Mountain Hardwear Stretch Ozonic Jacket

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Mountain Hardwear Stretch Ozonic Jacket and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 85 (out of 100) 
User Rating: 4.2 stars
Expert Rating: 4.4 stars
Number of Ratings Reviewed: 58

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • 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.

Expert Reviews

  • 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:

User Reviews

  • 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.

Expert Reviews

  • 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.