Review by: elnero, 2007-01-15
I bring this thing on every trip, hike, outing, etc that I go on, winter, summer, spring or fall. It blocks just about every bit of wind, and keeps you just warm enough when standing around in the warmer months, or moving in the winter. The chest pockets are perfect for stashing just about anything as they stretch a good bit, but never feel like your stuffed with things. They are also above the harness line, and dont get in the way of pack straps. The "Arc'teryx sleeve pocket" is great for a little knife, chapstick, clif shot, little things you need. Great fit. Wish it was a tad bit more water resistant. It seems the extent of the water resistance is a DWR treatment, which isnt very good. I recoated it with nikwax, and still, it seems the fabric doesnt like being treated. In all but a short, light drizzle, wear a hard shell. This thing is great for wind though.