Customer reviews for Mountain Hardwear Men's Monkey Man Grid™ Jacket

Mountain Hardwear Men's Monkey Man Grid™ Jacket

Monkey Man Grid™ Jacket
Overall rating:
4.167 / 5
4.2
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5
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5 out of 5(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Monkey Man Grid™ Jacket
Review 1 for Men's Monkey Man Grid™ Jacket
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4 / 5
4 / 5

works well

PostedOctober 13, 2013
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mjg2
Location: park city,ut
Experience: Core
Employee: No
Too Small
Fits Slightly Small
True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
i find this piece to be a bit lightweight for a stand alone, but i'm expecting it to be perfect for layering. and it fits very close to the skin, it's challenging to fit anything but a polypro underneath.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Monkey Man Grid™ Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Back to the drawing board

PostedJanuary 3, 2013
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georgeand
Location: Whitefish, Montana
Experience: Core
Employee: No
Too Small
Fits Slightly Small
True Fit
Too Large
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I want to like this shirt. It is warm enough but breathable for cold active pursuits. I use it as an outer layer with a wool t-shirt while ski touring/mountaineering in NW Montana. and as mid layer under a shell, maybe with a down vest, while skiing.
The design is on its way to being great, but falls short in a few ways. particularly given the cost.
The stitching along the zipper began to snag and pull out the first time I put it on... The fit is snug, which I don't mind, but the thumb loops are not really usable. They are slits in the sleeve, not loops in an extended cuff. So wearing them is pretty uncomfortable .
I wish the hood zipped up higher like a balaclava.
I am 5'8 135lbs a small fits just right.
+4points
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Review 3 for Men's Monkey Man Grid™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great for its intended use

PostedNovember 16, 2012
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970ah
Location: Michigan
Experience: Core
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
This jacket is pretty awesome. I'm picky when it comes to filling my gear needs; I don't just purchase the first thing that has the features I want. I had been looking for a mid-layer to go under my windproof/waterproof shell for skiing/snowboarding, and this is it. I like the slimmer fit, I like the look/texture of what I'd call a 200-weight fleece, I like the location and angle of the chest zipper and pocket, but I especially like the hood. While the hood isn't perfect, as I'd like it to be a slimmer fit than what it is, it's hard to find a product this simple with a slim fit hood in the first place (or a hood at all). Most jackets I've found with a slim fit hood also have some form of synthetic fill insulation (at least across the torso) with a couple layers of nylon material, which I'd think would hinder breathability during higher levels of exertion. I like that this is as much fleece as possible, with the added benefit of a hood that can go under my helmet.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Monkey Man Grid™ Jacket
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Thin fleece, tight fit, shoddy stitching

PostedNovember 6, 2012
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wally
Location: Chicago
Experience: Avid
Employee: No
Too Small
Fits Slightly Small
True Fit
Too Large
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Very thin fleece, not a quality work piece but should work well casually. I like the texture (wife hates it), snug fit, sleeve length is good. Stitching along the zipper liner has unraveled in four places already.
I would recommend this product.
-1point
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Review 5 for Men's Monkey Man Grid™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Best lightweight jacket I've ever owned

PostedOctober 23, 2012
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BFish
Location: Portland, OR
Experience: Casual
Employee: No
Too Small
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True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I owned the first version Monkey Man jacket and others since, and this is by far the best one ever made. The "grid" spacing and use of the stretch fabrics makes it lighter and more breathable than previous versions, and the hood is a welcomed addition. It's not waterproof or wind-repellant, but that's not what it's for. If you're looking for a lightweight, warm jacket for cold days, this is the most comfortable and functional one I have ever had.
I would recommend this product.
+3points
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Review 6 for Men's Monkey Man Grid™ Jacket
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great fleece

PostedOctober 1, 2012
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habbro
Location: savannah, ga
Experience: Avid
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I wasn't sure about this "jacket" when I placed my order. This thing is phenomenal. It is much wamer than I expected (I live in South). I wish it were a little more windproof. Great jacket for football season.
I would recommend this product.
-1point
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