Brooks-Range Brisa

Jun 1, 2012
Outside Magazine

BEST FOR: Your first line of defense. THE TEST: You’ll either love or hate the wet, plasticky look. But even testers who weren’t wild about the style had to admit that the Brisa is a performer. What everyone liked best was the simple design. There’s a soft polyester liner in the body, but the arms are unlined. It’s a new twist on the classic Marmot DriClime–style wind shell, and it makes for a versatile layer. On trail runs and fast-paced hikes, the liner sucked up sweat and wicked it away lickety-split. On slower jaunts, that same layer added a bit of warmth. THE VERDICT: The unlined sleeves can feel a bit clammy when you start sweating. We liked the Brisa best when we wore it over a lightweight base layer on cool-weather adventures. 9.8 oz


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