Westcomb Switch LT Hoody

Jun 1, 2012
Outside Magazine

BEST FOR: Multisport hardmen. THE TEST: We’ve long loved this Vancouver-based company’s innovative, functional jackets, and the Switch LT is its best yet. Designed for climbers, backcountry skiers, and cyclists, it’s cut long in the arms (for added range of motion) and the tail (for coverage in a tuck). Polartec’s new NeoShell fabric sloughed off the elements but was still plenty breathable, especially with the well-designed pit zips open. The hood is helmet-compatible, and pockets are ample and high—one biceps and three chest—so there are no zippers to pinch under a hipbelt. The only minor grumblings were from a few testers who wished there were hand pockets. THE VERDICT: A stellar all-rounder, the Switch LT very nearly got the nod for this year’s Gear of the Year award. 15 oz


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