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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award   
Price $224.21 at Backcountry
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$173.93 at REI$149.95 at Amazon$132.26 at Backcountry
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Pros Stretchy, excellent mobility, breathable, light and packable, versatile, good storm protectionTop-tier storm-worthiness, mobility and range of motion, hood design, long-lasting DWR, exceptional breathability, harness and hip-belt friendly pocketsMost breathable material in our review, lightweight and compressible, stretchy fabric, top-tier hood design, extremely stormworthyStormworthy, versatile, durable, comfortable, high level of ventilationStormworthy, cost, durable, versatile, good breathability and ventilation, waterproof pockets
Cons Hood is a bit shallow with a helmet on, hand pockets, can feel cold if standing around in the rain for extended periodsNo ventilation options, expensive, no easy way to clip to a harnessCut is slightly on the boxy side, not as durable as other modelsOn the heavier sideHeavy for a "minimalist" design
Bottom Line Best for activities where its stretchy fabric, solid mobility, and top-tier breathability are keyExcelling across the board, this jacket is versatile enough for outdoor activities and is lightweight and stormworthyOffers top-tier weather resistance and breathability, coupled with low weight and minimal packed volumeWith awesome ventilation capabilities, top-tier stormworthiness, and above average durability, this model is a great all-rounderThis is an awesome do-anything piece and one of our favorites
Rating Categories Outdoor Research Interstellar Arc'teryx Zeta SL REI Co-op Drypoint GTX Outdoor Research Foray Marmot Minimalist
Water Resistance (30%)
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Breathability & Venting (25%)
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Comfort & Mobility (18%)
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Weight (15%)
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Durability (5%)
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Packed Size (7%)
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Specs Outdoor Research... Arc'teryx Zeta SL REI Co-op Drypoint... Outdoor Research... Marmot Minimalist
Measured Weight (Medium) 10.5 oz 10.9 oz 10.5 oz 16 oz 16 oz
Waterproof Fabric Material Ascentshell 3L 2-layer GORE-TEX PACLITE Plus waterproof breathable laminate 3L Gore-tex Active 2.5 layer Gore-tex with PacLite Technology GORE-TEX Paclite
Face Fabric and Layer Construction 20D mechanical stretch ripstop face with 100% polyester 12D backer 40-denier ripstop (N40r) GORE-TEX PACLITE Plus 20-denier ripstop nylon 50D w/ Gore-tex PacLite waterproof breathable membrane 100% Recycled Polyester
Pockets 1 chest pocket, 2 hand 2 hand pockets 2 zippered hand pockets 1 chest pocket, 2 hand pockets 2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest
Are lower pockets hipbelt friendly Almost Yes Yes Almost No
Pit Zips No Yes No Yes Yes
Helmet Compatible Hood (not only fits but not too tight) Almost No Yes Yes Yes
Stows Into Pocket? Yes No No Yes No
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