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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award   
Price $562.46 at Backcountry
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Pros Unrivaled weather protection, decent venting options, perfect fitLightweight, form fitting, great storm hood, superior construction quality, reasonable priceAwesome weather protection, fits great, very mobileExtremely durable, superior weather protection, great hood, easy to manipulate zippersSturdy weather protection, extended wrist cuffs, supple fabric
Cons Expensive, not ultralight, mediocre breathabilityCrinkly and noisy, very little ventilation, few pockets, short front hemSkin pockets a bit too narrow, small ventilation zips, unreliable wrist cuffsHeavy, bulky, overkill for many, no handwarmer pockets, expensiveSuper short zipper tabs, average weight, mediocre DWR finish
Bottom Line Our favorite hardshell for serious adventuresStands out among some stiff competition with its simple and solid designTurns out a company known for skis and bindings also makes a great jacket for touringAn expensive shell with exceptional weather protectionA couple slight flaws detract from an otherwise great jacket
Rating Categories Mammut Nordwand Advanced Arc'teryx Alpha FL Dynafit Radical Arc'teryx Alpha SV Norrona Falketind Gore-Tex
Weather Protection (30%)
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8
Weight (20%)
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Mobility And Fit (20%)
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Venting And Breathability (20%)
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Features And Design (10%)
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Specs Mammut Nordwand... Arc'teryx Alpha FL Dynafit Radical Arc'teryx Alpha SV Norrona Falketind...
Pit Zips Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Measured Weight (size large) 16 oz 11.8 oz 15.4 oz 18.4 oz 16.2 oz
Material 3-layer 100% nylon Gore-Tex Pro Gore-Tex with N40p-X face fabric Gore-Tex Pro with C-Knit backer 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro N100p-X 3-layer Gore-Tex
Pockets 2 front, 1 internal 1 external chest, 1 internal chest 2 side handwarmer, 1 sleeve, 2 internal stash 2 external chest, 1 internal chest, 1 sleeve, 1 internal mesh stash 2 hand, 1 chest
Helmet Compatible Hood Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hood Draw Cords 3 3 1 3 1
Adjustable Cuffs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Two-Way Front Zipper Yes No Yes No No
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