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Frank K.

Frank K.

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Frank K.

Frank K.wrote a review of on April 27, 2012

4 5

My regular Denali is worn and dirty but still my most used jacket. I bought the new windproof version for replacement and will retire the old one to a zip in shell liner for the matching shell.
The new Denali is much better against the wind than the regular Denali (which is not really saying much since that one let every breeze through) but definitely not as effective as a dedicated wind shell.
The loss of pit zips is a big deal as I tend to keep them open all the time for sweat ventilation except when I need the extra warmth. I'm even considering having a local tailor add them to this jacket.
It also seems to be thinner than the regular Denali though that is possibly just due to the new version having a smoother outside compared to the regular Denali scruffy fleece out and in.
So... the loss of pit zips is my main negative on this otherwise a great general purpose action jacket.