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Price $116.35 at Backcountry
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$68.43 at Amazon$90.25 at Amazon
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Pros Highly breathable, quick-drying, foam inserts prevent jacket creep, helmet compatible, stowable hood, durableInsulated, highly breathable, moisture-wicking, comfortable, great weather protection, durable, lots of pocketsFantastic weather protection, full-length ventilation zips, great mobility, windproof, unobtrusive thumbholesInexpensive, stellar mobility and breathability, stow-away pocket, harness-friendly pockets, excellent fitUnbeatable weather protection, taped-seams, spacious hood, stretchy, generous drop-hem, adjustable cuffs
Cons Not very warm, no stow-away pocket for clipping to your harness, cuffs stretch out with heavy useSpendy, no stow-away pocket for clipping to your harness, hood somewhat small, some reviewers feel it runs smallLess breathable fabric, no stow-away pocket for clipping to your harness, pockets not harness compatible, spendyNot very warm, below average water resistanceTight shoulders, runs small, somewhat heavy
Bottom Line If you're in the market for a lightweight and durable layer that will repel sun and wind with ease and dry super fast, this is a stellar choiceIf you need need good breathability and all-around comfort, this insulated hybrid is a great optionThis jacket breaks the mold for a windproof softshell - it is lightweight, moves like a dream, has great ventilation, and is an ideal layer for ice/mixed climbingThis jacket is lightweight, breathable, easy to move in, and affordable - a great combination for the active outdoorswomanA fantastically mobile and stretchy technical jacket for alpine conditions, this layer manages to be nearly weather-proof AND breathable
Rating Categories Sigma SL Anorak Pullover Proton FL Hoody Mammut Ultimate V - Women's Rab Borealis - Women's Marmot ROM - Women's
Weather Protection (30%)
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9
Breathability (30%)
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10
7
Mobility (25%)
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Weight (10%)
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Specs Sigma SL Anorak... Proton FL Hoody Mammut Ultimate V... Rab Borealis -... Marmot ROM - Women's
Measured Weight 9.5 oz (size S) 9.5 oz (size S) 12.5 oz (size S) 9 oz (size 10/S) 15 oz (size M)
Material Aequora Airperm (86% nylon, 14% elastane) 84% nylon, 16% elastane 100% polyester Lightweight Matrix single weave with 2-way stretch and DWR GORE Infinium 3L (92% Nylon, 8% Elastane Plain Weave)
Type Active Technical/Hybrid Technical Active Technical
Lined/Insulated? No Yes Yes No Yes
Hood? Yes, 2-way adjustable Yes, 1-way adjustable Yes, 1-way adjustable Yes, stretchy but not adjustable Yes, with Peripheral Cord Adjustment
Number of Pockets (zippered unless otherwise noted) 1 chest 4 (2 hand, 2 chest) 2 hand 2 hand 4 (2 hand, 1 chest, 1 interior)
Adjustable Cuffs? No, Stretch Cuffs No, Stretch Cuffs No, Stretch Cuffs with thumb loops No, Stretch Cuffs Yes, Velcro
Available Sizes XS - L XS - XL XS - XXL 8 - 16 XS - XL
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