Mountain Hardwear is known for high-quality products in the field of mountaineering equipment... So, the quality of the StretchDown RS Jacket is no surprise. Highly versatile, with a clear focus on demanding alpine skiing and climbing, the light jacket made of robust fabric with some added stretch, and of course a warm down insulation! As an outer protective layer, the durable, water-repellent Ghost Lite Ripstop fabric is used. This not only protects the down insulation but also provides protection against all kinds of weather. On the inside, the jacket features stretchy knit lining that enhances mobility and thus really lives up to the name StretchDown RS Jacket. However, this version of the StretchDown RS Jacket is missing the hood. On the bright side, the lack thereof makes the jacket lighter, weighing below the magical 400 gram mark, which shouldn't be a problem for even the truest of ultralight enthusiasts. After all, the jacket will fit in any climbing backpack! And now, on to the heart of the jacket: the Q.Shield Down 750-fill insulation. The Q.Shield coating protects the down from moisture on the inside and out, thereby preventing any clumping, even after having been worn for extended periods. This makes the Mountain Hardwear StretchDown RS Hooded Jacket a first-class and well-thought-out down jacket for a variety of uses!