Introducing StretchDown: Mountain Hardwear’s New Technology

Text by: Emilie Hauss

Mountain Hardwear. Introducing StretchDown: Mountain Hardwear’s New Technology

This winter, Mountain Hardwear’s game is strong. They are reaching a whole new level with their new StretchDown technology.

They will be charming not just the most active clients that require freedom of movement in all their activities, but also the clients that simply want to be comfortable in their everyday lifestyle.

What is StretchDown?

Their new fabric, StretchDown, is a dynamic-stretch knit, meaning it can be stretched in all directions. It has a revolutionary design with welded-channels construction that traps warmth and remains extremely durable day in and out. The lightness and freedom you will get from this jacket will definitely impress you! It is weather resistant and will be ready for any conditions you may face.

Mountain Hardwear created three different models with this fabric: the StretchDown (regular), the StretchDown RS and the StretchDown Plus.


The StretchDown (regular) is available with or without a hood, for men and women. It is the perfect jacket for all winter sports. It is 64cm (25in) long and weighs 438g (15.5oz) – based on the women’s model.

StretchDown RS

The StretchDown RS is also available with or without a hood, for men and women. Weighing just 346g (12.2oz) – based on the women’s model, this model is the most efficient jacket between the three StretchDowns. On top of being stretchy like the other ones, it is made of 15D Ghost Lite Ripstop fabric which is very light and surprisingly very robust; it’s practically indestructible.

This jacket, 64cm (25in) long, is the perfect model for alpine climbing. It is water resistant, windproof and resistant to abrasion due to ice, rock and the occasional tree branches. It will offer you the freedom to move with agility even with a backpack on. Neither the shoulder straps nor the waist straps make you feel uncomfortable thanks to the stretchy fabric!

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StretchDown Plus

The StretchDown Plus is only available with a hood, for men and women. It is a bit longer and weights a little bit more than the two other models. It is 69cm (27in) long and weights 576g (1lbs 4oz) – based on the women’s model, and is a great jacket for alpine climbing.

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The three models are insulated with Q.Shield Down 750-Fill, which is a big step in down performance. The down fibers in these jackets are infused with a permanent water repellency that helps maintain insulating performance even when exposed to moisture. It also helps the down keep its loft even when wet.


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