BEST FOR: Looking and feeling good.
THE TEST: Mountain Khakis took windproof nylon, gave it a DWR coating, and then did something novel: tailored it like a western shirt. Testers liked the look but gave it the nod ultimately because of its performance. It’s not as breathable as the other wind shells here, but its hanging soft mesh lining wicked away moisture on hikes, fly-fishing excursions, and just about everything in between. The cut of the arms is a bit odd: the upper sleeves are baggy and the cuffs snug.
THE VERDICT: Points for style; double points for solid performance. 9 oz