User Review: Westcomb Focus LT Hoody
Source: bought it new
- Light weight
- Doe not vent well
I really like this jacket, don't get me wrong, and it works well most of the time. That said I wore it last fall in a light snow as a top layer and even though I did not feel excessively warm when I stopped to pull off a layer I found the jacket as wet on the inside as it was on the outside. Once it got wet inside it was game over.
Today I was hiking in a light mist, temps in the mid thirties and again the jacket was wet on the inside, actually soaking while the the DWR seemed to be doing its job quite well with water beading up on the outside.
I guess the bottom line is this — this jacket works great when you don't need it to be waterproof and breathable. When you attempt to use it to stay dry in rain, mist, or snow it gets very wet, very fast on the inside. It's actually no better or no worse than any other waterproof "breathable" material.
On the plus side it IS very light, it fits well, looks great, and it's an awesome wind blocker, and it is probably waterproof — it just does not breathe and the lack of vents makes it very difficult to keep dry from the inside.