Cloudveil Doublet - Hard Shell: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Cloudveil Doublet - Hard Shell: Reviews

   Photo: Courtesy of Cloudveil

Versatile Hybrid

Much like the Ruston, the Doublet is a soft/hard shell hybrid. While it's not 100-percent waterproof, it offers up way more protection than your average soft shell. But don't get hung up on classifying it. The Doublet's hood, shoulders, arms, and body are constructed from highly water-resistant ripstop nylon, while the underarms and much of the back are cut from a more breathable, stretchy knit material. Plus, pit zips let out even more exhaust when you don't feel like stopping to de-layer. If you're heading off on a weeklong backpacking trip someplace wet, like the Cascades, you'll want more waterproofness. For just about everything else, the Doublet won't let you down. We stayed dry throughout several hours of moderate New Mexico rain. 15.3 oz;
Breathability: 4.6
Packability: 3.9

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