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Mountain Hardwear Super Plasmic Jacket Review

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Comfort:
The plasmic is an excellent shell. The sleeves have a velcro closure for fast adjustment.


Fit:
The jacket layers well with a puffy or fleece layer underneath and runs fairly true to style.
The athletic cut allows for movement.


Breathability:
The shell is excellent at breathing, as far as a hard shell goes in the southeast's humid climate.
The shell has no gor-tex material, but uses mountain hardwear's Dry Q evap technology.


Waterproofing:
The Dry Q evap technology also helps waterproof the jacket
The jacket has an aquaguard vision front zipper and waterproof front zip pockets so your stuff doesn't get wet either.


Hood:
The hood is fully adjustable with the tug of one bungee


Pit zips:
There are no pit zips, but the jacket breathes well so pit zips are not as necessary


Overall:
This jacket is a bit better quality (compared to the North Face Venture jacket seen previously). The waterproof material is a bit better at repelling water and the waterproof zippers help keep water out. The material is more breathable. This jacket is better for someone who will be hiking or out in the elements for a longer period of time and needs to be kept a bit drier than just walking to and from. The light weight makes it an easy shell to throw in a pack just in case and is a hiking favorite (seen on backpacker.com)

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