Lowe Alpine Volition Jacket
The best soft-shell I've ever owned. Couldn't believe…
Fabric: Polartec PoweShield
Price Paid: $52
The best soft-shell I've ever owned. Couldn't believe the deal at STP. Still some left! Get one!
PowerShield is super-stretchy, but tough! I've banged the jacket around a lot...still in great shape. Superior to Schoeller 400b fabric, which I liked in my previous soft-shell. It's a perfect soft-shell fabric. Only 2 chest pockets, but they're huge and mesh-lined for adjstments of your core temp(material breathes well w/ out vents).
Like most of L.A.'s designs, the casual or flatlanders won't like the athletic fit or the purpose-built design. This jacket is perfect for alpinism and winter mountain biking in all but the most severe conditions (where I shouldn't be playing anyways-too many years in SoCal). VERY water resistant and wind-proof. It's very light and surprisingly warm for its thin fabric profile. Amazing product...well done.
Here's what other sites are saying:
CLOSEOUTS . Your best weapon against the wind is Lowe Alpine's Volition S07 jacket. The abrasion-resistant Polartec(R) Power Shield shell is engineered to block 98% of the wind while allowing 2% to circulate and improve fabric breathability. Microgrid-fleece-lined stand-up collar Zip hand pockets Dropped back hem Length: 25- ” Weight: 1 lb. Fabric: 49% polyester, 35% nylon, 16% spandex Care: Machine wash, hang dry Classic Fit CLOSEOUTS . Latvia. Size: XXS (0) XS (2) S (4-6) M (8-10) L (12-14) XL (16-18) 2XL (20)
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the women's version