Mountain Hardwear is known for high-quality products in the field of mountaineering equipment... So, the quality of the Women's StretchDown RS Jacket is no surprise. Very versatile, with an emphasis on high-intensity alpine climbs, the ultra-light jacket features a stretchy fit, tough materials and, of course, warm down insulation!
The outer features water-repellent Ghost Lite Ripstop material, which keeps the down secured in the sealed chambers and simultaneously provides protection from the elements. On the inside, the elastic stretchy knit polyester lining allows for plenty of manoeuvrability. However, this version of the Women's StretchDown RS Jacket is missing the hood. On the bright side, the lack thereof makes the jacket lighter, weighing below the magical 400 gram mark, which shouldn't be a problem for even the truest of ultralight enthusiasts. After all, the jacket will fit in any climbing backpack!
And now, on to the heart of the jacket: the Q.Shield Down 750-fill insulation. The Q.Shield coating protects the down from moisture on the inside and out, thereby preventing any clumping, even after having been worn for extended periods. This makes the Mountain Hardwear Women's StretchDown RS Jacket a first-class and well-thought-out down jacket for a variety of uses!