Best value for the price

Reviewed by Laramie Angler from Wyoming on Tuesday, August 6, 2013
This is a fantastic rain shell. It is light and breathable, yet the material is substantial enough to be durable for a number of activities. I primarily use this jacket as a quick access rain shell while fly fishing and hiking in the warmer months. It packs up easily into a pocket in my fishing pack. I also use it as an outer layer over a fleece or Windstopper layer in cooler conditions. I love that it has pit-zips and adjustable cuffs to help regulate body heat, and the mesh pockets also act as an additional venting system. I have recently purchased a second jacket, (both from STP) because of the price and availability. One stays with my fly fishing gear, and the other I now have for everyday use on cooler mornings and the occasional thunderstorm around town. The colors and styling are very simple, making this jacket a great everyday jacket for any number of uses, without feeling like it is too "teched out"; it performs exactly as intended and doesn't have too many unneeded features. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because it is not quite as breathable as Gore-Tex fabric, but then again, the value you get for the price easily makes up for that. I was able to purchase 2 of these for less than the price of one low-end Gore-Tex jacket.
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