Just because winter is here and cold temperatures have descended across most of the nation does not mean that you have to pack away your adventurous spirit until spring; this article takes a look at Mountain Hardwear's best jackets for winter adventures, so you can keep your outdoor plans going through the coldest months. Mountain Hardwear is well known for designing and manufacturing some of the most durable and weatherproof jackets available, so you know that you are getting the maximum amount of protection. Adored by professional hikers and novices alike, the jacket line from Mountain Hardwear is sure to get you through many tough winters in style and comfort!
The Snowpocalypse Shell Jacket
When it seems like the weather is worse than it has ever been, and white out conditions prevail, you might be in the midst of a "Snowpocalypse." You only need to remember the wild winter storm that hit the Eastern seaboard in the fall of 2011 to remember this term. Make sure you are prepared for the next major blizzard or snow disaster, and find yourself the "Snowpocalypse" Shell Jacket from Mountain Hardwear. Designed to take on the roughest snow storm that Mother Nature can produce, this rugged jacket has a long list of features, and is stylish to boot. Featuring a waterproof nylon shell made with special "DryQ Elite" three layer technology, the Snowpocalypse is breathable and waterproof, and it actually wicks away moisture and excess heat from your body surface for a ventilated and comfortable experience. There are even zippered vents on each armpit to allow for increased ventilation, should you need it. The adjustable hood features drawcords to minimize face exposure, and the removable powder skirt keeps snow from coming into contact with your body. There are both interior and exterior pockets, so you can conveniently stash all of your necessary items for later retrieval. Available in several colors, the Snowpocalypse is just what you need for your next winter adventure!
The Lacerta Down Coat
Sometimes your winter adventures demand a little bit of extra warmth and comfort. For those especially cold days, you need to try on the Lacerta Down Coat from Mountain Hardwear. This parka style jacket is made with maximum warmth in mind, and will look great on the trail or on your morning commute. Featuring Mountain Hardwear's unique "DryQ" core, the breathable and waterproof membrane is actually laminated to the exterior fabric, providing a completely waterproof surface. As for insulation, you won't need to bundle up anymore, as the Lacerta features 650 fill power goose down for the coziest and most warm interior possible. The hood is removable and adjustable, and it is designed with a lining of faux fur, which is also removable. Stormflaps are included in the interior and on the exterior and help to keep heat inside, and you'll even find a chin guard lined with Micro-Chamois material, should you forget to pack along your scarf. You'll also find two large pockets on the exterior sides for your hands, each featuring side entry zippers and top, button snap flap closures. You'll also find a handy zipper close chest pocket, as well as an interior zippered pocket.
The Gondie Trifecta 3 in 1 Jacket
When it comes to outdoor adventure wear, versatility is just as important as durability and comfort. The Gondie Trifecta 3 in 1 Jacket allows you multiple options for whatever type of weather you will face on your outdoor quests. Depending on the conditions, you can either wear the lighter and more windproof shell jacket on its own, the insulated inner liner for chilly days on its own, or wear both the liner and the shell when things get really intense! Perfect as a three seasons jacket, the Gondie is loaded with plenty of features to make your experience even more comfortable. With the patented "DryQ" nylon shell, designed to give you waterproof protection while providing a breathable interior, you can be sure that rain or snow is no match for your plans. This material also facilitates moisture wicking, as well, so sweat won't pose as much of a problem. You'll also find a polyester insulation in the inner jacket that is both lightweight and ultra warm. The adjustable and removable hood simply zips off when you don't need it, while the zippered vents can be opened when you get a little too warm. An adjustable stretch powder skirt is included to help block snow entry, and the hand warming pockets complement the chest and interior pockets as perfect locations to keep your valuables.