This savvy 17-ouncer still looked fresh after an hour of running it through sticks and stones in the Santa Fe National Forest. The Omegas welded Gore WindStopper panels put up quite a fight when I tested the jacket's hydrophobia by sliding down a snowy embankmenton my back. Verdict? There was leakage, sure, but it took a stunt, not rain, to soak this thing.Bonus:
The stow hood is made of waterproof storm-shell fabric.Bummer:
Needs more give in the arms and shoulders.