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Test Lab

Mountain Hardwear sent us their new Plasmic Jacket to try out. We put it through a number of scientific and rigorous tests to see how the jacket performed.


No.1 Garlic Breath Test

Mountain Hardwear designed the Plasmic Jacket to be very breathable by using their DryQ EVAP fabric. As scientists, our inquisitive nature lead us to conduct the Garlic Breath Test. With a willing intern and some fresh garlic, we found that the DryQ EVAP membrane accelerates evaporation by displacing moisture for optimal breathability. So whether you're eating chicken shwarma or going for a trail run, you'll be smelly, but comfortable.


No. 2 Sandwich Shower Test

We also wanted to test the Plasmic Jacket's water resistance. Since there's nothing worse than soggy cucumber sandwiches with tea, we decided to perform the Sandwich Test with the jacket. We were delighted to see the DryQ fabric and the Vislon Aquaguard zipper exceeded our expectations and kept the delicate sandwiches totally dry and delicious. We hypothesize that the jacket will also perform just as well to keep you dry in rainy conditions.


No. 3 Kite Flying Test

Not only is the Plasmic Jacket highly breathable and waterproof, but it's also very lightweight. At just 10 oz, this jacket is great for backpacking and trail running, but is it light enough to fly? This was the most challenging of all our experiments since no member of the Test Lab team has ever flown a kite. Once again, our exuberant and very tall intern came to the rescue. We found the results to be conclusive. The Plasmic Jacket is so light it can fly, as long as you have an industrial fan or a super windy day.


In conclusion, if you're looking for a super breathable rain jacket that can be fashioned into a kite on a windy day, we're officially recommending the Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Jacket.

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