By The Boundary Hunter
VERSATILITY: When ascending, your unwanted body warmth can escape easily trough the pit zips or exterior pocket vents while the inner mesh lining works as a sponge by pulling moisture off. For the downhill, be sure to nestle in to the detachable hood, fleece collar, and if you're lucky, you might actually need to tighten the powder skirt.
ADJUSTABILITY: The adjustable elastic waist, hood and powder skirt ensure that the Light Smoke Flash will fit all shapes and sizes comfortably. The welded seams give the jacket a flexible stretchy feel allowing true unrestrained flexibility.
HOOD SIZE: The hood is a great size if you're wearing a helmet (but can be a bit large in just a beanie).
ECO FRIENDLY: Recycled polyester used to reinforce the tops of the shoulders and under arms keeps the moisture out while adding superior durability.
ACCESSIBILITY: The two chest pockets are only accessible from the outside. It would be nice to open the audio pocket from the interior as well.
FIT: This jacket is pretty bulky for a softshell. Although it fits me great, I lent it to a friend one day and he complained that it was too wide and short (even though the sleeves perfect).
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The light smoke flash jacket is a technical softshell that will keep you warm inbounds but allow you to breath while hiking uphill. It's got plenty of room and the fabric stretches nicely. Although it's not waterproof, the DWR coating is water resistant enough to keep you dry in all but torrential downpours.
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