Mountain Hardwear produces some very advanced outdoor clothing with the latest weather-cheating technology. It even has a timeline charting its various innovations throughout the years. They have a wide selection of jackets on offer and it is the clever design of each that make them noteworthy. For example, the Refugium features a removable powderskirt and is coated with a special laminate called ‘Conduit’ which is resistant to scrapes, scratches and rubs that it will inevitably sustain during its lifetime. The most impressive thing about it is that it contains an actual heating element that keeps you warm, there is also a USB socket to charge your gadgets.
It is also completely waterproof, whilst managing to remain breathable. It is best to describe the Mountain Hardwear jackets as ergonomic as each facet of their construction has been engineered to be practical and unobtrusive, no matter what the conditions. As a winter gadget the jacket should really be seen as an investment in your adventurous future.