Mountain Hardwear Artero 2010

The Mountain Hardwear Artero general-purpose jacket weighs 538g (size L); Gore-Tex Pro Shell is extremely waterproof and extremely breathable; pit zips; two Napoleon chest pockets; two hip pockets; hood can be rolled to collar; hood movement is excellent. But price is very high; pocket access with a rucksack could be slightly better; pockets are mesh-lined so not totally waterproof; very large non-wired peak not ideal.

The Mountain Hardwear Artero’s high price is unmatched by high-performance features.

First published in Trail magazine November 2010