The Exodus tries to blur the lines between jacket and traditional soft shell and is useful in most conditions, barring a monsoon. The woven stretch fabric efficiently beads off moisture whilst blocking out the wind well. Although the seams aren’t sealed there is a great amount of weatherproofing in the design. Single-hand operated hem cinch and Velcro cuff tabs keep the wind out, but it is the hood that’s a real joy. The wire-reinforced peak gives it shape, and multiple cinches adjust the fit.
Fabric: Midweight stretch woven soft shell
Women’s version: Yes
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