Mountain Hardwear Lunetta Jacket Review
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When buying insulated jackets I have always thought the puffier the better. So naturally when I got my hands on Mountain Hardwear’s Lunetta Jacket I was more than skeptical. However, thanks to the Thermic Micro insulation I no longer have to walk around looking like the Michelin Man to stay warm. In fact for 15 oz. it is surprisingly toasty; only when the temperatures dropped into the teens did I find myself reaching for an extra layer. With previous insulated jackets the loft would sometimes clump or become unevenly dispersed over time, but the Lunetta’s swirling quilt lines function to keep the loft in place while also creating a fun and unique pattern. The Enyo™ Dobby fabric ( 57% nylon, 43% polyester) is fairly breathable and water-resistant. I tested this a couple of times on the mountain and found that I stayed warm and dry (even after taking a few tumbles) throughout the day
I’ve found that Mountain Hardwear really does a great job when it comes to the fit of women’s outdoor jackets, and the Lunetta’s no exception. The lines flatter a woman’s shape and the jacket’s not too boxy, leaving enough room to layer–whether putting a base layer underneath or if need be throwing a larger parka over it. The jacket fell past the hips and even dips a little lower in the back to further guard your behind from errant drafts. But even if those pesky drafts are still getting in, just pull the drawcords at the hem to cinch the jacket in place. I tested a medium and the jacket runs true to size.
There are some nice details added to this jacket. One of my favorites are the soft “butter jersey” cuffs that extend out from the wrist (see the grey in the above picture?) and provide an extra touch of comfort while also sealing in the warmth. There are also two zippered, fleece-lined hand warmer pockets over the hips. Between the jersey cuffs and the fleece-lined pockets my hands are happy! The Lunetta zips all the way up to your chin, and there’s even a piece of fleece fabric covering below your chin so that the zipper doesn’t scrape you.
Overall a great jacket that has both fashion and function! For more information on the Lunetta Jacket and other Mountain Hardwear products, please visit www.mountainhardwear.com.