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Mountain Hardware highlights fall/winter 2012

posted Mar 13, 2012, 2:10 AM by Italo Balestra   [ updated Mar 14, 2012, 2:32 AM by GoOut Project ]
ISPO Award 2012 for the Effusion Hooded Jacket

Mountain Hardwear won a prestigious ISPO Award with its new Effusion Hooded Jacket!
The ISPO Award Jury has awarded this innovative 3-layer jacket for its exclusive technological content, perfect mix of state-of-the-art materials, advanced construction and design.
The Effusion Hooded Jacket combines the revolutionary waterproof, breathable performance of DryQ.TM Active with stretch fabrics, super-lightweight materials, and body-mapped designs to create a new generation of mountain aerobic apparel.
In only 535 g, it offers the performance of a rain jacket together with the lightness, flexibility, and suppleness of a running top. A perfect companion for (ultra) runners and other backcountry aerobic athletes who are looking for a breathable and waterproof jacket.

Maximalist Jacket

Unsurpassed breathability combined with lightweight, backcountry toughness to create a 3-layer jacket that’s as comfortable going up the mountain as it is coming down. Unlike traditional waterproof/breathable jackets, this Dry.QTM Elite shell starts breathing the instant you put it on. Articulated cuffs won’t ride up as arms move.

Features: Attached, adjustable, helmet compatible hood. Removable, adjustable, stretch powder skirt. Pit zips for additional ventilation. Plenty of interior pockets for all your gear. Soft, “Butter Jersey” cuffs. 1/4 zip collar gusset and offset center front zip for increased mobility and comfort. Zip handwarmer and chest pockets. One-handed hood and hem drawcords for quick adjustments. Micro-ChamoisTM-lined chin guard eliminates zipper chafe.

Usage: Waterproof, breathable and air permeable. This jacket is the perfect companion for long days in the backcountry. Made with 3-layer Dry.Q Elite fabric.

Snowtastic Jacket

Premier backcountry ski jacket for men and women is a crazy comfortable waterproof, breathable soft shell with a warm, brushed interior and every detail dialed. Built around the exclusive, instant-on Dry.QTM Elite technology, it’s as comfortable skinning up as skiing down.

Features: New design. Total waterproof protection. Attached, adjustable, helmet compatible hood. Removable, adjustable, stretch powder skirt. Pit zips for additional ventilation. Plenty of interior pockets for all your gear. Soft, “Butter Jersey” cuffs. Zip handwarmer and chest pockets. One-handed hood and hem drawcords for quick adjustments. Micro-ChamoisTM-lined chin guard eliminates zipper chafe.

Usage: Supreme breathability and protection. The Dry.Q Elite 3 layer soft shell will keep you comfortable skinning up the mountain and skiing down.

Drystein II Jacket

Highly versatile and well fitting alpine climbing jacket. DryQ Elite transports heat and body vapor fast to keep you dry on the inside as well as on the outside.

Features: Total waterproof protection. Soft shell side panels and elbows for increased mobility and comfort. Super-light, extra-long pit zips for ventilation. Chest pockets set high for easy access while wearing a harness. Helmet-compatible hood with single-pull adjustment system and extra beefy brim. Cuff tabs and hem drawcords for quick fit adjustments. Interior zip pocket for small items. Micro-ChamoisTM-lined chin guard eliminates zipper chafe.

Usage: Totally waterproof and ultra-breathable alpine climbing jacket, with strategically placed stretch panels where you need it mosts.

Mountain Hardware - Boldog Glove

Our most technical backcountry ski glove built with two waterproofing technologies. Why two? Even a waterproof glove gets wet on the outside. While our OutDry® technology keeps gloves dry and light, it can’t prevent the exterior fabrics like leather panels from wetting out. Q.Shield with ion-maskTM technology solves this problem amazingly well. It’s a permanent treatment that fuses extreme water repellency directly into shell fabrics. Q.Shield gloves repel water like a force field. Dunk a glove or even a Kleenex® treated with Q.Shield in water and it will come out completely dry. The treatment has no effect on the texture, feel, or breathability of the glove and it is permanent so it will perform for the life of the glove. As with all technical Mountain Hardwear gloves, the Boldog features pre-curve patterning to match the shape of the glove to the natural curve of the human hand, reducing fatigue and adding dexterity.

Features: Q.ShieldTM is an advanced water repellency permanently fused into shell fabrics to prevent water from soaking in. ”Extreme Precurve” patterning with Kevlar stitching provides unprecedented fit and dexterity. OutDry® Waterproof Technology: extremely waterproof, totally windproof. The OutDry® membrane is directly bonded to the glove’s outer shell, eliminating the ability for wind and water to penetrate through the sewn seams of the shell, keeping hands warmer. Durable, water-resistant goatskin leather fingers and palm, with additional pigsuede reinforcements on the fingers and thumb. Warm, soft wool/polyester-blend lining. Thermic MicroTM insulation at the back of the hand. SimpleCinch one-handed guantlet closure with Cyberian cordlock seals out snow.

AVG. Weight: 1.3 oz/36g
FABRIC: Body: Water-resistant Goatskin Leather
Laminate: OutDry® Waterproof Technology
Lining: 70% Acrylic, 30% Wool (70% acrylic, 30% wool)
Palm: Water-resistant Goatskin Leather
Insulation: Thermic MicroTMs
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