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Pros Top-tier storm-worthiness, mobility and range of motion, hood design, long-lasting DWR, exceptional breathability, harness and hip-belt friendly pocketsThe most breathable material in our review, lightweight and compressible, stretchy fabric, top-tier hood design, extremely stormworthyStretchiest fabric in our review, cozy interior feel, breathability, robust, pleasant low-profile wrist closures, hood design is comfortable and maintains good peripheral visionAwesome hood, fantastic fit, very durable, exceptionally versatile, good breathability and ventilation, waterproof pocketsStormworthy, versatile, durable, comfortable, high level of ventilation, great price for a Gore-Tex jacket
Cons No ventilation options, expensive, no easy way to clip to a harnessCut is slightly on the boxy side, not as durable as other modelsNo chest pocket, hood doesn't fit over a helmet, size up this model to accommodate layeringHeavy for a "minimalist" design, slightly more expensive than non Gore-Tex jacketsOn the heavier side, slightly on the more expensive side
Bottom Line Excelling across the board, this jacket is versatile enough for outdoor activities and is lightweight and storm worthy.Offers top-tier weather resistance and breathability, coupled with low weight and minimal packed volume, proving to be one of the most versatile jackets we tested.This slim-fitting model boasts the stretchiest fabric and best range of motion of any model in our review; it's also incredibly breathable and features an innovative hood design.Just nearly missing out on an award, this is an awesome do-anything piece and one of our favorites.With awesome ventilation capabilities, top-tier storm worthiness, and above average durability, this model is a great all-rounder.
Rating Categories Arc'teryx Zeta SL Drypoint GTX Rab Kinetic Plus Marmot Minimalist Foray
Water Resistance (30%)
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Breathability & Venting (25%)
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Comfort & Mobility (20%)
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Specs Arc'teryx Zeta SL Drypoint GTX Rab Kinetic Plus Marmot Minimalist Foray
Measured Weight (Medium) 11 oz 10.5 oz 10 oz 15 oz 16 oz
Waterproof Fabric Material 2-layer GORE-TEX PACLITE Plus waterproof breathable laminate 3-layer Gore-Tex Active Proflex™ 3-layer GORE-TEX with PacLite technology 2.5 layer Gore-tex with PacLite Technology
Face Fabric and Layer Construction 40-denier ripstop (N40r) GORE-TEX PACLITE Plus 20D ripstop nylon Propriety Proflex waterproof membrane 2.5L 100% recycled polyester 50D w/ Gore-tex PacLite waterproof breathable membrane
Pockets 2 hand 2 zip hand 2 hand 2 zip hand, 1 chest 3: 1 chest pocket & 2-hand pockets
Are lower pockets hipbelt friendly Yes Yes Yes Almost
Pit Zips Yes No No Yes Yes
Helmet Compatible Hood (not only fits but not too tight) No No No Yes Yes
Stows Into Pocket? No No No (but included stuff sack) No Yes
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