An incredibly lightweight hooded jacket, that offers instant protection from the wind when the weather turn
Built for mountain adventures, the Distance Wind Shell is an essential protective layer with added weather resistance. Featuring the Green Theme Technology revolutionary Breathable Water Protection—an all-new environmentally friendly PFC-free DWR that is superior in performance and durability to any other DWR solution—the Distance Wind Shell packs down and stows into its chest pocket with a carabiner clip loop, so you can attach it to your harness during fast and light missions that require emergency protection if the weather breaks.
The medium size for this jacket (which fitted me, a 6-foot skinny chap perfectly) is staggeringly only 90 grams, and though very minimalistic in terms of features, it still gives the protection you would want from a running jacket. Fantastic at cutting out wind chill, with an impressive DWR that still manages a good level of breathability, is impressive in an ultralight design such as this. Elasticated cuffs, a drawstring Hemline and a hood that can be tightened with a simple draw string, make this an incredibly well-fitting jacket, that also has a zipped chest pocket with a carabiner clip loop. All nice features to have especially in a jacket that weighs less than 100 grams. I think this would be a fantastic jacket to have, just to add to a layering system on a chilly summer morning run or hike, that can be easily stashed (in its own chest pocket) and deployed in high winds or light rains.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear
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