Us over here at NorwayGeographical.com are quite fond of high-performance jackets. What we mean by that is well-made jackets that are able to withstand different conditions, while also helping you be at peak performance during different activities.
And this not just for sportsmen, but also regular people who enjoy being outdoors.
As such, here we are yet again with another selection of 8 jackets, with options for men and women. While we usually go with mixed brands, occasionally, such as today, we have picked one specific brand to take a look at.
Meet Mountain Warehouse, a brand that is frequently part of our selections due to their jackets. It was founded in 1997 by Mark Neale in UK. They design and sell outdoor clothing and footwear for a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, running, camping, etc.
Their products are available both online and locally in the UK and North America and you can get firsthand advice by their professional staff, which will help you choose exactly what you want and need.
Today’s selection will feature different jackets for different requirements, including softshells, fleece jackets and waterproof ones.
And a side note, as of today, we’re introducing a new segment into some of our selections, where we take a look at some frequently asked questions about a specific brand or product. This way, you can make a better choice when buying a product, especially online.
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* Note: The availability of the clothes (including colors and sizes) might change at any time. Also please check the clothes’ materials and features on the various shops before buying. We do our best to assure the accuracy of our articles, but sometimes they might contain errors. The product images shown are for illustration purposes only.
1. Mountain Warehouse Men’s Jackets
Mountain Warehouse Snow – Winter Rain Coat
As per usual, we are starting off with the men’s selection and the first one is Snow, a padded jacket with a water-resistant shell. The insulation is synthetic, a down-mimicking Polyester filling that provides great insulation, without losing its qualities when wet.
From the top, it comes with a detachable hood, which is lined with fleece on the inside, to keep the head warm. The collar is also slightly padded and lined with fleece, preventing the cold from getting through from the top.
It has a water-resistant main zipper, covered by a storm placket for extra protection. It withstands low temperatures and it is suitable for both dry and wet weather. The sleeve cuffs are adjustable and it comes in two colors: Navy and Black.
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Mountain Warehouse Thunderstorm – 3 in 1 Jacket
Thunderstorm is a 3-in-1 jacket made of Polyester both in and out. The outer shell is waterproof and with taped seams, which further prevents any water from leaking into the jacket. It comes with a removable hood and two side pockets for your hands, as well as one chest pocket on the left side.
The sleeve cuffs on the shell are adjustable with Velcro fasteners and the main zipper is covered by a storm placket.
The inner layer is made of fleece, which is highly insulating and also anti-pill, so you won’t have to worry about it losing its shape and look when worn. This layer comes with a high collar and two side pockets as well.
Both layers zip together, creating the ultimate winter jacket, or can be worn separately in different weather and temperatures. There are two colors to choose from: Navy and Cobalt.
Mountain Warehouse Exodus – Softshell Jacket
The hood is adjustable and the high collar keeps the neck protected and further helps insulate the jacket. It also comes with chin guard, to prevent chaffing of the chin and neck. There are two side pockets on the sides and the outer lining is wind-resistant, which makes this a great jacket for cyclists.
As it’s typical with sofshell, Exodus, too, is highly breathable, preventing overheating and excessive perspiration during activity. It adjusts at the hem for a better fit and comes with Velcro fasteners on the sleeve cuffs. There are four color options: Black, Dark blue, Two tone blue and Navy.
Mountain Warehouse Snowdon – Micro Fleece Top
Lastly for men it’s Snowdon, a microfleece top. It is super lightweight and works great for layering underneath a heavy jacket, especially if you are skiing or snowboarding. It is also very breathable, which will prevent overheating during strenuous activity.
It wears like a pullover and has a high collar that zips up with a chest zipper. The fabric is also quick to dry and anti-pill, too.
Because it is designed as a top, it comes without pockets, which isn’t an issue as the jacket will make up for that. It comes in eight colors: Charcoal, Orange, Petrol blue, Brown, Navy, Khaki, Red and Cobalt.
2. Mountain Warehouse Women’s Jackets
Mountain Warehouse Seasons – Padded Winter Jacket
Starting the women’s selection also with a padded jacket, Seasons is a lightweight and beautiful jacket for daily wear. It withstands low temperatures, so you won’t have to layer heavily underneath. The collar is hooded and also padded, providing extra warmth and protection against the elements.
The outer shell is water-resistant and the padding is synthetic. Because of that, it maintains the insulating qualities even when wet. It has elasticized sleeve cuffs that adjust easily to your wrists and help to close off the jacket from the elements.
There are two zipped pockets on the outside, lined to warm up the hands quickly and spacious enough for your small belongings. The main zipper is water-resistant and concealed. Seasons comes in the colors: Black, Light grey, Blue, Burgundy.
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Mountain Warehouse Fell – 3 in 1 Winter Raincoat
Fell is a 3-in-1 jacket with a water-resistant shell and packable hood. The fabric is 100% Polyester for both layers, very breathable and highly insulating.
When the weather is mild, the outer layer can be worn on its own. It adjusts at the sleeves and hem and it is also slightly longer than a regular jacket. This way, it keeps the back protected as well. There are two side pockets on the outer shell and two on the fleece layer.
Speaking of which, it comes with a high collar and adjustable cuffs. The fabric is very durable and breathable, so when both layers are worn together, you won’t overheat. They can each be worn on their own and when the cold really kicks in, they combine into a warm winter jacket.
There are four colors to choose from: Black, Navy, Purple and Pink.
Mountain Warehouse Pakka – Waterproof Packable Jacket
We didn’t choose a softshell for women, but instead went for a waterproof rain jacket that is also packable. It is the Pakka design, made of an IsoDry membrane and with taped seams that completely keep the rain out.
The hood is detachable and adjustable, while the high collar keeps your neck protected. The sleeve cuffs are elasticized and the hem adjustable with drawstrings on the sides. On each side there is a zipped pocket for your belongings.
This is a lightweight jacket, suitable for mild temperatures and rainy days. On the shoulders, there are reflective strips that make the jacket visible in dim light and bad weather, so you can be safe anywhere. It comes in the colors: Purple, Bright pink, Dark teal and Black.
Mountain Warehouse Comet – Micro Fleece Jacket
Concluding this selection, it’s Comet, a fleece jacket. It is quite insulated despite being lightweight and the microfleece is very durable and comfortable. It is also breathable and suitable for layering under a hardshell or rain jacket.
The collar is high and lined with teddy fleece, that keeps the neck comfortable and warm. To further protect the chin and neck there is chin guard that stops the zipper from chaffing the skin. There are two zipped pockets on the sides, which keep the hands warm and your belongings secure.
It is a lightly water-resistant jacket, but we’d advise to avoid wearing it in the rain.
3. Frequently Asked Questions
Is Mountain Warehouse a Good Quality Brand?
Mountain Warehouse is a low-price brand that aims to deliver the best quality for the price. They test their products as per their own standard, to guarantee that the description matches the finished product the buyer gets.
Online reviews vary about this brand as some were quite impressed with their jackets, while others expected a slightly different product. Overall they are a recommended brand if you are looking for something seasonal and are taking it easy on outdoor activities.
Are Cheap and Affordable Mountain Warehouse Jackets Any Good?
Well, the answer is it depends. Are there products that won’t satisfy you? Sure. However, taking an overall look at the online reviews, they are positive and the jackets featured in our selection come with a good user rating.
What you have to keep in mind is that one of the most appealing things about Mountain Warehouse is the price of the products. And as the saying goes “You get what you pay for”.
Their jackets hold up to their claims, sure enough, but you cannot expect that at such a buyer-friendly price, the performance will be comparable to high-end jackets from Geographical Norway or The North Face.
What you can expect is considerably good quality for the price. Their jackets are warm and very comfortable, as those who have tried them report.
To further add to this, here is a video review of the Seasons jacket: