- Fabric Performance: Water-Resistant, Wind-Resistant, Breathable, Quick Drying, Lightweight, Movement-Mirroring Stretch
- Design Features: YKK DWR-Treated Zippers, Zip Chest Pocket, Chest Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack, Key Clip
- Functional Details: ½ Length Front Zipper, Lower Arm Zips, Elastic Drawcord Hem
Fit: Trim Fit
Fabric: 86% nylon, 14% spandex, 90D stretch woven ripstop
Center Back Length: 29½˝ / 75 cm
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 10.3oz / 291g (L)
- I am glad I gave this one a try. (Review by Kittens)
Good shirt, unlike the Jacket or hoody versions, you'll wear your insulating layer on top of this one . It is "trim fit" like the website says not a "standard fit" that the tag says (unless OR fixed this already).
I really like the forearm zips, despite the odd looks I get sometimes. There are some elastic cords at the wrists so you unzip the forearms they don't just hang there to get caught on stuff, you can also put in over your thumb to keep pulled up to your wrists. All without that crappy thumb holes design that gets put on everything now, you know the one, when they just add 3-4" to the sleeve length and cut a hole for your thumb so you have no choice not to use the thumb hole because it just bunches up at the wrist so much that makes layering harder and sometimes impossible to use your wrist watch to check time.
The front zipper goes down far enough that it vents as much as you would get with a full zip. (unzipping a full length zipper all the way doesn't really provide much more ventilation IMO) Doesn't bunch up under a hip-belt, semi-snug fit that doesn't restrict movement with a long sleeve base layer and t-shit underneath.
Really good breathable material! It isn't wind proof nor water proof, but it can take on a little drizzle and cuts wind just enough. Plenty of stretch and doesn't feel clammy at all when sweating. It is light weight, maybe not the lightest windshirt out there, but for the durability and other features it has, it is pretty unique. Also, unlike the jacket and hoody versions, this one is a lot more flattering at the waist and doesn't have an excessive amount of room for those of us that don't have beer belly. So, if you have a pretty pronounce beer belly this one might not be for you.
If I had to make any improvements, it would be... Add a polygiene or silvadur odor treatment, because it is a trim fit it sits closer to the stinky areas and tends pick up those smells sooner than the jacket or hoody versions. Maybe add slightly more height the back of the neck of the collar to prevent that little draft you get when looking down.
FWIW, I am a search and rescue volunteer in the NW, I wore this shirt on a couple of missions and few training outings. This shirt has found a place in my pack.
(Posted on 5/25/16)
- Great temperature control (Review by Peakhiker)
The windshirt is the perfect weight to provide protection from the winds while on a run or hike, while not causing overheating with the large front zip, and quarter arm zips. The arm zips open from the wrist to the middle of the forearm and is a little strange to get use to, but provide a great extra venting option. Wore it again today 65 degrees outside and really windy.
(Posted on 2/28/16)