Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody
Price Paid: £60
I'd been looking for a decent hooded windshirt for a while, and this seemed to be just the thing I was after. I have a number of softshells, but I wanted something lighter for days when I wouldn't be doing too much technical climbing but wanted something to keep the weather out.
The fabric is lightweight but windproof and showerproof. It also seems fairly tough, although it's not indestructible. I've used it for cycling, running, mountaineering and a bit of climbing. The hood, although simple, is just big enough to fit over a climbing helmet. It has a single pocket on the chest which can hold keys, topo or a small headtorch - the jacket also stuffs into the pocket and has a loop so it can be clipped to a harness.
The only reason I haven't given it top marks is that at 6'1", I find the back a little short - I feel it would be better with a drop tail design.
Otherwise I'm very happy with it - an excellent alternative to heavy softshells!
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody is a super lightweight, durable and compressible hooded wind jacket. This windshell stows in the chest pocket for ultimate packability. Made with a lightweight yet durable mini-Ripstop textile with mechanical stretch, this hoody features minimal seams and an air permeable PU coating for enhanced wind resistance and temperature regulation. Ideal as a windproof layer for warm weather activities and perfect for rock climbing, hiking and biking. Don't leave home without the Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
The Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody is a do-it-all active, windbreaker which packs into it's own chest pocket and deserves a place in your pack. Lightweight yet durable mini ripstop textile with mechanical stretch Helmet compatible Storm Hood(TM) with soft brim and drawcord #3 Vislon front zipper with wind flap Articulated elbows and gusseted underarms One zippered chest pocket which the jacket can be packed into Relaxed fit, hip length
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
When the wind whips up a shower on your return loop to the car, pull out the super-lightweight Arcteryx Men's Squamish Hooded Jacket and get back to the trailhead without running for shelter. This wind- and water-resistant shell packs into its own chest pocket and weighs less than a sandwich. The Luminara fabric is light and packable but still has a substantial feel so you won't feel like you're wearing a plastic bag, and it actually looks good enough to wear around town.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Arcteryx Men's Squamish Hoody FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Squamish Hoody Lightweight, nylon ripstop textile with mechanical stretch that resists the wind and has a DWR finish to repel moisture #3 Vislon front zipper with wind flap Low profile StormHood Single chest pocket, stows jacket Elastic and Velcro cuff Hem drawcord can be adjusted to seal out drafts SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Men's Squamish Hoody Weight: 5.5 oz / 155 g Fit: Athletic, hip length Gossamera - 100% nylon This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version