BEST FOR: Lightweight, affordable protection.
THE TEST: Stuffed into its own chest pocket, this six-ounce shell virtually disappeared in testers’ packs. It’s bare-bones, but not in a bad way. Considering there are no adjustment points, the impressively snug hood stayed in place during a drizzly trail run in Toronto. That’s standard wind-shell stuff, of course; what separates it from the pack
is the moisture-wicking lining. The technology has a clunky name—Omni-Wick Evap—but it works well and kept clamminess to a minimum.
THE VERDICT: Solid, respectably light, and fully featured (with three pockets). 6 oz