jacket. the snug fit allows you to rotate your arms better. I layer it with the Toasty Tweed or the Micro Ratio depending on temps. Good long sleeves fit over my gloves perfectly. Full zip with a slightly longer collar eliminates my need for a buff or clava. Plenty of room in the hood for a helmet. The jacket does breathe quite well. Very well suited for back country skiing or snow shoeing/climb/hike. Really loving this very technical jacket. You will not be disappointed. January 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The last jacket you will buy (if it fits) Breathes as expected, i used it biking at 45 degrees and raining and it functioned well even without pit zips. The pocket vents worked OK. Good windblock, well made and simple in the features. Lightweight. The hood is very comfortable and was my favorite part. Sleeves and closures are excellent and very comfortable. The orange is an incredibly ugly, but they were out of blue. Made me gag to put it on, and i had to hide it in the closet at night. But i didn't get it for the color... Loved everything about it except when it gets in the 30's, i tried to add a base layer but the medium was too tight just in the chest. The large is way too big. I'm 5'8, 170 lbs, 32 waist and 41 chest. If it fits, it will likely be your last jacket. Unfortunately not being able to comfortably layer is not an option and I had to return it. December 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best overall elements jacket I have had an earlier version (with pit vents) for about 10 yrs, and it has surpassed my wildest expectations! Blizzard - no problem, snowshoe climb- no problem, xski- no problem, noreaster- no problem! In fact I havent found weather it couldnt handle! And after 10 yrs, I am going to replace it w the same item, if I can ever get someone from mtn hardwaer to reply to my query: does it still come w pit cents? November 10, 2014
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