I don’t like to be overly complimentary to vendors lest they develop big heads, but here’s a true story: the Mountain Hardwear Compressor jacket is without a doubt the best mid-weight synthetic jacket I’ve ever used.
Why would I stick my GearFlogging neck out like that? The proof is in the pudding: I seem to be unable to not wear the Compressor, no matter where I’m going. The hood means no carrying a hat around town, and no worrying about survival situations in the backcountry where insulation on your noggin is critical. It even takes a helmet nicely.
The cuffs seal with easily adjustable velcro tabs, there’s a hem drawcord to shape it up, and the two handwarmer pockets and neck area have a nice tricot brushed material so no clammy nylon against your skin. Inside and outside zipper security pockets hold the necessities. Overall the fit and finish are just stellar. Kudos to those who deserve them, and MH really knocked it out of the park with the Compressor hooded jacket.