We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Mountain Hardwear Stretch Ozonic Jacket and summarize the results below:
Pros & Cons
Reasons to buy:
- Very stretchy material that allows a wide range of motion.
- Good breathability.
- Lightweight performance and nice style.
- Doesn’t make a crinkly noise like hard shell jackets.
- Good for short durations of rain.
- Extremely comfortable.
- They made everything about this jacket just right.
- It’s not the lightest jacket but the features justify the slight weight penalty over the lightest alternatives.
- Dries quickly.
- Mountain Hardwear nailed it with the Stretch Ozonic
- Extremely versatile.
- Very comfortable and stretchy.
- A hardshell jacket that feels almost like a soft shell.
- Moderately breathable.
- Zipper is really easy to use.
- Stretchy and breathable enough that you can also bring it along for wind or chilly weather protection even when there is no rain in the forecast.
- Amazingly soft and cozy.
Reasons NOT to buy:
- Absorbs water.
- The cuffs at the end of the arms don’t close tightly enough to keep rain out.
- The chest pocket is not waterproof.
- Pit zippers are not waterproof.
- Zippers are poor quality.
- Colors don’t match pictures.
- Not waterproof in a long deluge.
- Not everyone will like the half sized pit zips which can also be uncomfortable.
- The hood doesn’t roll away.
- No internal pockets.
- The fit is a bit boxy/roomy.
The Mountain Hardwear Stretch Ozonic Jacket is a very comfortable high performance rain shell. It’s stretch outer fabric allows for a wide range of motion and its seam sealed waterproof membrane protects from all but the biggest deluges. It is moderately lightweight and has a nice set of basic features.
Note: User rankings were reviewed across the web and expert rankings were reviewed on gearinstitute, mountainsforeverybody, outdoorgearlab.