Eddie Bauer First Ascent Rainier Storm - Hard Shell: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Rainier Storm - Hard Shell: Reviews

   Photo: Courtesy of Eddie Bauer


Eddie Bauer went all out to create its new line of high-end outerwear, packs, and accessories, enlisting the help of an A-Team of mountain guides like Ed Viesturs and Dave Hahn. You can tell. The Rainier Storm has everything we look for in a versatile shell: easy-to-adjust pit zips, a fully featured, helmet-compatible hood, and cuffs and zippers you can easily adjust with bulky gloves on. The absolutely massive front pockets are big enough to swallow up water bottles, maps, mittens, etc. We found the waterproof-breathable fabric to be lightweight, supple (not crinkly), and, most important, unfailing out on the trail. It's not perfect—the cuff design is a bit floppy and cumbersome—but it's an impressive debut. 16 oz; firstascent.com
Breathability: 4
Packability: 4.3

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