Review by: xclimber, 2005-01-29
Superlight and compact. Surprisingly tough. I got my Ventus as a replacement for a Wisp (see my product review for an explanation). Attention to detail could be better, however. The jacket stuffs into an interior pocket, but there's no closure for the flap hence it tries to blossom back out. You can use a rubber band to keep it in, but that's a pretty cheesy solution to a problem with an $80 jacket. I contacted Golite customer service about this, and their response was uninspired. I was told that a couple of velcro "dots" would add too much to the weight (give me a break) to the product. I had a friend weigh a couple on his digital gram scale and they came in at 0.2 g Golite's response is pretty lame IMNSHO. The elastic in the waistband came undone after a short while too. I am returning it for a refund.
UPDATE: I finally got a refund (took about two months!) from GoLite for this, but it was like pulling teeth. I've never found a manufacturer that was so hard to deal with.