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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award   
Price $149.00 at REI
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$209.30 at Backcountry
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$249.00 at REI$149.95 at Amazon
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$113.40 at Amazon
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Pros Versatile, durable, long lasting DWR, good stormworthiness, minimal clammy feelTop-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 Heavy, average packed size, mobility, and freedom of movementNo 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 Great for those on a budget, this versatile model marries durability and stormworthiness, without being too heavy or costlyExcelling 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 Patagonia Torrentshell 3L Arc'teryx Zeta SL REI Co-op Drypoint GTX Outdoor Research Foray Marmot Minimalist
Water Resistance (30%)
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9
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9
Breathability & Venting (25%)
6
8
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8
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 Patagonia... Arc'teryx Zeta SL REI Co-op Drypoint... Outdoor Research... Marmot Minimalist
Measured Weight (Medium) 14 oz 10.9 oz 10.5 oz 16 oz 16 oz
Waterproof Fabric Material 3-layer H2No Performance Standard shell 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 350-denier 100% recycled nylon, polycarbonate PU membrane, tricot 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 2 zippered hand pockets 2 hand pockets 2 zippered hand pockets 1 chest pocket, 2 hand pockets 2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest
Are lower pockets hipbelt friendly No Yes Yes Almost No
Pit Zips Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Helmet Compatible Hood (not only fits but not too tight) No No Yes Yes Yes
Stows Into Pocket? Yes No No Yes No
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