Westcomb Cruiser Hard Shell: Reviews
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Heading someplace hot and wet? The Cruiser is your jacket. It’s cut from eVent fabric—arguably the most breathable waterproof fabric on the market—and has big pit zips for extra venting. As for keeping water out, the combination of an extra-tall collar and four-adjustment-point hood is as good as it gets. Backpackers will especially appreciate the longer cut in back and the strategic and subtle reinforcements: Where the jacket rubs up against pack straps—shoulders, arms, and hood—the Cruiser is cut from beefier fabric. Attention to detail? Check out the way the zipper is welded to the inside flap of the front pocket, so stuff doesn’t spill out when you unzip it. 17 oz; westcomb.com