Mountain Hardwear Men's Kepler Jacket
Lean, clean and completely waterproof, the Mountain Hardwear Kepler Jacket for men offers far more weatherproof protection than most traditional soft shell designs available from outdoor manufacturers. That's because soft shell jacket designers usually focus on breathable fabrics that compromise waterproof performance. Mountain Hardwear solved this concern by using a new DRY.Q Elite fabric technology that features an air-permeable membrane that expels far more body vapor than most waterproof and breathable shells on the market. While you probably dont even need pit zips, Mountain Hardwear added some to help you vent heat on extra tough climbs. To minimize weight, they applied sonically-welded seams while using waterproof zippers to seal out moisture. In case you wondered, the Kepler Jacket is fully windproof, too. Vapor can escape from the inside, but nothing passes through from the exterior.
- Shell fabric: 56% polyester twill, 44% ripstop nylon; DWR (Durable Water Repellant) coating
- Laminate: Dry.Q Elite 3-layer waterproof breathable laminate
- Waterproof / Breathable: 40,000 MM / 30,000 G
- Shell lining: brushed polyester backer
- Chest-high pockets accommodate a harness or pack
- Helmet-compatible hood with single-pull adjustment system and extra beefy brim
- Watertight zips seal out moisture
- Underarm zippered vents
- Soft, "Butter Jersey" cuffs
- Interior zip pocket for keys, ID, other small items
- Drawcords at hem seal in warmth
- Micro-Chamois™-lined chin guard eliminates zipper chafe
- Alpine fit
- Center back length: 29 in, 74 cm
- Weight: 1 lb 7 oz, 652 g
Purchase the Mountain Hardwear Kepler Jacket for Men from Altrec.com. All order totals over $45 qualify for free ground shipping.
- December 31 2011
Great if you have "Toothpick Arms"
I am a huge Mountain Hardware fan, so I am very disappointed to write this Kepler Jacket is really poorly designed. Essentially there are two major flaws... 1) The arms are way too skinny. I bought an XL and even though I am not packing "Big Guns" even with a t-shirt the fit was inconveniently tight. With a fleece on as well - forget about it. Too tight in the arms! 2) Its too short. I don't want my shirt getting wet when I reach above my head. It will with this jacket as it rides way up and over... Sorry Mountain Designs, but unless you have toothpick arms and bib style rain pants, get some thing else to stay dry in...