Mountain Hardwear Argon 2008

The Mountain Hardwear Argon winter jacket weighs just 532g (size L); Gore-Tex Pro Shell, so it is top of the league for waterproofness and breathability; two huge chest pockets; third smaller chest pocket; pit zips; good hood adjustment and movement.
But front zip has no external stormflap; hood peak is very large and the hood did not fit quite as close as others when no helmet was worn.

Verdict: The Mountain Hardwear Argon is a superb mountaineering jacket, but walkers may prefer a tweak to the hood, and zip stormflaps.

First published in Trail magazine November 2008