User Review: Arc'teryx Men's Gamma SV Jacket (soft shell)
Fabric: Malden Powersheild
Price Paid: $239
This jacket is one of the new soft shells. It drastically cuts wind penetration while still breathing very well, and repels moisture very well. It cuts the wind much better than the schoeller fabrics, but breathes much better than any of the gore windproof barriers. The fit is outstanding, very close fitting and stretchy, not boxy, so it looks better on the street than any other jacket out there. It is hot for steep climbing, so I don't usually put it on till I hit treeline, but I often wear it all the way back down. I still use a gore-tex shell for the most brutal wind, but having the Gamma SV under the shell is an unbeatable combination.