Nice jacket and dry bag

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Nice jacket and dry bag

Postby shingaling » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:40 pm

Picked these up at work - $10 for the jacket and $4 for the dry bag pack. This is the first "hard fleece" jacket I've had, don't know if I get it. Less than a shell layer and not quite a sweater. Water beads up on it nicely, but it wouldn't keep out the rain for too long. Breathable all right, but wouldn't keep out the wind. I like it, but I wonder why the thing is $220 (Cdn.) brand new. :!:
Here it is on the Arc'teryx website: ... Hardfleece
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Re: Nice jacket and dry bag

Postby zelph » Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:04 pm

Nice find. Is the fleece quiet when it rubs against itself? Never heard of Hard Fleece.

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Re: Nice jacket and dry bag

Postby ConnieD » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:28 am

It is a soft-shell jacket.

They are quiet in the woods, a handsome outdoor fashion jacket and will last longer than Gortex outdoor fashion jackets.

They are useful if you wear a wind-shirt, like a Windstop lightweight shirt or vest. I have a Windstop vest.

They will repel a light-rain or coastal fog. I had a black and gray Arc'Teryx jacket I liked very much.

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