Mountain Hardwear Synchro Jacket - Expedition-Weight Jackets: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Mountain Hardwear Synchro Jacket  -  Expedition-Weight Jackets: Reveiws

   Photo: Chris Bartlett

Why It's CoolWith its microfleece lining, this silky nylon-twill shell is soft enough to use as a pillow. » Hardwear's own Conduit waterproof-breathable membrane does its job admirably and keeps costs down. » Inner cuffs snuggle around your wrists to keep out blowing mist; a similar fleece gaiter inside the collar—which you can cinch closed—keeps drizzle off the nape of your neck. » When you open the welded-on, waterproof zippers on the hand pockets, you're simultaneously venting your torso. » The moderately stretchy fabric, combined with a body-hugging cut, lets the Synchro move with you like a good tango partner. I wore it hiking in chilly rain with just a T-shirt underneath, though it's a bit too toasty for running (no underarm zippers).

Hmmm . . .At 23 ounces, it's a little heavy. » The mesh inside the pockets gets grabby with your keys.

Filed To: Men's

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