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Gear Review

2 5

Expensive insulating softshell

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Its a very nice jacket- don't get me wrong. Great cut, soft warm fuzzy inside, feminine fit. Works great as an outsell or midlayer under a gore tex jacket. But it is crazy expensive and since getting an Atom SV and Atom LT my wife never wears this anymore (see our reviews of both jackets).
Powershield does a decent job of blocking the wind (on gusty days you can feel some of the wind through the jacket). Has a great soft fuzzy fabric laminated to the outer fabric which provides loft (about a 300wt fleece equivalent). However the Atom SV does the same job only better at less of a cost and it packs down to nothing making it ideal for travel. It has become more of a niche jacket in my wifes closet only coming out a few times a year.
Overall 2 star rating mostly due to the high cost of this jacket

Expensive insulating softshell