A fairly lightweight jacket that’s long enough to cover the hips. It’s nicely styled for walking in, with fabric that flexes easily and arms that don’t ride up when you reach forward. Disappointingly, the hood is rather small, and won’t keep your face dry in heavy rain. However, elastic adjusters at the sides and back allow you to cinch it down tightly over your head, and it rolls away in the collar when you don’t need it. Despite its low price, the fabric is waterproof and breathes okay, with a mesh lining to wick sweat away from your body. The handwarmer pockets are too small to be of any real use. There are Velcro adjustable cuffs to allow a bit of extra ventilation, and there’s a drawcord at the hem to help you get the right fit.
Materials: Ared 5000
Men’s version: No
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