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Price $159.00 at REI$128.97 at Backcountry
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$166.83 at REI
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Pros Exceptionally packable, lightweight, impressively waterproof, easy to move inWater resistant, wind resistant and breathable, dual direction whole side/pit vents, dual direction main zipperExceedingly water resistant, great fit, comfortable fabric, good zipper design, very durableIncredibly stretchy, comfortable, breathable, long arms, not crinklyComfortable, high pockets accommodate waist belt, fairly protective, helmet compatible hood, good adjustability
Cons No vents or hand pockets, lack of everyday featuresVery difficult to pack into its pocket, sleeves a bit short, main zipper difficult to match upNo pit zips for dumping excess heat in a pinch, doesn't pack into a pocket, expensiveThin, hood not great coverage, not windproofNot pocket stowable, main zip may leak in prolonged heavy precipitation
Bottom Line A solid packable rain layer that will keep you dry but doesn't have a lot of everyday comfort featuresIn spite of its relatively large packed size and weight, this jacket will meet every other expectation you have for a rain shellOffering impressive protection from the elements in a very comfortable and well-fitting jacketYou'll pay more for the stretchy fabric of this model, but it just might be worth it if you partake in a lot of aerobic activitiesPleasant and comfortable, this jacket is a solid option for getting out there no matter the weather
Rating Categories Helium Rain Jacket Aspire Arc'teryx Zeta SL - Women's Stretch Ozonic Stormbolt GTX
Water Resistance (30%)
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Comfort (25%)
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Breathability (20%)
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Durability (15%)
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Weight And Packability (10%)
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Specs Helium Rain Jacket Aspire Arc'teryx Zeta SL... Stretch Ozonic Stormbolt GTX
Measured Weight 5.6 oz 11.4 oz 9.4 oz 9.4 oz 12.3 oz
Number of Fabric Layers 2.5 2 2 2.5 3
Material Pertex Shield, Diamond Fuse 30D ripstop nylon Gore-Tex with Paclite technology 2L, 100% polyester 50D plain weave 40D ripstop (N40r) Gore-Tex New Paclite Plus, DWR treatment Dry.Q Active Stretch 40D 2.5L (100% nylon) Gore-Tex 30D ripstop nylon
Pockets 1 chest 2 hand, 1 chest 2 hand 2 hand, 1 chest 2 hand, 1 chest
Pit Zips No Yes - dual direction No Yes - dual direction Yes - dual direction
Pit Zip Length (in) n/a 21" N/a 13" 12"
Helmet Compatible Hood No Yes No Yes Yes
Stows into Pocket Yes Yes No Yes No
Carabiner Loop in Stow Pocket Yes Yes No No No
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