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Pros Durable fabric, great fit, all-around usefulnessSoft and stretchy fabric, lightweight, great wind protectionInexpensive, great breathability, stretchyIncredibly light, very mobileTrim fit, abrasion resistant material, harness and helmet friendly
Cons Limited water resistance, fitted cuffsHood fit is tightLimited weather protectionLimited weather protection, few featuresNot as wet weather resistant, UK zippers can be awkward to use
Bottom Line An all-around softshell jacket that is at home in the mountains but looks good in town as wellA do-it-all softshell jacket, the ROM is a great choice for those seeking a simple jacket that does well in a range of conditionsWhile not the most weatherproof jacket, this wind resistant softshell allows for ultimate mobility for climbers and adventurers on a budgetThis lightweight jacket pairs well with a baselayer to keep you protected while climbing or hikingWith a trim fit and intentional features for climbers, mountaineers, and skiers, the Torque is a great climbing layer
Rating Categories Gamma LT Hoody Marmot ROM Ferrosi Hooded Rab Borealis Rab Torque
Weather Protection (30%)
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Specs Gamma LT Hoody Marmot ROM Ferrosi Hooded Rab Borealis Rab Torque
Measured Weight (size medium) 17oz 17oz 13oz 10.5oz 16.5oz
Material Wee Burly (56% nylon, 34% polyester, 10% elastane) GORE Infinium 3L (92% nylon, 8% elastane plain weave) Body/hood: 86% nylon, 14% spandex 90D stretch woven ripstop
Shoulders/lower sleeves: Cordura 91% nylon, 9% spandex 120D stretch woven
Lightweight Matrix single weave with 2-way stretch and DWR Ripstop Matrix stretch double weave
Type Active Active Active Technical Technical
Lined/Insulated? No No No No No
Hood? Yes, helmet compatible, adjustable StormHood Yes, with Peripheral Cord Adjustment Yes, adjustable Yes, under helmet with lycra binding Yes, helmet compatible with concealed cordlocks
Number of Pockets (zippered unless otherwise noted) 3 (2 handwarmer, 1 internal) 4 (2 harness-compatible hand, 1 chest, 1 interior) 3 (2 handwarmer, 1 chest) 2 (external chest) 2 (external chest)
Adjustable Cuffs? Stretch cuffs Velcro Elastic cuffs Lycra cuffs Yes, Velcro
Available Sizes XS - XXL S - XXL S - XXL S - XXL S - XXL
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