Mountain Hardwear Men's Principia Softshell Jacket

Mountain Hardwear Men's Principia Softshell Jacket is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
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Product Description Item No.   10195922

FEATURES of the Mountain Hardwear Men's Principia Softshell Jacket

  • Wind resistant, breathable softshell fabric
  • Attached close fitting, adjustable hood
  • Zippered hand and chest pockets
  • Dual hem drawcords for quick fit adjustments
  • Adjustable cuffs

Men's Clothing and Outerwear
SIZE Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large XXX-Large
Chest 36 - 38" 39 - 41" 42 - 45" 46 - 49" 50 - 53" 54 - 57"
Sleeve Length 33" 34" 35" 36" 37" 38"
Waist 30" 32 - 34" 36 - 38" 40 - 42" 44" 46"
Hip 36" 38 - 40" 42 - 44" 46 - 48" 50" 52"
PANTS INSEAM Short Regular Long
Length 30" 32" 34"
GLOVE SIZE X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
Hand Circumference 6 1/2 - 7" 7 - 7 1/2" 8 - 8 1/2" 9 - 9 1/2" 9 1/2 - 10+"
Hand Length 5 - 6 1/2" 6 1/2 - 7" 7 1/2 - 8" 8 1/2 - 9" 9 - 9 1/2+"
Small Medium Large X-Large
Standard Hat Sizes 7 7 3/8 7 5/8 7 7/8
Head Circumference 21" 22 1/4" 23 3/4" 25"

• For sleeve length, measure from the center back

• Please note that all the info provided refers to body measurements, and NOT the dimensions of the garment.


Body Fit - A body-hugging fit for aerobic activities. Ideal for running, skate skiing and next-to-skin layering.

Active Fit - A trim fit, and just loose enough for layering and freedom of movement. Ideal for backcountry skiing, climbing, mountaineering, running, and training.

Standard Fit - A happy medium fit that is not too tight, and not too loose. Standard fitting apparel will fit over base and mid-layers without restricting movement. Ideal for backpacking, hiking, travel, work, and casual wear.

Relaxed Fit - A roomier and more progressive fit, Mountain Hardwear relaxed styles might have a longer length than a standard fit, and a softer drape. Ideal for backpacking, hiking, skiing, and good old fashioned hanging out.

* Check the product features and specs for the type of fit of each Mountain Hardwear style.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect mid-layer! This is the perfect mid-layer jacket! I originally went with the MH Thermostatic, but was really unimpressed with the durability of the outer layer, not to mention the jacket's fit was very "frumpy." This jacket, on the other hand, is sturdy and warm, perfect for activities like climbing or biking. I'm not at all concerned with the Principia rubbing against some rock while climbing or snagging a branch hiking - it holds up! If properly layered, this jacket can function well as a top-layer in cold/windy temps, but also is slim-fitting enough to be worn underneath a heavier jacket for maximum warmth! I'm 5'7" 145lbs, and the Small is perfect!
Date published: 2013-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A solid, reliable shell I've been using this shell for over two years; it has done great things for me. Most of its use has been climbing related - the material is comfortable dynamic, and sufficiently durable. I would have expected greater signs of abrasion from the rock, but it has held up surprisingly well - no loose threads, no disconcerting fuzz. The hood fits well over a helmet, and the stiff brim provides helpful direction for falling rain. The jacket breathes well, and repels water to the extent that would rightfully be expected of it; eventually it wets out, but it is not a hardshell. I am 6'2", 175 lbs, and a large fits me relatively well, since I am usually not layering anything of significant bulk underneath it, though I would prefer the length of an XL, were it not for the (for me) disproportional increase in chest width employed by most American outerwear companies, such as Mountain Hardwear. Overall, I would give this jacket an emphatic 4/5.
Date published: 2014-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performed like a champ! I've had this jacket for just under a month now, and I'm in love. Keeps you warm in cooler temperatures, and blocks most of the wind. Spent a day climbing in this jacket in cool 40-degree weather, but saw 15-20mph gusts. I stayed warm all day long. I did a lot of crack climbing, and the cuffs and arms are still 100%. Buy it. You won't be sorry.
Date published: 2013-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent quality jacket My boyfriend loves this jacket. It is waterproof, resists the wind very nicely, and it is warm. He has worn this running in the winter, and it kept him very warm and was lightweight enough that he wasn't too warm. If you are out in temps below 30 or so and aren't working up a sweat, you will probably need another layer under it.
Date published: 2014-01-07
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