Gear Review

5 5

My favorite shell

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wore this all last season and in Chile this summer--it is super durable, really long, and has a great fit. Perfect for over a layer on storm days, with a roomy collar and hood for when you just need to batten down the hatches and use the hood over your helmet.

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Is it breathable & light enough to be a good touring shell?

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It is meant to be more of a downhill skiing layer--not quite as breathable as the TNF Free Thinker jacket, and a bit thicker material--but the vents are excellent and I have definitely toured in it. If you are going to be hiking only or mainly hiking I suggest the Free Thinker, but if you mainly ride lifts with some touring, this would be great I think.