Ground Virtual - Rain Jackets: Reviews
(Mark Wiens)

Ground Virtual – Rain Jackets: Reviews

Ground Virtual - Rain Jackets: Reviews

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“It’s super-comfortable, looks cool, and beat back steady rain for hours,” said one tester, summing up the Virtual’s virtues. In a category that has never been known for sleek style, Ground has elevated the game by creating an all-purpose storm shell you won’t mind wearing when it’s not raining. Credit the asymmetrical lines, subtly placed (below the armpit) pit zips, and welded seams—the overall effect is a trim-looking jacket that drapes comfortably around the body. 12 oz (L);

Bonus: Stuffs into its own side pocket for easy packability.

Bummer: The prototype we tested lacked zipper garages on the front pockets or pit zips, resulting in minor seepage. (Ground says the problem will be fixed on production jackets.)

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021 Lead Photo: Mark Wiens