Mountain Hardwear Lado Jacket Review
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Not knowing how the weather will act in Colorado can be a difficult challenge when deciding on layers for going out. If you wear your down jacket you might be too hot, and a fleece might not be enough warmth. That’s where the Mountain Hardwear Lado jacket comes in. The Lado Jacket packs a lot of function into a thin down-like layer. Thermic Micro insulation allows for this jacket to fight off cold winter nights, while also staying lightweight (1 lb. 1 oz. to be exact). When the air gets too chilly, you can tuck your hands into the fleece lined pockets that provide enough space for a plethora of items. Adjustments to the jacket hem are quickly done by pulling the dual draw cords, allowing for a snug and tight fit or keeping it loose. The soft “butter jersey” cuffs keep the jacket close to wrists during prolonged movement, while also keeping air from rushing up your sleeves. At the top of the zipper there’s a micro-chamois lined chin guard that keeps the zipper from chaffing your face.
I have used this jacket for a range of activities. I loved using it as a mid-layer for my shell when I was skiing because it provided the necessary warmth on cold days in Breckenridge, without overheating me. The jacket also provided a great layer for camping as it packed down easily and provided quick warmth when the sun went down. I also used the jacket around town as it looks sharp enough to wear to work and out on the town. Overall if you’re looking for a lightweight down alternative jacket to perform a multitude of roles, take a look at the Mountain Hardwear Lado Jacket. For more information on the Lado jacket and other Mountain Hardwear products, please visit www.mountainhardwear.com.