Westcomb Skeena Hoody - Soft Shells: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Westcomb Skeena Hoody - Soft Shells: Reviews

   Photo: Terry Heffernan


If you took your favorite base layer, hard shell, and soft shell and threw them all in a blender, it would be a terrible mess. But Westcomb's mash-up makes terrific sense. A thin layer of merino wool on the inside wicks away moisture (like a base layer), and an eVent membrane in the middle makes it nearly waterproof (the seams are not taped), while its soft-shell exterior makes it stretchy and athletic. Although it's not as heavy as all those components would suggest, the Skeena is a bit warm for summer excursions. But it was the first jacket testers grabbed in cooler conditions. 1.4 lbs; westcomb.com

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