This is lighter weight shell-style jacket, and a great performing one at that. Although quite thin, the face fabric is pleasant to the touch (if a little rustly) with a tough, ripstop feel. In use the eVENT fabric performs extremely well, not leaking even after standing under a waterfall! There are no vents, and the pockets are not mesh-lined, but the eVENT fabric drew away sweat better than any other on test. In addition to the long main pockets with weatherproof zips, there is an internal zipping security pocket. Although the main zip isn’t weatherproof it does have a Velcro storm baffle outside and an extra internal baffle. Out in some heavy weather it never leaked.
Fabric: 3-layer eVENT® Storm
Women’s version: Vidda
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