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Men's StretchDown™ RS Hooded Jacket

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Summary

A versatile jacket that is super light but still has uncommon warmth, with a little added stretch to improve technical mobility in the mountains. It’s made with a revolutionary welded-channel construction that traps warmth and enhances durability. And the 15D face fabric feels almost featherweight but is unexpectedly robust, so it has excellent resistance to wind, water, and abrasion from ice, rock, and the occasional unfortunate tree branch.
This product is certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) by Control Union.
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Features & Specs

  • Weight: - 14.9 oz / 423 g -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - Fits Slightly Small -
  • Good For: - Alpine Climbing -
  • Good For: - Backpacking / Hiking -

Summary

A versatile jacket that is super light but still has uncommon warmth, with a little added stretch to improve technical mobility in the mountains. It’s made with a revolutionary welded-channel construction that traps warmth and enhances durability. And the 15D face fabric feels almost featherweight but is unexpectedly robust, so it has excellent resistance to wind, water, and abrasion from ice, rock, and the occasional unfortunate tree branch.
This product is certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) by Control Union.

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Materials

  • Fabric Body: 15D Ghost Lite Ripstop (100% Nylon)
  • Insulation: Q.Shield™ DOWN 750-fill /Fluorine Free
  • Insulation: RDS Certified Down

Measurements

  • Center Back Length: 28 in / 71 cm
  • Apparel Fit: Alpine
  • Weight: 14.9 oz / 423 g

    Details

  • 15D Ghost Lite face fabric is surprisingly strong and weather-resistant
  • Revolutionary bonded-channel construction supercharges durability and heat-retention
  • Knit interior fabric face is warm, and vastly enhances mobility through stretch
  • Secure zippered pockets and snug closures lock out weather
  • Adjustable, helmet-compatible hood
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Reviews

Men's StretchDown™ RS Hooded Jacket is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Jacket for Moderate Cold Purchased this jacket for my college son to stay warm while riding his bike around campus and walking in the 30’s to 50’s F. The jacket is comfortable and cozy with great classic styling. It’s not quite as insulated as I was hoping. But may end up being used more often since it will be easier to cram into a backpack when not in use.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A definite contender. Based on the significant price points and quality claims, I was most intrigued to see how this jacket performed under a variety of cold conditions. Basically, was the jacket a true performance 'contender or pretender’ ? So, after about three weeks of wearing the jacket around multiple situations - active outdoor activities and more sedentary - in very cold temperatures - I can report that it generally delivers the goods! But it’s worth noting a few product details; PROS: It’s versatile, well constructed, light weight and yes very warm. Even in sub zero conditions without a lot of layers. I bought the manta grey color and must admit the jacket gets complements. I liked the oversized pockets for carrying a lot of stuff and the chest pocket is perfectly situated. The stretchy outside boarder on the hood was great to fit over my helmet while skiing and stayed there even in windy conditions. The down panels are well designed, also. All good stuff, indeed. CONS: The outside shell material of the jacket is characterized as ‘unexpectedly robust’, but to me it doesn’t feel super durable. Despite claiming to have ‘excellent resistance’ to abrasion, I had a sense that if the coat snagged or caught on something the shell would indeed tear. No field proof. Just a suspicion. Now, one other important note. The jacket’s ability to ‘trap' warmth is a blessing or a draw back depending how it’s used, in my opinion. Twice, I skied and snow shoed with it on. Yes, toasty! But the high aerobic activity over time created a build up of perspiration inside the jacket that had no way of escaping. The jacket does not ‘breath’, which is disappointing, so it got consistently wet inside even at low temperatures. Fortunately it does dry up once I fully unzipped or took the jacket off. Conversely, I took long cold walks wearing the jacket and the interior moderated with none of the overheated clammy feeling that came with the aforementioned high activity. Under either condition I’m happy to report that very little layering is necessary because of the warm down. A product asset. The only other issue I found disappointing was that the lining in the large pockets is thin and not sufficiently secured to the body of the coat. So, if you put something inside the pocket like car keys, the weight of the pocket contents will actually drop below the lower cuff of the jacket. Just a minor product design flaw that can be fixed, I’m sure. So, here’s the bottom line: I do like the jacket and would recommend it’s purchase. But beware of the interior overheating under extreme aerobic activity. If I was on the MHW design team, I’d recommend some pit zips or something to breath the interior. Otherwise, worth the price and a bona fide ‘contender’.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excited to put on for any occasion I am 6'-3", 215lb, and this jackets fits my long torso great. The wellpositioned pockets on the inside of the front panels are great for gloves, papers, anything you want easily accessible without having to open a zipper. The jackets light shine stands out but is far from harsh to the eyes or too shiny. I can't wait to put this jacket on every morning.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exceptionally warm jacket with one flaw - the hood. I recently had the opportunity to test out this jacket in Grand Lake, Colorado while snowshoeing, snowmobiling (layer), and for around town wear (avg temp 20-30s not including wind). I plan to keep this jacket unless I find one with all the features Im looking for: 1) Warmth: The jacket was exceptionally warm while active and idle. Of course this will be an individual thing as some people tend run either warm and cold. My layers consisted of a Chili brand thermal top, mid layer long sleeve pullover, and the StretchDown RS Jacket. To control my temperature I vented either the pocket zippers, the main zipper and my long sleeve mid layer shirt or combination of all. 2) Durability: I did brush up against branches and had no issues but I did my best to avoid them. I would not recommend this jacket for snow skiing as I personally want to ski uninhibited without gear worry in case of falls, tree skiing, etc. 3) Features: Had everything I wanted, waist cinch, outside pockets, inside pockets (could be snugger to hold gear in), chest pocket, and a hood. The hood was the downfall, and I confirmed today that apparently Mountain Hardware does not have hoods with a cinch like other brands. If anyone has been to Emerald Lake in RMNP, its windy and your hood will not stay on your head! Not sure why this feature is left out on their jackets but it would seem logical to have it especially given the price of higher end down jackets. 4) Stretchable and RS (Ripstop) feature: There is no stretch on this jacket but its not a deal killer for me. I bought the RS version of the this jacket as I wanted a more durable jacket.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too Narrow in Shoulders This jacket has some nice basic features but the narrow cut in the shoulders makes it a poor fit. I am 6'4" and 185 lbs. 16/35 shirt and 42L jacket. I traditionally wear a Large in Mountain Hardwear and ordered one of these. Fit is ok in arm length and lower torso but way too tight in shoulders. Going to XL makes lower torso far too big. The stretch is very limited. It does a little, but not enough to overcome the narrow cut. Wide shoulder guys should probably pass on this. For those with a narrower frame, it might work out nice. It's a thin jacket and I think the Ghost Whisperer might be a better choice for similar thickness in a jacket.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nothing Stretch About "Stretch down" This is some sort of ugly marketing trick ... there is absolutely no stretch about this stretch down except the name. What a waste of time and energy ... what a disappointment. I returned it immediately and MH made me pay $18.00 for the return postage. Additionally, the fit was way small.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great medium weight down Bought the Stretchdown RS as a replacement for my winter emergency jacket. I haven't yet had the chance to test it at -20, but it seems to be a very warm, extremely compressible, and a really well constructed jacket. Love the welded seems as I haven't seen one feather sneak out yet. I'm looking forward to it being my go to jacket when I need warming up at a belay or when changing over from walk to ski! My only complaint is that the fit could be just a little more snug around the torso, but then I'd loose being able to layer so much under it, and it might not stretch as much as it does. I might change my mind about that when it is freezing cold out, and I need to keep my skins warm as those pockets look just about perfect for the purpose...never thought I do that with a down jacket though but it should be fine with the Q-Down shield. Seems to be the best buy for features at its price point.
Date published: 2016-11-02
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