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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award Top Pick Award  
Price $35.99 at Backcountry
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$224.19 at REI
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$186.69 at REI$172.40 at Amazon
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$86.65 at Backcountry
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Pros Comfortable, affordable, athletic fit, good wrist cuffsTop-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 pockets
Cons Bulky, warm, limited hood adjustmentNo 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 jackets
Bottom Line This model boasts a good price and adequate protection, but it lacks outdoor features present in other contenders.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.
Rating Categories Columbia Watertight II Arc'teryx Zeta SL REI Co-op Drypoint GTX Rab Kinetic Plus Marmot Minimalist
Water Resistance (30%)
6
9
9
7
9
Breathability & Venting (25%)
3
8
8
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7
Comfort & Mobility (20%)
5
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9
Weight (15%)
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Durability (5%)
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Packed Size (5%)
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Specs Columbia... Arc'teryx Zeta SL REI Co-op Drypoint... Rab Kinetic Plus Marmot Minimalist
Measured Weight (Medium) 13.5 oz 11 oz 10.5 oz 10 oz 15 oz
Waterproof Fabric Material 2-Layer Omni-Tech w/ Mesh Liner 2-layer GORE-TEX PACLITE Plus waterproof breathable laminate 3-layer Gore-Tex Active Proflex™ 3-layer GORE-TEX with PacLite technology
Face Fabric and Layer Construction Nylon w/ coated waterproof breathable insert and hanging mesh protective liner 40-denier ripstop (N40r) GORE-TEX PACLITE Plus 20D ripstop nylon Propriety Proflex waterproof membrane 2.5L 100% recycled polyester
Pockets 2 - hand pockets 2 hand 2 zip hand 2 hand 2 zip hand, 1 chest
Are lower pockets hipbelt friendly No Yes Yes Yes
Pit Zips No Yes No No Yes
Helmet Compatible Hood (not only fits but not too tight) No No No No Yes
Stows Into Pocket? Yes No No No (but included stuff sack) No
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