Gear Review: Hi-Tec Misty Mountain Softshell Vest

Softshell is the garment of fall in Utah. Breathable. Stretchy. But wind and water-resistant. This is the first time I have tried a vest. My original hopes were to wear it for cold weather running and while I believe it will be awesome this winter when I am pounding out miles in twenty degrees, it is still a tad to warm for it. But it has been perfect for biking. Here is my full review:

Hi-Tec Misty Mountain Vest

  • Tested by: Alyssa 
  • Location: Wasatch Range, UT
  • Season: Late summer / Fall; Spring
  • Best Uses: Camping, Road Biking, Casual Wear; Winter Running or Snowshoeing
  • Sizing: True to size
  • road biking, misty mountain vest for cold weather


  • Performance: So far I’ve been impressed with the performance of this vest. What I was really concerned about was breathability during exertion. I wore this biking up Emigration Canyon and while I was sweaty (up hill) I did not notice the vest trapping the moisture. On the way down hill I zipped up and it protected my core perfectly from the chilly air. This vest will be great for any cardio activity in the cold weather where you might want your core kept warm, but not be dying of heat.
  • Fit: The fit is comfortable and flattering. The neck is high enough to afford protection but not discomfort.
  • Wind/Water Resistance: Water beads right off and the wind doesn’t even touch it.
  • Comfort: The pockets and neck are lined with thin fleece that is very comfortable against the skin. The fabric of the vest is stretchy and allows freedom of movement.


None at all. I’ve been very satisfied with this product.

Misty Mountain Vest full resWe’d like to thank Hi-Tec for providing this product for the purpose of review. As always, these are our real and honest opinions.


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