Current Retail: $75.00-$229.00
Historic Range: $67.83-$229.00
Reviewers Paid: $120.00
Current Retail: $159.49-$229.00
Historic Range: $113.83-$229.00
High quality build, claims to be complete waterproof and windproof. Pretty lightweight, good for hiking, summer alpine climbing, or just for using everyday.
- High quality construction
- Hood covers any helmet
- Pit zips
- Quite athletic
- Hood is large, does not fold away
- Arm length may not be right for some people
- Quite saggy on the arms
- Some color aren't great
- Doesn't pack into pocket
This jacket is very well built in terms of materials, zippers, etc.
I have not tested it yet in serious conditions but DryTech Premium and Mammut have good reputations.
It isn't very cheap for a 2.5 layer jacket, but seems to be very versatile.
It is quite lightweight and can be used for a wide range of activities from climbing, hiking, to skiing.
The reason I gave only 3.5 stars are the hood issue and arm volume and length.
Some problems are that the hood is quite large and does not fold away, so when you wear it you have to partially unzip if you want the hood on your shoulders and feel comfortable. Also the arm length is too long for me and I'm an average small size. The arms are also a bit saggy, which is a contrast to the otherwise close fit.
It does not feel like a softshell (it is marketed as a hardshell), but the stretchy material gives a feeling of something in between. Still I wouldn't wear it unless it's very windy or raining because of the fit.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 120$