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Price $299.00 at REI$299.00 at Backcountry
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Pros Light, compressible, cute and stylish features, great warmth to compression ratio, super breathableDeliciously comfortable, amazing weather resistance, light and packable, cozy, cute style, versatile fitWarm, lightweight, packable, windproof, water resistant, slippery smooth face fabricsVery warm, almost weather proof, flattering fit and style, packableWarm, packable, light, unbeatable price, excellent weather protection
Cons Lacks features, expensive, not entirely wind resistantExpensive, lacks a chest pocket, zipper is stickyNot breathable, boxy fit, zipper gets stuck in fabric and can ripNot breathable, tight across the backLess durable construction, not breathable
Bottom Line A quilted jacket with lightweight warmth and great packabilityThe best performing technical jacket offering weather protection, warmth, and all day comfortProtective, warm and compressive, our favorite for our ultralight adventurersWarm and packable, a great jacket for hanging out in the coldExcellent performance at an excellent price
Rating Categories Micro Puff Hoody Arc'teryx Nuclei FL - Women's Rab Xenon Hoodie - Women's Avant Featherless Hoody Essentials Lightweight Water...
Warmth (25%)
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Weight & Compression (20%)
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Comfort & Coziness (20%)
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Weather Resistance (15%)
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Breathability (15%)
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Style & Fit (5%)
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Specs Micro Puff Hoody Arc'teryx Nuclei... Rab Xenon Hoodie -... Avant Featherless... Essentials...
Weight 8.07 oz 9.70 oz 8.75 oz 14.75 oz 12.75 oz
Number of Pockets 4 (2 zippered hand, 2 internal drop-in) 4 (2 zippered hand, 2 internal) 3 (2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest) 4 (2 zippered hand, 1 zippered internal chest, 1 stuff sack) 4 (2 zippered hand, 2 internal)
Insulation 65g PlumaFill 100% polyester Coreloft 65 synthetic 60g Stratus 3M Thinsulate Featherless Insulation 100% Polyester
Outer Fabric 0.7oz 10D 100% nylon ripstop Pertex Quantum with a DWR finish Arato 10R ripstop nylon Atmos ripstop 20D woven nylon 100% Polyester
Lining 100% nylon ripstop Pertex Quantum Nylon Nylon 100% Polyester
Hood Option? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Built-in stash pocket? Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Cuff construction Elasticized cuffs Elasticized cuffs Elasticized cuffs Elasticized cuffs Elasticized cuffs
Warranty Information Lifetime warranty; includes repairs to seams and zippers, as well as other manufacturer defects Lifetime warranty; includes zippers, buckles, and other manufacturer defects Lifetime warranty with original proof of purchase - includes repairs Lifetime warranty 3-year limited warranty
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