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Price $194.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Warm, lightweight, packable, windproof, water resistant, slippery smooth face fabricsDeliciously comfortable, amazing weather resistance, light and packable, cozy, cute style, versatile fitVery warm, almost weather proof, flattering fit and style, packableWarm, packable, light, unbeatable price, excellent weather protectionLofty and warm, great value, packs small, lightweight, great value, good wind protection
Cons Not breathable, boxy fit, zipper gets stuck in fabric and can ripExpensive, lacks a chest pocket, zipper is stickyNot breathable, tight across the backLess durable construction, not breathableLacks breathability
Bottom Line Protective, warm and compressive, our favorite for our ultralight adventurersThe best performing technical jacket offering weather protection, warmth, and all day comfortWarm and packable, a great jacket for hanging out in the coldExcellent performance at an excellent priceA high value quilted jacket that'll keep you warm on all kinds of adventures
Rating Categories Rab Xenon Hoodie - Women's Arc'teryx Nuclei FL - Women's Avant Featherless Hoody Essentials Lightweight Water... Thermoball Eco Hoody
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 Rab Xenon Hoodie -... Arc'teryx Nuclei... Avant Featherless... Essentials... Thermoball Eco Hoody
Weight 8.75 oz 9.70 oz 14.75 oz 12.75 oz 12.75 oz
Number of Pockets 3 (2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest) 4 (2 zippered hand, 2 internal) 4 (2 zippered hand, 1 zippered internal chest, 1 stuff sack) 4 (2 zippered hand, 2 internal) 3 (2 zippered hand, 1 zippered internal chest)
Insulation 60g Stratus Coreloft 65 synthetic 3M Thinsulate Featherless Insulation 100% Polyester Thermoball Eco 100% recycled polyester
Outer Fabric Atmos ripstop Arato 10R ripstop nylon 20D woven nylon 100% Polyester 100% recycled nylon
Lining Nylon Nylon 100% Polyester 100% recycled polyester
Hood Option? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Built-in stash pocket? Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Cuff construction Elasticized cuffs Elasticized cuffs Elasticized cuffs Elasticized cuffs Elasticized cuffs
Warranty Information Lifetime warranty with original proof of purchase - includes repairs Lifetime warranty; includes zippers, buckles, and other manufacturer defects Lifetime warranty 3-year limited warranty Limited lifetime warranty; will repair or replace due to manufacturing defect (not regular wear and tear or misuse)
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