A medium to heavyweight soft shell, the Whittaker is quite bulky. The fabric has a reasonable amount of stretch but its thickness makes it a little stiff at first. There is some water repellency in the fabric although the seams aren’t taped, so watch out in heavy rain. Warmth levels are great with the thicker fabric and its fleece backing, but a lack of venting anywhere reduces its versatility. The cut is fairly large too, so you may need to try before you buy, especially with the larger collar.
Fabric: 100% polyester
Women’s version: Yes (Harrison)
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