Rab Baltoro Alpine – Soft Shell Jackets: Reviews
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Good for Backcountry
There are lots of versatile soft shells in this price range, but none as smartly constructed as the Baltoro Alpine. The stowable hood was the best we tested: A three-point adjustment secures over hat or helmet, while the moldable wire-stiffened brim can be tucked out of the way or expanded to deflect blowing snow. The front and back panels are windproof Polartec Power Shield (a perennial tester fave), while the bottoms of the sleeves and top of the hood are lighter and unlined, to boost wicking and breathability. 1.4 lbs; us.rab.uk.com