Mountain Hardwear Nitrous Down Jacket - Men's - 2012 Closeout
The men's Mountain Hardwear Nitrous down jacket uses 800-fill down to turbocharge trips into the cold, and it's so packable that you'll choose it over your go-to fleece when in need of extra warmth.
Rated5out of5byrenotomfromJacketGot down to single digits & I was toasty. I bought a Nano Puff and the outer material felt so flimsy for wearing backpack straps I returned it. The material on this jacket feels way more durable. What, maybe an ounce or 2 more! This is the 2012 version. Probably new stuff on the 2013 model! HI HO!
Date published: 2014-02-15
Rated5out of5byjbthunterfromGreat JacketOne degree in Rockville MD yesterday, this jacket was all I needed. Granted I have some built in insulation and I usually wear less than the average person, but the jacket is great. I do not think that it is wind proof, but I did not notice the breeze getting through, so at least a little wind proof. And it does store in either pocket and would make a very good pillow.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated5out of5byKyle GuyfromWhat a great jacketI am super impressed with this jacket. It looks really cool all around. It is missing a chest pocket or an inside pocket if you're worried about that. The double waist drawstring is real nice. If there is a negative, it's that the cuffs on the sleeves are very light/loose. I had read that this jacket runs a little tight, I normally wear an XL, but I opted for a XXL and it fits great on me (6'2", 275) with room for a hoodie or something underneath. Wore this around with a light sweater underneath on a low 20F breezy day and I didn't feel any cold coming through. The material is very light weight, so be careful for snags and whatnot.
Date published: 2013-12-25
Rated4out of5byBuddhafromWarm jacket but missing a key featureI primarily wear this jacket to work as it's lightweight and comfortable while driving. It's definitely warm as I've worn it in 10 degree weather for 30min without getting cold (with only a shirt/undershirt underneath). However, the material is not heavy-duty so I don't recommend it for any activity where it could get snagged. Also, the down feathers tend to poke through (once again, lightweight material). It also lacks an outer chest pocket which I have become accustomed to for my phone. However, given the sale price I find it a good deal.
Date published: 2013-12-16
Rated4out of5byHikerdave88fromLightweight and packable warmthThis a nice, warm and highly compressible down sweater. Perfect for keeping pack weight down when day hiking or backpacking. Not suited for extreme cold but good as a mid-layer. The only real drawback is there are only the two hand pockets so no where to stow a small storage bag (for the jacket) or other small items without the risk of them falling out of the two side pockets. I think this is part of the no frills and light weight character of this jacket, but it definitely works.
Date published: 2013-12-16
Rated5out of5bycableup1fromGreat Warm Jacket, Great valueI am 6'2" and weigh 205lbs. The XL fits me good with room for a layer underneath. The coat is extremely warm and blocks the wind quite well. Its not advertised but it does pack itself up into its own pocket.
Date published: 2013-11-27
Rated5out of5bySudhirKfromLight down jacket for hiking.I have used the product for hikes in and around Portland and on hikes in the Grand Canyon. I like that it was very easy on & off, pack-able and it fit under my rain jacket.
This is an older product and at the REI sale prices with an additional discount, it was most certainly worth the price.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated5out of5byStevenGfromGood JacketThis jacket is great for the discount offered. It packs down nicely, is very light weight and kept me warm below 40* with just a t-shirt underneath at Yosemite last week. I bought it for use in cold to very cold weather (0-40*) as part of a lightweight layering system for backpacking trips. After wearing it for awhile, I could probably go below 0* with a long base layer and my Westcomb shell. I am also planning to use this for skiing on extremely cold days. It probably isn't as nice as a 900 fill piece, like something from Feathered Friends, but I'm not climbing Mt. Everest in a <$500 garment either. I sweat a decent amount and heat up very quick when I'm active, so I was looking for a 'lighter' down jacket. This has worked well so far, but I'll probably end up breaking out a down vest when I ski (it's warmer than I anticipated).
The fit is good, a little bigger than the Patagonia down jacket in the chest. I'm 6' 180, very athletic build and the medium fits well.
It's pretty simple, every piece of equipment has its limitations.... It's no secret where down jackets are advantageous and where they struggle. At the end of the day, this is a great garment for the price and I will get a substantial amount of use out of it in a myriad of conditions. 5 stars for the value received, although there are definitely better jackets out there.
Date published: 2013-10-20
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