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Pros Good mix of breathability and weather resistance, large internal pocketsDurable fabric, great fit, all-around usefulnessSoft and stretchy fabric, lightweight, great wind protectionInexpensive, great breathability, stretchyIncredibly light, very mobile
Cons No internal zippered pocket, large fit makes it less versatile, tight fitting hood with ski helmetLimited water resistance, fitted cuffsHood fit is tightLimited weather protectionLimited weather protection, few features
Bottom Line With a good combination of weather protection and breathability, this is a great all-mountain optionAn 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 hiking
Rating Categories Dawn Patrol Shell Arc'teryx Gamma LT Hoody Marmot ROM Ferrosi Hooded Rab Borealis
Weather Protection (30%)
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8
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5
Breathability (30%)
7
8
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10
8
Mobility (25%)
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Weight (10%)
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Versatility (5%)
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Specs Dawn Patrol Shell Arc'teryx Gamma LT... Marmot ROM Ferrosi Hooded Rab Borealis
Measured Weight (size medium) 22.5oz 17oz 17oz 13oz 10.5oz
Material 63% nylon, 26% polyester, 11% elastane with DWR finish 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
Type Active Active Active Active Technical
Lined/Insulated? Brushed backing No No No No
Hood? Yes, helmet compatible and adjustable Yes, helmet compatible, adjustable StormHood Yes, with Peripheral Cord Adjustment Yes, adjustable Yes, under helmet with lycra binding
Number of Pockets (zippered unless otherwise noted) 5 (2 harness-compatible hand, 2 chest, 1 internal) 3 (2 handwarmer, 1 internal) 4 (2 harness-compatible hand, 1 chest, 1 interior) 3 (2 handwarmer, 1 chest) 2 (external chest)
Adjustable Cuffs? Yes, Velcro Stretch cuffs Velcro Elastic cuffs Lycra cuffs
Available Sizes S - XL XS - XXL S - XXL S - XXL S - XXL
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