Sturdy hard shell light enough to double as rain jacket

Reviewed by Kristen from Colorado on Monday, August 15, 2016
Didn't expect to like this jacket as much as I do. I bought it primarily for backcountry skiing as a breathable, waterproof shell to go over a puffy or mid layer and to wear on the resorts as well. It would get 5 stars except that it lacks 2 very important items, an exterior chest pocket (men get them on their MHW jackets, why not us???) and pit zips. The high-situated pockets are supposed to double as pit vents, but when you're already lacking secure pockets elsewhere, I can't confidently store any items in these half-baked pocket vents, neither of which purpose is able to be effective. I end up storing important items like my phone and wallet in ski pants pockets and only putting kleenexes in the pit pockets. To make a long story short, the jacket is light enough that I take it backpacking in the summer too. I also appreciate the hip length.
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