While we love the Xenon X Hoodie as both a mid and stand-alone layer, but it's not a breathable jacket. So avoid it for those early morning runs or super sweaty cross-country ski sessions. Though, you're in luck because there are plenty of breathable options out there. Our top recommendation is Patagonia Nano Air Hoody, our Top Pick for Breathability. On the other hand, if you're looking for a jacket that's a little less techie, and more for a stylish romp around town, don't miss our Best Buy award winner, the Columbia Mighty Lite Hooded Plush.
Here are a few of the noted changed in this jacket from last year's model:
- Rab eliminated the soft collar linings that once brought us joy.
- The outer breast pocket that we once loved has been eliminated.
- The zipper is much more durable and the fit is a little tighter than before.