There isn't bad weather, just bad clothing decisions. The Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Ion jacket helps turn bad weather to your advantage--with a 70D face fabric that repels moisture and is resistant to abrasions, and Dry.Q™ EVAP technology for waterproof breathability.
- Dry.Q EVAP waterproofing technology accelerates evaporation for more breathability and comfort
- 70D face fabric is tough, durable, and abrasion-resistant
- Center-front Aquaguard® VISLON® zipper seals out moisture
- Pit zips provide ventilation where you need it most
- Two covered, zippered handwarmer pockets are harness- and pack-compatible
- Adjustable hood allows you to easily customize the fit
- Velcro cuffs seal away the elements
|Shell fabric||Dry.Q™ Evap 70D 2.5L|
|Back length||28 in (71 cm)|
|Weight||10.9 oz (309 g)|
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
- "Waterproof:Yes Comfortable/Not Really"
I ordered this jacket due to it being waterproof and lightweight. That, it most definitely is. It does NOT have pit zips as noted in the description which is critical in a rain jacket, letting heat escape. I checked the SKU on the tag against the Mountain Hardwear site to confirm it was the Plasmic Ion. Numbers matched so I'm not really sure how to explain it except for a typo in the description. I purchased the Mens Plasmic ion for my husband at the same time and his has pit zips. Go figure. I would have purchased a different jacket if I had known it didn't have pit zips. The womens model has a hood storage at the rear of the collar and the mens does not ???? The fabric/material on the entire interior surface of the jacket is the DryQ evap. It is not at all comfortable against bare skin, especially if it is humid or you are perspiring/emitting heat. It feels similar to how a trash bag would feel against damp skin. I'm not sure if pit zips would help or not. My husband said it did not make a difference in feel on his. With a long sleeve shirt it's obviously not an issue. The hood adjustment cords stick out on the inside of the jacket near the jaw/neck area and have tendency to always be touching one or the other. There is an adjuster on each side of the hood, but not one at the rear of the hood as I've seen in a few video reviews on you tube. ??? Both jackets seem to fit true to size. If anything, possibly on the small side. I'm 5ft 105 lbs and the small fits good with room for light layering underneath. My husband is 5'10" 160 lbs and the Medium fits him the same way. Waterproof/lightweight was the main importance and the $92 price was hard to beat. We'll see how the no pit zips thing plays out. I would recommend this jacket if you are willing to deal with the other minor drawbacks in design.
From Oregon Mountain Community: Heather, we were reading through your comments on the Plasmic Ion Women's jacket not having pit zips. We want you to know that you were correct, we made a mistake in the description of the item. As of right now we have a team member fixing this on all of our listings of the jacket. Without your honest comments we would not have known about this issue. We thank you for taking the time and letting us know. Your concern was heard.
Yes, I would recommend this product.