Cloudveil Inertia Peak - Soft Shells: Reviews

REFRESHINGLY UNFUSSY

When Jackson, Wyoming–based Cloudveil promises a do-it-all mountain soft shell for under $150, the smart money gives it a try. So our Jackson-based tester did everything in it: He biked to work in light rain and snow, boot-packed up Glory Bowl in 20-degree weather with just a lightweight base layer underneath, and then wore it out to a sushi dinner. His conclusion: "It behaved like a second skin." The key is a stretchy polyester fabric that's water- and wind-resistant but air-permeable, meaning it allows a little external air conditioning to prevent overheating during highly aerobic activities. 17 oz (M); cloudveil.com

Bonus: It dries faster than soft shells made with Lycra.

Bummer: It's not as windproof as some other air-permeable jackets.

Filed To: Men's / Soft Shell
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