We loved this jacket for its warmth and mobility and use it frequently as both a mid and outer layer. However, it's important to note that this jacket is not very breathable. In our updated 2015 review, we tested several very breathable products that feature industry-shaping new technology. The Patagonia Nano Air Hoody, with its soft, wicking fabrics and new breathable insulation was our go-to piece for high energy mountain running and backcountry skiing missions. Check out the Outdoor Research Cathode Hooded Jacket, our Best Buy winner, if an affordable jacket that combines breathability and weather resistant features is what you're after. Our Editors' Choice winner, however, offers plenty of versatility as both a mid and outer layer and we recommend it for all different types of users for many different types of activities.
A new and updated version of the Rab Xenon X Hoodie is available for Fall 2016. Keep reading to find out more.