Preliminary: Awesome Jacket!

Reviewed by Slipkid from North Georgia on Thursday, March 7, 2013
I ordered one Ampato, in XL, that seemed too short to provide adequate coverage, so I ordered an Exposure (XL) and, on a whim, another Ampato (XL). The Exposure was too heavy, for my liking, but the newly-ordered Ampato fits great! Awesome jacket, definitely a keeper.

The Ampato has all the same pockets as the Exposure, but they're a little smaller and not covered with flaps. The Ampato (XL) weighs about 21 oz., whereas the Exposure (XL) weighs about 31 oz. The Ampato is much more packable, but is made of the same external material as the Exposure, so it should be as durable.

There have been numerous reviews about the Ampato and Exposure being too large around the middle, but I found both to be appropriately sized for layering. (I would say that they are true to size, if it weren't for the first one I ordered.)

I've yet to use the Ampato under stress, but it does seem to breathe quite well. Can't wait to try out the Dry.Q Elite in the bush. I have a lot of confidence in this jacket. Will keep you posted.
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