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Lead the pack to a dry and windproof wonderland.
The Arc'teryx Men's Incendo Hooded Jacket blocks wind and repels light precipitation, and it encourages water vapor to quickly escape so you don't feel like you're in a steam room fifteen minutes into your run. The balance between moderate weather protection and strong breathability (thanks, mesh underarm vents) makes the Incendo a great choice for trail running or intense hikes when you know you'll be working up a sweat, but you also need to be prepared for surprise weather. A fitted hood gives you a little bit of extra protection, too, and the zippered media pocket lets you take you tunes on the trail.
- Wind- and water-resistant
- Mesh underarm vents
- Hem drawcord
- Reflective blades on back and sleeves
- Stows in its own pocket
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Interior of the pocket. Showing the smaller pocket and the headphone port.
Ripstop fabric detail
Fabric detail showing the DWR helping to resist the water
Great shell on a stormy day
Near Independence Pass on a stormy afternoon
In the Sawatch range
Wearing the Incendo hoody on a windy day in the Sawatch range
The Perfect Running Shell
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
During the summer in the high rockies of Colorado, the weather is pretty unpredictable. So a great shell is always a must for those long days on the trail.
In the past, I've had shells that worked to ward off the elements, but didn't regulate the body temp well. Even on cooler days in the fall, I would end up overheating. This shell has proven to be a breathe of fresh air. I have used this several times in variable temps and conditions (strong winds, light rain, cool mornings, etc.) and it has performed beyond my expectations. It breathes extremely well (largely due to the large mesh vents under the arm) to keep the body temp regulated and even keeps that clammy feeling on the lower arms at bay (this is the biggest issue I've found in other jackets and I can't stand it). The ripstop fabric does a great job at keeping the wind out and even keeps light rain out. In a down pour, the fabric does get saturated quickly, but this isn't exactly meant for those kind of conditions.
Beyond this jacket doing it's job perfectly well, here are a few smaller details that really seal the deal for me:
- Five reflective points around the jacket for extra visibility at night.
- It feels like a real jacket, not just another plastic shell. The ripstop fabric feels great and looks great. I've actually been using this as a light shell for around town during my day-to-day, as well as my running jacket.
- The side pocket that has a thought out and very functional design. It has and audio port for headphone routing, a smaller pocket for keys, credit card, etc. within the main pocket, and it is quick large. I can easily fit my iphone, extra gels, and car keys in the pocket without it feeling bulky.