Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody
I'd been looking for a decent hooded windshirt for…
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 extremely light and compressible, this full-coverage 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. Perfect for rock climbing, hiking and biking, the portable Squamish Hoody saves the day when the weather turns unexpectedly.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
The Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody is a light, compressible, hooded jacket with a premium wind resistant fabric that will keep the wind at bay. Lightweight Compressible and packable Wind resistant DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps bead water from fabric surface Adjustable hood drawcords Soft hood brim Adjustable hem drawcord Drop back hem Stows away in its own pocket Chest stow pocket with attachment point
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
Ultralight, durable and compressible, the men's Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody Jacket offers very tough wind-resistant fabric for lightweight warmth when the temperature begins to drop. The men's Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody Jacket features ultralight minimalist construction and stows in the chest pocket for maximum packability. Resilient ripstop nylon offers mechanical stretch and a durable water repellent finish. Helmet-compatible StormHood(TM) can be cinched with 1-handed drawcords; provides ergonomic freedom and allows for improved vision. Weighs 5.5 oz.; articulated elbows; wind flap; adjustable hem cord; rip-and-stick cuffs.
- REI 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 Gossamera 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