Why It's Cool
With its microfleece lining, this silky nylon-twill shell is soft enough to use as a pillow. » Hardwear's own Conduit waterproof-breathable membrane does its job admirably and keeps costs down. » Inner cuffs snuggle around your wrists to keep out blowing mist; a similar fleece gaiter inside the collarwhich you can cinch closedkeeps drizzle off the nape of your neck. » When you open the welded-on, waterproof zippers on the hand pockets, you're simultaneously venting your torso. » The moderately stretchy fabric, combined with a body-hugging cut, lets the Synchro move with you like a good tango partner. I wore it hiking in chilly rain with just a T-shirt underneath, though it's a bit too toasty for running (no underarm zippers).Hmmm . . .
At 23 ounces, it's a little heavy. » The mesh inside the pockets gets grabby with your keys.