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Lowe Alpine Adrenaline Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars

The Adrenaline Jacket has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best waterproof jackets for 2024.

photo: Lowe Alpine Adrenaline Jacket waterproof jacket

This is an excellent, lighweight waterproof breathable. It packs small and light, has a good hood and the Lowe ceramic material breathes well while retaining good weatherproof characteristics. My only complaint is the pockets -- they are located too low (hard to get at if wearing a harness or waist band) and are a little small, but apparently the new (after 1999) versions of this jacket have gone to chest height pockets.

I'm of the long 'n lean variety, but the sleeves are a good length and the cut is long enough to prevent the jacket from riding up too far when I bend over.

This is an ideal "just in case" jacket for spring/summer/fall hiking and climbing as it takes virtually no room in the pack. It wouldn't work as well for winter trips. Highly recommended.

Fabric: Triple Point Ceramic

I bought this jacket to use in the summer when it's too warm to use my TNF mountain guide jacket. So far I've been pretty impressed (especially considering the price.)- The jacket is very light, packs very small and breaths well. The jacket does not have a very good hood - It's not easy to adjust and it doesn't move well with your head. There are no pit zips but venting is possible by opening the mesh-lined pockets and by opening the cuffs.

The jacket has especially impressed me with its high breathability, waterproofness and its water repelent finish, which is just fantastic.

Fabric: Tripplepoint

For the price you can't beat this jacket. Got caught in a torrential downpour and stayed dry. Fabric didn't wet out and it is reasonably breathable. Lack of a liner didn't affect comfort. Light and compact too. Runs just a bit big, though elastic in waist makes it fit well.

Fabric: Triple Point
Price Paid: $50

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