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mwrote a review of on October 6, 2010

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I ended up buying this after posting my question below. It worked great in Alaska, and since. A nice fleece interior, but very thin. This thing is made to block wind and breath, not accentuate warmth. It will do the trick from 45-65 with just a T-shirt on below it, use a thin fleece to take you down a bit lower. Water beads well for now. Only thing it could use is a wire brim hood like the RAB stuff.Power shield is great and I think it's even superior to Polartecs new Powershield Pro. I saw the new Pro stuff at a store and the membrane is too apparent and feels like it would be tacky in the least bit sweat. Not so with old powershield. Take all that part with a grain of salt though, since i didn get to test the new powershield pro.It fits long, which I find nice.I am 5ft11 and the L (XL on the tag) fits well.

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mwrote a question about on March 9, 2010

Will this softshell do well in the 30-60 degree Fahrenheit range? I''m thinking about buying this for a trip to south Alaska in June. The piece needs to be my main jacket (eVent hardshell will backup.) Average temps are 55 degrees, record low of 33 deg. I want to cover that range in something that breathes and blocks 95% of the wind. Is this the jacket? If you have a windstopper piece and a powershield piece, which do you prefer and why?

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