- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I've only used this shell once, but I have to say I was very impressed. Climbed a mountain in the Adirondacks and purposely wore this all day to see how it performed. It was about 0°F all day (sometimes colder) and I wore two base layers and a mid layer beneath the shell. Normally, if I had worn one of my other Gore Tex shells, I would have steamed myself on the hike up the mountain, but the Axiom breathed really well. My inner layers still got a bit wet with perspiration in my lower back region where my pack sits, but that happens even without a shell. The rest of me was nice and dry. No moisture on the inside of the jacket either. Very impressive,
Feature-wise the Axiom is pretty stripped-down, but that's exactly what I want. It's light and functional. The hood is large, so it's good that it is adjustable.
I'm looking forward to seeing how it performs in the rain.