Mountain Hardwear Synchro Hooded

This soft shell weighs 644g; outstanding hood movement; stiff peak; external seam tapes make this waterproof; welded seams for less bulk, lighter weight and softer feel; brushed fleece lining adds warmth; pit zips for venting; two chest and two waist pockets. But waist pockets easily obscured by rucksack belts; chest pockets too small for maps; high price.

Verdict: Buy it if you want a hooded soft shell and can tolerate the pockets.