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4 5

Lightweight, Waterproof, Well Priced

Love to get reviews before I buy, but couldn't find any on this shell anywhere, so I'll post this initial assessment. Very nice athletic fit, I'm 6'0 195 got Med. Still able to layer wicking base & Pati down sweater, no tightness in the armpit, but still slim enough to not bunch under your pack. Zips pretty far up the neck, great protection, but makes it hard to fully zip without making the hood stick out if not in use. Waterproofing is legit without field testing, have to wait for rain to prove this. Pit zips, semi soft material, and lack of insulation make it very breathable. Def needs some breaking in to get more of a soft shell feel though. For me, the best feature, besides the price, is it's light weight design. I'd rather layer and have the ability to pack this shell, then have a 4 season shell. I looked at a lot of shells and really liked the specs and looks of this one, so when it went on sale, it was a no brainer. If it holds up when it matters, consider it a 5 star.

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this post points out a positive of pit zips...product info says no venting! What's up?

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Just got this jacket in the mail. It does have pit zips and as previously mentioned, they zip in both directions.