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Sarah M.

Sarah M.

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Sarah M.

Sarah M.wrote a review of on July 28, 2015

1 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I trust Arc'teryx for technical gear and bought this as a light weight hard shell for mountaineering. Although it didn't have all the features I look for like pit zips and harness compatible pockets I bought it anyway - it was on sale, had a great fit for mobility, and was under 10 ounces! And since it was a Gore-tex Arc'teryx shell I knew I could trust it.

I wore it for the first time on a recent climb of Mt. Rainier and I was happy with it's performance...until it started raining. Luckily it didn't rain until I was on the last leg of the down hike out of base camp because I was soaked within minutes. Although I became hyperthermic I was in no real danger; however, I would have been in serious trouble if it had rained or snowed while I was climbing.

Botton line: It performed well as a wind barrier but was absolutely worthless at protection from precipitation. Unless you intend to use it only for trips across the grocery store parking lot in a light mist I recommend you buy something else.

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