The Fairweather mountain range was named a few hundred years back during an unusual stretch of fine, sunny days. Since then it’s been dumping buckets – the mountains get over a hundred inches of precipitation a year. When the weather is ready to pull a bait-and-switch like that, it’s best to gear up in a jacket like this. It’s lightweight, locks out biting wind, and is pocket packed – the right stuff for a good all-round spring jacket. But it’s also equipped with a waterproof/breathable barrier and critically seam sealed at the head and shoulders. When a storm rolls over the mountain and you’re caught in the open, just unfurl the “Oh S**t” hood stored in the collar and go unfazed on your way. Alaska’s sense of humor may be cruel on occasion, but it’ll be you having the last laugh.
- Lightweight windproof jacket is the right gear to have on your back when the weather goes foul fast
- Critically seam sealed at the hood and shoulders keep you bone-dry on your way to shelter
- Highly water-resistant polyester construction with breathable barrier sandwiched inside
- Waterproof “Oh S**t” hood stows inside the collar, at the ready in a surprise storm
- Armpit Gussets for more freedom of movement
- Storm flap zipper, adjustable cuffs and toggle-lock bungee in the bottom hem lock rain out
- 9 useful pockets – including 4 flap-close front pockets and handwarmer side pockets