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I'm looking for an all-around softshell,...

I'm looking for an all-around softshell, and am torn between this and the MH Dragon. What's the difference between them, and which would you reccomend?

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the ROM is designed to be worn on it's own as an active layer for rock climbing in chilly weather or something like that. The Dragon is cut for a bit of layering, more as a replacement for a standard shell. Dragon is probably more of what you want as an all-around softshell, but there are some far better options I think. Check out the Marmot Kingpin jacket, which'll save you a bit of money, and uses Polartec Powershield, which is a better all around textile than Windstopper. The Marmot Zion Jacket will be an almost exact replacement for the Dragon, so would the North Face Kishtwar or Patagonia Knifeblade Pullover.

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Another soft shell to look at is Mountain Hardwear's Kepler, which utilizes DryQ Elite, and should most resemble the old Dragon.