Outside Magazine reviews The Enchainment Jacket in the 2013 Summer Buyer’s Guide

By Outdoor Research, 20 August 2013

  • DATE

    20 August 2013


    Outdoor Research

​The most water-resistant soft shell jacket tested in their Summer 2013 Buyer’s Guide, Outside Magazine praised our Enchainment Jacket’s water-resistance and breathability, calling it ideal for “fall hikes to an early-season ski tour,” and, “a solid coat for the money.”

“BEST FOR: everyday cool-weather wear. THE TEST: The Enchainment’s tightly woven soft-shell material lacks a membrane or water barrier, so while it deflected light rain, heavier showers soaked through. Even so, it’s the most water-resistant soft shell here. And thanks to panels of lightweight Schoeller soft-shell fabric under the arms and three venting, mesh-backed pockets, it breathes better than you’d expect. Which is why we ended up wearing it for everything from dog walks to fall hikes to an early-season ski tour. THE VERDICT: Some deemed the style classic; others used the term “dated.” Either way, it’s a solid coat for the money.”

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