Mountain Hardwear Transition Featherweight Zip T
I decided to buy the Transition Zip T based on the…
Price Paid: $100 (on sale)
I decided to buy the Transition Zip T based on the positive reviews I'd read online and in outdoor magazines. I haven't read any negative comments other than how easily it snags. The fabric really does block wind and wick easily. But it claims it's revolutionary because it serves as a base layer, insulating layer, and shell all in one, and I just can't use it without a base layer--I find it incredibly itchy!! The fabric itself, N2S, *does* feel good next-to-skin. But the seams, which run all over the sleeves and shoulders, really irritate my skin, which is not usually a problem for me.
So, yeah, good shirt for a variety of activities, but if you have sensitive skin you may want/need to wear a silkweight base layer underneath it.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The Mountain Hardwear Women's Transition Featherweight Zip Tee is a revolutionary first layer. Utilizing a Gore Windstopper N2S laminate, the Transition Zip Tee serves as a base layer, an insulating layer, and a shell-all in one. By decreasing the number of layers between your warm skin and the cold air outside, you get incredible moisture transport and breathability, keeping you warmer and drier than any other piece of outerwear. The unique construction is both windproof AND breathable; a rare and precious combination for aerobic exertions in cold weather like climbing, Nordic skiing, or cycling. Stretch Lycra at the neck, cuffs, and hem seal in a microclimate, further protecting you from harsh conditions.
- Backcountry Outlet
Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Women's Transition Featherweight Zip T (Spring 2007) Avg. Weight: 7 oz.; 188 g. (size small)Usage: Cool and Cold Weather Aerobic Fabric: Body: WINDSTOPPER N2S (100% polyester) Panel: Berry Jersey Knit (88% polyester, 12% elastane) Features: 7in. front zip Windproof and breathable Close-fitting, athletic cut
Excellent for climbing, skiing, backpacking, traveling and snowboarding in windswept and exposed landscapes, the Transition Featherweight Zip T is just as light and breathable as other lightweight base layers, but the WindStopper N2S Featherweight shell fabric has a windproof Gore WindStopper laminate to effectively neutralize cold air penetration. The articulated cut combined with the snug and stretchy Push Pull knit fabric along the cuffs, sides and hem help seal in body heat without the bunching and binding sometimes found in middle layers designed with a relaxed cut.
- Altrec Outdoors