The hooded Hueco is a versatile 3 layer softshell jacket which is warm, windproof and water resistant, ideal for bouldering and alpine use.
Mountain Hardwear says:
A versatile, all-purpose climbing shell that’s wind- and water-resistant. The ideal companion for a fun day bouldering with friends, or for more serious alpine pursuits. The Hueco boasts our AirShield™ technology, which keeps you bone-dry inside the jacket while protecting against gusty winds outside. Water-resistant softshell fabric and zipper keep wet weather at bay.
The Hooded Hueco Jacket is an all purpose climbing softshell made from Mountain Hardwear's AirShield technology. This will help keep you warm and dry when your getting battered by gusty winds outside. The seams aren't taped however so eventually the jacket would leak if worn in a heavy down pour, but ideal for lighter showers and snow.
The inside of the jacket and pockets are lined with a soft fleece like material which is great for colder weather conditions. Its even on the inside of the hood which is perfect for keeping your ears warm! The hood can be adjusted 3 ways (on the front, inside and back of the hood) and can easily be fitted over a helmet. The internal button hem gives you a customized, streamlined fit while the soft "Butter Jersey" cuffs keep the wind and cold out. The Hooded Hueco Jacket also features a micro-chamois chin guard for added comfort, 2 waist pockets and 2 chest pockets.
This warm versatile climbing shell would be perfect for a fun day bouldering or for more serious alpine pursuits.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear