Here I go again. I am once again on the pursuit for the ultimate hardshell for wet, cold, extended trips.
Some of you may remember I brought this up awhile back.
I ended up snagging up a MH Drystein and then gave it to my wife. Too drafty for me among other little quibbles I had with it.
So I am on the fence with dropping the coin on an Arc'Teryx Alpha SV but I figured I would throw a "Hail Mary" to the fine folks here and see if anyone has any solid suggestions in regards to alternatives.
I want an athletic fit, must keep me dry and be breathable(yeah here we go with the whole waterproof/breathable thing again.)
I would like it to ventilate well(pitzips,etc.)
If the product is worth it I will drop the coin on it but at the same time I want a product that will perform and perform for awhile. I am not trying to make this a regular thing of buying a new shell every season or every other season for that matter.
I solo year round so I need something I can truly depend on. If Mother Nature throws a tantrum in late Jan-Feb and my gear peters out I could be in a real bad spot.
I would like to stay around $600ish max.
I could care less about looks or color honestly(then again hot pink may not go well with my complexion .. just saying.). I just want a product that will perform when you know what hits the fan.
Thanks in advance everyone.