Mountain Hardwear Discontinued The Chillwave in Fall 2016
The Mountain Hardwear Chillwave Jacket would have won every category in our review a couple of years ago, however, the classic and tested design it is a bit outdated. The coat is incredibly warm and a wise choice when winter mountaineering or ice climbing, but a bit heavy and bulky compared to our Top Pick winner, the Rab Neutrino Endurance. Despite the stiff competition, it is just as useful as when the coat was first used in the mountains in its early iterations, and new materials have upgraded it to meet modern standards. The product is a work horse and performs admirably, but we would like to see a style and fit upgrade from Mountain Hardwear.