A low-priced jacket that uses PU waterproofing, the Descend II handles general wet weather well enough, although it wasn’t tested in any monsoon conditions. It did tend to get fairly warm and a little sweaty after strenuous activity. There are stretch panels, although they don’t seem to be in the right places – across the shoulder as opposed to under the arms to help with reach. Also, the lighter fabric across the shoulders could cause wear issues.
Fabric: Isotex 10000 XPT
Women’s version: Adrianna
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