Moonstone Nemesis Jacket
Price Paid: $129
Bought this through an on-line discount house as I was looking for an ultra-light "emergency" jacket for climbing and backpacking. It's definitely light and compactable and recovers quickly after "dozing" for months stored in a pocket and I love the wire brim feature, but Pac-lite doesn't seem to be as breathable as regular Goretex nor some other breathable jackets I have, but passable I guess. The DWR coating has worked fine to date, but again I don't wear it much.
The one major complaint is the two-layer wrist adjuster tab, one of which separated. I've tried gluing it with barge cement, but that doesn't last long in the cold and it proves irritating as it dangles outward and catches stuff (water bottle pouch, pot handles, branches.
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On Sale. Free Shipping. Moonstone Men s Nemesis Jacket (Fall 2005) A direct result of input from the Moonstone design review board, the Nemesis by Moonstone is the fast-and-light alpinist s dream come true. With a combined weight of less than 26 ounces, the jacket and pant offer the complete protection of Gore-Tex PacLite with weight trimming, water resistant zippers and an athletic, harness-friendly fit. For weight-conscious outdoor athletes whose nemesis is the load pulling them down, this jacket and pant combo is their super hero. Trim Fit Fabric 30D Gore-Tex PacLite Diamond Ripstop with Super DWR Weight 13.3 oz / 376 g Back Length 28 size M Waterproof, breathable, meets Gore s Extreme Wet Weather rating Adjustable, stow away hood fits over helmet Single-hand adjustable drawcords Harness compatible Welded water-resistant zippers Large hand warmer pockets Extra-long underarm zippers Low-profile, die-cut cuff tabs Napoleon security pocket