Mountain Hardwear Exposure Parka Jacket review. OnTheSnow reviewed this shell jacket as part of its 2016/2017 Jacket Buyers' Guide.

Favorite Features: Mountain Hardwear’s Exposure Parka feels and looks bullet proof. A clean design, highlighted by colorblocking, is complemented by thoughtful features, including multiple stash pockets, powder skirt and an adjustable hood. We loved the sharp logoing on the chest and sleeve, both of which serve as friendly reminders that the Exposure is built to last.

Room for Improvement: Although the two exterior fleece-lined pockets are large and cozy, they left us wanting more. The addition of a pass pocket on the sleeve would help to organize smaller items.


Fit: The overall fit of the Exposure Parka was spot on, however, we’d like to see a higher collar for more face protection. We found plenty of room through the trunk, and the powder skirt buttoned snug along the waistline.

On-Snow Performance: Our tester found the Exposure Parka to be a great everyday ski jacket that is very comfortable and allows for a wide range of motion while out on the slopes. Worn on a day with wind chill in the negative degrees, he was noticeably chilly, even with a base and mid layer, but added that it otherwise provided a fuss-free barrier once the wind died down. The mid-section pocket placement is a very nice feature when wearing a backpack with waist straps, but the pit zips proved a tad challenging to open and close with ski gloves on.

Manufacturer Description: A hard-wearing, richly-featured mountain coat, built with waterproof, breathable Dry.Q® fabric. The weather skirt seals out elements, while multiple interior and exterior pockets prepare you for any alpine adventure.