Westcomb Specter LT Hoody
This is very functional and extremely well made jacket.
Price Paid: CAD 250
This is very functional and extremely well made jacket. I am from Vancouver BC and use it for late fall/winter running, cross country skiing and downhill skiing. Rain, wet snow, snow, you know how Coastal Mountains greet you - the jacket can handle it all and it does it rather well.
I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it. When I needed a jacket I was very seriously considering Arc'teryx Alpha. Well, Westcomb has won hands down. And it's made in Canada!
Anyway I better spend saved money on lift tickets if I can buy better product for less money. Highly recommend it.
Just keep in mind that there are no miracles and if it gets cold - layer properly, as you would do with any other shell of course.
Excellent lightweight shell!! Breathable, packable…
Price Paid: $199.99
Excellent lightweight shell!! Breathable, packable and comfy. I was shocked at how thin the material is, but it does what's advertised. Keeps the rain off you and packs light (11 oz.).
It wasn't designed for abuse like some heavier shell, due to the light eVent material used, but it was a great jacket for an early morning descent down from Unicorn, Mt Rainier State Park! Check out the Phantom or Mirage, if you're wanting a heavier duty jacket.
The chin area has an enormous soft wrap in the front, more than any other jacket I've tried. Sooo comfy to wear! Haven't put it through any heavy rain, but I'm not worried! eVent rules! This stuff breathes like no other!
If you want an awesome lightweight shell, Westcomb delivers! And they're also pretty informative on the phone with the questions I had, and because their products are still hard to find in person anywhere, you may want to contact them directly.
My one comment would be that the vampire color is a cool, faded cranberry, not the orange or red that it would seem. I like it, but the photos don't really give you a true color to go on. I will be looking at EVERYTHING they put out in the category I need before I look at anything else!
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On Sale. Free Shipping. Westcomb Men's Specter Hoody FEATURES of the Westcomb Men's Specter LT Hoody Fixed storm hood is 3-point adjustable and roomy enough to wear over a helmet, yet cinches comfortably down when worn without one. Bungee cord on each side of the hood and a third in back simply adjust with one-handed ease, keeping your other hand ready for the unexpected Adjustable waist system is easy to adjust with one hand; just pull the cinch-cord within the hand pockets to lock out the elements. Press the one-handed release on the outside hem to loosen the jacket back up Internal media pocket is easy to access and keeps your MP3 player, iPhone, or other valuables secure and dry High collar with Velour lined chin-guard provides comfort and protection from the elements for your neck and face Velcro cuff closure keeps wind and rain from creeping in right at the wrists Low profile moulded cuff tabs 2 Hand pockets YKK AquaGuard Vislon zippers SPECIFICATIONS of the Westcomb Men's Specter LT Hoody Weight: 10 oz / 314 g 95 NR eVent 560 NST eVent 20 SPI Micro Seam Tape Laminated cuff and hem Articulated elbows This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Westcomb's Specter LT Hoody includes fixed storm hood and an adjustable waist system. Westcomb's Specter LT Hoody is an eVent rain shell that weighs less an iPhone.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
Prepare for unexpected rainstorms by carrying the Specter LT Hoodie jacket from Westcomb. It's ultralight and compressible, so it can be stashed away in your daypack and ready at a moment's notice. Lightweight 3-layer eVent(R) ripstop nylon ensures minimal weight with maximum protection; reinforced elbows and forearms provide no-compromise durability. eVent fabric has a unique membrane structure that allows sweat vapor to escape to the outside of the fabric in 1 easy step. No matter how hard you work, overheating is highly unlikely due to this Direct Venting(TM) technology. And, because you remain dry on the inside, the likelihood of an uncomfortable, post-exercise chill is eliminated. Attached storm hood with 3-point adjustment is roomy enough to wear over a helmet, yet cinches down comfortably without one, and allows unhindered vision in all directions. High collar with softly lined chin guard provides comfort and protection from the elements. 1-hand-adjustable hem drawcord is accessed through the zip hand pockets; rip-and-stick adjustable cuffs seal in warmth. Internal media pocket inside the Westcomb Specter LT keeps your valuables secure and dry.
- REI refers to the men's version
At less than 11 ounces, the Westcomb Specter LT Hooded Jacket weighs less than most wind shells despite the weather protection of waterproof breathable eVent, bomber 3-layer construction and a full front zipper. Two large chest pockets hold everything you'd want to put in a jacket and still allow access even when you're wearing your pack since they won't be covered by a waist-belt. A one-handed adjustable waist lets you seal out the wind, and the full-time storm hood ensures not a drop of rain gets in.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version