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Pros Good weather protection, wind resistantDurable fabric, great fit, all-around usefulnessSoft and stretchy fabric, lightweight, great wind protectionInexpensive, great breathability, stretchyIncredibly light, very mobile
Cons Heavy, less breathableLimited water resistance, fitted cuffsHood fit is tightLimited weather protectionLimited weather protection, few features
Bottom Line The San Juan is one of out favorite jackets for ski touring and ice climbing thanks to its roomy fit and weather resistanceAn all-around softshell jacket that is at home in the mountains but looks good in town as wellA do-it-all softshell jacket, the ROM is a great choice for those seeking a simple jacket that does well in a range of conditionsWhile not the most weatherproof jacket, this wind resistant softshell allows for ultimate mobility for climbers and adventurers on a budgetThis lightweight jacket pairs well with a baselayer to keep you protected while climbing or hiking
Rating Categories Outdoor Research San Juan Arc'teryx Gamma LT Hoody Marmot ROM Ferrosi Hooded Rab Borealis
Weather Protection (30%)
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5
Breathability (30%)
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Mobility (25%)
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Weight (10%)
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Versatility (5%)
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Specs Outdoor Research... Arc'teryx Gamma LT... Marmot ROM Ferrosi Hooded Rab Borealis
Measured Weight (size medium) 19oz 17oz 17oz 13oz 10.5oz
Material 100% polyester 75D double weave Wee Burly (56% nylon, 34% polyester, 10% elastane) GORE Infinium 3L (92% nylon, 8% elastane plain weave) Body/hood: 86% nylon, 14% spandex 90D stretch woven ripstop
Shoulders/lower sleeves: Cordura 91% nylon, 9% spandex 120D stretch woven
Lightweight Matrix single weave with 2-way stretch and DWR
Type Technical Active Active Active Technical
Lined/Insulated? No No No No No
Hood? Yes, helmet-compatble with Hood Lock Yes, helmet compatible, adjustable StormHood Yes, with Peripheral Cord Adjustment Yes, adjustable Yes, under helmet with lycra binding
Number of Pockets (zippered unless otherwise noted) 6 (2 handwarmer, 2 chest, 2 internal drop-in) 3 (2 handwarmer, 1 internal) 4 (2 harness-compatible hand, 1 chest, 1 interior) 3 (2 handwarmer, 1 chest) 2 (external chest)
Adjustable Cuffs? Elastic cuffs Stretch cuffs Velcro Elastic cuffs Lycra cuffs
Available Sizes S - XL XS - XXL S - XXL S - XXL S - XXL
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