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Mountain Hardwear Offwidth Softshell Jacket - Men's - 2006 BCS
Perfect your vertical performance with the Mountain Hardwear Men's Offwidth Jacket. This softshell contains a dose of elastane as well as underarm gussets, so you'll have a full range of motion while you climb. The TufStretch fabric stands up to rock, ropes, and harnesses and is wind-resistant. Mountain Hardwear treated the Offwidth Jacket with a durable water repellent in case the rain starts falling during your hike out.
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August 27, 2009
Had this jacket for over a year and have used it for xc skiing, climbing, hiking, casual wear and as a midlayer for winter outings. Cant find anything wrong with it. Got a small tear in the softer sleve fabric and it hasnt gotten any bigger
August 21, 2009
seemed like good quality, but I had to return the item. I bought a XXL, but like one of the other reviews said its really short in the torso. I felt like a valet in the thing. if you have an extremely short torso and long arms this jacket is for you.
OK.. So I'm 5'10'' and about 180lbs with monkey
OK.. So I'm 5'10'' and about 180lbs with monkey arms.. What size should I try first?
By: Tom Douglas
April 8, 2009
Monkey arms..? Like all big and hairy..I hope your a rock climber! I would try a large, my buddy roughly fits your discription, he has a +3 ape index and wears a large size.
By: Pat Goodman
April 8, 2009
For the price, come on
Julien Fisher esq.
February 11, 2009
When i bought this jacket i was lookin for a durable cheap and a relativity light soft shell. I went for the MH because ive been only hearing great things about there products. When i got this jacket in i was impressed, i could tell it was tuff and durable and it moves really well. To make it short and sweet, its really a great, cheap, and tuff softshell.
Not a bad softshell
January 15, 2007
Very pleased with this cheaper softshell, although I wish I had gone with The North Face Bionic Apex instead as it has a brushed fleece lining inside where this one has absolutely nothing. It's definitely not a cold weather jacket, there is no interior lining whatsoever. Best thing about it is it's fit, very performance oriented which is close and snug but still manages to not be restrictive. I do not regret buying it, but take a look at The North Face Bionic Apex if you prefer a brushed fleece lining.
Why do some color options for this jacket show a MH logo on the
Why do some color options for this jacket show a MH logo on the left sleeve while others don't? Are there different versions of this jacket?
January 20, 2009
Hard to find anything wrong with it
Julien Fisher esq.
February 10, 2009
Wicked jacket and i love the material. When i first put it on i could tell this thing was tuff. The main probelm with this jacket is that some people might not like the low cut for the waist. After putting it on and finding out that i was a tuff jacket i also found out that this jacket is meant ofr a harness. But it still is long enough that you dont look like a goof in a small jacket. The arms fit great and the i personally think the jacket torso fits perfectly. So far ive mainly used his jacket as an underlayer but i cant waitto pull it out for spring.
For the price you really cant be upset with MH piece.
December 12, 2008
Pros - athletic cut, material, length of coat, velcro wrists, comfort, price
Cons - really long sleeves, "limp" collar
If you want more details, read on. This is a great coat. Lightweight, soft, and comfortable - great casual jacket. I am 6'3" 190 and got an XL - fits great. I normally wear a large in most things so take note. Perfect body fit - it's not easy finding clothes that aren't baggy on me but this is a jacket for fit people. The jacket hits right at my waist as I wanted, but the sleeves when not velcroed go to my outstretched fingertips (and i have long arms). But the velcro does solve that so whatever. As the other reviewer stated there is a wide range of motion in the sleeves. Feels great on, but my eyes keep going to the collar that is limp. Price is great, fit is great, look is great - collar issue is a deal breaker...but this is a good coat. Well done MHW.
p.s. the picture is not correct. the "mountain hardwear" on the sleeve is actually down by the wrist and not at the elbow .. for what it's worth.
Great Jacket, esp for the price
December 8, 2008
This jacket is great for layering and fairly wind proof but what's best is its athletic fit. It is cut so it fits closely but I have never worn a jacket with so much range of motion in the arms.
I'm 6' 3'', 185lbs. Would I be able to comfortably
I'm 6' 3'', 185lbs. Would I be able to comfortably wear a sweater underneath a Medium or should I get a Large?
January 9, 2009
For your height I wouldn't have considered a medium, regardless. You should order a large simply for your height. A sweater should fit fine underneath given that the jacket fits you. I have a medium and I am 5'9" 155 lbs!-------------------Agreed. And you might even be more comfortable in an XL. Especially if you are planning on layering!
January 20, 2009
My new best friend
December 1, 2008
This has become my go to light jacket for work or play. Has no lining, so you will need to layer. But who doesn't layer? Used it Mid November for a short cold backpacking trip kept me warm with a thin merino wool sweater and a long sleave thermal shirt as my layers. I am 6 feet and around 190lbs, so I ordered the xl so that I could layer up underneath but I think I could have gotten away with the Large....
Great Softshell for the Price
October 7, 2008
This is great jacket at the price point. Lacks insulation, so I restrict it to mid-Fall/Spring. Runs a little small, so plan accordingly.
Good Tweener Jacket
March 23, 2007
I've had this shell for about a month now and I am very pleased with it. I have used it on several backcountry skiing days ranging from about 20 to 45 degrees and when biking and it has performed well. I typically wear it over 1-2 shirts depending on the temps. It also looks good enough to wear out when going out on the town.
I like the athletic cut and the fabric can stretch a bit when needed. I'd say it's just OK on breathability, but I've found that I can unzip the large pockets and they help to shed the heat. The chest pocket is a good spot for my iPod and it does a good job of repelling wind and rain. I'd buy it again.
does this shell have a drawstring at the bottom of the jacke
does this shell have a drawstring at the bottom of the jacket?
November 4, 2008
Yeah, it does.
By: Barrett Wood
November 4, 2008
March 20, 2009
its the little things in this jacket that make it as cool as it is. the chest pocket is huge, and allows room for any little stuff you need to take along. the pulls on all the pockets are really convenient and helps avoid the fumbling that comes with small zippers. the athletic fit is perfect for thinner framed people like myself.(I'm 5'10 and 140 lbs) it fits as easily over a sweater as it does a t-shirt making it a great layer outer from march to november here in new england. the drawcord on the back of the neck is great for when the rain hits and you dont want that trickle down your neck. to top it off, this jacket is so lightweight and packable you can stick it in a fanny pack (if thats your thing) anyway, just buy it.
sweet as bro
March 11, 2009
Great frickin' jacket. Literally a shell, but kept me dry in a random, complete downpour.
Buy a little bigger than normal so you can layer underneath.
March 9, 2009
Really sweet jacket for the money. Good fit and very well designed. Feels very durable. The materials and stitching are flawless.
November 13, 2008
Good price for the quality. No real lining, but its just a shell. I'm 6'1'', about 200 lbs, the body fits great, its a little short, sits right at my hips, but thats what its designed for. Sleeves are a little long, however, even for me with long arms. Looking forward to using it in decent weather snowboarding this season. Its on casual duty until then.
November 21, 2008
This shell fit me very well; 6'0 155lbs and ordered a medium. Has a sporty fit in the torso with gobs of room in the sleeves so you aren't restricted when you're bouldering. It has NO insulating properties whatsoever, so be sure to layer underneath if it is really cool out.
Great Climbing layer
April 14, 2008
Great light soft shell. I used for layering while climbing. It has a decent stretch factor so it doesn't restrict arm movements.
No insulation, but it's great as a very thing layer to give you a bit of warmth and block out wind.
February 8, 2008
No insulation here, but it does a decent job of keeping the wind and water out, while maintaining great breathability. Besides on hikes, I've actually used it as a shell for my 8 mile bike ride to work in MA in the winter, and it's breathability is superb!
Kudos Mountain Hardwear
December 17, 2007
Kudos to Mountain Hardwear. Its very athletic in fit and feel. Moves with you, perfect for layering and as an all purpose. Decent at stopping the wind, but by no means a Windstopper. Lined chin is great especially with its extra little extension off of the top of the zip, adjustable cuffs are very nice too. Exactly what I wanted shopping for a lighter, durable, non-lined, versatile jacket. This thing will stand up to anything, and looks sharp too.
good for spring and summer
moonhead in flagstaff
April 12, 2007
provides good protection against scraping on rock while climbing. pretty light soft shell. does not restrict movement.
February 23, 2007
Great jacket, it keeps me warm in almost every situation if i just put something underneath it. The wind resistance is great and the flexibility is awesome.
November 29, 2006
This is the best jacket I have ever purchased. It is lightweight and has a cool sleek style. I found this jacket to be very comfortable and breathable. It is great for cold, windy days. Looks great with jeans. I would stongly suggest buying this softshell jacket.
Not bad but small
April 13, 2006
The jacket appears to be okay, however, the sizing runs a half to full size smaller than most.
Nice Jacket Nice Deal
April 13, 2006
I've been shopping for a softshell with the features and price that I wanted for over a year. This is a rock solid, reasonably lightweight jacket that can cross over from climbing, running, cycling, and just sporting around town. Its really water resistant, and stops a reasonable amount of wind for its exceptional breathability. No insulationthe way I like it. High intensity work outs are "no sweat". If it gets cold just add a layer underneath. The jacket stretches just the right amount, has a trip fit, and doesnt ride up when reaching overhead. Buy this jacket!
February 22, 2006
I bought this jacket for my husband as a non-tech jacket. He has other jackets that he wears for training, but since they are always in the running closet or on the drying rack, they are rarely in any condition to throw on over clean clothes. I was tired of him throwing on some cheap fleece to wear around while leaving his $100+ and $200+ softshells at home (albeit sweaty). As a result, I can only comment on the jacket from that standpoint. He's never run in it.
I like the fact that it is windproof, yet very lightweight. Driving around in the car, he doesn't feel like he has on some big bulky outerwear, yet the jacket does a great job of shielding you from the wind and chill when outdoors. The pockets are great; the material is super and the fit is just right, its slim looking, yet roomy enough to fit over layers. If he were going to run in this, I'm sure he would be wanting pitzips, etc. The smooth fabric looks great, wipes off easily and yet somehow avoids that rubbery feel that so many softshells seem to have. All in all, I'd highly recommend this jacket, for the purpose I bought it for. I like the dark green color of the one I got. It looks great with jeans and/or black sweats on the way to the gym. I think the black would look great with jeans, but then would look dorky with black sweats, too "outfitty."
It may be a great running jacket too, but he hasn't used it for that. I do suspect, though, that anything this windproof would need to have more venting to be a great running jacket.
A little light.
February 9, 2006
A well made jacket, with nice athletic fit. It offers good wind resistance and water repellency, but a little light in the insulation department. Its more of a softshell shell and not much else. Good for a cool day or night but thats about it.
i like it
February 26, 2008
i bought this jacket just cause i wanted a softshell that wasn't uber-expensive, and it suits me fine, i usually use it when its rainy but no too cold i really like he pocket on my chest it makes me feel like i can rule armies!
- TufStretch (58% nylon, 31% polyester, 11% elastane)
- Waterproof Rating:
- Water resistant
- Breathable Rating:
- Not listed
- Core Venting:
- 2 Hand zip, 1 arm zip
- Seam Taped:
- Powder Skirt:
- Zip-in Compatibility:
- 1lb 4oz (570g)
- Recommended Use:
- Climbing, Nordic skiing, mid-layer
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- Country of Origin: